Serve Our Neighbors

Focus, Philosophy & Goals

The focus of Hope’s Mercy Ministry is to bring glory to God by non-verbally proclaiming His heart by becoming a community of people characterized by selfless service and bold engagement. Jesus didn’t merely tell people the truth about God, He lived it out by serving them, and now He invites us to join Him by proclaiming Christ as our Lord and ourselves as servants for His sake (2 Corinthians 4:5). 

Just like the original disciples, we seek to eradicate poverty and injustice within Hope and alleviate poverty and injustice in our city (Acts 4:33-35) by dedicating 4.5% of all the money donated to Hope to go towards mercy needs both inside and outside of our church. This fund is administered by our Deacons, who actively pursue those within the congregation in need of assistance and identify ministries outside of our congregation for our people to partner with both as donors and volunteers. 

God’s heart is passionate about both mercy and justice for those oppressed by sin and its consequences. When rightly understood, the Gospel naturally produces a desire to show to others the same mercy and deliverance that we have received from God in Christ Jesus (Galatians 2:10). The great commandment calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus modeled being a neighbor for us by leaving heaven and entering our misery to rescue us. We are to non-verbally proclaim this in our city by meeting our neighbor’s needs in a self-sacrificial fashion.


Moms Moving Forward, Saturday, June 3 – We’re looking for five volunteers to join us for an End of School Bash hosted by Freedom Communities on June 3rd from 11am-2pm.  Volunteers will assist with set up, clean up, various games and parking. For more info, contact Lauren Patterson.

Ashley Park Elementary School Our neighbors at Ashley Park Elementary School need proctors for their End of Grade testing days May 25th – June 8th. They need help from 7am-noon. You don’t need to sign up for multiple days. Please follow this link to register, or contact Jill Hudson if you have any questions.
Urban Eagles Block Party – Friday, June 30th – Seeking 15-20 volunteers to join us Friday, June 30th from 5:30-7:30pm for a Block Party with the Urban Eagles at their South Blvd Neighborhood Community site. Volunteers will assist with set up, serving food, activities with residents (games, crafts, sports), and clean up. For more info, contact Bryn Post.

Mercy Ministry Partners

Brookstone Schools






young life