On a Mission (from God)
Serving others is one of the greatest blessings God offers us. Acts of selfless service allow us to bring glory to God and shine his light in this world! Whether you are looking to serve here at Hope+Elim, or outside in our community or around the world, we have a number of places for you to jump right in and be the hands and feet of Jesus to our brothers and sisters in Christ! Hope+Elim will guide and equip you with knowledge, tools and opportunities to serve other with the love of Christ.
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Go on a Mission Trip!
At Lutheran Church of Hope, we focus on building relationships with one another and those we meet around the state, country and world for the purpose of loving each other as family in Christ. We do not go to “do,” but to “be.”
Encouragement is our act of service. By lifting the work done through local organizations and sharing with others about the strength and joy in Jesus, it enables us to serve one another.
When we return home, we advocate — first by praying for the places and people we encountered, then by seeking responsible, bold ways to share our experiences, humbly pointing to the faithfulness of God, and continuing to elevate the needs, service and work of the communities we visit.
In our growing, we are serving, and in our serving, we are growing … building each other up as the body of Christ and developing the gifts God has given each of us to use in God’s kingdom.
2024 Global Mission Trips
Use the interactive map below to search through upcoming mission trips through Hope’s global mission partners.
Homes of Hope
- Jan. 19-22, 2024
- May. 31-Jun. 03, 2024
- Aug. 16-19, 2024
- Aug. 30-Sep. 02, 2024
- Oct. 18-21, 2024
Join Lutheran Church of Hope and Youth With A Mission San Diego/Baja in building a home for (and with!) a family in need!Learn more
MDM (Medical Mission Trip)
- Apr. 06-12, 2024
A short-term mission for Doctors, mid-level providers, nurses, EMS personnel, and other health/medical to San Matias, Honduras! We will be partnering with MDM Honduras to provide primary care ‘medical brigades’ to rural villages who have little access to healthcare.Learn more
- May. 06-17, 2024
Team participants will partner with GlobeServe Ministries International in the work they are doing throughout Ghana. Making disciples of Jesus Christ is at the core of all that GlobeServe is involved in.Learn more
Many Hands for Haiti
- May. 14-21, 2024
- Aug. 10-17, 2024
Team members will work with our partner Many Hands to implement MH’s community development and outreach strategies on Abaco Island (The Bahamas), where effects of 2019 Hurricane Dorian still affect the community.Learn more
Robin’s Nest Children’s Home
- Jun. 08-15, 2024
Experience serving while working with our partners at Robin’s Nest Children’s Home.Learn more
Convoy of Hope
- Jul. 06-13, 2024
Work with our partner Convoy of Hope in the heart of the Ozarks. They partner with a growing local church, whose pastor is fighting for the soul of his community.Learn more
- Jul. 27-Aug. 03, 2024
Team participants will join ENLACE as this mission partner expands their work to fulfill their mission of “equipping churches to transform communities.” ENLACE has been equipping local churches to transform communities within El Salvador, Nepal, and the U.S. since 1993.Learn more
- Sep. 14-25, 2024
Trip participants will travel to northern Uganda where ChildVoice International provides a therapeutic Christ-centered program for young war-affected women and their children.Learn more
Homes of Hope
Tijuana, MexicoJan. 19-22, 2024 May. 31-Jun. 3, 2024 Aug. 16-19, 2024 Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 2024 Oct. 18-21, 2024
Hopesters on the Ground
Volunteer in Our Local Community!
There are opportunities to volunteer locally in our neighborhood and right in the Hope+Elim building. Here are a few ways to serve alongside ministries in our building.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes supports and leads coaches and athletes into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. FCA engages participants relationally and with the gospel, equipping and empowering them to lead in their athletic arena with their faith in Jesus and the love of Christ.
JCA (Joshua Christian Academy)
Joshua Christian Academy (JCA) provides quality education alongside loving God and our neighbors. JCA teaches all subjects with scripture at the center.
Our Local Mission Partners
Volunteer at Hope+Elim
There are plenty of way to serve your church community! Being a greeter, serving food at Community Night or Breakfast or being a part of the Shuttle Team are just a few ways to serve. Click on the sign-up to volunteer once or regularly.
What’s Happening with Hope Missions Throughout the Year!
Each year we provide support for certain ministries or at specific times of the year.
Community Night Meal Support
Every Wednesday Hope+Elim provides a free meal to our community and neighborhood. Meals are served and the need for volunteers and financial support is a way to give back to this need.
Hope+Elim Kids Monthly Mission
Every month Children’s Ministry participates in a hands-on way to support ministries within Lutheran Church of Hope or Mission partners. From making cards for hospital visits to collecting socks, youth are encouraged to donate and participate as a part of their faith journey and serving.
MLK Day of Service
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Hope+Elim partners with a local organization or school during MLK weekend to give the opportunity to participate in a day of service. Each year the serving opportunities change.
Souper Bowl Food Drive
All campuses at Lutheran Church of Hope aim to fill every food pantry in our community. Nonperishable food items are collected and campuses partner with local grocery stores to make this goal possible.
During the Lenten season, a different area of support is chosen and opportunities to financially support, pray and participate in serving is offered.
Vacation Bible School Mission
During one of the biggest Jesus parties of the year, youth are encouraged to participate in the VBS Mission. Supporting local pantries with a food and hygiene drive or supporting neighborhood schools with a supply drive, every year children have the opportunity to serve.
Back to School Drive
Every year Hope+Elim collects needed items for our partner schools in our neighborhood. The opportunity to give financially is provided so that we can purchase larger items to fulfill needs that arise throughout the school year.
During the season of advent, a different ministry is chosen to support and opportunities to financially donate, pray and participate in serving is offered.
The Missions Board is a volunteer-led board of Hope members who serve two-year terms, meeting monthly to review financials, evaluate, vote and recommend mission partners, develop relationships with mission partners, and vision cast with the Hope Missions Team and senior leadership. For more information or to learn about how to apply for a board position, please email Dave Schwartz, Missions Director.
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The quarterly Missions e-newsletter includes updates from Missions Board members, a director’s update, and highlights of mission partners and trips.