How did you get started?
In 1998 Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Ardmore asked its then Associate Pastor, Stuart Stogner, to begin a new congregation in the Mt. Tabor area.
Are you a part of a denomination?
Yes, Hope is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America. See this page for a more in-depth explanation of the PCA.
What should I wear to church?
You are welcome to dress casually or more formally, according to your preferences. If the meaningfulness of our worship fails to eclipse concerns over how anyone is dressed, we have failed to be the kind of church that genuinely represents Jesus.
How long will the service last?
Our indoor and livestream worship service goes from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and our outdoor service goes from 11:15-12:15 p.m.
Will I have to say anything, give anything, or be singled out in any way?
Nobody at Hope wants to put you on the spot. Feel free to visit and observe, your level of participation will be on your terms, in your time. The door to Hope Church is open wide, but nobody is going to push you through it!
Will you talk about money?
Not often, but to be candid, sometimes. Rest assured that no one is ever pressured to give. The offering is provided for those who consider Hope their church home. However, Jesus talked about money, not because he was greedy (he died with only one garment to his name) but because he didn’t want us living as though our life consists in the things we possess. Few will deny that in these days we need to hear his challenge against materialism all the more.
Do my kids come into the worship service?
During the indoor service at 9:30 a.m., nursery rooms will be open for individual family use. The rooms are equipped with TV’s displaying the morning worship livestream and surfaces are cleaned prior to the service.
The playground area will be open and staffed at 11:00 a.m. as a nursery space for children aging from walkers to 3-years-old during the Outdoor Worship Service. Check-in will be required upon arrival which will include Covid screening questions. Volunteers have been asked to follow the current community CDC guidelines.
Do you have a Youth Ministry?
You bet! See the Youth section of our website for more information.
Do you have a Men’s and Women’s Ministry?
Yes. Among other things, the Women’s Ministry conducts a morning and evening Bible study that provides wonderful teaching and fellowship. Visit the Men’s Ministry section of our website for more information about Men’s Events.
Do you have a Sunday School program?
We typically offer Sunday School for all ages in our building each week, but we are currently only offering Sunday School online. For more on these programs, please visit our children’s and adult Sunday School pages.