Leaving a legacy of Hope
Our vision is to reach out to those who feel there is no HOPE. We all go through difficult times in our lives and we need someone there to show us there is hope. In the midst of our circumstances it can be difficult to find on our own. We realize church should be more than something we attend, it is something we are and live out.
WHAT WE DO
We are not the average church. We don't just come in and sing, preach, pray, and dismiss. We are a family committed to caring for one another through the week. We pray for and encourage each other all week long. Many stay all afternoon and bring lunch between services on Sundays and fellowship. We are one big family.
We believe in community and taking care of each other. When someone is in need within the church we strive to bring them both love and support the best we can. We believe if one person is hurting, then we all should help bear their load. We are a loving community of Christians who strive to be the hands and feet of Christ.
Pastors Rev. Dale & Lori Stringer were received by the congregation on the 26th of January, 2014
Prior to coming to Caledonia, Dale & Lori served the Children's Ministry of Harvest Christian Centre in Park Hills for over 11 years. Both Dale & Lori was working full time for a local hospice company where Dale was a Chaplain and Lori was a nurse. They both stepped out of those positions at the end of 2019 to put more attention on the growing church.
Dale has been preaching since he was very young and is a second generation minister. He has been involved in ministry all of his life. He has served as youth pastor, kids pastor, college career ministry, and even pre-school. Dale is part of the John Maxwell Leadership Team and is a certified leadership trainer, teacher, and coach. Dale's passion still remains Kids Ministry and Christian Education. He enjoys watching people mature in their faith and better their ministry and their lives.
Lori serves in the College & Career Ministry as the Christian Education Teacher, and has actively served in the ministry with Dale ever since they were married. She now works for the Iron County Hospital.
Dale & Lori have two daughters; Anna & Angela. Anna is married to Ryan Bowyer and they are our Youth Pastors, and she is also the early education teacher for Hope Christian Academy.
Angela is about 11 years younger than Anna and she attends School in Caledonia at Hope Christian Academy. She also serves on the Kids Drama Team.
The congregation of Hope Church is of the belief that it was no accident we were place next-door to Valley School. In 2019 we started a food program where we were able to provide a nutritious meal every evening to the students after to school. We partnered with Valley R-6 to provide this program called Viking Meals.
We believe that God placed us here not by chance but intentionally. Our vision is the same as our founding pastor's vision and that is to build a ministry that will minister to the needs of the people from the cradle to the grave.
We are not an inwardly focused church, but rather an externally focused church. Outreach and evangelism is at the core of our vision. Those who choose this church to be their home will become part of a family that will encourage and provoke one another to good works. We will rejoice with those who are happy, mourn with those who are sad, and embrace others through their struggles.
We believe that children & youth are the future of our church and without them we will have nothing to leave behind to our community. We will model a Christian lifestyle as adults and train the younger generation to become mighty men & women of God.
We look for ways to invest into our community and show the love of God to all that we meet. We will use all available means of technology to present the gospel to this lost and dying world. While looking back to the past, not forgetting where we came from, we will reach toward the future. We believe that the churches best days are ahead of us and not behind. We seek for a personal internal revival that will ignite the hearts of everyone this church body meets.
We still hold baptism services the old fashioned way. We go to a creek and baptize. We believe Christ has still called us to follow this Holy Ordinance of baptism. While there is nothing wrong with a church baptistery, there is nothing like going to a moving body of water to hold these services.
We know that any church that is going to be an asset to the community is dependent upon a strong children's ministry. From Camp to VBS and our annual Easter egg hunt with over 12,000 Easter Eggs, we plan events that minister to the entire family. We also make kids ministry a top priority every Sunday at both of our campuses teaching kids to fall in love with the Bible and its author! Your kids our our top priority!
Just as we value kids ministry, we value Youth Ministry also. Our Youth are involved in service to our community and they are dedicated to getting into their Bible and getting to know God personally. Nearly every teen in our youth group is involved in active ministry because they are taught that they are valuable to be used now. Come find out how Hope Church Youth Ministry can make a difference in the lives of your students.