Hope is definitely a lively, vigorous congregation! Do you know where all of this energy comes from? God has provided many awesome leaders for our church. We have a great ministry staff; but I am deeply thankful that the Lord has also raised up a multitude of committed, effective leaders from within the congregation, as well. The Spirit of God provides many different types of leadership within the church, and I am overjoyed to see his leadership gifts employed at Hope daily.
We have hundreds of "official" and "unofficial" lay leaders who serve in a wide variety of areas that are crucial in our church, including the following.
- community service and outreach ministries
- children's and youth ministries
- Christian education ministries
- worship and music ministries
- mission trips, disaster response, and servant events
- small group and support group ministries
- men's and women's ministries
- fellowship ministries
- Christian care and prayer ministries
- administration and governance
- facilities maintenance
These talented, devoted individuals bring a tremendous amount of energy to our church, as we carry out our God-given mission. Along with our staff, I am grateful for each and every one. They are a true blessing. God has an amazing way of providing exactly the type of leaders we need! Please pray with thanksgiving for the many, many volunteer leaders here at Hope.
I ask you to pray, also, for the members of our congregation's Ministry Leadership Team for 2018-19. These individuals were elected at our recent Congregational Assembly, and will work closely with the pastors to guide and influence Hope's overall ministry direction.
- Rik Rasmussen, Chair
- Peter Muller, Vice Chair
- Eric Arner, Secretary
- Megan Baldwin
- Sarah Crawford
- David Critchley
- Jonathan Habers
- Michelle Hellmann
- Craig Helmers
- Bill Jay
- Maurice Samuels
- Emily Smathers
Ever thankful for Hope's outstanding leaders,
Pastor Wayne Puls