The whole church reaching out to the whole nation
The Christian think tank Theos published ‘A Year of Mission – an Evaluation of HOPE 2014’ in March 2015, which shows that HOPE 2014 built on the success of Hope08.
The Theos report on HOPE 2014 was presented at a Church Leaders’ Summit. At the event Steve Clifford announced that HOPE will go on working until 2020. Roy Crowne added that HOPE will continue to be a catalyst for evangelism in villages, towns and cities, emphasising a rhythm of mission through the church year to see evangelism embedded into the local church. In particular, 2018 will be a focused year, which will include churches bringing communities together to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Denomination of those that respoded to Theos Hope 2014 survey
Regional Engagement with Hope 2014
Rhythm of Mission - What happened in 2014?
As a result of HOPE 2014 we…
HOPE began in 2006 with three friends who dreamed big dreams. What would it be like if churches all over the country worked together, serving their communities, sharing faith in word and action? The whole Church reaching the whole nation through a whole year of mission. Hope08 put the theory to the test.
The three friends, Roy Crowne, Mike Pilavachi and Andy Hawthorne, hoped 500 churches would take part – but the year exceeded all expectations: 1,500 churches joined together, with young people taking a lead, sharing faith at the heart of their communities. Church leaders saw the impact of churches working together in 2008 and asked HOPE to continue as a catalyst for mission nationwide.