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When They Went: Experiences from Last Year’s Global Engagement Trips

When They Went: Experiences from Last Year’s Global Engagement Trips

What might you experience if you decided to step out of your comfort zone and into another time zone for the sake of the gospel—this year?   We asked a few Hallows people to share a bit about their experiences from last summer, and here is what they said:What was most impactful about your trip? I saw that there is hope for reaching the Japanese people with the gospel.  The gospel is truly good news for them, because so many are living without hope and don't even know why they are living....

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Time with the Lord in Every Season

Time with the Lord in Every Season

As you plan out your goals and rhythms for 2020, we thought it would be encouraging to hear what Hallows’ people in various life stages and careers do to build in intentional time with the Lord and His people in their seasons of life. May it spark some ideas as you...

Introducing our New West Seattle Expression Pastor!

Introducing our New West Seattle Expression Pastor!

Praying for our new West Seattle Expression Pastor, Mark Smith, and his family. In early October, our elders announced that God had led them to an internal candidate to prayerfully pursue as our West Seattle Expression Pastor. They took 30 days to hear from and...

Discerning the Will of God

Discerning the Will of God

How do you make decisions in life? We’re not talking necessarily decisions like what shirt you will wear tomorrow or whether you should go for the double scoop of salted caramel ice cream, but more life-impacting decisions like who to marry, where to go to school,...

2019 Vision Update

2019 Vision Update

Schools are starting, vacations are ending and it’s a great time to reflect back over the last 3/4 of the year so we can move through the last 1/4 together well.  We embraced three priorities at the start of 2019.  One, we recommitted ourselves to cultivating gospel...

No One Should Feel Isolated or Unseen

You've probably seen it in the news, read it on social media or experienced it yourself at some point--the reality that many in Seattle are surrounded by people but still feel isolated finding it hard to make meaningful relationships. As a church, God has given us a...

A God Who Sticks Around

A God Who Sticks Around

“Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.” –Galatians 6:9-10In August, 2014, Amy and I...

When I Pray for My Kids

A few Sundays ago we made it to Ephesians 6 in which the Apostle Paul provides a bit of insight into being imitators of God as parents. As Father's Day approaches, we are reminded of the closing encouragement from Pastor Andrew's sermon "Grace in Parenting"...

2019 All-Church Retreat | What to Expect

Are you getting excited for our fourth annual All-Church Retreat yet?! Below you will find various details about the weekend and our retreat site (thefirs.org). We hope this will answer any questions you may have about our time together. Feel free to contact Kim...

How God Can Use a Weekend Away (with His Church)

Our family is counting the days until the Hallows All-Church Retreat on Memorial Day Weekend. Last year we left the Firs Retreat Center encouraged in our faith, better connected to our church community, blessed from the generous volunteers who loved on our kids, and...