This two-part class is a great first step at Hope. It is designed to help people learn about what it means to have a relationship with Christ and what it means to be a member of Hope. We also teach about our mission, vision and values, and share specific ways you can get more involved. Join us this weekend, March 24 & 25 at the West Creek campus. (If you were registered for the January session that was cancelled due to weather, please re-register for this session.) Register at hopecentral.com/discoverhope.
Work & Faith – A Men’s Conference
Join us for a one-night conference for men with dinner, speakers and breakout sessions, exploring the intersection between work and faith. March 27 at West Creek. Please register in advance at hopecentral.com/workandfaith.
Looking for Praxis Residents
Do you know someone who is a college or seminary graduate and is passionate about the future of the church? Are they looking for an opportunity to not just talk about giving their life to serve Christ, but are ready to actually do it? We are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 residency class. Click here to learn more about this full-time 10-month program.
Men’s Retreat at Rockbridge, April 7-9
We’re resuming a tradition from the early days of Hope to take some of our men to the Rockbridge Men’s Weekend, April 7-9. Join other men from the region for a weekend of growth and fellowship. You can find the registration form here. Email Mike Pagano with any questions.
Women’s and Men’s Spring Bible Studies
If you’d like to be part of Hope community this spring, join us on April 25 or 26, as we form new small groups for men and women. These groups will be an opportunity for you to connect relationally with others and grow spiritually. We will meet at Hope for seven weeks and study the book of James. Click here for details and registration.
This Week’s Schedule – Sunday, March 26
There is no student ministry this weekend. Normal gathering times (middle school 5-6:30pm, high school 7:15-8:30pm) will resume next week, April 2.
Small Groups @ Midtown
New groups are forming for the Midtown community for an 8-week session in April and May. With connection as the goal, we have various offerings from bible studies to interest groups. Registration is now open online at hopecentral.com/midtowngroups.
The Thrift store needs shopping bags for our cash wrap area, especially brown paper bags with handles. We also encourage donations of spring clothing, home decor and jewelry.
Our community is growing, and we are excited about several new opportunities to join our staff! Visit our website for details.
Listen to the sermon, “I Am Light,” the first one in our new series called “Jesus,” here.
Hope Cast (formerly the Becoming Podcast)
The Hope Cast is a weekly podcast conversation on finding life. Tune in each Friday for inspiration, encouragement, and ways to live out your faith in everyday life. You can find the Hope Cast by searching Hope Cast RVA in the iTunes podcast app, by using the Media section of the Hope Church app, or by clicking here!
Looking for some fresh music? Follow Hope Central on Spotify to get updates on new songs and playlists we’re continually updating!
Hope Places Update
Hope Places 1/1-3/16/17 Since Inception Pledge
Pledge Rec’d $168,496.98 $6,712,428.78 $9,162,994.62
Unpldg Rec’d $15,454 $527,416.61
Thrift $436,468.01 $558,550
Total $183,950.98 $7,676,313.40 $9,721,544.62
Projected Cost $13,800,000
Ways to Make Giving Easy
We invite you to set up an online or recurring bill pay for your tithes and financial contributions. This method is helpful to you and to the church! Online giving may be done via The City, bill pay, PayPal, and EFT’s. Every gift is used to fulfill our mission of offering experiences, relationships and places where people can find LIFE and PURPOSE through Jesus Christ. Find more information here.
Offering experiences, relationships and places where people can find life and purpose through Jesus Christ. From the beginning, Hope has been trying to help people who don’t know God, have every opportunity to do so. It’s part of our DNA. Since we believe a church is people and not a building, this means our mission can happen every day and all over the place – as Hope people go to work or school, and spend time with family, friends and colleagues. This means that we could offer experiences anywhere we find ourselves – a ball game, an evening out for dinner with a friend, a neighborhood cookout – you get the picture. It means that many places can become places where we seek to help people find life, God-life, the real thing. And we know that this often happens though sincere relationships and friendships.
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