As The Hope Collective, we are engaging in a two-year generosity initiative called GIVE HOPE.
Hope is our confident expectation of a better tomorrow based on the character and promises of God. He is our hope. He is our cause. Lake County has over 700,000 people – those who have hope and those who are lost without it.
By challenging, inspiring, and equipping The Hope Collective, we have a greater opportunity to give hope to our community and throughout the world. We want everyone to fully engage in a discipleship and leadership process that will allow us to give hope in a way we’ve never done before. It’s a vision that can only be accomplished through extravagant generosity and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Welcome To Give Hope
We all know that feeling of walking into a school, workplace, or crowded event and not seeing an available seat. When that happens, there’s nothing like having someone call your name because they have a seat for you. That is what the Give Hope journey is all about. God has invited us to His Table to feast with Him so we can find our identity, purpose, hope, calling, and new life through His Son, Jesus. What would it look like to have a seat at God’s table and invite by name those we meet who are in need of this hope we have?
The Table is a place of belonging, feasting, conversation, and celebration. Jesus did so much of His ministry around tables and still does that ministry today through His church.
When a church loses its purpose, many times it’s because they are sitting at the wrong tables. The Kingdom of God is an invitation to those of us who have found ourselves either sitting at the wrong table or unable to find a seat.
JOIN US AS WE BUILD BIGGER TABLES.
What We Set Out to Do
As The Hope Collective, we committed to take our generosity to the NEXT LEVEL by experiencing and providing for others what Jesus gave to the people who sat at His tables.
The Next Level of Belonging
The Next Level of Freedom
The Next Level of Obedience
$11.1 MILLION OVER TWO YEARS
Building The Foundation
Building The Family
Building The Future
What God Has Done
The Hope Collective
130 Alpha participants
Over 500 people in community groups
34% increase in average giving per family
Over 750 people in services each Sunday
160 children weekly in HopeCo kids
15 scholarships for pastors to attend Freedom Academy
HOPE CENTER USA
500 families served each week at the Food Pantry
Expanded Hope Farm growing fresh produce
New services being provided, including Hope Health and Hope Employment
Working with D95 to assist 60 homeless families in Lake Zurich
Developing partnerships with local community organizations
9 Partnerships with justice-seeking churches all over the world:
Albany Park, IL
What's Your Role
Where We Are Headed
The Hope Collective
New auditorium to gather the entire church for one Sunday service each week and host community programs throughout the week.
Expanded lobby space to create more room for connection on Sundays and meeting/co-working spaces Monday through Saturday.
Updated and expanded Kids Ministry area serving as early childhood education and daycare space during the week.
HOPE CENTER USA
Completing Renovations for the Hope Center Headquarters
Establishing a Permanent Location for the Food Pantry
Starting a Thrift Store to Create Jobs and Generate Revenue
Starting a Transportation Service for the Lake Zurich Community
Launching a Residency Program for Emerging Leaders
The Hope Network
Deepening Relationships with Current National and International Partners
Walking Future Church Partners through the CREATE-IT Process
Exploring Potential Partnerships in New Locations
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.
Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?”
When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”