At Hope Church our youth (6th grade through high school) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relational way. All our leaders and youth volunteers are Safe Place trained, so that we create a safe environment for our youth to learn about Jesus.
We meet on Wednesday evenings to learn more about Jesus and engage in fellowship with each other. We want students to feel at home in a group of other students and have a sense of community. To this end, we have dinner provided at every meeting. This is to help establish that community by breaking bread together and then diving into God’s Word.
On Sunday morning, we want our youth sharing in the Word and worship with the church body. So there's no specific program- Sunday worship service is the program. We want them to experience the beauty of a church family growing, learning and worshipping together. And we always see HopeYouth volunteering in meaningful ways on Sunday morning... exploring ministry and service is a big part of what we want HopeYouth to experience.
Click on the link to plan a visit to Hope Church and HopeYouth. If you have any questions, please reach out to HopeYouth@thisishope.org and we will help with anything we can!
There are a few different ways to get involved in HopeYouth. Please feel free to explore these options to find more information about HopeYouth and to see where you might fit in!
A big part of youth ministry in the Christian and Missionary Alliance is LIFE Conference, and we are so excited to sponsor HopeYouth for the Indianapolis conference coming 2025!
We have been using Alpha Youth for our curriculum. Alpha offers content and guidance for churches, ministries, and individuals to create a space for honest and open conversations about life’s biggest questions.
Grace + Jonathan Cheon are unafraid to love people deeply. Their intentionality is evident at every event and meal (and most Sundays too) as they are among the last to leave... because they are talking to someone who needs encouragement and friendship. They regularly open up their home for game nights and coffee conversations. Most importantly, they love out of their heart for Jesus, and care deeply for the young people in our church.
Brandon + Bri Smith set the example for committed discipleship. After their wedding, they gifted the church a whole library of books they personally read in their pursuit of Christ while building their relationship. Their passion for growth and intentional leadership have blessed our church. If you don't see them at life group or serving our youth and HopeKids, you'll find them running the coffee bar on Sunday morning.
See our other ministries, connect with groups, or take your next step in discipleship to Jesus!