Posts with the category “care”

Ministry in a Post-Roe World by Steve Bezner
June 24th, 2022
Just hours ago, the Supreme Court officially handed down a ruling that effectively overturns the legal precedent set by Roe v. Wade, meaning that abortion laws must be determined by individual states,...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
On Christians and Abortion by Steve Bezner
June 24th, 2022
This morning the Supreme Court handed down a ruling effectively overturning the fifty year-old precedent of Roe v. Wade and thereby sending abortion laws back to the individual states. I wrote these t...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
When Evil Visits by Steve Bezner
June 22nd, 2022
Evil in the world is far worse than any fairy tale villain.Evil is real. And it will come calling.You might bristle at the thought. You may not have experienced evil firsthand. But millions of our nei...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
When You Feel Like A Failure by Steve Bezner
April 27th, 2022
Memory is a cruel mistress.When I was in seventh grade, I tried to be funny. It failed. I still physically wince when I remember what I said in front of my friends. It was not funny. It was awkward, a...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
Stop Being Productive by Steve Bezner
April 12th, 2022
I have chased a desire to be remembered, to be admired, to have my name on the spine of a book that someone might read a hundred years hence. I have yearned for permanence, to live beyond my body, for...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
A Convicted Felon Finds Jesus
April 13th, 2021
Recently an inmate requested to make a call from my office. He was incarcerated for the murder of his daughter's husband -- his singular, yet tragic, offense. After the arrest, and for the entire leng...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
The Application of Grace by Steve Bezner
April 11th, 2021
The Application of Grace by Steve Bezner. Click to read more!...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Meet Cassidy Odom, HNW's new Kids Minister
April 7th, 2021
Cassi has served in ministry for the past 15 years and has also partnered with schools to extend a positive message to kids outside of weekly church gatherings. Cassi desires for every child to have a...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
People Over Projects
February 24th, 2021
On our last day, it was Mike, another homeowner, who impacted me most. I was able to sit alone with him as he shared his hurricane story -- something I sensed he doesn’t talk about much but needed to....  Read More
by Karen Stamps
Ministry Partner Spotlight: New Life Adoptions
January 14th, 2021
Ministry Partner Spotlight: New Life AdoptionsIn the United States alone, 50% of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion. For 48%, the decision is made for parenting or allowing a family member to raise...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Big Give Offering Exceeds Goal
January 7th, 2021
In a year of unknowns, one thing remained the same: your desire to share the love and joy of Christ through your generosity. A shining example is the 2020 Big Give. This past Christmas Eve you gave $1...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
What Love Looks Like
September 30th, 2020
What Love Looks LikeLast weekend, a group of our city’s homeless enjoyed a hot meal and a shower, had their clothes laundered, selected new clothes, and received a Bible and prayer as HNW volunteers p...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
"Whew What a Ride!" by Lorie Detter
September 23rd, 2020
by Lorie Detter I was a World War II baby. I grew up in a home with hard-working parents, but we lived at the poverty level. My church upbringing was very legalistic, and I worked hard to be “perfect....  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
It's Been Rewarding to Serve
September 16th, 2020
We've been having "church" on Thursdays at HNW! No chairs, no air conditioning, and no preaching -- but church has happened all the same as volunteers have gathered to distribute 1,000 boxes of food e...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
A New Smile for Faith
September 3rd, 2020
HNW member Victoria Azubuike served as a Global Reach medical team member this past March on a mission trip to Kajiado, Kenya. On the final day of the trip while touring a medical clinic, she was intr...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Scattered Church
August 27th, 2020
At least one HNW Life Group created a "scattered church" experience in their cul-de-sac this past weekend. Kacie Ticer explains: "A few weeks ago, Ben and I began kicking around the idea of pulling ou...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
HNW Makes Top 100 List for Reproducing Churches
August 26th, 2020
We are excited to announce that Houston Northwest Church has made the top 100 Reproducing Churches according to Outreach Magazine!You can read more about HNW and other top reproducing churches here......  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Making an Impact in Kenya
August 13th, 2020
Schools are closed in Kenya until 2021. This reality of COVID-19 has taken a toll on students in Kajiado, who have been out of school since mid-March. As many students are left without direction or gu...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
What HNW Ironmen Has Meant to Me by Chad Beck
July 14th, 2020
Hi, my name is Chad.Not the Chad you may know of, heard of, met once, sat behind, beside, in front of or across from in church. Not the Chad you thought was standoffish, maybe arrogant, but certainly ...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
My Pandemic Life
May 21st, 2020
I have the honor of being the Director of Counseling at Houston Northwest Church. As I write this we are on day 68 of being at home as a family. During those 68 days, there have been ups and downs, le...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
HNW Cancels $3 Million in Medical Debt
April 29th, 2020
Houston Northwest Church’s funding of $30,000 eliminated $3M of medical debt in Texas. More than 1,360 individuals in northwest Houston recently received a letter from RIP Medical Debt letting them kn...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald