Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. Did you miss the Smiths?

    Do you enjoy encouraging our workers, and praying for God to advance His kingdom through them? Then please join us for a Skype prayer time with our overseas friends, the Smith family. We will meet in Hala and Deb’s office at 9am, October 22 for a 45 minute power prayer time. All are welcome!

  2. World Welcome Opportunities!

    The end of summer is near, and with that comes a rush of University students back into Austin gearing up for another year. Around 6000 of these students come from all over the world and have basic needs that we can meet as the hands and feet of Jesus.

    Watch this video, or read below!


    Friendship Family/ Individual:

    You can become a support and a friend to one, or many, international students looking for a connection! Show them around Austin, invite them into your home for a meal, take them grocery shopping… there are many ways to connect with a student!

    ESL Conversation Partners or English classes:

    You can meet with a student to intentionally help them practice their English, or take on a group of students and lead an English class. Hope Chapel has plenty of resources for this, so teaching degree not required.

    World Welcome will also be facilitating regular gatherings for international students interested in staying connected. We would love to have Hope-ites participating in these activities as well.

    Please contact Christine Wilson to find out more!


  3. World Mandate Conference!

    Save the Date: January 28 @ Hope in the City

    World Mandate is a conference hosted by Antioch church in Waco, Texas  with the goal of inspiring followers of Jesus to change the world with the love of Jesus. The conference is a wonderful mix of worship and nations-minded speakers. This year Francis Chan and Tracy Evans will be guest speakers.

    Hope in the City will be live-streaming the event in south Austin and have invited us to join them. Cost is $10, and the event will begin at 3pm Saturday afternoon, and finish around 10pm. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend!

    World Mandate is an amazing time to be encouraged by what God is doing around the world! You will be inspired by how He might want to use you here in Austin or in the ends of the world.

    For more information, please contact:

    Ceci Proeger-, 512-521-9922

  4. Sherwins Visit America

    Help welcome the Sherwins home! Michael and Allison Sherwin will be visiting their home church next week, Hope Chapel, and we would love to welcome them with good food and great company. They are serving with All Nations Cape Town, which takes Michael around Africa and Asia training and equipping leaders, while Allison leads local church planting efforts in Southern Africa.

    Please come to a lunch following Hope’s morning service on November 20 to hear encouraging stories about what God is doing around the world. Lunch and discussion will be held in a home near Hope, so please RSVP (if possible).

    Sunday, November 20


    1407 Brentwood St.

  5. Firesides Begin in October!

    October is the kick-off month for our in-home Firesides! We have locations all around Austin throughout the month so I encourage you to find at least one to attend. You are welcome to attend as many as you’d like!

    Each one-hour Fireside has a local topic and an overseas topic, with specific Scriptures for each. It will be a great time of encountering God’s heart for His people around the world, through His word. I anticipate some encouraging words from the Lord, and some deeper connections with each other and those for whom we pray.

    October Fireside times and contact info:

    Tuesday, 11th, 7:45 PM – Michel’s home 78723

    Thursday, 13th, 7:30 PM – Raines’ home 78759 • text 512.773.3307

    Friday, 14th, 7:00 PM (2 hour Fireside) – Crowley home 78681

    Friday 14th, 7:15 PM – Dorman’s home 78738

    Thursday, 20th, 7:00 PM – Hildebrandt’s home 78753 • call or text 512-680-3916

    Friday, 21st, 7:00 PM – Johnston’s home  78759

    Tuesday, 25th, 7:30 PM – Umstattd’s home  78759

    Please visit The City if you’d like physical address locations.

    Thank you for participating in extending God’s kingdom through prayer and worship! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me,

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