Welcome to the NEW Men of Hope Website and Blog

Welcome to Men of Hope

We invite you to use this site to get to know Men of Hope, stay updated on current MoH events, and interact with our community through the blog.

“Men of Hope exists to connect the men of our community with one another, to help them comprehend what it means to be a Gospel man, and to challenge them to follow Christ in all areas of their life.”

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”  (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Brothers, it is our desire to connect with each other in order to strengthen and encourage, so that we are not so easily entangled in sin. More importantly, we want to journey together in the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Christ, so that we will not grow weary and lose heart. All the while, seeking to greater comprehend Christ, his work on the cross, and His unparalleled love for us and the world.

As Hope continues to grow it becomes increasingly more difficult to stay connected and feel like you are a part of the larger community. It’s harder to find opportunities for genuine conversation and connection with other guys. We hope that this website and blog will be a step in the right direction and provide an accessible platform for us to connect with each other and have some of those conversations.

“I love to read, discuss theology, keep up on current events, figure out how my faith can be applied to my cultural context, and laugh at crazy stuff on the web. I am addicted to playing board games and following sports. I love my wife and want to learn how to lead my family well. I want to help people get to know their Savior, either for the first time or with greater intimacy than they could have imagined. I believe that life is an adventure and I hope that this website/blog is one small way that we will get to journey together.” -Joey

“I came to Hope by accident. It was the closest church I could walk to during the winter during college. 3 years later, I found myself interning at Hope and involved with all kinds of ministries. I have a passion for men’s ministry, discipleship, worship, theology, and simply getting to know people more than their names and professions. At 22, I’m still considered to be young in the church world. However, I’ve found that I can connect with many men here at the church despite my age. My hope is to help connect more men who are both inside and outside of the church with God. To be able to seek the supremacy, the majesty, and the incomprehensible love of God together is my dream. Taking on the blog is an honor, a privilege, and a joy. I pray this blog and website acts as an exalting force for God’s name and brings us together under His ultimate grace.” -Aaron

This blog is for the Men of Hope: the college students, working professionals, dads, and everyone in between. We are men who desire to know our calling in the Kingdom. Through struggle or victory, we faithfully exalt God in all we do. We value friendship, authenticity, truth, encouragement, and worship. We see this blog as a chance for men to share their stories to build each other up, and praise God for the work He is doing.

We hope you enjoy it!
Joey Kalan and Aaron Shaw


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