HOPE Together is a catalyst bringing churches together to transform communities in villages, towns and cities. Our vision is a praying, growing Church, that makes Jesus known together with words and action. Mission Champions are our link to local churches and HOPE Practitioners bring groups of churches together to make Jesus known,
A few simple principles sum up HOPE Together’s ethos:
demonstrating God’s love as local churches work together, meeting needs in our communities
continuing to love and serve people whatever they choose to believe
inviting people to become followers of Jesus by sharing the gospel with words in culturally relevant ways
giving people opportunities to respond to the gospel, then connecting people who do respond into church life
HOPE Together is rooted and grounded in prayer. Our prayer partners pray daily using our prayer calendar, which you can download here.
We are so grateful for all the individuals and churches who are committed to praying with HOPE for our nation. We work in partnership with the World Prayer Centre, the Festival of Life, Thy Kingdom Come, the 24-7 Prayer movement, the Neighbourhood Prayer Network and others, asking for God’s strength and power as we reach out to our nation together in word and action. Use HOPE’s prayer resources to inspire prayer with us as we share the hope Jesus gives – together in word and action.
HOPE Together inspires churches to show God's love to their communities with no sense of return, just unconditional love.
There are hundreds of different creative ways churches show God's love to the people in their neighbourhoods in person and online: street parties, foodbanks, chaplaincies, night shelters, parent & toddler groups, clubs for senior citizens, furniture recycling projects... the list is endless as churches work with schools, community groups, local authorities and local police forces to make life better for local people.
HOPE provides lots free resources and ideas in our regular email updates for face-to-face and virtual community engagement. Sign up for regular updates and let us know how you are having an impact in your community.
HOPE also empowers Christians to 'give a reason for the hope we have’. Conversations with Christians are one of the most important influences in bringing people to faith. The Talking Jesus course includes six encouraging, video-based sessions with short films, inspirational, short testimonies, real-life examples from people who are talking Jesus, and a short, easy-to-follow course book.
The course is designed to inspire you to share your faith and will give you practical suggestions to help you to be natural and relevant as you talk about Jesus with the people you meet. Visit the HOPE Shop to buy Talking Jesus – The Course on DVD or USB for your homegroups in English or Welsh.