Who Are We?
Hope Crossing is a community of people who orient their lives around Jesus. Our desire is to be like him and to do the things that he did. His compassion moved him to help the hurting, heal the broken, and give hope to the hopeless. We want to follow his example in order to address those needs in our generation.
We were established in 2014. But, that isn’t the beginning of the story. Our ministry started in the 1954 when a group of German immigrants established a worship community for German speaking people. The second generation of our community was established in the 1990’s as Dodge Park Church. Hope Crossing stands on the godly heritage of those faithful people who are committed to taking the hope of Jesus to the community.
We partner with a global movement of churches called the Church of God (Anderson).
Wisdom That Guides Us
“Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 5:5
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” – John 5:24
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” – 1 Peter 3:15
We do not have a written creed that articulates all of our beliefs. Our movement has a long standing slogan that states “the Bible is our rule of faith.”
There are, however, some distinctive understandings that we hold in common. Dr. Gilbert W. Stafford wrote about them in As Christians, Here We Stand.
What Others are Saying about Hope Crossing
I like the family atmosphere.When we started going to Hope Crossing I was about the throw the towel in on Churches . They have helped me to have a better understanding of God’s unfailing love. Hope Crossing is a family and everyone needs a kind accepting family.
I love that we are a family. I have received a great deal of love, support, inspiration and guidance from my Hope Crossing Family.
I started attending Hope Crossing shortly after becoming a Christian. I have and continue to learn and grow as a Christian from the relatable sermons and from listening to and watching the actions of the other members of the Hope Crossing family. They have walked beside me and I have been given plenty of opportunities to use my God-given gifts and talents. They have helped me to discover in myself the person God has created me to be.
I never understood the importance of being a part of a church until I started to attend Hope Crossing. I have grown so much since the first day I walked through their doors. They have been a huge part of my support team that walk beside me during the ups and downs of my journey through depression. At Hope Crossing, there is love, support, and acceptance. We share burdens, celebrate victories, pray for each other, and encourage one another.