Community At Hope
We often joke at Hope that “Community is our middle name.” All we have to offer at Hope is gospel and community. It’s not an option for us.
Through loving relationships and the community created at Hope Community Church, we aim to make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who would engage in knowing Jesus Christ through study and service. We highly value the smaller groups (mentorship relationships, small groups, etc.) that can help facilitate these kind of life long, authentic, God-centered friendships.
Why Do Leadership Development?
Hope believes that churches and pastors are uniquely equipped and commissioned for the work of raising up future pastors and leaders. This allows for an ongoing 360-degree view of the leader’s life by elders/pastors, deacons, staff, peers, and members of the congregation throughout the year and in countless settings.
Learn About LDI's Three Pillars
Every year Hope is filled with Trek 1 & Trek 2 interns. Learn more about Trek 1, a one-year program, and Trek 2, a two year program.
LDI Off Road
ClassesDid you know we offer classes at Hope? We split them up below into categories of our three pillars. Click on each one to see the classes that we offer. Contact us if you are interested in taking a class.
Men of Hope
Men of Hope exists to connect the men of our community with one another, to help them comprehend what it means to be a Gospel man, and to challenge them to follow Christ in all areas of their life.
Men of Hope Blog
We invite you to use this site to get to know Men of Hope, stay updated on current MoH events, and interact with our community through the blog.MOH Blog
Want to grab coffee and hear more about Men of Hope? It's on us. Send us an email at email@example.com
Want more information about MOH?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women at Hope's Vision
Women at Hope exists to get you connected to the smaller community of women within the larger community at Hope!
Want to grab coffee? It's on us. Send us an email at email@example.com.
Check out what we are all about and get connected with other women through conversation, ministries, and events! You can find this all in our City Group! Email Julie@hopecc.com if you have any questions!Join The City Group
Kids & Youth
Nursery Care for infants and toddlers is offered during the 9:00am & 11:00am worship services. All nurseries are located on 2nd floor of Hope East.Sunday School
Sunday School for preschoolers – 5th graders takes place from 9:00am-10:30am Sunday mornings. 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!
(6th Grade - 12th Grade)
Hope Youth Ministry exists to make fully devoted followers of 6th-12th graders. We build relationships in order to help each other take a step closer to Christ.Sundays
During the school year we meet at 9am for a Jr. and Sr. High class that consists of studying the word, prayer, and connecting to each other.
Jr. and Sr. High meet from 9am – 10:30am at Hope West.
We have Youth Group for both Sr. and Jr. High on Weds. Nights. We spend our time playing games, studying scripture, meeting in small groups, and serving together.
Youth Group - Weds. Nights 6:30-8:30pm
We're committed to having a safe and healthy environment for your children and youth. You can download and read about our child saftey policy and procedures.
Missions. As a common buzzword today, it can be hard to define. If you polled 10 people on how they define missions, you’ll likely get 11 different responses! Is it evangelism, feeding the poor, or translating the Bible? Does it happen across the ocean? Does it happen across the street? Is it applicable for only those who are sent out to do it, or is it the call of every Christian? Some advocate for the extremes—missions is all or nothing.
At Hope, we think that all believers are sent and should be “on mission;” however, for clarity of terms, we use “missions” to describe those who are pursuing being “on mission” in a cross-cultural manner.
We define missions as. . .
the advancement of the kingdom of God by starting cross-cultural, God-glorifying, cross-centered, gospel-focused, biblically-sound, culturally-relevant, impactful, reproducing churches (assemblies) to help as many people as possible become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Hope is dedicated toward helping those who are called cross-culturally with the extra needs that accompany that call.
From Genesis to Revelation, God’s heart is clearly for the nations and all people. We at Hope want to always be actively asking God how we can be involved in spreading the gospel cross-culturally to those who have not heard. For more information or questions, fill out the form below.
Many opportunities, updates, and conversations are posted on the City. Make sure to join the Missions and Global Church Planting group for further information. This is where you can hear about specific events, or just converse with other Hopesters who are already doing awesome things.
“Missions” is actually never found in the Bible. The term is derived from the phrase Missio Dei, which is a fancy Latin term for the “mission of God.” In other words, what is God ultimately up to? What is His mission? As you read through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we would argue that the common threads woven throughout Scripture are God’s glory and God showing His greatness off to the world. God’s ultimate mission is to glorify Himself by revealing Himself to us for our supreme enjoyment.
