Take Our Church Ministry & Budget Survey

Do you have an idea or opinion about how church money should be used in 2019? If so, we want to hear from you! Take our short online survey which will help us decide how to further the growth of Pleasant Hope in the new year. The church budget is being drafted right now and your input is critical. Thank you in advance for your support.

Let's Grow Together In 2019!

Pleasant Hope members believe that personal growth is a part of Christian discipleship and quality leadership. This is why we're purposing to attend each of these settings this year. We're eager and hungry to grow and we will grow together! Leadership Training with Bishop T.D. Jakes Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:00AM First Baptist Church of Glenarden 600 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 Registration: Free! Engaging Christian Education As Political Education: Teaching The Movement(s) Using The Bible January 11 - 12, 2019 begins 1:00PM on 1/11 Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway New York, NY 10027 Registration: $25 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference February 18 - 21, 2019

It's Time For Renewed Vision!

Churches have a life cycle just like we do - they are born and sometimes they die as well. In the beginning, they experience excitement and growth. People, energy, and resources are drawn to the ministry like a magnet! However, if renewed vision doesn’t come at some point then after while, churches can begin to decline - in small ways at first: People don’t attend on Sundays as regularly as they used to Worship services become predictable Ministry events aren’t well supported and People don’t seem to be getting baptized as frequently compared to the “good old days.” Often these things start happening before most in the church recognize it. One of the important things to keep in mind is tha

You can be a good Christian and need a good therapist too

Award-winning gospel artist, Vickie Winans, had a popular song back in the day which said, "long as I got King Jesus I don't need nobody else." It was a catchy tune, but biblically and theologically inaccurate. How could we sing about not needing anybody else, when scripture teaches that even Jesus needed somebody else. (if he didn't he would not have recruited disciples!) The truth is that even the most spiritual among us needs help every now and then. Sometimes the help we need is related to our mental health. Our church has been working for years to combat the stigma around mental health. We have held mental health & spirituality support groups, hosted presentations, and you'll regul

Interview With Christian Minister Who Practices Yoruba Faith

Our World Religions Study Group is breathing fresh life and energy into our Christian Education program at Pleasant Hope. As we are learning about other Faith traditions, we are simultaneously learning more about our own. On Sunday, December 9, 2018, we'll study the Yoruba Faith tradition and watch an interview between our pastor, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III and Dr. Monica A. Coleman - an ordained Christian minister that also practices the Yoruba Faith tradition. You can watch the full interview here. Also, if you are interested in learning about various religions of the world in a way that respects the respective Faiths and those that practice them, you are welcome to join us at any of our r

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