We are so glad you’re here!
Congratulations to all those studying in Nottingham – it’s a brilliant city and an exciting place to be a student! Whether you are returning for your fifth year or this is your first time away from home, you will find a warm welcome at Hope.
We’re sure this is not the first time you will have heard it said but your time at university should be some of the best days of your life. It’s also a time of significant change, challenges, opportunity and excitement. We’re committed to helping you have the most all rounded uni experience, where you’ll not only receive a qualification, but grow as a person and in faith. We’d love to get alongside you, hear your story and support your dreams.
So why Hope?
Hope is a fresh, authentic, vibrant local Church that welcomes people from all walks of life, because if the gospel is not good news for everyone, then it’s not good news for anyone.
With relevant teaching, rooted in scripture and with an eye on the evolving, beautiful and diverse world in which we live, we aim to be an engaged and dynamic community who encounter Jesus, who are transformed by His presence and who together engage with questions and work out what it means to love God and others in practice.
We are a medium sized church trying to make a big, big difference and there is a breadth of opportunity to immerse yourself into our church family. Feel called to be part of a worship team? Excellent! Have a passion for designing websites or want to volunteer in our Foodbank or Charity Shops? Amazing! Want to support young people? Great! Students and young people play an active part in the life of our Church.
So whether you’re a lifelong Christian or brand new to the whole ‘church thing’, whether you’re missing your home church or have been put off going to church but still feel a desire to discuss life and spirituality, whoever you are and whatever your story, we’d love to welcome you to Hope.
Home Away from Home
Finally… it looks like 2020/21 will be a strange year to be a student and you may be approaching this new term with all sorts of worries and concerns, particularly if you’re a fresher. Well, you don’t have to wait until you physically arrive at university before connecting with us. With Coronavirus preventing us from meeting face-to-face each Sunday morning, we’ve been working hard to ensure everyone still has opportunity to enjoy proper community – even in this season of face masks, social distancing and Zoom fatigue!
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Also, here are some specific student welcome initiatives that you can sign-up for now:
• Student link-up: Meet with a student or Hope Church regular to find out more about us. Could be done on Zoom before term starts!
• General Support: If you want to meet up with someone from Hope when you move to Nottingham, if you want help moving in to halls or information about the local community or city
• Adopt-a-student: Be ‘adopted’ by a couple/family in the church who can get to know you and meet up as social distancing allows
• Watch parties: Whilst our church services are being streamed online, join others as they meet in groups to watch the live stream together
• Join a midweek Life Group: We meet in person at the Hope Centre on a Wednesday evening
To register interest or sign-up for any of these, or if you simply fancy a chat, please email Charl Hackney
We are praying for each student coming to Nottingham – hope to see you soon!
“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.”Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
“If the gospel isn't good news for everybody, then it isn't good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display."Rob Bell