What denomination is Hope?
What are your office hours?
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm
Tuesdays from 1-5pm.
Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm
What should I wear to weekend worship services?
Most people dress casually at Hope, but we encourage you to come as you are in whatever it is that you feel comfortable in.
What type of music do you play?
Our worship style is contemporary. Click here for an examples of recent worship at Hope.
Do you offer a Wednesday night service?
For singles, we have a Friday night worship service called Journey that is held on the second Friday of every month. Please join us!
Does Hope practice infant baptism?
Since the Bible clearly states that baptism is an outward symbol that a person has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ, we do not baptize infants as they are not capable of making the decision to follow Christ. We do, however, offer dedication services for parents to publicly profess their commitment to raise their children in a Christ-centered home with intentional, spiritual discipleship. Please contact Elisa Sisterhen with Family Ministries to learn more about child dedication.
Is it difficult to develop relationships at Hope since it’s such a large church?
Most of our mission partners say Hope is as big or as small as you make it. If you desire to develop relationships with others and get plugged in, it’s as simple as joining a small group or committing to serve as a weekend volunteer and gaining an immediate network of other volunteers.
What is the significance of communion and how often do you take communion as a congregation?
We take communion because God commands us to (Luke 22:19). The Bible also makes it very clear that if you’re not a believer or if you are a Christian living in rebellion you should not take communion.
Because of this, we offer communion once each month after services to all of those ready and willing to participate. We also encourage small groups to take communion together.
Is there a reason that you do not pass offering plates during weekend services? Where can I place my offering?
We never want you to give out of obligation. God delights in cheerful giving so it’s important not to create an environment where people give under pressure. Instead, we have offering boxes in the atrium next to the auditorium doors for our guests to place their offerings.
What is your policy on children in worship?
We recognize that a church service designed for adults is challenging for children to quietly sit through. Because we love kids and want the hour that they spend in church each weekend to be the best hour of their week, we’ve designed services and experiences to uniquely meet their needs in KidCity.
While we recommend for you to take all of your children to KidCity during worship services. We have a Family Room in Holly Springs and a Family Chapel in Raleigh where you can take your children to watch the service with you.
Does Hope offer Sunday school classes?