The Mission Team
The Missions Team prayerfully and strategically aims to glorify God by exposing, educating, and equipping the people of Hope Community Church to move across cultural divides and help bring the gospel to the world and make disciples of all people through global church planting. The key question we ask for each of those roles is as follows:
Expose – “How can we help move people from unaware to aware?”
Educate – “How can we help move people from aware to concerned?”
Equip – “How can we help move people from concerned to engaged?”
Sending & Support
For some of you, God has laid it on your heart to go. We’re so encouraged by that! If you’re seeking to be sent by Hope, here is where to start. Fill out the Contact Form at the bottom if you have any questions!
All prospective missionaries seeking Hope affiliation will self-select one of the three following categories (partner, support, or gift) to apply for through Mission1618, Hope’s ministry focused on church planting and expansion. These levels of support are provided to aid prospective missionaries in understanding Hope’s priorities in mission, funding, accountability, and review.
Who Hope Supports
Here at Hope, one of our big values is collaboration. It can be easy for some churches or organizations to think that we need to start something new and always “do our own thing”. We think there is a great richness in seeing the full body of Christ in action, and we really love to link arms with others who are already doing amazing work. We think its a visionary and strategically wise decision, in hopes to do more together than what we could do separately. Below are some of the organizations and individuals we collaborate with.
Hope On Campus
Hope on Campus is a gathering and training opportunity for Hopester UMNers.
Like many students, you may be in a place eager to learn, be challenged, and meet other students. This is a great opportunity to listen to teaching on how the gospel applies to specific areas of life, to get to meet and know leaders of Hope, as well as have a space to meet other UMN students that attend Hope. We invite you to come, partake, and just hangout!
Hope On Campus Meetings
- Location & Time: Hope East Fireside, 1pm
- Transportation & Food Provided!
- September 17 & November 12
- February 11 & April 8th
Want to sign up to get connected to Hope on Campus events, have a question, or looking to get more involved? Fill out the form below!Get Connected
Cohorts are 1-year long tracks that aim to develop and train students for what’s ahead. They are composed of a series of classes as well as Cohort Gatherings to deal with specific issues. Click on the below options for more information.
(For soon-to-be Seniors and Juniors)
(For recent graduates)
Restoring Hope exists to help people become more whole and holy by trusting in the power of God’s word to restore and enrich our lives.
Premarital/Newlywed Class – offered twice per year in the fall and late winter
Soul Care Class – offered once or twice per year as needed
Renovation Groups – offered twice per year in the fall and spring
God wants to restore us to himself and make us reflections of His glory. He wants us to be more whole and holy.
If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with someone from Restoring Hope, please contact Kim, the Restoring Hope Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
This class teaches the basics of caring for hurting people, including knowing what you bring to the table, listening, asking good questions, boundaries and practical ways to get involved in the lives of the people God has put in your life.
Renovation GroupsRenovation groups are about training people to apply the gospel to any issue and any sin. We have those certain struggles that we continue to battle and we want to train you to fight them with the Gospel in the context of community. Renovation Groups are not a magic bullet, but they could be that next step in helping you find freedom.
Marriage PreparationWe offer a two-fold approach to preparing couples for marriage. This is required for couples being married by a Hope pastor and available to all couples at Hope.
As a Worship Team, we believe that God’s greatness and goodness compel us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Worship through song is one of the ways that the church has historically gone about doing that, and so at Hope, we respond to God through congregationally singing every week.
Further, it is the duty of the Worship Team to follow the model of God’s creational artistic example by striving to create accessible, authentic, (and sometimes provocative!) musical art. In Psalm 33, the psalmist implores Israel, “Sing to [the Lord] a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy.” We strive for excellence in our musical aesthetics because we, as the new covenant people of God, are also charged with the responsibility to ‘play skillfully.’
Ultimately, it is our hope that everything we do would be a pointer to God, who is the author of truth and beauty. As a Worship Team, it is our purpose and vision to help more and more people at Hope develop a robust understanding of what it means to be worshipers of the one true and living God, that we may all put that understanding into regular practice.