In June of 2005, we began to pray about finding a place to fellowship that was committed to living missionally. We were looking for a church that addressed culture in relevant ways and yet remained true to the fidelity of scripture. Much to our surprise, the Lord began leading us to start that church. When we started listening and stopped hoping someone else would do it we discovered we were five couples with a vision to reach our neighbors around the block and around the world with the message of Jesus and His transforming power in our lives.
We met with great expectation, trusting that God was going to do something new and fresh in our lives and the lives we touched. We envisioned a group of people who would take the good news of God's love beyond the traditional walls of the established church and share His message with our community in relevant ways.
Hopesprings is quite the mosaic of people. We are teachers and mechanics, engineers and homemakers, farmers and designers, building contractors and counselors, artists and musicians, moms and dads, students, young and old, regular folks just like you, working and worshipping Him.....together. It's been an interesting ride so far. We're never bored, that's for sure. We keep dreaming God-sized dreams about impacting our communities; dreams that are doomed to fail unless He shows up. In that sense, our history is still being written as we learn to live it in His story.
Welcome to Hopesprings.
WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THOSE WHO ARE SINGLE, MARRIED, DIVORCED, GAY, STRAIGHT, FILTHY RICH, DIRT POOR, NO HABLAN INGLES. WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THOSE WHO ARE CRYING NEWBORNS, BROKEN-HEARTED, OR IN NEED OF A SAFE PLACE. WE WELCOME YOU IF YOU CAN SING LIKE ANDREA BOCELLI OR LIKE MANY OF US WHO CAN'T CARRY A NOTE IN A BUCKET. YOU'RE WELCOME HERE IF YOU'RE JUST BROWSING, JUST WOKE UP, OR JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL. WE DON'T CARE IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD OR IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO CHURCH. WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THOSE WHO ARE OVER 60 BUT NOT GROWN UP YET, AND TO TEENAGERS WHO ARE GROWING UP TOO FAST. WE WELCOME SOCCER MOMS, NASCAR DADS, STARVING ARTISTS, TREE-HUGGERS, LATTE-SIPPERS, JUNK FOOD EATERS, VEGETARIANS. WE WELCOME THOSE WHO ARE IN RECOVERY OR STILL ADDICTED. WE WELCOME YOU IF YOU'RE HAVING PROBLEMS OR YOU ARE DOWN IN THE DUMPS OR IF YOU DON'T LIKE ORGANIZED RELIGION. IF YOU BLEW ALL YOUR OFFERING MONEY AT THE DOG TRACK, YOU'RE WELCOME HERE. WE OFFER A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THOSE WHO THINK THE EARTH IS FLAT, WORK TOO HARD, DON'T WORK, CAN'T SPELL, OR ARE HERE BECAUSE GRANDMA IS IN TOWN AND WANTED TO GO TO CHURCH. WE WELCOME THOSE WHO ARE INKED, PIERCED, OR BOTH. WE OFFER A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THOSE WHO COULD USE A PRAYER RIGHT NOW, HAD RELIGION SHOVED DOWN YOUR THROAT AS A KID OR GOT LOST AND WOUND UP HERE BY MISTAKE. WE WELCOME TOURISTS, SEEKERS, DOUBTERS, BLEEDING HEARTS.....AND YOU.
WE ARE HOPESPRINGS.....RESCUED BY CHRIST.....AND WE LOVE YOU.
The Dating Game
A 6 week class that will strengthen the relationship of any committed couple. Open to anyone in the Slate Belt area and you do not need to be part of Hopesprings Community of Faith in order to participate. You’ll meet at the church for a brief discussion then head out on a date with that special someone.
There is no cost and childcare will be provided for a donation to the Hopesprings Youth Group.
Text 610-510-7052 if you have any questions.
Beginning September 30th at 6:30pm.
Location: 301 Market Street, Bangor PA 18013