Community of Hope moves to new locationThe outreach of bringing news about Jesus Christ to the Hastings community began last fall when the Community of Hope began its campus in Hastings. It began holding worship services at Hastings High School.
By: Jane Lightbourn, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The outreach of bringing news about Jesus Christ to the Hastings community began last fall when the Community of Hope began its campus in Hastings. It began holding worship services at Hastings High School.
Now, the church services are moving to more visible location – the community room at Premier Bank, 909 Vermillion St. Community of Hope has been a worshiping congregation in 2002 in Rosemount and has since expanded its reach to Hastings and neighboring cities.
“The goal of CoH Hastings is to function in partnership with other evangelical worship communities to reach Hastings for the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said the church’s Ryan Kowlessar. “We do appeal to some who want to be plugged into a church, but we also can appeal to others who have not stayed connected with a church.”
Community of Hope Hastings is providing the same messages heard at CoH in Rosemount for adults and children. Additionally, children’s ministry is provided for children, infant to kindergarten. A vacation Bible School is scheduled for the week of June 26 at Roadside Park.
Kowlessar, the community outreach pastor for Hastings, stressed that CoH Hastings is not about taking anything away from the other churches in the community.
“Community of Hope Hastings is offering another body of benefits, another evangelical presence to anyone in the community who is interested,” he said. “This outreach is about building the kingdom, which has begun a little farther up the road.”