We want to be a part of shaping the next generation by engaging kids with the Gospel to help them build their faith. We work directly with children through Bible stories, songs and group activities to provide the best experience possible for both kids and parents.
This dynamic Sunday morning program is designed to connect kids to God and kids to kids. Kidz Konnect takes place every Sunday across all campuses and is for kids ages 3 years old to 5th grade!
Each week kids worship together with our Kidz Konnect band and hear our Bible story for the day. We focus on a monthly Bible verse and theme, we give back to God a portion of what he gives us through our offering time, and we always pray for our friends at the House of Abraham, an orphanage in Haiti that we support as a church. After all that fun in large group, we break into small-age, appropriate groups. During this time, trained small-group leaders help the children in discovering God’s plan for them while reinforcing our Bible story, verse, and theme through games, activities, and crafts!
Parent are always invited to visit and serve as we believe that partnering with mom and dad is the best way to have the maximum impact in a child’s life!
From 6-8pm on most Sundays throughout the school year, any and all students in 6th-12th grade are invited to gather for Sunday Nite Live (SNL) and iGroups… our staple events in youth ministry.
Mentoring is the chance to “do life” with someone. At any stage in life, we benefit by having someone a little further down the path than we are.
Sunday Night Live
Sunday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly gathering of students that is welcoming, entertaining, challenging, thought provoking and a ton of fun. During SNL, students have opportunities to:
- Connect with other students and adult volunteer leaders
- Run around and play crazy games
- Spend time singing and worshiping together
- Be engaged in a challenging Biblical message
- Enjoy a delicious snack by our Snack Mamas!
On several occasions, we have special editions of SNL where we go all-out on the craziness. One of these events is our Super Pre-Game Party. Each year, we have our our Super Pre-Game Party the first Sunday in February. We fill the worship space with inflatables, games and activities and eat awesome game day snacks!
It is our hope that SNL and special events become places where students can get connected. With this in mind, students are ALWAYS encouraged to invite their friends to join them for SNL and iGroups!
YOUTH small groups
When we refer to SNL as being HOPE Youth Ministry’s foundational program, Small Groups are the core of the program. Small Groups are small, grade and gender based groups, that meet during our Sunday night SNL time. During this time, students have the opportunity to talk about that evenings message, what is going on in their lives and challenge and encourage each other. We don’t want students to get lost in the crowd. We desire a comfortable and safe place for them to be nurtured and discipled. Small Groups are our opportunity for that!
YOUTH Trips and RetreatS
Each year we offer both a middle school and high school retreat. We also host a Spring Service Retreat for all students each spring. In the summer, students can join in on both our middle school and high school mission trips. Each time away is a chance for students to connect deeper with God, build relationships with other students who are walking on the same path of faith, and be encouraged and mentored by adult leaders along the way.
In mentoring, you get to meet monthly, intentionally talk about the things that matter to you, and wrestle with those challenges we all face:
What does it mean to follow Jesus?
- How do I read the Bible, what does it look like to pray regularly?
- How do I deal with the people in my life they way God would want me to?
In mentoring, you have someone who can help point out where God is working in your life, when it might be tough for you to see, work together to figure out how to deal with what’s going on in your life, and process how to handle it in a God-pleasing way. We break our mentoring program into three distinct categories;
Mentoring 101 (Youth) -Sign up for Mentoring 101 now!
Mentoring 201 (Young Adults)- Sign up for Mentoring 201 now!
Mentoring 301 (Adults)- Sign up for Mentoring 301 now!
If you would like more information, you can contact:
on Mentoring 101 & 201, contact Ashley Evans, our Youth Coordinator
on Mentoring 301, contact Heather Mandala, our Director of Small Group Ministries
*Please note, all mentors in the 101 program are required to complete and pass a background check.
We like to say that we are “better together” because we each have the opportunity to learn and grow as a family. We don’t want anyone to do life alone! Joining a group is a great next step to living life in community and building lasting relationships. Our groups meet regularly to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible as you encourage others to do the same.
We believe that young children need to experience that they are loved, valued and enjoyed. Today's world is different. Kids are bombarded from all sides with the most ungodly influences. Kids need tools—biblical truth—so they know how to be in the world but not of the world. It starts with parents but it takes a church. In Deuteronomy 6, parents are called to be primary spiritual providers for their families. The church is called to partner with them.
