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 Person Worship (currently suspended)
In total, our service is about 40-50 minutes in length and begins at 10:00am with a contemplative practice and pre-recorded music. After roughly 10-15 minutes 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 a time of reflection.
Our online services can be attended a few ways. The best way to attend (in our opinion) is on Zoom where you can participate beginning at ~9:15. The service itself is about 40-50 minutes in length and begins at 10:00am with announcements. After roughly 5 minutes we will generally have two or three worship songs produced by our online Worship Leader Chris. After that, our pastors or another speaker will then share a message (usually 20-25 minutes long). When the service is over some folks log off while others stick around and chat. It's up to you!
The service also goes LIVE at 10a on Facebook and Youtube if you're not interested in viewing with a group on Zoom. Finally, the service is only ONE ELEMENT of the content we produce on Sunday Morning for online participants. Subscribers to our Hope@Home email get an email every Sunday morning at 10a with links to our service as well as to all our children's content produced by Pastor Jon to follow the overall theme each Sunday morning.
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, their energetic kids Matt and Oliver 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