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We have several podcasts that have been hand-crafted to help you grow in your faith, covering relatable topics like shame, anxiety, grief, and work/life balance in the Christian life.


Visit our blog to read encouraging devotionals, personal stories, and thoughtful explanations of difficult topics and theology.


Dr. Shane Stanford has written 18 books (and counting!), and each one is a valuable resource for anyone looking to grow in their faith. You can find more information about his books and links to purchase one on our resource page.

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We exist to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, develop resources for making disciples, and form healing agents in our community and beyond.

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A new start.

Life is hard. Things fall apart and we can often feel helpless trying to put the pieces back together.


We're here to walk with you through whatever season you're in.


Whether you're looking for grief counseling, struggling with depression or anxiety, or you want to talk with someone about what it means to follow Jesus, we have resources for you!

Our books.

A Positive Life

“More than anything, I wanted my life to matter …” When Shane Stanford discovered he was HIV positive at 19 years old, he knew he had a choice: he could feel sorry for himself, or he could live as faithfully and boldly as possible.

Five Stones

Our most important battles are not always with the 'giants out there'—those external challenges which we all face. The greatest battles are often within ourselves. Too often, we diminish our own potential in ministry, business, and in life.

When God Disappears

What happens when the storm does not pass? When the pain does not stop? When the prodigal does not return? In six very special encounters recorded in the Gospels, Jesus addressed the too much and the too late scenarios of our lives. 

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