May 23 2014

Unleashing Hope  \\  May 23, 2014

Why are so many Christians discouraged? Pastor Ray says it’s because they’re not living for something bigger than themselves. So our amazing “Unleashing Hope” series attacks that topic this weekend when we learn about discovering, developing and deploying our spiritual gifts. God wants to work IN you and THROUGH you. So ask Him to not only show you what your spiritual gifts are, but also to stir up a passion to use those gifts to serve Him. There’s a joy and a purpose in people who are living for the cause of Christ and the expansion of His kingdom! See you this weekend, and bring a friend!

Ray Johnston


Pastor Ray Johnston has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications. He is also the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento, California suburb of Granite Bay, which Ray describes as “a church for people who don’t like church.” Bayside has grown into one of the largest churches in the nation with more than 12,000 people coming together every weekend at the Granite Bay campus and thousands more in multiple affiliated churches throughout the Sacramento region.

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