Jesus said even though this world will give us trouble, take heart-because He has overcome the world. He did this by giving His life to set us free from the false loves we think we need, like beauty, material things, money, popularity, or success. We believe and attest to the fact that Jesus has changed our lives forever, and His love is unlike anything you will ever experience. We don't care if you come to our church or not. We care that you truly encounter Love itself, Jesus Christ, and never look back.
Thanks for taking an interest in our community! Hope is for anyone from any background, but we are especially excited to meet new people and new generations. So please let us know if you'd like to visit or if we can introduce you to some of the excellent people of Hope. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to meeting you,
Pastor Paul Sorensen
Services are every Sunday at 10:30 am!
If your question isn't here, contact us!
Q_Where is Hope Church located?
A_Our New Hope Location is on the Corner of 19th Ave and Jomax Rd off the i17. Worship starts @10:30AM every Sunday. Our new Address is 26525 N 19TH AVE PHOENIX AZ 85085. Our Missional Communities meet in families' homes all over the valley. Check out our Family on Mission page for more info. Map and directions to celebration services
Q_How should I dress for worship celebration?
A_Hope is a "come as you are" church. Jeans or ties are equally welcomed.
Q_How should I dress for Missional Community (MC) gatherings?
A_Dress however you would if you were being invited to a friend's house to hang out or if you were headed to a family gathering. In other words, casual unless there is a specific event that an MC is doing that requires different dress.
Q_What is a Hope worship celebration like?
A_ Friendly faces to enjoy time with, Engaging Worship for the whole family, & Real Life teachings from the Bible by Dr. Paul Sorensen. Children are welcome, and Childcare is provided for infants through 5 years.
Q_What is a Missional Community gathering like?
A_MC's are best described as family gatherings. People meeting in someone's house, eating food, and living life together. Sometimes an MC might go to a movie together and then talk about the movie over dinner and drinks or ice cream. Sometimes an MC will have a night of worship lead by someone on guitar or on YouTube. Sometimes there might be a small teaching, but there is almost ALWAYS food, normal, imperfect people exploring life and Jesus together.
Q_ How can I or my child be baptized?
A_ If you would like to be baptized or have your children baptized, we would be honored to celebrate with you! We ask everyone to attend a one hour Baptism Orientation prior to the celebration. To schedule a baptism, contact De Landgraf at 623-565-8076 or by email at email@example.com
Q_How often do we have communion? Who is welcome to participate?
A_We celebrate communion the third Sunday of the month. All who are open to receiving what Jesus Christ is offering to them in his sacrifice are welcome to receive communion, whether they are part of the core Hope family or are a regular attender of Hope. Children who have not yet received communion instruction may come forward for a blessing. It is up to the discretion of the parents to determine what age is best for their child to receive communion instruction from one of the pastors.
Q_What denomination affiliation is Hope Church?
A_Hope is a member of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). But you don't have to be Lutheran to be part of our community. Everyone is welcome! Believer, unbeliever, seeker, skeptic-whoever you are, you are welcome.
We operate strongly under the theological premise known as "Adiophora"-in other words, in the essentials unity, in the non-essentials, liberty. Go to Our Beliefs page for more info.