We exist to train ordinary people to do God's work.
It’s all about Jesus.
Everything we do is connected to a soul! As this year draws to a close we want to take the opportunity to reflect on the many ways God has used us as a church family to make an eternal impact. The methods are often changing, but our mission remains the same: We love Jesus. We exist to train ordinary people to do God's work. We believe every member is a minister. We want to make heaven more crowded!
As you read through all that God is doing through Hope, I want to walk you through 6 key elements on how we are meeting this mission, and our vision and prayers for the future- how we're Equipping the Next Generation, our Ministry Structure & Strategy, staying Jesus Focused & Biblically-Based in a changing world, reaching and Healing the Broken Hearted more than ever before, Doing Church as a Team, and our ongoing Stewardship & Vision for what's to come.
Thank you for your prayers, generosity, and faith. God has been so good to us.
We are believing that we will meet our budget and be ready to have greater impact than ever before for God’s Kingdom in the next year. By the time you reach the bottom of this page, I pray you would be encouraged, your faith built up, and that you would join me in believing God for even greater things in 2023.
Equipping the Next Generation
We are a multi generational church. We're made up of all ages and stages, and have ministries for everyone from the womb to the tomb and from the cradle to the grave! But what is the most important generation in the church? It’s always the next generation. We are seeing tremendous growth in Hope Chapel Kids, our Youth, Young Adults, and Vertical Sports ministries. And Hope continues to value investing in young leaders, from our 12 interns each year to our next generation of leadership!
Hope Chapel Kids
This year our Kids Ministry team had the incredible opportunity to go to the nationwide AWANA Child Discipleship Forum in Nashville. Alongside key leaders in children’s ministry from across the country, together we looked at discipleship and cultural trends to answer the question, “How do we effectively disciple kids in this generation?”
One of the reasons our Kids Ministry is so important is because a person’s worldview is largely set by the time they reach age 13. This means that kids who currently attend Hope Chapel Kids are already being formed by the world around them; communicating Christ’s powerful and unwavering love through the gospel has never been more important. Through our volunteer leaders, alongside families & parents, we are committed to developing lasting faith in kids. We are committed to impact the next generation for all of eternity!
"A child's worldview is set by the time they reach age 13"
113volunteers currently serving in kids
weekly attendance155 kids
18kids baptized in 2022
Longest-serving volunteer: 42 yearsNewest volunteer: 1 week
Hope Chapel Youth
Now, more than ever, we need to give our youth a firm foundation in Jesus, and the tools and abilities to grow & live out their faith. We're focused on building a strong Biblical base within our Youth Ministry. Junior High and High Schoolers meet weekly to fellowship, worship, study scripture together, and grow in small groups led by committed leaders that walk through the whole year with the same group.
New this year has been the great opportunity to start a Youth Band which meets specifically to train students in leading musical worship, and they are doing amazing! We took 43 students and 10 leaders to 2022 Spring Break Camp on Oahu to get inspired to live and share their faith. In 2023 we're excited to bring back the Hume Lake California summer camp trip, and soon we hope to take youth teams to Mexico to build homes and minister to the people of Mazatlan with our missionaries there. The Lord has great things in store for the Youth of Hope!
Pray for the 45 students and 9 leaders going on our upcoming Hume Lake California summer camp.
In 2022 we started a Youth Band of 8 students learning how to lead worship
There are 18 committed leaders walking through life with our Youth
30-60 Young Adults gather weekly
Young Adults play volleyball every Sunday
" Young Adults is a place that accepts and challenges me to grow in my faith daily."
63 People Attended our Kauai Retreat
Equipping the Next Generation through Sports
We've seen incredible outreach through Vertical Sports— this year alone, we've reached over 700 kids in our community through our summer Sports Camp, Elite Basketball Camp, Baseball Camp, and ongoing Soccer, CrossFit, Flag Football, and Basketball weekly programs. Each camp and program provides world-class instruction paired with a powerful Gospel message, all while being inspired to step into all God has for their lives. Nearly 150 kids made a decision for Christ and we celebrated 7 baptisms!
