Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. Sherwin Shindig- POSTPONED

    Due to illness, we will need to reschedule their time at Hope. Please check back here to find the new date.

    Please join us in welcoming Michael, Allison, and baby Aeden Sherwin home for a short respite. They will be sharing about God’s movement in South Africa and how He’s expanding His kingdom throughout the nations! We will serve a light lunch in the Lighthouse.

  2. Meet Pastor Emre this Wednesday, August 15

    Turkey is much in the news…and not just at Hope Chapel.  Here’s a chance to get up close to what is happening there.

    Join us Wednesday evening at 7PM at Hope to meet and hear from Emre K., a significant leader in the church in Turkey.
    • He has been mentored by two of the more “apostolicly gifted” workers in Turkey. He was led to the lord in 2000 by and discipled for several years in Adana with Humberto C. Here he was grounded in evangelism and church planting. He carries the C’s fearless faith and passion.
    • About 10 years ago he married and moved to Izmit to help with the church there who had lost leaders in connection with the Malatya murders fall out. Here he came under the mentorship of Carlos M.
    • Then a few years ago while he was leading the church in Izmit police uncovered a plot to kill his entire family on the day it was to happen. The court case goes on with the perpetrators known and free.
    • Emre has been consistently committed to follow up, church planting, and evangelism. He’s learned a passable amount of English. Today he’s working with a couple of church plants in the outlying areas of Istanbul.
    • He is also taking increasing leadership in the Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation.
    • He’s beginning an internet radio station and developing a lot of content.
  3. Parenting Conversation on September 22

    Join Hala Tompkins and other experienced parents for a conversation about training our kids, frustration, anger and all that goes along with being a parent. We will discuss two previously assigned readings in order to have a common starting point.

    Space is limited!  Sign up and request childcare by sending Hala an email.

    Saturday, September 22 from 9am to noon in the pastors’ office conference room.

  4. AtHome Weekly available online for parents

    Dear Parents,

    As a way to partner with you as you disciple your children, we are happy to provide you with a PDF of the HomeFront Weekly handout.

    HomeFront Weeklies are far more than a “Take-Home” page: they allow you to pre-teach the Bible lesson that will be taught next Sunday morning in our kids’ classes at Hope Chapel.  They are a valuable tool which can equip you to be the primary nurturers of your children’s faith in your home during the week.

    Take some time this week to read through the scripture passages and do a couple of the activities with your children. You’ll be glad you did!

    Family Together Time for August 12

    Threes:Fours At Home Weekly for August

    Kindergarten AtHome Weekly for August 12

    Elementary AtHome Weekly for August 12




  5. Citywide Worship and Prayer at Planetshakers

    Come Thursday, July 12th at 7pm for an amazing evening of worship and prayer with churches from all over Greater Austin sponsored by Austin’s Unceasing Prayer Movement (the same group we join on 3rd Fridays in covering the City of Austin in prayer).

     Planetshakers will lead us in worship, and pastors, leaders, and believers from across our city will contend together for a Jesus Awakening for Greater Austin! See you on July 12th at Austin Planetshakers at 1101 Reinli St Austin, TX 78723 (former location of Austin Cornerstone Church).

  6. N2Worship Camp coming to Austin Oaks on July 30!

    N2Worship Camp at Austin Oaks starts on July 30!

    Sign up now for the south N2Worship Camp coming to Austin Oaks on July 30 through August 10,  Monday through Friday mornings, 9:30am to 12:30pm.

    Austin Oaks Church is located at 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin 78749, near Mopac and William Cannon and across the street from Hope in the City.

    We have completed our camp at Northwest Fellowship and are now gearing up for our south camp which will begin at 9:30am on Monday, July 30 at Austin Oaks Church. (Notice that start time is at 9:30am instead of 9am.) Hope in the City will also be partnering with us in this south camp.  It is wonderful to realize that many churches in Austin value, as we do, this endeavor to train and raise up worshippers, worship team members, and worship leaders.

    Ages 9 and older are welcome! We will spend 3 hours a day for 10 days working, playing and singing to the glory of our Great God.  Our staff of seasoned worship leaders and experienced music educators are devoted to helping students grow in their musical gifts and in their relationship to God through musical worship.  It is a rich two weeks which culminates in a student-led worship time when friends and family are invited to join in.

    Registration cost is $275.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you are planning to come to the south camp.

    To register and more information at  Questions? Email