10 for 10

10 for 10 

Hope’s 10 for 10, launched Nov. 2, 2019, details 10 goals for Hope in the next 10 years. With this fresh, updated vision for a decade of ministry, we are seeing the amazing ways God is on the move! 

These goals include broadcasting the gospel; building bridges of harmony, prayer and outreach with the Holy Spirit; serving our neighbors in need; building new church buildings and clean water wells; being inter-generational; building faith; launching 10 new sites and partnerships; and offering Christian counseling. Dive into these 10 goals and listen to how God may be calling you to activate your faith and get plugged in! 

1. Evangelists 

BROADCAST the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ to 10 million people through inspired weekly gatherings (worship and creative arts), digital outreach (social media, podcasts, blogs, books, recorded music, apps, websites and teaching tools), open house events (Christmas, Easter, Vacation Bible School, Taste of Hope, revivals, community gatherings and calls to prayer), national and global partnerships (Alpha, Denmark Indre Mission, GlobeServe, etc.), and intentional outreach into the world of youth sports. 

Evangelists Broadcast

For questions or connection, please contact Chris Gunnare or Bill Withers

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!” 
Isaiah 52:7

“Again he said, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.’”  
John 20:21 

“But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.”  
2 Timothy 4:5 

2. Unity Agents 

BUILD bridges of harmony for cultures divided by race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, politics and worldview. Illuminate in our public teaching and private conversations a biblically faithful application of God’s word to the issues of our day, avoiding ditches of legalism and relativism, rising above dismissive debates, calling instead for a “third way” of civility, compassion, respect, love and acknowledgment that the Christ who unites us is greater than the issues that could divide us. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Jeremy Johnson

“Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!”  
Romans 12:16 

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” 
Colossians 3:14 

“Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.” 
2 Timothy 2:23 

3. Spirit-Filled 

SURF new waves of revival sent to the church by the Holy Spirit. Pursue the Christian faith not only as an intellectual pursuit (mind), but also an experiential relationship with a living God (heart and soul). Realize the inspiring presence in our daily lives of a miraculous God who loves, guides, inspires, heals and saves. Develop relationships (prayer and outreach) with like-minded missional churches to serve as a renewing movement within our denomination and as a prophetic witness to mainline and evangelical Christians. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Richard Webb

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”  
2 Chronicles 7:14 

“‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.’”  
Acts 2:17 

“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.”  
Ephesians 3:16 

4. City-Changers 

SERVE our neighbors in need as the hands and feet of Jesus by bringing good news to the poor, sharing God’s love for all, breaking strongholds of systemic corruption, amplifying our voice for racial harmony, rebuilding a deeper sense of connectedness, upgrading our support for local mission partners to serve together as a united force for good in our communities, and developing new initiatives that bring light to the darkest places around us, in the cities and towns where we reside. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Jeremy Johnson

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’”  
Matthew 25:40 

“The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”  
Mark 12:31 

“For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Galatians 5:14 

5. World-Changers 

CONSTRUCT new church buildings, clean water wells and provide malaria nets in developing countries that God can use as holy ground to draw into his kingdom more than 1 million neighbors who currently live in communities without a church. Respond effectively, actively and generously in response to global issues as the Spirit leads. Send hundreds of volunteers on short-term mission trips all over the world, all for the sake of the gospel and letting our light shine. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Jeremy Johnson

“These were his instructions to them: ‘The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.’”  
Luke 10:2 

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”  
Acts 20:24 

 “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!’ But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, ‘Lord, who has believed our message?’ So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”  
Romans 10:14-17 

6. Inter-Generational

COMPETE for the hearts of new generations of believers by developing highly creative, fully functional, grace-based, disciple-making ministries that will proclaim the gospel to 1 million youth and young adults over the next decade via HopeKids, PowerLife, Ignition, Kairos, REVIVE, Vacation Bible School, One Body, The Landing, social media, recorded music and digital teaching tools. Encourage and teach new generations to participate fully in the life of the whole church as a vitally important part of our present (not just future). 

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For questions or connection, please contact Emily Langpaul

“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.”  
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 

“Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.”  
Psalm 145:4 

 “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.’”  
Matthew 19:14 

7. Faith Builders 

MOVE people around the Hope Circle — seeker to believer to follower to servant leader and around again and again — by preaching Christ and him crucified, and creating a discipleship pathway that includes introductory steps (Alpha, New Member Classes, etc.), intermediate steps (After Alpha, Core, Page 2, Bible studies, classes, serving, etc.) and graduate-level steps (Pneuma, advanced classes, leadership development, schools of worship, prayer and youth ministry, internships, mission trips, leading groups, etc.). 

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For questions or connection, please contact Richard Webb

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 
Matthew 28:19-20 

“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.”  
Acts 2:42 

“So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect[a] in their relationship to Christ.” Colossians 1:28 

8. Kingdom Expanders 

LAUNCH 10 new Local Sites or campuses and 10 new partnerships with existing churches over the next 10 years (10 for 10 in 10!). Further develop existing Hope locations, providing a Christ-centered church home that brings the gospel of Jesus Christ to 25,000+ people who worship the Lord weekly at Hope. Gather for all-Hope unity events (Christmas, Easter, etc.) each year. Establish a mobile unit that allows live broadcasts from any location to foster even greater unity as one church in multiple locations. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Bill Withers

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’”  
Psalm 122:1 

“It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”   
Mark 4:31-32 

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” 
Hebrews 10:24-25 

9. Legacy Makers

DEVELOP Hope’s ability to revive the world with God’s love without financial constraint. Pay off debt on current church buildings at all locations. Minimize new debt on new church buildings. Grow the Hope Foundation to $25 million to invest in expanding God’s kingdom through new ministries and generous financial support for our mission partners. Build a retreat and sports recreation center that includes a massive gym and sports fields for youth outreach. Build a senior living center with a chapel for outreach to our elders. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Chris Gunnare

“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’) and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”  
Matthew 16:18 

“Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”  
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 

“Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.”  
1 Timothy 6:18-19 

10. Care Providers 

LOVE and support the hearts of those who are broken, broke, tired, scared, sick, imprisoned, lost or wandering. Create a Christian counseling center at Hope that will care for those who are struggling with a relationship, family matter, anxiety, depression, addiction, habit, hang-up, hurt, suicidal thoughts, mental health issues or spiritual concern. Widen the reach of our recovery ministries to multiple campuses and double the number of support groups currently offered at all Hope campuses. 

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For questions or connection, please contact Kolette Nelson

“The man answered, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”  
Luke 10:27 

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!”  
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”  
Galatians 6:2 

Download the 10 for 10 Booklet

Thank you to all — pastors, staff, Church Council, Leadership Team, church members — who helped discern and translate this exciting vision from God for Lutheran Church of Hope. Your faithful prayers, wisdom and input have been invaluable. Special thanks to the Vision Team, representing each Hope campus, who met and served enthusiastically together for several months, carefully and prayerfully reviewing every word of this document: Carrie Brcka, Kahlil Carter, Barb Crist, Karen Floss, Dennis Folden, James Galecki, Timothy Haight, Mike Housholder, Jeremy Johnson, Kristi Knous, Cassie Marks, Kevin Nordmeyer, Jack Patton, Ryan Pierce, Mimi Reed, Wynn Schlichte, Gail Smith, Emilie VanDis and Chad Vollmecke.