Near the end of 2013, a small group began to gather in a home in New Philadelphia, Ohio and pray for direction as to what the Lord was asking and wanting us to do concerning a church start-up. Through prayer and the study of God’s Word, along with a lot of questions and discussion, one of the founding members said, “Why don’t we have a worship service next Wednesday night?” Without hesitation, we all agreed, and on Wednesday evening, November 20th, Hope Christian Community Church had its first service in a garage in Dover, Ohio with 34 people in attendance. Then, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, we had our first worship service in our present location.
Hope Christian Community Church was started out of a vision to glorify God, and to provide an environment where believers can grow in their faith, use their spiritual gifts, and minister to people inside and outside of the church. The Lord has been faithful, as we have seen many blessings through giving both financially and with needed items that have helped to launch this church start-up.
Romans 15:13 says, “Now may the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” We are an independent church that believes in helping individuals to begin and develop their personal life with Jesus Christ. We walk thru life with people to help develop their faith both one on one, and as a group. We want every person to have the chance to grow closer and deeper in their relationship and dependence on God.