About 2nd Stage

2nd Stage is an opportunity for everyone to elevate their trust by accelerating their generosity and commitment to Hope’s mission of changing lives and eternities.


SINCE THE BEGINNING, Hope’s mission has always been about attracting and engaging the unchurched. Jesus didn’t call us just to be another church in a sea of churches. He called Hope Church to change lives and change eternities he called us to reach people who are far from God, to be a light in the midst of darkness, and to help bring God’s healing power to this broken world.

As I look back, it’s been truly amazing and humbling to see what God has done in and through Hope over the last 15 years. So many lives and eternities have been changed forever! As a united community of people, we have set our sights on making a lasting impact on people’s lives and eternities in our local community and beyond. And now we’re looking ahead and asking God, “What’s next?” We believe that God is now calling our church to go to the next stage.

This fall, we’re embarking on a new season at Hope. I believe this is a season that we’ll look back on in 10 years and say, “That was a defining moment in the life of our church.” We’re referring to this season as the “2nd Stage” initiative. Why? Because a rocket’s first stage gets it off the ground. But the rocket’s second stage accelerates the momentum and elevates it to the altitude it needs to reach in order to accomplish its mission successfully. The first stage doesn’t matter if the second stage rockets don’t ignite! I believe that the “second stage” of a rocket is the perfect analogy for the next level of transformation that we want to see God do in and through the people of Hope Church. We want to build momentum so that we can position ourselves to be successful in the pursuit of our mission of changing lives and eternities.

As with every stage of Hope’s journey, the results are always dependent on God. What Paul’s says in Ephesians perfectly represents the heart of 2nd Stage...

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

– Ephesians 3:20-21

When we, as a church, launch into the next stage of what God has planned, we will do what God calls us to do, trusting God to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine. And as a church, we want to do whatever it takes to change people’s lives and eternities, to elevate our mission locally, regionally, and globally. We know that when our goal is to glorify Jesus, we can impact the Kingdom for generations to come.

The 2nd Stage initiative is the most significant step of faith we have ever taken as a church, and I’m excited to be taking it alongside each one of you!


Our Primary Goal

100% of people at Hope engage will with 2nd Stage.

Our Secondary Goal

$3.4 million in generosity over the next 2 years.

God is calling us to elevate our engagement in what he is doing.

Our Expanded Vision


Keep Hope Church moving forward at full speed by continuing to support our core ministries that change lives.


Elevate our ability to reach and engage the unchurched in Lake Country by finding a permanent facility for Hope Church.


Continue strategic relationships with area non-profits and charities, supporting their work in Lake Country and beyond.

2nd Stage Mission Guide