In Matthew 16:18 Jesus says, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not overcome it.” In response to this great truth, our church–Hope Community Church Downtown–has had the joy of starting 11 churches locally and supporting many more. It’s not about us; it’s about the grace of Jesus being heard by as many people as possible and experienced through the local church. In case you are unfamiliar, here is a list of our plants:
St. Paul Fellowship (est. 2002). Their vision is to be a multi-ethnic, multicultural, multi-generational church that serves as a catalyst to individual and neighborhood transformation.
Missio Dei (est. 2004). No longer in existence.
Hiawatha Church (est. 2006). Their vision is to glorify God by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, through word and deed, among our church and out to our city and beyond. HC planted a church in Fridley called Center Church.
Providence Community Church (est. 2006). PCC of Crosslake, MN exists to know the Word, witness its power, worship its author, and walk in its ways, through and for Jesus Christ.
Antioch Community Church (est. 2008). Their desire is to ignite a movement of the gospel throughout the Twin Cities and beyond through sharing the gospel, developing leaders, and planting churches. They planted Park Community Church in St. Louis Park.
Trinity City Church (est. 10/10/10). We have a vision to make the gospel walkable by increasing Christian presence in every neighborhood of our city, and through the Church in our city, contribute to the increased Christian presence globally. TCC started Immanuel Fellowship in 2017.
Revolution Church (est. 2013). No longer in existence.
Grafted Community Church (est. 2014). No longer in existence.
Hope Community Church Lowertown (est. 2017). Lowertown, led by Pastor Brian Silver, became a second location of Hope Community. Unlike so many other multi-location churches, the locations of Hope Community are experienced much more as independent church plants with their own Sunday worship and preaching, small groups, and other ministries.
Resurrection City (est. 2018). Their vision is to glorify God by seeing people, our city, and the world made new in Jesus, our savior and king.
Hope Community Church Columbia Heights (est. 2020). Heights, led by Pastor Drew Zuehlke, became a third location of Hope Community. Six weeks after launch in 2020, the pandemic hit. We’re grateful to God for preserving so many churches during this time, including Hope Heights.
Praise God for building his Church through the planting of local churches!
A picture of the 494/694 loop with HCC locations (red pins), church plants of HCC (green), and granddaughter churches of HCC (yellow):