“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
Who We Are
 
Hope Collective is a United Methodist community at the center of conversations that are moving the denomination forward in it’s theology that affirms all people.  Hope Collective is fully inclusive and affirming.  We thank the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church for supporting our affirming movement.  Learn more about the West Ohio Conference at westohioumc.org.  
 
 
Our mission is to develop inclusive communities where people discover sacred worth and calling.

Our Core Values

  • Empathy – We see people as people. Not as objects. Not as obstacles. But as people, just like we are.
  • Inclusion – We invite everyone to participate fully in our ministries regardless of the false walls that tend to separate us, including sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, economics, politics, or race. 
  • Trust – We are who we say we are. If your trust has been broken by a faith community before. We understand. 
  • Humility – We are confident in our calling and acknowledge that we are one church among many in which God is using to reach this community.
 
Our Purpose
We‌ ‌see‌ ‌people‌ ‌as‌ ‌people‌‌ ‌–‌ ‌God‌ ‌loves‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌they‌ ‌are,‌ ‌and‌ ‌our‌ ‌church‌ ‌seeks‌ ‌out‌ ‌and welcomes‌ ‌people‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌different‌ ‌backgrounds.‌ ‌We‌ ‌refuse‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌sexual‌ ‌orientation,‌ ‌gender, politics,‌ ‌ethnicity,‌ ‌economics,‌ ‌race,‌ ‌and‌ ‌age,‌ ‌as‌ ‌barriers,‌ ‌but‌ ‌instead‌ ‌we‌ ‌gain‌ ‌strength‌ ‌and‌ ‌thrive through‌ ‌everyone’s‌ ‌unique‌ ‌differences.‌ ‌

We‌ ‌worship‌ ‌God‌ ‌creatively‌‌ ‌–‌ ‌Our‌ ‌worship‌ ‌is‌ ‌simple‌ ‌and‌ ‌creative,‌ ‌and‌ ‌it‌ ‌invites‌ ‌all‌ ‌people‌ ‌to see‌ ‌the‌ ‌calling‌ ‌God‌ ‌has‌ ‌placed‌ ‌upon‌ ‌their‌ ‌lives.‌ ‌We‌ ‌express‌ ‌our‌ ‌relationship‌ ‌with‌ ‌God‌ ‌through music,‌ ‌art,‌ ‌testimonies,‌ ‌spoken‌ ‌word,‌ ‌poetry,‌ ‌dancing,‌ ‌and‌ ‌many‌ ‌other‌ creative‌ ‌expressions‌ that‌ ‌allow‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌live‌ ‌a‌ ‌life‌ ‌of‌ ‌faith.‌
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We‌ ‌partner‌ ‌with‌ ‌our‌ ‌community‌‌ ‌–‌ ‌Our‌ ‌church‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌extension‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌neighborhood, and‌ ‌we‌ ‌actively‌ ‌partner‌ ‌with‌ ‌neighbors,‌ ‌businesses‌ ‌and‌ ‌organizations‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌community.‌ ‌A thriving‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌community‌ ‌requires‌ ‌open‌ ‌arms,‌ ‌building‌ ‌bridges‌ ‌and‌ ‌bringing‌ ‌people‌ ‌together in‌ ‌good‌ ‌times‌ ‌and‌ ‌bad.‌ ‌

We‌ ‌put‌ ‌Gods‌ ‌love‌ ‌into‌ ‌action‌ ‌through‌ ‌Justice‌‌ ‌–‌ ‌Doing‌ ‌the‌ ‌work‌ ‌of‌ ‌love‌ ‌and‌ ‌justice‌ ‌ involves‌ ‌continuously‌ ‌connecting‌ ‌adults‌ ‌and‌ ‌youth‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌ages.‌ ‌We‌ ‌actively‌ ‌facilitate‌ ‌and‌ ‌participate‌ ‌in small‌ ‌group‌ ‌and‌ ‌community‌ ‌activities‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌prayer,‌ ‌stewardship‌ ‌and‌ ‌serving‌ ‌the community‌ ‌–‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌which‌ ‌bring‌ ‌love‌ ‌and‌ ‌justice‌ ‌to‌ ‌our‌ ‌neighborhood,‌ ‌city‌ ‌and‌ ‌world.‌ ‌ ‌
 
Our Impact
God’s‌ ‌Affirming‌ ‌Grace‌ ‌Welcomes‌ ‌Old‌ ‌and‌ ‌New‌‌ ‌–‌ ‌Along‌ ‌with‌ ‌those‌ ‌experiencing‌ ‌God’s affirming‌ ‌love‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌time,‌ ‌people‌ ‌who‌ ‌have‌ ‌experienced‌ ‌hurt‌ ‌or‌ ‌judgment‌ ‌from‌ ‌church‌ are‌ ‌returning‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌renewed‌ ‌faith‌ ‌and‌ ‌passion‌ ‌for‌ ‌changing‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌through‌ ‌faith,‌ ‌hope‌ ‌and love.‌ ‌

Broken‌ ‌Down‌ ‌Walls‌ ‌Leads‌ ‌to‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Impact‌ ‌‌–‌ ‌People‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌different‌ ‌backgrounds‌ ‌are uniting‌ ‌together‌ ‌to‌ ‌worship‌ ‌God‌ ‌and‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌difference‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌community.‌ ‌Sexuality,‌ ‌gender, politics,‌ ‌ethnicity,‌ ‌economics,‌ ‌race,‌ ‌and‌ ‌age‌ ‌are‌ ‌differences‌ ‌that‌ ‌give‌ ‌our‌ ‌church‌ ‌and‌ ‌community strength,‌ ‌and‌ ‌specifically,‌ ‌many‌ ‌people‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌LGBT+‌ ‌community‌ ‌have‌ ‌found‌ ‌an‌ ‌affirming‌ ‌home to‌ ‌worship,‌ ‌serve‌ ‌and‌ ‌connect‌ ‌regularly.‌ ‌Justice‌ ‌is‌ ‌Advancing‌ ‌in‌ ‌Our‌ ‌Community‌ ‌and‌ ‌World‌‌ ‌–‌ ‌The‌ ‌members‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌church‌ ‌family‌ ‌serve as‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌in‌ ‌education,‌ ‌art,‌ ‌music,‌ ‌government,‌ ‌social‌ ‌service,‌ ‌business,‌ ‌etc.‌ ‌We‌ ‌work‌ ‌together with‌ ‌the‌ ‌neighborhood‌ ‌and‌ ‌community‌ ‌to‌ ‌tackle‌ ‌important‌ ‌social‌ ‌justice‌ ‌issues‌ ‌including economic‌ ‌inequality,‌ ‌civil‌ ‌rights,‌ ‌health‌ ‌care‌ ‌access,‌ ‌overcoming‌ addictions,‌ ‌mental‌ ‌health support,‌ ‌etc.‌ ‌
Our Pastor
 
 
 
 
Jon Morgan (he/him)
Pastor
JMorgan@HopeCollectiveChurch.org