Missons & outreach

Hope Community Church believes in doing all we can to care for the spiritual and physical needs of the people in our community and supporting those who do the same worldwide.


Therefore, we commit to giving 10% of our annual budget to support missionaries all over the world, as well as many local missions and ministries on a monthly basis.


We also do a number of hands-on projects and ministries within our community.


There are a variety of opportunities for you to get involved! 

Read on below for more information, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office at info@hopeofniles.com




Outreach ministries

Being the hands and feet of Jesus.

  • ADOPT-A-ROAD

    Through the Adopt-A-Road program, Hope has "adopted" the section of Lake Street on which our building is located. Twice a year, we serve and love our neighborhood by performing cleanup along the road.


    Want to volunteer?

    Thanks for your help with the fall cleanup! Watch for information about the next clean up date. 



  • CHRISTMAS GIVING

    Every Christmas, Hope adopts several families in our community and provides them with gifts in the days leading up to the holiday.


    Want to volunteer?

    Gift collection for this season has begun. Please bring your gifts to the church by December 10.

  • FULL SERVICE

    Full Service is a two-fold ministry of our student ministries. Teens serve their community with small projects in exchange for credit towards fees for church conventions, Christian camps, mission trips, and other experiences. The funds are provided by Full Service partners who want to invest in the lives of our teens. 


    Want to volunteer?

    Teens wanting more information about how to serve their community through Full Service or adults wanting to become Full Service partners should contact Director of Student Ministries Marc Danapilis marc@hopeofniles.com

  • HOPE AT TRINITY

    Hope at Trinity provides people in our community with a healthy, plentiful lunch on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9 S. 4th Street, Niles. The Community Lunches are a collaborative effort between Trinity Episcopal, Hope Community, Wesley United Methodist, and Trinity Lutheran, with each church providing lunches one Saturday a month. These meals are open to everyone. We offer not only food, but fellowship and God's love.


    Want to volunteer?

    Contact us at info@hopeofniles.com

  • MISSION TRIPS

    Hope sends out teams for short-term missions work each summer. One trip is usually specifically for teens, while the other is open to adults and families.


    This summer, our adult/family team served in Allen, South Dakota in the Pine Ridge Reservation area. Allen is currently recognized as the lowest-income area in the United States. Hope partnered with Pass Creek Church in Allen and served alongside them in their ministry to the people of their town. 


    Our next trip will be serving on the island of Trinidad from January 6-16, 2018. 


    Want to volunteer?

    Contact us at info@hopeofniles.com

  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

    Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of gift-filled shoeboxes around the world to boys and girls who are suffering because of war, natural disaster, poverty, illness or neglect.  Every shoebox gift is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. But a shoebox is just the beginning. It also presents an opportunity in nearly 75 countries for church partners to invite children into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey program. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Our church supports this mission by collecting and filling shoeboxes with gifts, which are then delivered to kids in need. 






    Want to volunteer?

    Thank you for your gifts! In 2017, we were able to pack and ship 54 shoeboxes worldwide.

  • PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

    The symbol of an unconditionally loving God, shawls wrap, enfold, cover, give solace, hug, and shelter. Shawls are handmade by our Prayer Shawl group and given to people to offer comfort during a troublesome time. Recently, our group was approached by a local hospital to also make shawls and cancer caps for patients in their care. 


    Want to volunteer?

    The Prayer Shawl group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to knit and crochet together. Feel free to join at any time! They are also currently collecting hats, gloves mittens and scarves to be given to the area schools for those that need them. Donations can be brought to Hope.

  • THANKSGIVING BASKETS

    Each year, Hope adopts several families in our community and provides them with complete Thanksgiving meals. 


    Want to volunteer?

    With your support and a generous donation from Coldwell Banker Anchor, we were able to provide Thanksgiving dinner to 30 local families in 2017.



Mission partners

From Ethiopia to our own community of Niles, these groups are making a big impact for the Kingdom.


We encourage you to visit their websites linked below to learn more about how the Lord is working through their team and see how you can further support them in their ministry.

  • CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP

    Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God, and establish them in a Bible believing church for Christian living.


    Hope supports Jean and Larry DePue with their work out of the Berrien Center, Michigan, headquarters.


    Learn more: https://www.cefonline.com

  • CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION

    CMA is a non-profit, interdenominational organization, dedicated to reaching people for Christ in the highways and byways through motorcycling. In this, there is a three-fold purpose: provide and encourage members to be active in testimony and Christian witnessing to all motorcyclists, provide a Christian fellowship ride group, and provide an evangelistic association for motorcycling. They are involved in motorcycling events across the country and in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into America's prisons. CMA also partners with three other ministries (Jesus Film Project, Missionary Ventures, and Open Doors) to spread the Gospel around the world. 


    Learn more: http://www.cmausa.org

  • COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL

    In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. 


    Hope Community Church currently sponsors four children.


    Learn more: http://www.compassion.com

  • DESTINY RESCUE

    Destiny Rescue is a grassroots, internationally recognized, Christian based, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. They help rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor, and are a voice for those that can’t speak up for themselves. Destiny Rescue realizes that human trafficking is a big problem globally with up to 27 million men, women and children enslaved in its deadly grip today and they are determined to respond to God’s call to set captives free worldwide. They currently operate their various programs in five nations: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, and India and will soon be launching a program in the Dominican Republic.


    Learn more: https://www.destinyrescue.org/us

  • FORGOTTEN MAN MINISTRIES

    Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministry of God's Word. Forgotten Man Ministries chaplains conduct daily in-house jail ministries that include Biblical one-on-one counseling, Bible correspondence courses, group Bible studies, discipleship training units (group Bible pods), distribution of Bibles and Christian books, showing of Christian DVD's, and the facilitation of pastor visits and local church worship services.


