An Update Regarding COVID-19
The leadership of Hope deeply desires to care well for those around us and to do all that we can, even exceeding recommendations, to help with these efforts. In light of this, we will be canceling all Hope events, including small groups, until we receive further instruction from the MDH. We will continue to host virtual worship services for each location. As this situation continues to change rapidly, we will be monitoring MDH recommendations and adjust accordingly.
Associate Pastor of Columbia Heights and Visual Communications
“I grew up believing the church was a weekly event that helped you be a good friend and keep God from getting upset with me. God showed me through faithful friends and the Spirit that the church was so much more. Jesus offers us healing, freedom, and created us to do good things. If you’re feeling lonely, lost, or in need of a place to ask questions of faith and life, we’d love to have you join the Hope family. Join us in bringing joy to each other and our community through the gospel of Jesus.” — Drew
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?
Signs with parking directions will be posted.
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.
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.
Nursery Care for infants & toddlers (0-2 years old) is available during our Sunday service. After singing a few songs with everyone in the gym, the children will be dismissed to their classrooms. Your kids will hear about Jesus, participate in activities, and have fun alongside trusted adult volunteers.
3-10 Years Old
Sunday School classes are available during our Sunday service. After singing a few songs with everyone in the gym, the children will be dismised to their classrooms. Your kids will hear about Jesus, participate in activities, and have fun alongside trusted adult volunteers.
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.
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.
Suffering happens. To everyone. At some point in our lives, we will all experience significant loss, pain, disease, or grief. The question is not whether we will go through these things, but how will we face them? Join us this spring as we look at the book of Job in the Old Testament to gain some ancient wisdom and develop a Gospel-centered way of thinking about suffering, as well as how to minister to those who are going through difficult times.