We are living in exciting days as a church family! When Hope Church was planted in 2001, we had a deep desire to join in the activity of God to reach people with the gospel in our city, in the western United States, and around the world. By God’s grace, we have seen that vision become a reality, and we believe the best is still yet to come!
While we are excited about the way God is leading us and using us as a church, we are also excited about the way God is growing our fellowship. It has never been our goal to become a large church. Our goal is simply to identify how God is working and then join Him. If you have been a part of any of our worship services this year, you have probably noticed that God is growing our church. Our services have been full all summer, our membership classes are full, and every month we are seeing people follow Jesus and publicly declare their faith through baptism.
We have already identified our long-term plan to respond to the blessing of our growing fellowship, and that is to develop our campus’ Master Plan to allow for future growth that will fuel the next wave of God’s activity in and through us. If you have not heard about the NEXT Campaign, you can learn more by clicking here.
We not only have a long-term plan, but we also have a short-term plan to respond to the way God is growing our church. Our short-term plan includes moving to a new service schedule on Sunday and adding an additional worship service.
So beginning September 10, 2017, we are going to transition to four services on Sundays. Our new service schedule will be 8:15am, 9:45am, 11:30am, and 6:30pm. These services will continue to be identical, and this will be our service schedule until we transition to our new long-term worship center on Cactus Avenue.
Over the next month, we are going to be communicating this with our community and inviting our church family to be a part of making this transition successful. If you currently attend one of our Sunday morning services, here are three ways you can help:
- Pray – Every Sunday, we gather as a church family with a desire to meet with God. Please join us in praying specifically for each Gather Time. Pray for God to fill our campus with His people and His presence. Ask the Lord to change lives and give us a yearning to hear from Him.
- Attend the 8:15am Gather Time – To help make our 8:15am gathering a great experience from Day One, would you consider making this the service you and/or your family attend? We realize for some that is not a viable option, but for those who can, please attend the 8:15am gathering and create an open seat in one of our other morning services.
- Join a Ministry Team – With the transition to a new Sunday schedule, there will be new opportunities to serve on our First Impressions Team, Family Ministries Team, and Hope Creative Team. You can sign up to serve here!
Thanks for helping make this transition smooth and for being a part of this incredible journey!