Vertical Sports continues to look for new ways to equip the next generation by bringing families together through sport and the Gospel. At their first Father-Son / Daddy-Daughter Basketball program, 30 dads & their kids attended for 4 Saturdays to learn to leave a legacy of faith, hope, and love to their children and their children's children. Each week, dads learned Gospel truths together with their kids, and the program culminated with each father writing and presenting a letter of blessing to their kids on the last day (many joyful tears were shed in the gym that day). Hear from the dads who attended camp all about how this program impacted their families:
nearly 150kids gave their lives to Christ
554kids attended sports camps this year
Our next generation of leaders
God has called the next generation of leaders and the future looks bright! As we enter our 43rd year of ministry, we are blessed to have so many committed staff that lead our ministries, are a part of our weekend teaching team, are actively equipping and training others, and most importantly are young people who love Jesus and the mission we share together here at Hope. The people of God, doing the work of God!
We've equipped 173 internsover the past 22 years
Over 50%of our staff is under age 30
Ministry Structure & Strategy
In Acts 1:8 Jesus tells us, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” From this verse we get our ministry structure and strategy here at Hope.
We view our ‘Jerusalem’ as all the ministries that are happening in and through our campus on a daily basis.
We view our ‘Judea and Samaria’ as our 12 Local Missions that are meeting needs in Jesus' name across our island.
We view 'to the ends of the earth' as our 12 Global Missionaries that we support and partner with to bring the Gospel to communities around the world. Our prayers and financial giving make an impact to bring the Gospel to all people starting here in Kihei, across our island and to the ends of the earth!
557shoeboxes collected & sent out
JERUSALEM:Our ministry at Hope
JUDEA/SAMARIA:Our 12 Local Missions
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH:Our 12 Global Missionaries
$10,004.00raised for Maui Rescue Mission
"Village of Hope was born from our own experiences as foster parents and our involvement in the network of resource caregivers, social workers and foster kids in Maui’s community.
This year, we were able to collect just over 100 Journey Bags from our Journey Bag Drive at Hope Chapel! These bags are are filled with essentials for kids in or coming into foster care and can help make the difficult transition just a little easier.
We have been able to host 5 Caregiver Nights Out at Hope over this last year— where foster families can have a night on their own to recharge and we take care of the kids for them. We also now have 20 mentors involved in our Mentoring Program for youth in Foster Care. Each mentor is dedicated to spending 1-hour a week with their mentee building meaningful relationships through encouragement, teaching, and fun activities."
Village of Hope
Village of Hope
Making disciples of all nations
Nearly all of Hope's global missionaries got their start with Hope Chapel, and they are making a difference in their communities from Prague to Germany to the Philippines and Borneo and beyond. Our prayers and giving mean so much to our 12 Global missionaries that we support. This fall, for the first time in 3 years, we sent out a mission team to Mazatlan, Mexico where our team of 7 was able to build a home for a family in need along with Homes of Hope- check it out!
Meeting Jesus & Transforming Communities
A part of our vision for world missions at Hope Chapel is that we would continue to come along each of our full-time missionaries to support, encourage, pray and send teams to help them make disciples of all nations. In addition to this, we believe every member is a minister—we each have a role in making disciples of all nations. In 2023, we will have opportunities to better equip ourselves to reach the unreached with gospel love.
In January/February we will be partnering with Global Hope Network International (GHNI) for a 5-day training seminar on Transformational Community Development (TCD) and Disaster Response (DR)—2 ways to bring help and hope to the hidden and hurting.
TCD is a coaching-based strategy that brings sustainable development to poor rural villages in countries where open gospel preaching is difficult. TCD workers empower members of impoverished communities with knowledge and teach them how to use local resources and build up local leadership so they can lift themselves out of both material and spiritual poverty.
Disaster Response (DR) training will help equip participants to join GHNI’s efforts to serve in areas of natural disasters or political conflicts after first responders have done their work. DR teams work with community leaders to rebuild, empower and teach self-sustainability and resilience. By meeting food, health care, construction and counseling needs, teams bring hope to the hurting.
This training seminar will show the life-changing work happening right now in the global mission field and how YOU can be a part of it. Stayed tuned for info on how you can get involved with this training seminar!
The total donated in 2022 for European Refugee Disaster Relief was
$26,924.00for Pakistan Flood Relief!
Jesus Focused & Biblically-based
1 Timothy 4 warns us that in the end times people will turn away from the truth. Hebrews 12 tells us we must fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. With all the changes we see in the world around us, Hope Chapel is steadfast in holding onto the Holy Spirit-inspired word of God and not shifting with culture and popular opinion. In 'Ohana Groups across our community, in every Hope Chapel Kids classroom, and at every weekend worship service, we seek Jesus first and hold to the teaching of his word to be the foundation for all that we do.
56'Ohana Groups meeting throughout Maui
52came forward to be baptized this year!
