New to Hope

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone; the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Welcome to Hope! We are excited to share our journey of hope with you. We are striving to be a Christ-centered community, because in Him, we have found hope.  If you’re looking for hope, you are welcome here.

Jesus and the cross bring us all together, regardless of the differences we have: different races, family types, church backgrounds, professional occupations, economic statuses, political opinions, some of us even like country music (though we try not to admit to that publicly). We all come together because in Jesus, we find hope...and meaning...and purpose...and identity...and value...and mission.

Weekend Services - Saturday 5:30 p.m. >> Sunday 9:00 a.m. >> Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Our creative weekend services are designed using drama, multi­media, and contemporary music, with the end goal of helping you understand how to have an exciting and transformational relationship with Jesus Christ. We hope you'll join us for a weekend service to see for yourself what we're about.



What do I do with my kids?

Hope has a creative and energetic children's ministry for your kids.  On Saturday evenings, we offer programs for kids up through 3rd grade.  On Sunday mornings, we offer programs for kids up through 5th grade.

What should I wear?

At Hope, we want you to come as you are.  Jeans? Perfect.  God loves us just as we are and we want you to feel safe coming just as you are.

How long are the services?

A typical service is about an hour and fifteen minutes.

  • Where is Hope Located (Directions to our campus)

    Hope is on the West side of Springfield. We are located on the corner of Bunker Hill Road and Lenhart Road, directly across from Centennial Park.  Google Map

  • Want to get connected?

    If you've already made it in the doors of the church and want to get connected, we'd love to get to know you. Fill out our online connect card. We would love to help you connect to the people of Hope, and ultimately, to Jesus Christ.

  • What we believe

    Hope is an Evangelical Free Church, and therefore, we subscribe to the core beliefs of the EFCA, which is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions.  EFCA Statement of Faith

  • Our History

    Hope Church has a history of changes that were often uncomfortable, but were rewarded by major growth in membership and ministry. The congregation got its start nearly a century ago in 1907, when some German Evangelicals began meeting in their homes for Bible study. In 1913, they called a pastor and met in a cottage, but it soon became too small...  A lot has happened over the last 100 years.  Our current pastor, Brian Mills, began to serve as Pastor in January 2014 after serving as an administrator at a Christian University in Illinois and an Associate Minister in Texas. Brian brings a strong sense of mission to the ministry at Hope Church. He believes that we live in historic times with amazing opportunities for the church to restore a sense of meaning, purpose and value to our culture. Link to PDF of full history

Not sure how to get connected?

Fill out our online connect card and we can help you get plugged in.