    Learn more: http://www.forgottenman.org

  • GOD'S LITTLEST ANGELS

    God’s Littlest Angels is dedicated to helping the children and families of Haiti by providing intensive nursery care for premature, malnourished, and abandoned children. They assist in placing abandoned children with adoptive families and in seeking outside help for children needing surgical or medical treatment not available in Haiti. Their purpose is to help the children of Haiti in any way they can and to spread the word of God to each person they serve.


    Learn more: http://www.glahaiti.org

  • HILL'S AND REIFEL's (RIPE FOR HARVEST)

    Hope Community Church sponsors missionaries Earl & Claire Reifel and Roy & Faith Hill, who are currently serving at a Bible, technical, and vocational training center in Sierra Leone, West Africa. They are committed to the development of an indigenous Church in Sierra Leone. As God enables them, they will partner with the National Church in an endeavor to build an educational facility, administered by the Church, which will enable them to offer sound Biblical instruction and technical vocational training in order to empower students to build positive relationships in their communities as spiritual leaders.


    Learn more: https://www.ripeforharvest.org/about-earl-and-clare-reifel/

  • HOPE GROWS

    Hope Grows is an initiative to promote a continuum of cancer care in the Greater Niles community- from diagnosis through recovery. Each year in May, the Niles-Buchanan YMCA and Lakeland Health Care hold a luncheon to raise funds for this cause, 100% of which goes entirely back to the community. With the public's generosity and a dedicated team of volunteers, the funding goes to support services for oncology patients at Lakeland, as well as the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA for cancer recovery.


    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/HopeGrows2017

  • HOPE MINISTRIES

    For nearly 52 years, Hope Ministries has been a refuge in downtown South Bend, Indiana, where those who need a warm meal, an encouraging word, and a place to stay have been able to seek refuge. Hope's mission is to relieve the suffering of those who are homeless, and give them hope through laying a foundation of stable health, life skills, and opportunities for a brighter future by being transformed through a relationship with Christ. 


    Learn more: https://www.hopesb.org

  • JESSURUN'S (SIM USA)

    Tom and Heidi Jessurun are missionaries in Kano, Nigeria, where Tom has served as a Bible teacher. In addition to being in the classroom, he and Heidi have been able to assist with seminars in various venues: Christian parenting, marriage, and Muslim evangelism. Most recently, Tom accepted a position as SIM Nigeria's Field Director. Tom’s new role will include significant travel throughout Nigeria, leading 80 SIM missionaries and their families, and framing the direction the field will take in vision and strategy for reaching the lost in Nigeria.

    Learn more: http://www.simusa.org/about/where-we-work/africa/nigeria/

  • KLAUS' (HOPE IN VIEW)

    Hope Community Church supports the ministry of Ron & Carolyn Klaus. Hope In View's mission is to strengthen the Church, especially in Ethiopia, so that it is empowered to bring about wholistic, sustainable transformation of individuals, churches and communities. Ron teaches discipleship training to young pastors in Ethiopia while Carolyn, a doctor, trains pastors and community leaders on AIDS and is also spearheading spiritual and economic development training.


    Learn more: http://www.hopeinview.org

  • LUVABILITY MINISTRIES

    Luvability is an effort to communicate the love of God to people with disabilities. This is done mainly through their Worship Arts service where the team encourages and shares their faith in Jesus Christ with the congregation. The Worship Arts service welcomes over 300 people monthly. Several surrounding church congregations have joined together to provide Worship Arts inclusive experiences for their communities. The goal is to create a community of believers regardless of disability and to build up the Body of Christ through love and faith expression.


    Learn more: http://www.luvability.org

  • MICHIGAN CHURCH OF GOD

    The Evangelism and Home Missions Department of the state of Michigan Church of God is dedicated to develop and implement ministries in soul-winning, church planting and church growth that will assist the local church to reach and reap the harvest of the 21st century.


    Learn more: http://www.choginmi.org

  • PREGNANCY CARE CENTER

    The Niles Pregnancy Care Center provides life choices and offers hope to individuals facing pregnancy-related issues. Located in downtown Niles, Michigan, the center offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling services, post-abortion support as well as other pregnancy related services facing young women and families today.


    Learn more: http://www.pregnancyniles.com

  • REIFEL's (CHRISTIANS IN ACTION)

    Elmer and Joann Reifel are missionaries currently serving in West Africa. Most recently, they have been managing a skills training center near Waterloo, Sierra Leone and have focused on discipleship and pastoral training, using basic development as as bridge ministry to the rural communities. You can read more about them and view their latest newsletters at their page linked above.


    Learn more: http://www.cinami.org/reifel.html

  • SALVATION ARMY - NILES

    The Salvation Army is "an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church" who's primary objective is to transform lives through a combination of social services programs, and preaching of the Gospel. Some of their programs include: Feeding His Sheep, Lunch Bunch, Home League, Community Care Ministries, Youth Programs, and Grocery Assistance.


    Learn more: http://www.saniles.org/


  • ST. MARGARET'S HOUSE

    St. Margaret's House is a day center committed to the gospel value of hospitality as reflected in Matthew 25 and improving the lives of women and children. Some come for a day to meet an immediate need for a hot, nutritious meal, to take a shower, to access their clothes closet or simply to make a phone call. Others come longer to take part in a program—parenting, empowerment, health or Bridges Out of Poverty. And still others have come for years because they find a supportive community which helps them battle the isolation that sometimes comes from struggling as a single parent, coping with mental and physical health issues or surviving a history of sexual or physical abuse. Here they can lend a hand, meet new friends and experience the power of women helping women.


    Learn more: http://stmargaretshouse.org/