A Little bit About Us – I and my wife were involved in ministry in the Local Church in which we were a part of. We were doing ministry there till 2004 July. In 2004 August we started doing campus ministry under our own ministry banner in over 10 colleges in city of Chennai.
In the year 2005 God gave me a vision to pioneer a new church in the city of Chennai. As I was praying in the presence of God to know God’s will regarding the location of the church God spoke to me very clearly through Zephaniah 2:6
With the word of God burning inside we started looking for a place for the church. At the end of 2 months the search ended when we reached the location that was in the mind of God.
HOP church was started on 18th June 2005 in a placed called Tiruvanmiyur. This is a very busy junction that connects the IT highway and the East Coast Road. It is a highly populated part of the city with approximately one lakh people living here.
This church has grown to what it is today only by faith and the increasing grace of God. Our desire is to see the community being transformed for God’s glory. His passion and vision is to pioneer more churches to reach out to the unreached people craving in need of a Saviour! God has given us a vision to start more churches and raise and develop hundreds of men and women for the Lord’s work. With this glorious vision we have been involved in church planting ministry now.
Reach the uttermost parts of the World with the GOOD NEWS and the LOVE of Jesus Christ.
Evangelize the lost, nurturing and developing them through Church planting and raising men and women of God to fulfil the Great Commission of God.
Worship – We have Tamil worship services on Sunday mornings at 7 am, 9 am and at 6:30 in the evening.
Evangelism – On Sundays we have a team of people who do door to door evangelism in the community. Through this initiative we reach out to the unreached people in the community.
Bible Study– Every month on the first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 pm we have Bible Study in the Church. Through these classes the believers and leaders are trained in ministry and taught about the basics of the word of God.
Campus Ministry–We have our fellowships for students inside their campuses in Schools and Colleges and encourage them to live out their lives for Jesus. We do conduct seminars and retreats to motivate them to grow in Christ and get rooted.
Sunday school – Every Sunday during worship service timings we have regular service for the Kids in the morning and the evening. Once in three months we conduct special service for them to lead them in their spiritual life. Once in a year we conduct Vacation Bible School for the Kids.
Kids Out Reach– In addition to the kids ministry in the church we also reach out to the kids in few fishermen villages on the East Coast. Every Saturday we reach out to over 100 kids in those places. Twice in a year we gather them for a combined event.
Online Church– On Sundays we broadcast our worship services online. We started the Online
Care Cells– On Wednesdays we conduct Care Cells in different areas in the house of believers. Here Evangelism and Nurturing takes place. Through care cells many people start attending Church services and they also grow personally in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Networking with other Churches– Every now and then we visit newly pioneered churches and growing churches with our Evangelism team and help them in evangelism work in their community. We do door to door evangelism in their areas to help the churches grow.