Missions at Hope Ankeny
Working alongside our other campuses, Hope Ankeny eagerly serves our local community and missions partners through regular projects and events. Our primary outreach is The Cupboard food pantry, open every Tuesday from 9:00 am-6:00 pm, where guests can shop for food and personal care items they need to get them through the week. We also work with our missions partners LSI to support their Global Green CSA, Prison Fellowship to reach our incarcerated neighbors and their families, and annually lead global missions trips.
Join the God Squad
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
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!
Hope has several mission partners that accept clothing, furniture and food donations year-round. These partners are also in constant need of help to sort through the daily donations they receive. For more information or to get involved in these ways to serve locally, please email [email protected]!
At-Risk and Underprivileged Youth
God loves us equally, no matter the circumstances, and there are several mission partners working to bring that hope to youth in our community! Through after-school, mentorship and backpack programs, retreats and meal assistance, there are ways to help serve with these partners, shining light in the darkness!
Help our partners with facility and grounds maintenance several times throughout the year. Tasks range from painting, landscaping, construction and even emergency response. This is a great way for groups, coworkers and families to serve together.
Our Local Mission Partners
Hope’s God Squad
What’s Happening with Hope Missions Throughout the Year!
Hope works with our local mission partners throughout the year in several ways.
Souper Bowl Food Drive
Hope’s annual food drive aligns with the weekend of the Big Game, and all collections are given with the goal to stock the shelves of every food pantry in the community.
February – March
During the season of Lent, Hope partners with different mission partners to raise money for various projects.
Vacation Bible School Mission Project
As over 6,000 kids attend Vacation Bible School, Hope collects nonperishable food items for local food pantries.
While kids head back to school, Hope hosts a school supply drive to help kids in need.
During the season of Advent, Hope partners with different mission partners to raise money for various projects.
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 Christopher Barfels, 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.