WHO WE ARE
Hope River Church is a place of grace where everyone is welcomed. We would love to welcome your family to church next week. We teach and apply the Bible to life. We are a church that exists to know Christ and make him known. We have opportunities for each member of your household to enjoy themselves as they encounter God through the Bible and other people just like you.
Join us at Hope River and you'll experience:
Biblical and Applicable teaching.
Genuine and adoring worship.
Great children's andyouth ministries.
Engaging small groups for developing Christ centered relationships.
Local and global outreach opportunities.
We believe that Jesus Christ is restoring broken people every day. This is why you will often hear us refer to Hope River as a hospital, a place where we are all patients at various stages of recovery and healing. We also believe that no one is beyond repair. The starting point to becoming whole is when a person puts his or her trust in Jesus Christ. As we learn to daily depend on Christ and one another, our lives are changed for the better and forever.
What can I expect:
Visiting a new church for the first time can be very intimidating.
We understand that you have questions…let us help with the answers…
What if I don’t know anyone?
At Hope River, we want to make your visit a great one so come on in anyway. We promise not to bite, kick, yell or make you sit up front for everyone to stare at. You will find friendly people with smiles on their faces and a warm handshake to greet you at the door and help you get situated. If you have questions, just ask.
What if I don’t have the right clothes?
You don’t need the “right” clothes, but you do need to “be” clothed. Seriously, don’t sweat it. You will notice that everyone is dressed comfortably in everything from “office casual” to jeans and the occasional pair of flip-flops. So “come as you are!” We are sure that you will fit right in.
What do I do with my kids?
Bring ‘em… you don’t have to leave them in the car. Your children are welcome to worship with us. We also offer a nursery staffed with loving and caring adults. You may want your older child to attend our New Hope Children’s church. Ask someone at the door and they will gladly direct you on where to go or click on Hope River kids under our Ministries tab for more info.
What kind of music will they have? Will I recognize any of the songs?
Service begins with live music led by our worship team and/or choir. You may hear a song played on the local Christian radio station or a great hymn with a modern twist. We love to worship through music and can’t wait for you to join us.
The sermons are designed to be Biblically based, relevant to daily life, interesting, and enjoyable. At the end of service, you should have experienced solid Christian teaching that was understandable and relevant. Our desire is to provide everyone who walks through our door a genuine transformational experience of God.