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.

In addition to providing many services within our community, we are also committed to giving 10% of our annual budget to support ministries all over the world on a monthly basis.

outreach ministries


    Each summer, Hope is able to provide fresh produce to local ministries by maintaining a garden with a variety of vegetables.

    Want to get involved? A group of volunteers begins prepping the garden in April and works throughout the summer to plant, maintain, and harvest. You can sign up online if you are interested in learning how you can help. 


    On the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm, Hope Community Church hosts the Feeding America mobile food pantry in our parking lot (rain or shine). Anyone with a genuine need for food assistance can come and receive fresh food for their family at no cost.

    Want to get involved? We are always looking for volunteers to help setup and distribute food. Contact the church office for details.


    Every year, Hope adopts several families in our community and provides them with complete Thanksgiving dinners and/or Christmas gifts in the days leading up to the holidays. 

    Want to get involved? Watch for information in November about how you can donate food or gifts.


    Hope sends out teams for short-term missions work each summer, to serve alongside our ministry partners. Most recently, a team from Hope has served at Pass Creek Church in South Dakota.

    Want to get involved? Watch in the spring for information on our next mission trip opportunity.


    Shawls and other items are handmade by our Prayer Shawl group and given to people to offer comfort during a difficult time. 

    Want to get involved? The group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm at Hope. Anyone is welcome to come and crochet.


    Each Wednesday evening in August from 5-7pm, we get together at Spero House in downtown Niles for a community meal. Anyone is invited to join us for some hot dogs and good conversations!

    Want to get involved? We need people to help cook and serve the meals. Contact Pastor Nathanael if you are interested.




    Every child deserves a chance to dream about the future, to experience joy, and to know God’s love. At Children of Promise, they call this wholeness, and it is their calling to make a life of wholeness possible for children around the world. 

    Children have the best chance at wholeness when they have their basic needs met and when they are part of a loving community. Children of Promise’s local leaders in more than 30 countries around the world identify children in their communities who would benefit from child sponsorship. This ensures the support provided to sponsored children makes the biggest possible impact in their lives. Together we are all working to bring hope and wholeness to children in need. 

    childrenofpromise.global sponsor a child


    South Bend, Indiana

    Hope’s mission is to engage people in intensive relationships, help them heal, and foster long-term relationships to help them transform and thrive. Based in South Bend, Indiana, they provide basic needs, such as housing, food, and healthcare, but also counseling, education, addiction recovery, loving and trusting relationships, self-evaluation, and job-readiness.

    hopesb.org Volunteer Give


    United States

    Intern Academy is building a pipeline of leaders through a network of ministry internships, providing training, experience, and accountability. Partnered with an Intern Academy Coach, each intern receives an experience focused around the core values of character, leadership, and mentoring to equip them for success.

    IA's Genesis Project is a special mission to start new internship programs. In 2021, the  first such program of the Genesis Project was launched at Hope Community Church. 

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  • THE KONDORS (ReachGlobal)
    Budapest, Hungary

    Matyas, a Hungarian native, and Kate, a Michigan native, aim to see churches started and strengthened in Hungary. Their connections to the international church and former years as missionaries to Ukraine give opportunity to do so. Along with their two children, they seek to see unity among believers and churches through worship, sound, evangelism, and discipleship.

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    Niles, Michigan

    Caring, confidential support to people facing pregnancy and family related issues is the focus of LifePlan of Niles, Michigan. All their services are offered without any discrimination, and often extend to the family or significant others related to the woman. Many of their clients come for a confidential pregnancy test, but also receive maternity and baby clothing or other supplies. They strive to graciously provide an opportunity for each client to hear the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.

    lifeplan.org Volunteer Give



    Luvability Ministries nurtures the faith journey of persons with disabilities through relationships, art-based worship, and an inclusive approach to recognizing God’s love. They teach, train and welcome volunteers and encourage the community of faith to make this vision a daily reality in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities. Their motto is “You are loved, you have the ability to love, and God loves you most of all!"

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    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.

    Hope Community Church is a part of the Michigan Church of God network.

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    Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

    Tim and Kim Wardell serve as Church of God missionaries in Allen, South Dakota, among the Lakota people. They are mentoring the growing congregation of the Pass Creek Church into what it means to be a fully functioning, self-sustaining church with the vision that one day indigenous leadership will be at the helm of this church.

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    Michigan County Jails

    Formerly known as Forgotten Man Ministries, RTF believes in the redemption and restoration of inmates through Jesus Christ. As the largest jail-focused ministry in the U.S., they empower chaplains and volunteers to share hope and salvation with the “forgotten” women and men incarcerated in Michigan’s county jails.

    jailministry.org Volunteer Give


    Niles, Michigan

    Niles is a great little city! Just like all great cities there are challenges. One challenge we face is that of individuals struggling to beat addictions, single parent homes, and poverty. Spero House believes that there is hope for everyone (Spero is Greek for the word hope) and it starts with kindness and ends with direction & wholeness. Spero House seeks to labor at this very thing, through charitable offerings, such as helping individuals through hunger, encouragement and life direction in the greater Niles area. 

    sperohouseniles.org Volunteer give