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Don’t give up just yet.

You wish you could find your soul mate.
You wish you could get a promotion.
You wish you could make the team.
 
We say “you wish” to people who are supposed to give up their false hope. But according to God, our greatest longings, hopes and dreams aren’t meant to be abandoned.
 
This December, Surprise Church invites you to meet a God who loves to meet our deepest needs. As we get reacquainted with this God, we’ll band together to grant the wishes of one local family in need in partnership with Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center. Click here to support this family!
 
You’re invited to You Wish, starting this Sunday! 
 
 
 
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Money can’t buy happiness…

or can it?

We can’t “buy” joy like a new set of snow tires, but it does come from following God with our finances.  
 
Instead of the debt and stress that comes from impulsive consumption, we can feel the glee of giving, the strength of saving, and the peace of intentional spending when we follow a prayer based budget.  We will give you the tools to do it! 
 
We have a special surprise for each person during this series, but we won’t spoil it here. We’ll save the fun for Sundays, starting November 6. Visit Surprise >> 
   
 
 
Evict your fears.
 
Fear can “move in” and run our lives.
Fear of failure.
Fear of death.
Fear of being alone.
 
Jesus said that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed–which is barely visible to the naked eye–we could move mountains. That’s right… mountains!  
 
Apparently, even tiny faith can move the immovable, from the mountains that stand in our way to the monsters that hold us in fear. 
 
Surprise Church invites you to learn three important steps to moving monsters and overcoming fear. Join us for Moving Monsters, starting October 16.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 The why behind worship.

Aside from a karaoke bar or rock concert, people rarely get together and sing, despite the fact that our voices are built-in instruments designed to praise the God who made us. We lift our voices to call out to our Creator, savor His goodness, unite with other believers, and share him with the world. Discover Why We Sing this September at Surprise Church!
 
 
 

It begins with an invitation.

In a world that expects us to think of ourselves first, we’ll show the power of a simple invitation and its ability to change lives. This month, we’ll share some amazing stories both from Scripture and from the Surprise community that show how lives can change when we care enough to invite. You are invited to I Invited, August 2022.
 
 
 

Teach the world to taste again.

Jesus calls his followers the salt of the world. He says we can season our cities in a way that makes life richer and more hopeful for others, and he “sprinkles” us in the places that most need his guidance and grace. He also warns us that we can lose our saltiness if we don’t guard it and use it as he intends.
 
This summer, learn how to season your city with the grace of God. Surprise Church invites you to Salt, staring May 29. 
 
 

Curiosity is human.

Dogs can’t do it, trees and bugs don’t bother and it doesn’t occur to baboons. Only humans were created with the ability to ask questions about the world around us. A starry sky makes us ponder the origin of life, while human suffering sparks curiosity about life’s meaning.
 
But where do we turn for answers? News organizations seem biased. Government and scientific authorities can be swayed by ideology. Educational and religious institutions are even viewed with increasing suspicion, all of which makes us wonder, “Who can we trust?”
 
We need space to ask Good Questions
and consider wise answers.
 
Surprise Church invites you to a teaching series where YOU set the agenda. We’ll respond to YOUR questions each week with the help of good research, Biblical insight, and common sense.
 
 
 
 
What’s behind the curtain?
 
From aliens to ghosts… from the big bang to the afterlife, humans long to understand reality. The Bible may not answer every question we ask, but it does give powerful insight about what is really out there and why it matters. Starting February 27, Surprise Church invites you to accept reality, as we journey through the ancient Book of Colossians. SurpriseChurch.com/Visit
 
 
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