Hospitality: God has placed us where we are for a reason.
Hos-pi-tal-i-ty (noun): The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
At Hope Church, we make it our business to extend hospitality to everyone who visits our three campuses. In fact, hospitality is one of the four core practices that guides everything we do. We believe God has placed us where we are for a reason. Whether at our main campus in Richfield
, our ministry center in the Phillips neighborhood
of Minneapolis, or our camp on Rice Lake in central Minnesota
, we embrace opportunities to welcome people of any ethnicity, race, language, age, or social status.
In addition to welcoming visitors, we seek to make our campuses places of fellowship, love, and joy so that each person feels valued and cared for. It is a central goal to display hospitality through our preschool
and latchkey programs, ministries to children and families
on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, Young Life and youth group
for teens, and fellowship opportunities for adults of all ages. We make intentional efforts to invite members of the local community to join us for fun family events, including the Fall Harvest Party and Community Christmas Celebration. We strive to make each of our campuses overflow with joy in order to bless all who come.
Finally, we seek to show the love of Jesus through wide-ranging ministries of comfort and assistance. These include offering prayer after the worship services for those who desire it, providing laundry assistance through the “Washing Well,” selling inexpensive clothing and household goods at the Vine and Branches clothing center
, providing temporary lodging for homeless families during certain weeks, and serving as a host site for the Loaves & Fishes meal program. We aim to make Hope Church known as a safe, welcoming refuge for those in need.
If you are considering a visit to Hope Church, we would love to meet you. Please stop by the information booth in the narthex so we may welcome you!