Our Ministries

Our prayer is that once you have experienced the love and encouragement found at HOPE International Church, You will become impassioned to share the HOPE you find in Jesus Christ, through the love of His people.  If you are in search of a church family filled with love, relevant teaching, spirit-filled worship, and much more, then we would like to simply say; “Welcome to HOPE!”

With that said HOPE International Church has many vibrant ministries such as Children's Church, Youth, Outreach, Discipleship, etc.  Please see information on all of the ministries listed below with contact information of each ministry leader.

Children's Ministry
  • Teach Hopetown Kids about God, using monthly lesson plans

  • Develop their knowledge and love of Jesus and nurture their spiritual growth

  • Develop and execute crafts and games for interactive learning

  • Oversee the incentive program, allowing kids to redeem earned tickets in the Kids Store

  • Plan and implement special programs

  • Develop kids’ desire to Walk in Love, Live Victorious, Make Disciples, and Make a Difference in the World

Youth

It is such a blessing to have a Youth Ministry at Word of Hope Church.  The Youth Ministry focus listed below is only a smart part of the Ministry Goals and Objectives.

  • Provide a safe environment for youths 12-17 to share concerns, ask questions and learn from each other

  • Teach the Word with prepared messages and scriptures that support the message

  • Plan and execute a range of activities and special events - sports, field trips, concerts - for fun and interaction

  • Develop rapport and mentor youth

  • Set up meeting space, games and activities for each Youth Night

  • Clean up after Youth Night activities

Evangelism/Outreach Ministry

The Evangelism/Outreach Ministry is geared to serving the community by not only giving but showing the love of God:  Highlighted below is only a small sampling of the Evangelism and Outreach Ministry.

  • Identify community needs

  • Plan and execute outreach programs—provide food, distribute clothing, toiletries, bottled water—serving the homeless, teen pregnancy centers, women’s shelters, and the wider community

  • Cook and package meals, sort and package supplies and donated items for distribution

  • Organize volunteers to execute projects

  • Minister to the community, in coordination with Discipleship

Discipleship Ministry
  • Help to promote spiritual growth and development in members and the community

  • Participate in evangelism and share how God has blessed you

  • Conduct discipleship classes for new members

  • Plan discipleship events—distribute bibles and Christian literature, provide food, clothing, toiletries, to those in need

  • Minister to people with prayer

  • Follow up with visitors to our church, providing information and engaging with them to determine their spiritual needs

Audio/Visual Ministry

The Audio/Visual team at Word of Hope Church is focused on utilizing their experience to glorify God by doing the following:

  • Set up speakers, microphones, wiring for musical equipment

  • Set up computer to mix sound and control microphones

  • Set up lights for stage and sanctuary

  • Set up computer for on-screen graphic displays, song lyrics, scripture verses

  • Upload sermons weekly

Worship Ministry

  • Lead Praise and Worship

  • Support Praise and Worship Leader

  • Acknowledges that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and Glorify Him through songs

  • Sings a wide variety of Christian music

  • Create an environment for people to connect with God

Greeting

  • Set up the banners, Welcome Center, directional signs before service

  • Greet members and guests as they arrive for service and give them a bulletin and tithing envelope

  • Guide guests to a seat

  • Print and distribute name tags

  • Collect and reconcile the tithes and offering

  • Answer questions about the church and provide information as requested

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400 Ednor Road

Ashton, Maryland 20861

(301) 942-7433