A Purposeful Direction
We want to help people connect with God.
In August 2012, Pastor Matt shared our latest vision plan, called 5FOR15, five spiritual growth habits that we want to significantly inspire people around in the next 3 years, by 2015. We believe that faith growth is a personal thing - that only an individual can incline to grow in faith. The church's role is to create environments and connections that inspire toward this - empowering people to daily and weekly take small faith steps forward. This is how a spiritual journey in a new direction over a lifetime is formed - one step at a time. The five personal habits we are focused on are Bible reflection, prayer, sharing your faith, serving, and giving.
In August 2011, we expanded our reach through an aggressive new one-year vision plan called More Hope 4 Dubuque, which centered around starting a 4th worship service at a second location in Dubuque. We launched this second campus in January 2012 at Mindframe movie theater, then moved it to Blades Chapel at the University of Dubuque in August 2012. We started a 5th worship service at this site in September 2012. We've loved meeting new people in our city through this new venue! Currently, about 150 attend this new campus each weekend.
In August 2008, Pastor Matt shared a new way forward for our church called Vision 411, four core initiatives to be completed by 2011. They included new direction for our Children's Ministries and Student Ministries, a fresh emphasis on our Arts Ministry in our weekend worship services, a local care focus that included our new downtown Neighborhood Resource Center, and new global ministry partnerships, which have been changing lives in Haiti and Mexico City. Since 2008, Hope Church has doubled in size, and we continue to feel the benefits this vision plan brought to our mission to help people connect with God.