What to Expect
The Worship Service Experience
We have a simple format for our worship service. We don't do things that have to be memorized in advance. We use tools such as video, visual arts and personal stories to communicate the message of God's love in a clear and contemporary way. Our pastor is committed to preach messages that deal with real life issues. The messages are biblical, relevant and practical. Our commitment is to offer a worship experience that makes sense and makes a difference.
Our music style consists of a live band with a modern sound. We project the words to the songs onto a screen so we don't use hymnbooks. We may even do a traditional church hymn, but it probably will not be presented in a traditional way. The songs we sing may be new to you at first but we believe you will enjoy the music and find that it helps you connect to God in a meaningful way.
Come As You Are
Since God doesn't have a dress code neither do we. We encourage you to come as you are comfortable. The people you see on the stage will be casually dressed.
And Bring Your Kids
During our Sunday Worship Celebration we offer a safe and nurturing environment for our infants and toddlers in our nursery. Our pre-school and elementary-aged kids love our high-energy children's ministry in "The Beach" where each week is filled with songs, games, and interactive teaching that instill core biblical truths in our children's lives. At Hope Springs you can be assured that we love and value kids and we hope to make their time with us one of the best hours of their week!
Other Important Questions
How long will the service last?
Our Worship Celebration begins at 10:45 a.m. and usually lasts an hour and 15 minutes. Our Children's Ministry occurs simultaneously, so we don't offer a traditional Sunday School. We encourage you to come early or stay after and enjoy refreshments and a cup of coffee.
Will I be singled out as a visitor?
First of all, we consider you a guest not a visitor. Our commitment is to create a welcoming climate where you will feel at home. We will not put you on the spot by having you say anything, stand or identify yourself as new. You will have an opportunity at your own choosing to fill out a Connection Card that will give you the chance to find out specific information about the ministries of Hope Springs.
What kind of church is it?
Hope Springs is a United Methodist faith community. We are a congregation of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church which consists of almost 900 churches throughout Kentucky. We offer opportunities to learn about the history and beliefs of United Methodists as well as the vision and values of Hope Springs Community Church in our Discovery 101 class for persons who are considering membership in the church or just simply want to know more.