Opportunities to dig deeper and grow in your faith
Growing in Christ
Everyone has room to grow as a follower of Christ. Our Church provides a wide variety of opportunities for personal growth from the newest believer to 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 3 life groups that meet on different days of the week.
Hope Kids – Children’s Ministry
“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 good, supportive friendships that encourage them to follow God throughout their childhood and adolescent years.
We’re always looking for new ways to expand as a church and as we grow we are looking to develop a youth work.
Meat ‘n Greet
Meat ‘n Greet happens every Wednesday afternoon at 4.30pm underneath the big sycamore tree opposite Domino’s in the centre of town.
We share some hot food and tea and coffee with those in the town that really appreciate this and we chat and often sing some worship songs and pray together.
God has clearly led our church into a ministry with the marginalised folk of Thetford.
HOTS (Healing On The Streets)
Hope Kids at Fun2Play is our monthly outreach for families with children aged from 1 to 11 years old. We have lots of fun together. The children play, make new friends, worship Jesus and learn from the bible before having some food and heading home ready for the week ahead.
The events are free of charge and take place on the last Sunday of each month at Fun2Play, 9 Roman Way, Thetford.
Over the last few years Hope Church has made a close connection with another Hope Church, this time in Romania! Groups have gone out to provide support to a church plant in Comani, a large village just outside of Draganesti-Olt, in the south of the country.
We have been 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. We 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, we have seen many local adults happily gave their lives to Christ and experience physical and emotional healing. And many, many children said “Da!” to Jesus. These have been fruitful visits but also sobering ones as the team appreciated the poverty in which many of these dear people live throughout the year.
We continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Romania, and the relationship between Hope Church Thetford and Hope Church Romania continues to grow. The next trip is planned for 14 – 19 May 2020.
Keys Community Detox Project
Since early 2018 Hope Church has been partnering with the Keys Community Detox Project, based near Brighton, to help those in our community addicted to drugs or alcohol to find freedom.
The pathway to freedom is a partnership of medical expertise provided by the Project, in collaboration with local GPs in Thetford, and spiritual ministry which is handled by a team in our church.
Jesus announced that he had come to “proclaim good news to the poor….freedom for the prisoners” and we believe that his church is authorised to continue his ministry today.
We welcome all support for this ministry area.