Find My Next Step

“My Hope family has embraced and loved my broken, sinful self and walked alongside me every step of the way. I have completely fallen in love with Jesus! They have fed my hungry heart for Christ.” -Chablis M.

In an ever changing world where uncertainty, pain and questions face us daily, we want you to know, there is Hope. Hope can’t happen alone. It can only be experienced in community with others.  Together we are seeking to love God, love others, and love life and become a community that is centered on Christ, our ultimate hope.


We are growing into Christ-centered community with these 3 tools:

  • Steps:  stepping stones to get you started
  • Groups:  to provide community and growth
  • Classes:  to provide environments for learning

The Next Steps below are some steps planned to help you in your spiritual growth and a way for you to get started into community.  Each of the next steps listed below is meant to help you move along on your journey.  To find groups or classes, look on our Spiritual Growth page.



Next Steps

I'm New to Hope

  • If you’ve just been coming to Hope for a little while, this step is for you to get to know us better and for us to learn how we can serve you and help you in your growth journey. You can learn more about Hope, our core beliefs and our history, as well as have a chance to meet people of Hope.

I’m Ready to follow Christ (Baptism)

  • If you are interested in finding out more about baptism or if you have decided that you are ready to follow Jesus in baptism, this step is for you. 

I Want to Belong (Membership)

  • If you are ready to make Hope your church family, this step is for you.  In this step, you will learn what it means to be a follower of Christ and discover the 5 ways Jesus said His followers would be recognized and how to begin those practices for yourself. 

I Want to Serve (Spiritual Gifts)

  • This step will help you find your fit serving at Hope or in the Springfield community.  As Christ-followers, we all have gifts that allow us to bless others. In this experiential class you will discover more about your own spiritual gifts, passions and temperament and where you can use them to bless others.

I Want to Learn How to Give (Stewardship)

  • This step is for those who are seeking to give their finances in a God-honoring way. It’s also hugely helpful for those who are seeking to honor God through balanced financial living.

Feel led to help out?

Hope has a lot of volunteers who serve front-and-center or behind the scenes to help guests feel welcome and get connected. You can help.