Connecting people to God and to each other through comfort and support.
Contact Erica DePalma , HOPE Cares Coordinator
We are a community of musicians and artists passionate about expressing our encounters with God through the arts. Our purpose as
co-worshippers is to help lead people into His presence through whatever creative means are available.
Bible Based Studies
Small groups meeting to study the Bible together.
Here at HOPE, we believe that life-change happens in small groups. We also realize that our lives are often too busy. This is why we have created our HOPE Online community, to stay connect around our busy schedules!
Topic Based Studies
Small groups meeting to study a particular topic or theme using Christian books.
Alpha is a specific nationally recognized course that seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It gives interested participants and skeptics alike an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a safe enviornment.
Where children learn to love God and love to learn. Tomorrow's Hope is a pre-school fully operated by Hope Church. Regardless of background, race of religious orientation our doors are open to the community. Tomorrow's Hope offers children from age two through five the opportunity to learn and grow through play and hands-on experiences. Our teachers are all state certified and our facility complies with all state and local ordances.
M.O.P.S. and MOMSnext
Here at MOPS, we gather moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women, in their own neighborhoods, to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time.
So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here. Whether you prefer to meet with other moms in a coffee shop, church, park, living room or video chat, we have something for you.
We try very hard to keep our fees reasonable (we know it can be tough). The costs go to MOPS International, breakfast supplies, table supplies, etc. If you are bringing children then the additional cost goes directly to childcare. We pride ourselves on keeping our moppet class sizes small and the workers are excellent! Please note that yearly dues do not meet our expense budget and we do lots of fundraising through-out the year to keep fees as low as possible!
Meals from the Heart
Meals from the Heart provides meals to HOPE families who are experiencing challenging life circumstances such as a surgery, illness, bereavement or the birth of a new baby. Want to help? Why not sign up to make and or deliver meals to those in need. Schedules are very flexible.
College Kids & Military Personnel
HOPE Cares collects the mailing addresses and birth dates of HOPE's college-bound students so they can receive cards and notes of encouragement throughout the school year. This reminds them that their faith community is holding them in prayer.
HOPE Cares also sends letters, cards and notes of support to HOPE individuals who are serving in our armed forces.
Please contact HOPE Cares Coordinator, Erica DePalma for more information about adding a student or military person’s name to the lists, or to volunteer for this important ministry.
Resources & Information
HOPE Cares has access and information to a number of essential human service organizations that can help people who are in crisis.
- The Centers for Family Services is a nonprofit human service agency dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in southern New Jersey.
- NJHousing.com helps with various housing issues.
- For rental assistance, click here.
Please contact HOPE Cares coordinator, Erica DePalma for more information and help.
Hospital Visitation Team
We have trained volunteers who are available for both home and hospital visits.
Contact HOPE Cares coordinator, Erica DePalma.
Technical Artists are essential to our times of worship. They include all support and direction for video, audio, lighting, visual displays and stage crew. Training is provided for each and prior experience is not required. For more information contact Jack Shaw.
Voices of HOPE
Voices of Hope is a contemporary choir that rehearses each Wednesday evening, 7:45 to 9:15pm, from September through April at the Voorhees campus. This choir is open to anyone from 9th grade through adult who likes to sing. No audition or experience is necessary. Voices of HOPE participates in Sunday worship about once each month and performs in the annual Worship Arts Christmas and Spring productions. For more information contact Marilyn Bills.
Worship Bands are a group of experienced vocalists and instrumentalists who use their God-given abilities to help lead people into His presence during HOPE’s worship services. Anyone interested in being considered for this team, at either campus, must complete an application and audition process. For information about auditioning contact Steve Hoadley.
Kids of HOPE
Kids of HOPE Choir is open to students from kindergarten through 5th grade interested in music worship. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm.
Performance Art includes our drama team, HOPE Players; skilled dancers; and poets. Worship Arts ministry is always open to a variety of artistic expressions of faith that will enhance the worship services. (for more information contact Marilyn Bills)
HYS (HOPE Youth Singers)
HYS is open to all students 6th through 12th grade. This group focuses on vocal and acting experiences while learning how to share their faith through their art. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at the Voorhees campus. For more information contact Christy Appello.