Youth & Children

I Corinthians 16:13 charges us to “stand firm in the faith.” 

Youth Group (Sundays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the church gym, during the school year).

Loud, energetic, passionate and rooted in Scripture. Every Sunday, teens from grades 4 on up meet for a great time of hanging out, singing praise songs, playing games, doing activities, praying, and being at home with God. We get a little silly, have a lot of fun, focus on growing our faith. Friends are welcome!

Nursery (Sundays, 10:30 a.m.)

There is a nursery available for babies and toddlers during our worship service, located in the back classrooms. Of course, parents are not required to take their children to the nursery; some prefer to keep the little ones with them. The nursery is staffed by a rotating group of


At many churches, children are asked to be invisible; at Mt. Hope, we want them front and center! Our acolytes are one of the ways we get children involved with the worship service. Every Sunday, two of our acolyte-trained kids will don their robes, and begin and end worship by lighting/extinguishing the candles. Any child of the appropriate height may apply to be an acolyte.

Vacation Bible School

Our mid-summer is always a busy one, as we throw our annual Vacation Bible School for kids up through grade 5. Dozens of children pour into the church during every day that week, participating in all sorts of events and games, which are led by Mt. Hope adult and teen volunteers. VBS is open to any children in the community and their friends!

VBS 2019

Totally Christian Karate

Pastor Chris is a TCK Practitioner. It is a practical self defense system designed primarily as a tool for Christian discipleship, though physically the art of self defense is taught, within the context of a distinctly Christian world view. Spiritually, the art trains to: CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS, RENEW YOUR MIND, PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD, TELL THE TRUTH IN LOVE.  8 Levels to Black Belt: White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple, Blue, Brown, Red, Black. (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control)

100 Techniques: American – Chinese  – Japanese – Korean. Drills: Foundations or Stances – Avoiding – Escaping – Blocking – Striking – Kicking – Restraining. Self Defense. 100 Bible Studies. One attached to each level and technique. 100 Memory Verses. One attached to each level and technique.





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