Mission News & Events
» October Missions enewsletter
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Our mission at Hope is to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ. Deeply recognizing that an unbeliever's most vital need is to know Jesus Christ, we have a role in sharing the Good News through serving the needs of the hurting and helpless in our world.
You can visit our go(serve) website for more information. Please let us know how we can help you participate in Missions.
Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block
Each Rock the Block® event occurs in a targeted neighborhood where major rehabilitation and new construction is already underway, or planned for the near future. During our three-day events, 150 volunteers come out and work on an entire neighborhood. Each participant receives a T-shirt, and lunch is provided on site. » Sign up here
Habitat for Humanity Youth Event
Saturday, Oct. 10
This is an opportunity for Ignition Students to get involved in the Habitat for Humanity work Hope is doing in the Valley Junction area. » Sign up here
Habitat for Humanity Panel Build
Saturday, Oct. 17
Prairie Ridge Church (825 NW 36th St, Ankeny, IA 50023)
Join all Hope campuses, other churches, and Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity to build walls for two houses in the Des Moines area. All volunteers (ages 16 and up – 16 & 17 year-olds must serve with an adult) are welcome – no prior experience necessary! Sign-up for one of three, 2.5 hour volunteer shifts. » Sign up here
go(Discover): Mexico and its People
Saturday, Oct. 17, 6:16-7:30 pm
Join us as we learn more about the cultures present in Des Moines, the largest minority group being from Mexico. We will explore the Mexican culture through food and personal stories and take time to understand the migration situation between Mexico and the U.S.
Oct. 17-18, before and after services
Are you thinking about participating in a short-term mission trip in 2016? Do you want to learn more about how God moves through Hope’s mission teams and ways you can be a part of it? Don't miss this go(serve) Fair! Hear from past mission trip participants, learn what becoming a short-term missionary means and visit information tables for upcoming trip opportunities.
Ways to Serve the Homeless
Hope has several opportunities to serve the homeless in our community.
Hope Sundays with Joppa: The first Sunday of each month.
Meals for the Homeless:
Serving a meal on the 4th of each month at Central Iowa Shelter and Services; Click here for a shelter meal sign up.
Provide sandwiches to CISS every Tuesday (for Sunday delivery). Sign up to bring sandwiches, bags of chips, fruit or applesauce, bags of cookies, or bottled water (all individually wrapped, single serving).
2016 Mission Trips
Where might God be calling you to serve on a mission trip in 2016? Trip dates are set! Click here to see the 2016 calendar.
Did you miss the go(learn) workshops this year? If so, you can find details below.
For at-risk youth, click here.
For refugee resettlement and human trafficking, click here For more resources click here.
For the Culture of Poverty: Homelessness and Hunger, click here. To see video, click here.
For more information about LSI and The Table: Sharing Food & Stories from Burma, click here.
Immigration Workshop: see more information here.
For The Table: Sharing Food & Stories from Burundi, click here.
Local Service Opportunities
Opportunities to serve locally abound this time of year! Click here to see how you can become involved with Hope's local mission partners.
Monthly missions e-newsletter
With so many global mission trips and an abundance of ways to serve locally, we felt it would help you to have all of those opportunities in one place! Each month the e-newsletter will highlight local service opportunities, local mission partner needs, mission trip dates and trip meeting schedules.
To get your name and e-mail on this e-newsletter distribution list, click here.
To access the e-newsletters, click here.