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The Gospel and Race ministry equips the church to celebrate God’s creation of people, who’ve been made in his likeness and yet reflect a multitude of racial and ethnic differences. We support the church by finding resources, sharing stories, and building bridges

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What is Joy?

What is Joy?

What is joy? In a sentence, joy is self-forgetful delight based on Reality. In this video, we unpack this definition and see how joy is ultimately not earned but given to us in Jesus.

Hope Stories

Swagata Bergquist

Swagata Bergquist

Transcript One practice that I was exposed to growing up was, regardless of what was happening in people's life, they would drop whatever they were doing to be fully present with someone else. Like our neighbors attending to our needs when my dad spent months out of...

Swagata Bergquist

Jairus Justus

Transcript I'd say one significant piece of my cultural background is probably how I grew up. In an Indian family, we always treat everyone as family. So whether that was one of my parents friends, one of their friend's children, whether that was actual relations. To...

Swagata Bergquist

Samantha Isomura

Transcript Growing up, my parents really emphasized the importance of language in our home. They signed my sisters and I up for Chinese school on Saturdays, and always tried to nurture the growth of the language in our home. We certainly resisted this as we were going...

Swagata Bergquist

Swagata Bergquist

Transcript One practice that I was exposed to growing up was, regardless of what was happening in people's life, they would drop whatever they were doing to be fully present with someone else. Like our neighbors attending to our needs when my dad spent months out of...

Swagata Bergquist

Jairus Justus

Transcript I'd say one significant piece of my cultural background is probably how I grew up. In an Indian family, we always treat everyone as family. So whether that was one of my parents friends, one of their friend's children, whether that was actual relations. To...

Swagata Bergquist

Samantha Isomura

Transcript Growing up, my parents really emphasized the importance of language in our home. They signed my sisters and I up for Chinese school on Saturdays, and always tried to nurture the growth of the language in our home. We certainly resisted this as we were going...

Baptism Story – Kenny Befus

Baptism Story – Kenny Befus

Kenny was baptized in December 2024. If you have interest in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. Having grown up in a Christian household, I was no stranger to church and the message of the gospel from an early...

Small Group Studies

Over the years Hope has created many studies for your Small Group to work through together! You’ll find a variety of topics, and books of the bible covered, as well as a wide range of the lengths of the studies. Our prayer is these studies will help facilitate great conversations and encouragement in your Small Group!

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What is the “Gospel”?

We hear the word “gospel” all the time: “gospel music,” the “gospel truth,” “repent and believe the gospel,” etc. But do we really know what we mean when we say “gospel?”

Quite simply, “gospel” is just an old word for “good news.” The “Gospel of Jesus Christ” means the “Good News of Jesus Christ.” Yes – “church people” can sometimes seem grim and lifeless, but the Gospel never is. It’s “Good News!”—Actually, more than that: it’s the best news anyone could ever get.

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Romans Untangled

Romans Untangled is a weekly podcast that takes a seemingly complicated book of the Bible and untangles it so we can see its beauty.

Devotions

Consistently reading the Bible can be challenging for most of us, not only for those who may be new to doing regular devotions. We’ve created several reading plans and devotions to help you along the way.

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