Hot Spots

About Hot Spots

The idea of local ‘Hot Spots’ came about when Pastor Nate Ward began seeking how to get the church to expand outside of the building.

The idea to reach those that are lost, seeking, and feeling alone, but are weary of the typical church setting.

Too often junior and senior high students are looking for a place to get connected with others– to share their struggles– their triumphs– and to seek sound advice for the difficulties our youth are facing today but feel they have no one to turn.

We believe the younger generation is overwhelmed and overloaded by what the world has to offer.

Our goal is to tackle the hard stuff. The struggles that most people do not wish to even speak about. We not only want to have these hard conversations but also help our teens build a strong foundation based in truth and coming from a place of love.

A place they can come and get connected with others and more importantly with God. A place for them to be comfortable, speak their minds, ask questions, and grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Meet The Hot Spot Team

Nate Ward
Shawn & Stephanie Fernald
FaithAnchored Ministries
Dan & LaTonya Nelson
Youth Leaders

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Upcoming Hot Spot Locations

March 27, 2021
Laporte, Indiana

April 24, 2021
LaPorte, Indiana



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