What Can I Expect?
Our service is scheduled to begin at 10am and we usually start on time. Typically, our musicians are ready to go and they are playing as Pastor begins the service by greeting the congregation and having folks say hello along with 5 High-Fives. There is always much movement as parents are getting their kids to class, people greeting each other and finding their seats.
The Worship Service may include collective praise as worshippers are invited to spontaneously express love and adoration to God. Other times it may be quiet as we wait in God’s presence, spiritually savoring the sacred atmosphere.
Hope Church is God’s church and though we come prepared with a “potential order of service”, it may be suspended as His presence moves. We believe in the spiritual gifts being used regularly and indeed, they are an active part of our Worship Service.
One may speak out in an unknown tongue, a Spirit-guided language other than that of the congregation. Another individual, or perhaps the same one, will then give the interpretation.
The Spirit may prompt someone to speak out, to prophesy, in the language of the congregation. The gift of prophecy, the gift of tongues and the gift of interpretation, and other spiritual gifts bring the church immediate challenge and confirm Bible truths.
Often times, an altar call is given in the middle of worship and we take time to pray for those who respond as well as requests we have received prior to service.
The pinnacle of the service comes with the preaching of God’s Word, the Bible, and an invitation for hearers to respond. The messages are fervent, inspiring and practical. You can expect a time of prayer to follow at the altar. Whether it is those finding Christ for the first time, recommitting their lives to Him or simply responding to the message given, Hope Church believes that this is an integral part of the service.
Whatever your background may be, you will feel welcome at Hope Church.