ABOUT OUR CHURCH
What we're about.
Hope Covenant Church is a community of people striving to make the world a better and more just place through the power of God. We prioritize community, outreach, and diversity because we believe, throughout the tapestry of scripture, God prioritizes these things. What does that mean? It means it doesn't matter how you dress, theologize, or vote. There's a place for you at Hope.
We are a place to ask hard questions, deconstruct, and doubt. We are place to seek understanding and grow deeper. We are a place to cross the aisle of different beliefs, different backgrounds, and different world-views to come together in community. Because we believe there is power in diversity.
Simply put, we are a group of imperfect people, who may not always agree on everything, choosing to go on a journey together anyway and we're always looking for fellow travelers.
What to expect.
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Hope Covenant Church a great one!
In total, our service is about 40-50 minutes in length and begins at 10:00am with music led by our band. After 3-4 songs we will generally have a few announcements and share in a time of prayer together. Our pastors or another speaker will then share a message (usually 20-25 minutes long) followed by another song. Currently, our service is being held outdoors in our parking lot. The band and pastor are set up under a tent in a central location with multiple speakers so they can easily be heard. If you choose to join us for one of these in-person services you will have a couple options of where to sit. You can either bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and find a nice spot in the shade. There is shade on both sides of the tent on the pavement as well as on a small grassy area. We also have several partitioners who choose to view the service from comfort (and seclusion) of their car. The area for parking is located directly in front of the tent in the sunny part of the parking lot. Thanks to our sound system and awesome volunteers, the music and speakers can easily be heard from your car by opening a window. DURING service we are not wearing masks and everyone is doing their best to keep the full 6 feet of distance, but BEFORE AND AFTER service we ask that you wear a mask simply because as we move about its hard to control when you might cross paths with someone from another family. Some people choose to stick around after service to engage in some brief socially distant time of community. If you're visiting, and feel comfortable, we'd love it if you'd stop one of the pastors to say hi! Or better yet, say hi now!
MEET OUR PASTORS
Pastor Jon earned his undergraduate degree in business and Masters of Divinity at North Park University and Theological Seminary. Pastor Jon has a passion for pursuing justice and community organizing. Pastor Jon also works with Hope's High School students as one of the directors of SOJO, He and his wife Jessica and their energetic toddler Matthew live in Tinely Park in a historic home they are renovating.
| Tel: 708-320-0379
Pastor Phil earned his undergraduate degree at Calvin College and his MDiv from Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Prior to pastoring at Hope, Pastor Phil worked as a missionary and as a manager at a prominent homeless ministry in Seattle. Pastor Phil and his wife Erin are the owners and operators of Ruah Space, a digital contemplative ministry. Pastor Phil, Erin, and their young sons, also live in a historic home in Beecher .
| Tel: 708-873-3640