At Hope Point, we believe in showing the love of Christ as outlined in Matthew 25. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” While these ministries are just a small part of the overall outreach of the church, a lot of heart goes into them. We believe hat the love of Jesus can be shown to the world in very practical ways. We know we aren’t the whole answer, but we love the part we get to play in our community and feel blessed to be able to do it. So whether it’s our food bank, our outreach to kids in area hospitals, or prison ministry, we believe that we are a whole lot more blessed to give than we are when we receive.
Hope Point has a food bank located at our Central Campus that has been in operation for nearly 20 years. It serves hundreds of families a month, helping to provide at least enough food for 3 meals each week.
Back to School Supplies Drive
Help us provide school supplies for kids whose families come to our Food Bank as well as others in our community. Below is a list of items we are looking to collect. These can be brought to the Info Center or Church Office up through August 5th:
- Composition notebooks **priority need**
- 1-subject Spiral notebooks **priority need**
- 3-prong folders **priority need**
- Wide-ruled & college ruled notebook paper **priority need**
- 24-pack crayons
- #2 yellow pencils
- Colored pencils
- Washable markers
- Dry erase markers **priority need**
- Red pens
- Black sharpies
- Pink erasers
- Cloth pencil bags
- Pencil boxes
- Glue sticks
- Post-it notes
- Index cards **priority need**
- Large bottles of hand sanitizer
We would also like to collect personal hygiene items (shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc) for those in the upper grades.
nursing home ministry
Hope Point values every stage of life and knows that people in living in their golden years can often feel alone and disconnected. As a result, we have endeavored to reach several area nursing homes, including one exclusively focused on veterans. Those who have served our country deserve our deepest gratitude and we want to be there for them when, at many times, no one else can be. This ministry involves connecting with Seniors, prayer, worship, and special events to brighten the spirits of those living in the homes. It’s a great opportunity for is to give back to those who have given so much.
women’s SHELTER MINISTRY
We currently minister to those who have been incarcerated in area prisons and are currently in one for men and one for women. We run church services in both.
We are actively looking for opportunities to minister and serve those who find themselves in a hospital or medical facility. We have reached out to kids in St. Mary’s and are actively working with local doctors to find the best ways of reaching those who are going through illness and medical challenges and need encouragement and prayer.
We have planted over 20 churches domestically and consider church planting as a part of the apostolic call that God has on our church. As it has been a strength of ours in the past, we are always open to helping to plant new churches.
Hope Point has been dedicated to missions since the early days of the church. We have partnered to help plant 100 churches around the world. We have major Missions efforts in Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia including 2 schools in Africa that educate over 2,000 children a year. Whether it’s foreign or domestic, missions are a core value of our church. We take the Great Commission that Jesus gave in Matthew 28:18-20 very seriously and are committed to creating disciples locally and around the world.