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  1. rightnow MEDIA Free to You – the Netflix of Christian Video

    Community Updates

    Welcome to rightnow MEDIA, Hope Chapel! 

    Free to you! Email invitations were sent to everyone on HopeNews and the Directory this week. Didn’t get your invitation? Send your name and email to any of the staff to be invited.

    This Netflix-style Christian streaming video service includes access to over 10,000+ video Bible studies and training videos, including resources from over 150 leading Christian publishers and ministries, including Francis Chan, Louie Giglio, Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, Bill Hybels, Jen Hatmaker, Dave Ramsey, and some of the best kids’ series like What’s in the Bible, Boz, and Theo.

    Each of you will have instant and unlimited access to all the videos. Use it for studies in your home group, personal or family devotions, classes at Hope Chapel, or for your kids or teens. Access it from your phone, tablet, computer, or television streaming device.

    Just for Kids

    Whether at church, at home or in the back seat on a long drive, families with children of all ages now have unlimited access to an enormous library of entertaining and educational Bible-based content just for kids.

  2. Three Classes of “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” Starting January 24, 25, or 26th

    Community Updates

    Why Perspectives?

    God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelization remain today.

    What is Perspectives?

    Perspectives is a 15 week course designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic highlighting different aspects of God’s global purpose.

    The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day.

    The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.

    Curriculum, co-edited by our own Steve Hawthorne

    The Perspectives Reader is a collection of the best articles by a wide variety of Biblical scholars, historians, missiologists, and practicioners to usher students through the study of God’s mission and character through the Bible, Christian history, culture, and the task remaining in world evangelization. Class activities and our unique instructor format bring the class alive to explore what God is doing in the world today.

    Three Austin Classes:

    UT Central 


    January 24th

    Sundays, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM


    360 South


    January 25th, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM



    620 North


    January 26th

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Get Threaded into The Story!


  3. Proeger Reception postponed until next Sunday the 24th

    Community Updates

    Whether you know them or not, plan to welcome them home at the reception after the Sunday service on January 24th. We’ll eat sandwiches for lunch and hear details about how God is leading them now. 

    Longtime Hopites and recent overseas missionaries, Mark and Ceci Proeger (and children: Asher, Noah, and Selah) have returned from CPx – the All Nations’ Church Planting School in Capetown, South Africa. We want to hear about their time there and what they’ll be doing now that they are back in Austin. 

  4. Time of Prayer for Missions this Friday Evening at 7PM to Close Out Our Fast

    Community Updates

    On Sunday, Geno asked the Hope Chapel congregation to join in prayer and fasting for the group who will meet all day this Saturday, January 16th to hear the Lord about Hope’s missions’ decisions. He asked us to fast this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from food (non-solid diet) and/or from media and spend that time in prayer for the Mission’s group to have:

        • ears to hear

        • an ability to focus

        • Unity, and 

        • for whatever the Lord shows you how to pray for them.

    Geno invited anyone who’d like to come pray on Friday night the 16th to close out the time to meet in the main auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

  5. Worship Night Friday, Jan. 20th

    Community Updates

    Come spend an evening of extended worship! Everyone is welcome – we want to honor God and increase the praise going up from our planet to the One who is worthy of ALL praise. Come fill the auditorium with songs, dance, praise, and passion. Let’s more deeply discover the very thing which God created us for – to experience His Glory!

    Child care provided for children 2nd grade and under, by reservation, from 7-8:30 PM. Deadline to RSVP is Sunday, Jan. 15th. RSVP by filling out the information below, then scroll to the bottom and click “Sign Up”.

    We regret that the deadline has passed to reserve child care.

  6. Family Night the 13th • Find Your People There at 6:30 p.m. Weekly

    Community Updates

    Come find a group on Wednesdays at Family Night (meeting until summer). At Hope Chapel we believe strongly that it is in the context of small groups that we really live out our faith in Christ and grow to become all that God dreams for us.  

    Evening Meal and Schedule

    5:30-6:15 p.m.: Mealtime (donations accepted to defray the cost but the meal is offered free of charge). Can’t make the meal? Come at:

    6:15 p.m.: child care begins while we do a quick clean up

    6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: Hope Groups meet




    All groups are open but each has a theme.