Mike Skor

Apart from his love for Jesus, Michael places a high priority and passion on his relationship with his beautiful wife Kiley and their two energetic boys, Brendon and Ian. Together, they share a love for hiking, camping and making memories.  Michael loves pizza, pecan pie, technology and Dr. Pepper. As a family, their aim is to serve wherever God leads in order to help people discover the real God.

In a single word, Michael’s calling is “develop”. His life is lived with a driving passion that stems from his life verse found in Colossians 1:28-29. He is passionately convinced that God created us to discover a life-transforming relationship with Christ.

As Lead Pastor of New Hope, Michael’s job is to cultivate a culture of Christ-centered people who will serve at the epicenter of a movement that serves communities for Jesus across Eastern Montana and North Dakota. His heart for technology, creativity, teaching and prayer act as high values as he leads the New Hope team to accomplish their mission.

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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. – Henry David Thoreau

"Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is." AW Tozer #tozer

A lack of inquiry (in your relational world) will always lead to a lack of intimacy @lennyluchetti #collegewes

Without a rich theology of labor, we’ll have an impoverished theology of rest. ~ Mark Buchanan #sabbaticallearnings #sabbath #genesis

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche

If you want to be at your best, invest in God’s rest. @JudWilhite #sabbaticallearnings

"God never hurries.There are no deadlines against which He must work.To know this quiets our spirits & relaxes our nerves" AW Tozer

You don't realize how enslaved they are to the pressure of the ordinary. - Screwtape (@CSLewis )

Jesus said “come apart and rest”; if you don't, you'll just “come apart.” #Sabbaticalreflections

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Character, not circumstances, makes the man. – Booker T. Washington

"I want to live so fully in the Spirit that...every act of my life may be an act of worship." AW Tozer #Sabbaticallearnings

If you want to be at your best, invest in God’s rest. @JudWilhite #Sabbatical

"If your life does not worship God, your lips do not worship God either." AW Tozer

"We really never do anybody much good unless we share the deepest experiences of our souls.” - Frank Laubach #sabbaticalthoughts

"The health of our souls requires that we take the whole Bible as it stands and let it do its work in us." AW Tozer #tozer

Living with gratitude is much more pleasant than living with a negative attitude. Why live any other way? #Thankfulness

"Christian liberty is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin." AW Tozer #tozer #Liberty