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

  • Join us for lunch!  Meet Brian Mills, our Lead Pastor and his wife Chantell.  We’ll get a chance to get to know you, and you’ll get to know us.  You can learn more about Hope, our core beliefs and our history, as well as have a chance to meet other people that call Hope home.  Register Here.

I’m Ready to follow Christ (Baptism)

  • If you haven’t yet taken this step of faith and want to find out more, look for our next session of Rooted.  Rooted is a great introduction to what it means to follow Christ, and culminates with baptism.  If you have other questions about baptism before you can get into a Rooted session, please contact our Spiritual Formation Pastor, Patrick Groth

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.  (We suggest a session of Rooted prior to attending membership class.) Rooted will have winter sessions available soon.

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.
  • Step 1 - New to Hope and want to find out more?

    If you’ve just been coming to Hope for a little while, we’d like to tell you a little bit about ourselves. Join us for lunch following 10:45 am service in the Multi-Purpose Room (off of the coffee café). Find out what makes Hope unique and meet some of the folks that call Hope home. The next I'm new lunch - December 10 Let us know you're coming so we can have enough food.

  • Step 2 - Ready to follow Christ in Baptism?

    Baptism classes for adults will be offered regularly.  Contact Beth Yokley for information about upcoming baptism classes.  

  • Step 3 - Want to find out about Membership @ Hope?

    Now that you’ve been baptized, the next step is to learn what it means to be a follower of Christ. Through this class you’ll discover the 5 ways Jesus said His followers would be recognized and how to begin those practices for yourself. A meal will be included. You can see the 6 marks of disciples in our recently updated membership guide.  Our next Membership Class will follow the 10 week Rooted session that begins in January.  We encourage you to take Rooted first.  Register

  • Step 4 - Ready to Jump in and find out how you can serve using your gifts?

    All of us as Christ followers have gifts that allow us to bless others. If you want to discover more about your own spiritual gifts, passions and temperament and take a first step toward using your gifts strategically at Hope and in the community, this class is a great start.    

    Find the "Are you Ready to Volunteer?" publication and find your place to serve.

  • Step 5 - Want to learn how to have financial peace and live generously?

    Part of our call as Christ-followers is to give financially to the work of the church. But money can be confusing! The Bible has a lot to say about using money wisely. 

    Financial Peace University - a 9-week course by Dave Ramsey, you will learn tools to bring financial peace to you and your family, while also being a blessing to others.  We'll be starting up a class in January 2018!   Register

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.