Church Relations

Partners in Ministry

Photo - Partners in MinistryWelcome to the Church Relations Website. Hope is committed to strengthening the relationships between the University and the Independent Christian Church/Churches of Christ with whom we have been affiliated with since our founding in 1928. Throughout these pages, you will find events, programs and resources to assist you with your ministries. We look forward to partnering with you in advancing the Kingdom together.

2012 Annual Mission Report (PDF)

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

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Eric Sanford
M.A. Ministry '08

Director of Student Development
Manhattan Christian College

"My time at Hope was excellent! The professors were incredible and did everything they could to reach me in my current ministry experience. Learning from other adults in and out of the classroom was priceless as well. HIU has helped me think outside of the box and implement new ideas into my current ministry that will be invaluable to me now and later on in life."

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

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Lynda Rosiles
M.A. Ministry '08

"Probably the most amazing part of Hope's Ministry program was attending the blocks. Getting to know my professors personally as I learned under such humble and wise servants of Christ was truly an honor. I have grown as a whole person: professionally, in my theology, and most noticeably, in my personal life. My time at Hope has transformed me by preparing me for, and helping me discover, the plan God has for me."

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

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Merle Hower
M.A. Ministry '08

"Two of the most important things l learned at Hope were the contemplative form of worship, and praying for the mediation of the Holy Spirit in all things."

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

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Gabriella Van Breda
M.A. '04

Executive Director
World Impact Network

"Hope gave me the flexibility to build whatever components I needed into my degree to help me achieve maximum results in my ministry life and professional career. I will be eternally grateful for their encouragement and support."

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

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Christopher LaPel
M.A. '94

Cambodian Christian Church Organization

"The personalized education I received from Hope professors and staff was irreplaceable."

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Sharon A. Cunningham
M.A. '95

The Kupahar Christian School
Kulpahar, India

"Having had the opportunity to study at Hope was a life-changing experience! The opportunity to study under such profound professors who loved the Lord and His Word...and teaching that it was for ALL mankind gave me a challenge and responsibility I shall never take lightly! The Cross-Cultural courses were so on target for my day to day 'out of my comfort zone experiences'."

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Joel Brown
M.A. '08

Pastor of Youth
Faith Christian Community
Anchorage, AK

"My number one purpose in pursuing a Masterís Degree was to be a more effective servant for Christ and the people He sends my way. I can honestly say that the Graduate program at Hope equipped me to be a better and more effective servant than just three years ago. Not only was the course work challenging and thought provoking, the presenters were top notch. These men and women truly cared about the health of my soul."