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Annual Report


Last Sunday we had fun at our Annual Meeting! If you haven’t seen our Annual Report check it
out here: Annual Report
As you have seen, 2022 was an amazing year here at Hope Community church. The stories, the
laughing, even the tears, all point to God’s glory and the wonderful things He is doing through
this body of believers. Please be encouraged.

As we look forward to 2023, we as a staff are excited and expectant. Our Recovery ministry is
not slowing down and seeing a record number of people entering into Step Studies and the
tough task of dealing with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. I’m excited to see what the Lord is
going to do in the lives of these Hopesters.

Our Kids Min team is charging head-on as well. They are planning to host their first-ever Team
Ion retreat for our 4th and 5th grade kids. They are also looking to add special events for all our
kids each month. I’m excited to see what the Lord is going to do in the lives of our kiddos.
Our student ministry (middle and high school) are also planning a lot this coming year. The high
school team will be taking a trip down to Guadalajara to visit the Hersheys and serve at the
Lincoln School and in an orphanage this spring. (Speaking of the Hersheys — we get them back
at the end of the summer!) Our middle-schoolers are planning their first-ever fall retreat. I’m
excited to see what the Lord is going to do in the lives of our students.

Now that we are on the other side of the building campaign and COVID, we as a staff and
Leader-ship Team want to spend some intentional time this coming year looking three to five
years down the road. Where do we feel the Lord is leading us? What are some strategic plans
and goals we can set before ourselves and you all and work together to achieve? Of course,
always keeping in mind Proverbs 16:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord
establishes their steps.” I’m excited to see what the Lord is going to do at Hope as we dream
about the next few years.

Oh, and by-the-way, we get to celebrate Hope’s 35th Anniversary this year! I’m amazed at the
Lord’s provision for Hope for so many years. As I think about the faithfulness of the founding
families, Pastor Steve and Sharon and their faithfulness and dedication and all the Hopesters
pitching in over the years, I am honestly speechless. We are so truly blessed as a body and it’s
good to celebrate that. And as part of those celebrations, we are going to bring back our former
worship pastors to help us celebrate. Keep an eye out for the schedule of when they will be
here. I’m excited to see what the Lord is going to do as we glorify Him with our celebrations.

It's going to be a fun year! Please be encouraged. And remember, as our founding pastor and
Grand Poobah always says, “It doesn’t have to be this way.”