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 service begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 12:00 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?
There is nursery available for infants through 2 year olds beginning at 9:30 am. 3 year olds through 2nd graders participate in the first portion of our worship service, and are dismissed after the Doxology to attend a children’s worship class. K-2nd graders remain in the service with their parents on the last Sunday of the month. 3rd-5th graders remain with their parents in the worship service every Sunday except for a special worship class once per quarter with an emphasis on missions and service.
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 “Marked Men for Christ.”
Do you have a Sunday School program?
We have Sunday School for all ages, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. during the school year (not in the summer).
Do you have a Wednesday Night Program?
We have no Wednesday night program at present. However, our Fellowship Groups and our Women’s and Men’s Ministries provide alternative during-the-week ministry opportunities.