Hope Church believes that all Christians are called to missional work by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) and our members reflect that belief in volunteering and supporting various ministries and organizations that serve our community and even the world.
Greg Chimtris works with InterVarsity. InterVarsity is a campus ministry that plants and grows witnessing communities of students & faculty at colleges and universities. As the Area Ministry Director for southern Illinois, Greg leads the ministry across southern Illinois' many campuses. Greg guides the InterVarsity staff team in their personal development and on-campus ministry efforts. On campus, Greg teaches Scripture and Bible study to college students. He & his team have established a ministry on four campuses, and hope to reach many more in the coming years. If you know someone who would be interested in helping a ministry start on their campus, please connect them with Greg!
You can partner with Greg's ministry with InterVarsity HERE.
Hope Church also supports the Huber family. Saul and Jesse Huber are young adult mobilizers for EPC World Outreach, our denomination’s Missions agency. They are based here in Carbondale and are members of Hope Church, but serve all the EPC churches nationwide. Their work primarily involves finding those in our denomination that God is calling to missions and walking alongside them as they discern what that looks like. They coach people through the application process with World Outreach and guide various internships and college cohort groups in learning more about living for the Kingdom of God, here and among people who have never heard the gospel.