Opportunities to dig deeper and grow in your faith
Growing in Christ
Everyone has room to grow as a follower of Christ. Your Church provides a wide variety of opportunities for personal growth from the newest believer to the those with years of experience.
“And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common.” Acts 2v44
There is a beautiful picture that is painted in Acts 2 of a church that lives together in community, shares everything together and praises God together with a gladness of heart. We read that God performs many signs and wonders amongst them and continually adds to them. This is what we desire for our church!
Life Groups are a fantastic way to get connected and form deep, meaningful friendships that encourage one another in our Christian walk.
We currently have four life groups that meet on different days of the week, including a Portuguese group, a Daytime group and a Family group.
For more info contact Tim Sherman
“But Jesus said: Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me: for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19v14
At Hope Church we love children and families and they are at the centre of all we do. It is so important that our vision and values are reflected in our children’s work and that our children develop encouraging, supportive friendships that encourage them to follow God throughout their childhoods and adolescent years.
We currently have two age groups that we serve at Hope Church:
Little Treasures (0-5yrs)
Training For Reigning /TFR (6-11yrs)
We’re always looking for new ways to expand as a church and as we grow are looking to develop a youth work.
If you’re interested in joining in or for more information contact Nigel on 01842 763446 or Helen on 01842 755769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve ever had questions about life or the Christian faith then the Alpha course could be for you. Together with other local churches we run this course every Autumn in the friendly, relaxed setting of Thetford Costa Coffee (free cake included!) It’s a great opportunity to discuss and explore in a non-threatening environment.
HOTs (Healing On The Streets)
“Doing Kingdom work on the streets of Thetford”
If you’ve ever been in Thetford town centre on a Saturday morning then you’ve probably seen a group from our church and other local churches across the town outside King St Baptist Church.
We gather there once a month to love and serve our town. From face painting to providing prayer for healing, the HOTs team want to reflect the love of the Father, bring hope to the hopeless and meet people where they are in need, just as Jesus did.
There have been some amazing encounters and testimonies of what God has done on our streets already. The most remarkable concerned a lady who had underdeveloped inner ear, and therefore had been very hard of hearing since she was a child. After receiving prayer, she was able to throw away her hearing aids! She was thrilled that for the first time in her life, she could ear wig effectively! We are excited to see what God will continue to do as we seek to listen to his voice and pray out for healing in our town.
International Ministry – Romania
In September 2016 a group from Hope Church and Cloverfield Church partnered with Hope Church Romania to provide support to the ongoing work in Comani, a large village just outside of Draganesti-Olt, in the south of the country.
During the week that they were there, the team were involved in an Eyeglass Ministry, where nearly 200 people from the local community were given blood pressure screenings, counselling, reading glasses, exposure to Jesus, and prayer. They were also involved in children’s ministry, meeting and praying for people and families, preaching, women’s ministry, and a food parcel project.
Over the course of the week, more than twenty local adults happily gave their lives to Christ and many, many children said “Da!” to Jesus. It was a very fruitful time. But also a sobering time as the team appreciated the poverty in which many of these dear people live, throughout the year.
We continue to pray for our Brothers in Sisters in Romania, and relationship between Hope Church Thetford and Hope Church Romania continues to grow. A future trip is already being planned for late September 2017.
Food Bank / Skills For Life
Over the last 2years Hope Church has run “Cooking on a budget”, as well as “Sewing skills for life” courses. These have been well attended, and benefited our local community with invaluable skills and knowledge. The funding for these projects is now coming to an end but the groups will continue to run informally. If you are interested in getting involved with one of these courses, get in touch with us.
We continue to support the Thetford Food Bank and have a collection box at our Sunday meetings.
Hope into Action
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor in your land.” Deuteronomy 15v11.
We are currently praying and developing our Social Action ministry and looking to partner with Hope into Action to help the homeless in our town.
Watch this space for upcoming developments into how to get involved with practically serving the poor and homeless in our community.