673members are a part of a weekly group
We believe that we were made to be in community and support one another. 'Ohana Groups are a powerful way to build stronger relationships with fellow believers, encourage others, and be encouraged ourselves. Hope now has 56 different 'Ohana Groups meeting throughout Maui and 673 members are a part of a weekly group! In October, our church family came together for our all-church series going through the book Chasing David by René Schlaepfer. In this series we studied the life of David from 1 & 2 Samuel. In those 8 weeks, we dove into what it means to trust God through the trials of life and experience the unconditional grace of God. Connection and community is such a priority for our church body and we want you to experience it!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
Baptism is such a powerful time for us to celebrate the heart change that has happened in the lives of new and long-time believers, and their public proclamation of faith. The old has gone, the new is here!
Healing the BrokenheartedCounseling and Care Ministries at Hope
This past year we have encountered and met more counseling and benevolence requests than ever before in our history. Jesus couldn’t have been more clear that he came for the sick in need of a physician; he came to heal the brokenhearted and give sight to the blind. Because of the church's generosity we have been able to help many in our community in their time of need, meeting both physical and spiritual needs. We have also seen God use our generosity to meet great needs through our missionaries responding to disasters and global crisis. On our campus each week, Celebrate Recovery, DivorceCare, and our newest ministry providing post-abortion care to women suffering in silence has been bringing the truth of the Gospel to life, and freedom in Christ to many.
The needs we're seeing in our community have been so great that we are expanding our ministry focus to create a new role at Hope called the Care and Counseling Pastor. This person will be responsible for leading the Care ministries at Hope, coordinating care for members and those seeking help, encouraging and equipping the leaders of these ministries, and providing shepherding for the ministry as a whole. The Elders approved this position at our annual retreat, and we are excited to share more details as the Lord guides us to this very timely and important role in the church.
200+Counseling and Benevolence requests met this year
Surrendering the Secret
"It overwhelms me as I reflect on the healing journey that began over 10 years ago, one of transformation and true healing. The Holy Spirit gently nudged and prepared me to be brave and uncover the hidden emotions, deep pain as well as the overwhelming shame surrounding a choice to have an abortion. As a teenager faced with an unexpected pregnancy I know it was wrong but I needed a quick fix. Today I know I had been suffering in silence from post-abortion trauma.
Surrendering this well-hidden secret was the first step in a confidential healing group, where together we share our past abortion experiences, learned “how to” climb the mountain of self forgiveness, acknowledge the blocked pain associated with this type of trauma in a safe place which opens the door to deal with the unrelenting shame, guilt, fear of judgment, and self condemnation. Week by week climbing higher toward the summit to find the healing, forgiveness, and true soul peace that Christ died to give us.
In Him I am totally free.
This year, I have had the privilege of sharing my experience at Hope by guiding 2 groups of women through an 8-week Bible study written by Pat Layton called, “Surrendering the Secret: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion”. Looking forward to the future, we want to continue to reach those who are in need of this healing & peace— we will begin another session of the study in February and it would be my honor to climb this mountain along side of you!"
"In 2022, we held 26 DivorceCare meetings for 31 adults and 35 children. We provided hope, encouragement and support to families that have been impacted by divorce. One of the things I hear over and over from participants is that after their divorce, they don’t know where they fit in the church body. It’s amazing to sit back and watch as the Lord (time and time again) provides revelation, strength, and a firm foundation for those that are truly wanting to heal. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) officially launched this year— DC4K introduces hurting children to a biblical approach to healing in a fun game filled environment. We are truly seeing restoration and transformation happening every week in both kids & adults."
DivorceCare Ministry Lead
"It has been an honor to serve Christ in DivorceCare"
"I’ll forever be grateful for this ministry and the people who support and lead DivorceCare. This group provided a space for me to continue to heal and recover while I was going through a difficult transition and season. The person I was when I first entered the DivorceCare group is not the same person today. I came in with my broken pieces and a heart open to healing. Being a part of this ministry has given me hope, the healing I needed, and a place to belong when I felt I could never belong again. This ministry pointed me to Jesus when I sat in anger and bitterness over the ending of a chapter of my life. To have a place where I could walk my grief with others and stand with my brothers and sisters sharing in the love of God and accepting his love for me, has been a truly transformative experience. I am currently in my 3rd DivorceCare session, providing support and help in any area needed. I’m blessed to be able to continue to share this journey with others and provide hope to those who, like me, are walking this same path."
