What is this place called HOPE?
We’re a group of people who love Jesus without pretense. Having received a profound grace we didn't deserve, we worship, share and serve with openness and humility. HOPE Church is place of belonging.
At HOPE visitors are always expected. We invite you to give HOPE a try by attending a service at one of our campuses. We would love to help you get connected. Find a unique place to volunteer, engage your family in our thriving kids and students programs, and grow in your faith. If you’re facing a difficult season, HOPE Church is a safe place to get practical help.
If you are interested in processing your doubts and beliefs or exploring Christianity, we welcome you to visit us on Sundays, at one of our events, or in one of our discussion groups.
We believe that God desires deep connection with people, and so we meet with Him Sunday mornings and throughout the week. We worship him with our songs, our time, our talents and our story. We fling open our doors to anyone who wants to know God better.
We are a United Methodist Church. This roots us in a rich tradition of following Jesus and personal growth. As United Methodists, we experience and offer God's grace as we endeavor to express God's love in the world around us
We are a people that take God at his word. We are light-bringers, rebels with the gospel, who go outside of "religion" where Jesus is facilitating restoration. We err on the side of grace; and because we have received the extravagant love of Jesus, we love extravagantly.
HOPE is place of belonging, discovery, and growth, rooted in both deep tradition and radical love.
What is Sunday morning
Our worship style is authentic, engaging and relaxed. Expect to feel comfortable. All of our Sunday services include a time of worship and a relevant message grounded in Scripture.
What should I wear?
We are a "come as you are" congregation, which means there is no need to dress up unless it makes you feel more comfortable.
What about my kids?
Sundays at HOPE include the whole family. Starting with the really little ones, we have a great nursery staffed by screened volunteers who will care for your babies and little guys while you worship.
At our Voorhees campus we have a Family Room in the back of our worship space where you and your small ones can listen in and hear the message without having to worry about distracting others. Older children at all campuses have the option of both a small group gathering and large group worship with kids their own age in our children’s wing. The staff and volunteers create fun and interactive activities, songs and biblically based lessons that kids are sure to enjoy.
Kidz Can Connect – We have a wonderful group at both our locations of specially trained volunteers who are one-on-one buddies to children with special needs. Our Sunday school classes are completely inclusive and we have a system in place where we can text a parent’s cell phone if they are needed. Buddies help their charges enjoy the Sunday experiences along with their typically developing peers while being sensitive to each child’s varied and specified needs.
Will I be asked to
As a visitor, we don’t ask that you give. As regular attenders, we have the privilege of partnering with God's work in the world by using our gifts and resources through the local church.