An authentic, caring community is important within HopePointe. Understanding and being part of what God is doing in the world is also important. We’re convinced He uses other people to accomplish these things in our lives, people who encourage us, challenge us, teach us, pray for us, care for us, and love us. In short, they help shape us to look more like Jesus.
At HopePointe, these communities are known as pastorates—intergenerational communities where these kinds of relationships can happen. Each pastorate is made up of 20-25 people gathering weekly in one another's homes for prayer, study, worship, service, and mission - what some might call a house church. It's a place for everyone: those who are single, couples, children, grandparents. If you're new, come join us!
"I'm new. What are my options with pastorates?"
Each fall, a special pastorate for newcomers, known as St. Andrew’s, begins. St. Andrew’s is designed to help folks get to know one another, discuss basics of our Christian faith, and learn more about HopePointe and Anglicanism. After one has experienced the first semester of St. Andrew’s, church membership may be considered. If you would like to know more about membership, you may read our membership covenant here.
Aside from our Newcomers’ Pastorate, our others are referred to as "Life Pastorates", which meet throughout the week. These groups gather for prayer, study, worship, service, and mission. If you are a newcomer, you don’t have to wait until the fall to experience community. You are invited to visit any of our Life Pastorates to see if one might be a fit for you at this time. Below is a list of our current Life Pastorates and who to contact to find out details of times and meeting places:
· St. Mark’s Pastorate (Sunday afternoon)
Jack Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Pearce: email@example.com
· St. Luke’s Pastorate (Sunday evening)
· St. Catherine's Pastorate (Sunday evening)
St. Elizabeth’s Pastorate (Sunday evening)
Dave Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabrina Stone: email@example.com
St. John’s Pastorate (Tuesday Night)
Marc Hutson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elaine Kirten: email@example.com
St. Matthew’s Pastorate (Thursday Night)
Doug Ritze: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Rambach: email@example.com
If you're new to HopePointe and would like to learn about joining a pastorate, please include your information below and someone will get back to you.