Senior Pastor & LDI Director
Senior Associate Pastor
“When I first showed up at Hope Community Church, I hardly knew anything about God or the church. Since that time, this church has helped me learn more about the depths of God’s love and the necessity of being in community. If you feel alone or lost or are struggling with questions about faith and life, I hope that you’ll consider making Hope Community your church home. Our desire is that you’ll be able to hear clearly the hope God offers through Christ and find connection for this journey.” — Cor
One Vision, Many Expressions
The driving force behind locations is the desire to see more and more people become fully devoted followers of Christ. It’s not to meet preferences, increase comfort, or grow the HopeCC banner. We are hard-knuckled on making Christ’s name known where it isn’t. However, we know that Hope is limited to one cultural expression, and we need MANY different gospel community expressions to reach all the different cultural contexts in our city. This is why we have always been passionate about church planting. Locations are simply an added strategy in that.
There are many benefits to consider in doing a Location. First, as we remain as one church, there is a huge degree of unity and collegiality that locations share. There is a togetherness that strongly felt and experienced. Second, with that togetherness comes the practical ability to share resources. Whether that be common systems and structures or ministry efforts, it allows us to leverage each other for the sake of the gospel.
Where do I park?
Our hospitality team will be directing you where to park when you arrive. Additionally, signs with parking directions will be posted. Please refer to this map for regular Sunday Parking.
Due to our proximity to the U.S. Bank Stadium, during large events we also alter our parking scheme. Please refer to this map for special event parking. Please refer to this map for more information.
Handicap Accessible Parking is available.
What Are Services Like?
A typical service consists of worship through song, the reading of Scripture, a message, and communion. It lasts about 75 minutes. We welcome people to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable. In other words, you are perfectly fine just sitting and observing.
We hold our services in two separate buildings. Though this can be confusing, they are right next to each other. Our East building is our larger space, which holds our 8:45am and 10:30am services. We have an additional service at 8:45am in our West building, which is a smaller venue for those that enjoy a more “small church” feel.
What should I wear?
We invite you to simply come as you are. The culture here is very laid-back, so people wear their casual clothes.
What should I do with my kids?
Children are an important part of our church family. During the Sunday morning service, volunteers will be serving in the nursery/Sunday School to care for children so parents can participate in worship. Signs & hospitality members will be available for questions & directions. Please refer to the ministry tabs below for specific information on location & time of our Nursery Care & Sunday School.
Sunday Schol for Preschoolers – 5th Graders takes place from 8:45-10:00. Age-specific classes meet in various classrooms throughout Hope West. Locate a Hospitality team member (wearing an orange shirt) and they will point you in the right direction!
Sunday School for Preschoolers – 2nd Graders takes place from 10:30-11:45. Age-specific classes meet in various classrooms throughout Hope West. Locate a Hospitality team member (wearing an orange shirt) and they will point you in the right direction!
During the school year, we meet from 8:45-10:00 AM in Hope West for a Jr. and Sr. High class that consists of studying the Word, prayer, and connecting with one another.
We have Youth Group for both Sr. and Jr. High on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM in Hope West. We spend our time playing games, studying scripture, meeting in small groups, and serving together.
Small Groups are 10-20 people who gather in homes across the Twin Cities throughout the week and focus on creating relationships, opening the Bible together, and challenging each other to walk with Christ. Their design is to help you live life with others at Hope beyond Sundays. Small Groups believe in life-on-life ministry, meaning that people are truly and significantly changed only as others come alongside of them in authentic community.
Hope on Campus exists to help students know and follow God for the long haul. That last part is really important to us. Ephesians 3:10 says that God intends to tell the whole world about Himself through the church! So the question becomes, are you a part of that? Hope on Campus wants to help you know your place in the church (even if it’s not Hope!) for the long haul.
Hope on Campus also offers weekly transportation to Hope Downtown services from several stops at the U of M.
Men of Hope is an uncommon brotherhood centered on lasting growth and becoming men who advance the gospel to make disciples. No matter the background, we share and invest our lives with great care, encouraging one another as we collectively work for the good of the Twin Cities.
The New Year brings new excitement for what lies ahead. This sermon series will take a look at where we believe God is leading Hope Community Church. It will include asking and answering questions like, “How does the church function as home, welcoming people in, and as a mission, sending people out?” and “What aspects of Hope are foundational and fixed compared to what are malleable and must change?” It’ll be an exciting start to following God’s Spirit in 2020!