"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.
Understanding Servanthood (3-part class) - Mondays, Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6 OR Mondays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Click here for registration information for the first class offering. Click here for registration information for the second class offering.
In Our Own Backyard: The Human Trafficking Epidemic - Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00 pm We invite you to spend an evening learning about human trafficking, a crime affecting more than 300,000 adolescent girls that are annually lured into the U.S. sex industry, many from our own state. Hear from trafficking survivor and victims expert, Tina Frundt, as she shares her story of being lured into "the life" and teaches us how we can guide our youth from a similar future.
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; Click here for details.
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.
Weekly Sandwiches for the Shelter: A small team of volunteers prepares 100 sandwiches per week for the Central Iowa Shelter; Please email email@example.com.
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Thursday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 pm
Living History Farms
Join others for this one-mile walk, promoting awareness of the mission of ChildVoice International, Hope's mission partner in Uganda. For more information, click here.
2015 Mission Trips
Where might God be calling you to serve on a mission trip in 2015? Trip dates are set! Click here to see the 2015 calendar.
Did you miss the go(learn) workshops this year? If so, you can find details below.
For refugee resettlement and human trafficking, click here.
For the Culture of Poverty: Homelessness and Hunger, click here. To see video, 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.
"Serving Others" - A theme for the young and old (at heart)
PowerLife is Lutheran Church of Hope's ministry for grades 6-8 where students have the opportunity to confirm their faith at the end of their 8th grade year. A recent large group topic at PowerLife was "Serving Others" and eight of Hope's PowerLife students shared how serving has made a difference in their life. Click here to see the video.
Click here to see photos from recent outreach events and mission trips.
Sign up online for Meals for the Homeless!
With the opening of the new, larger Central Iowa Shelter and Services facility downtown, the needs for our monthly shelter meal are increasing! Donation sign ups for the meals Hope serves on the 4th of every month are available here.
Mission trips are now on Facebook!
We are excited to announce all Hope Mission Trips have their own Facebook page! What a great way to communicate as team members, keep up with teams while they are on location and share photos with everyone!
Click on a trip name below to access their Facebook page. Once there, you can choose to become a "Fan" of the page.
Mission Appalachia (ASP)
Mission Robin's Nest
Mission South Africa
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.