Doing church as a team
Everything we do is connected to a soul, and every member is a minister. From our teaching and worship teams at the weekend services to our Hope Chapel Kids crew, we believe that every member of the body of Christ has gifts and is called to serve. When we use a team approach to ministry and as each one of us steps up and uses their gifts and talents, we see the body of Christ built up and a harvest of much spiritual fruit. Here's how we've served this year!
of you served on a team this year
We are so grateful for all of our volunteers who make our ministries at Hope Chapel possible- we couldn't do it without you!
Here's Mikenna on how serving has impacted her life.
We launched a third weekend service
The vision behind adding a third service was to make room for more people to attend Hope and hear the good news, and boy did you respond! We now have services on Friday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30am, and we saw a jump in attendance as you invited friends and we were joined by those that hadn't been able to come back in a while. We can't wait to see how the Lord will continue to use our weekend services to glorify Him and bring even more to saving faith in Jesus.
people reached online this year
families watch online every week
"What an amazing year we've had, learning and growing together in Christ. Hula is more than a dance. It is a lifestyle and an important tradition of communication.
We have seen God's power actively at work through each hula worship, touching the hearts of people, bringing them the message of Hope and Love. We've had the awesome privilege of watching His ministry grow as we welcomed new haumana into hālau, as they shared their story of how God moved in their hearts as they witnessed His message being brought to life through hula. We've seen our own lives changed, as we continue to build our teachings on practical biblical principals and cultural traditions.
As we bring 2022 to a close, we are forever grateful for each opportunity God has given us, to bring His story to life through hula. We are so excited for what He has already prepared for us in 2023, and we wait patiently as He now prepares US."
"E ha'awi aku lakou i ka hanohano no lehova.
(Let them give glory unto the Lord)
E ho'olaha ho'i i kona nani ma na 'aina 'e
(And declare His praise in the islands)"
Our streaming services and online congregation is stronger than ever- we've continued this great ministry as a way to reach those who can't be with us in person. We hear story after story of how we are ministering to members at home, those recovering from surgery, caregivers, and snowbirds alike. We were especially encouraged to hear from Dick, who tuned in to our service from the Mainland and gave his life to Christ at 84 years young! We're thankful for our dedicated Production and Communications teams for making this resource available to our worldwide Hope 'ohana- and you're welcome to be a part of making it happen.
Stewardship & Vision
The past 3 years have been filled with such uncertainty, especially in the area of finances for so many. I am happy to report that we have kept a healthy reserve fund and lived below our means by not spending our full budget this year. We have also just signed an extension for the land sale which has been in the works for the past several years. God willing, we will sell a 4 acre portion on the southern end of our property by the end of 2023, use the proceeds to retire the remaining balance on our mortgage, and this will leave us with a remaining 2.5 acres of land to develop. We are excited to begin the planning stages to complete the development of our campus for the glory of God!
An Update on the Land Sale
In 2018 we entered into an agreement to sell a portion of undeveloped land (the southern-most part of Hope's parcel) to our current neighbor Hale Mahaolu, along with a development group who is partnering with them. Hale Mahaolu is meeting a great need in the community by providing affordable housing for the elderly in South Maui, and they are seeking to expand by creating even more affordable senior housing.
In late 2022 we received news that their plan has been approved by the county and they are moving forward with the project, and they paid an extension fee to Hope Chapel. If the Lord wills, we will close on the land in 11 months and when it is finalized, we will be able to pay off the mortgage and be debt-free!
2022 Financial Report
In 2022 we saw God move the ministry forward and much spiritual fruit during a challenging economic time. We have strengthened our core ministries and continue to meet needs both within our island community and also where our missionaries are working throughout the world - while still maintaining a conservative financial approach and watching our spending. You may have noticed that with inflation the price of everything has gone up and it's the same for us- the costs involved in ministry have gone up! The Elders had approved our pre-covid budget amount of $54,500 per week for the 2022 fiscal year to continue to support the ministry, and like most all churches and nonprofits in the US, we realize that 17-31% of giving happens in the month of December. A few financial notes:
- The good news- we have saved $189,712 compared to our actual budget (7% savings)
- By contrast, our giving for the year is down $423,910 (-16% deficit)
- Every year, we undergo a voluntary comprehensive audit - for more details you can review our 2020 Audited Financial Statements here (our 2021 statements will be posted as soon as they are available).
We have been so blessed — thank you church for your faithfulness in giving. I know that each of us is called by God to participate financially in the work, and when we give, God uses our gifts to build our faith, meet great needs, and make an eternal impact in the lives of others. With your faithful year-end gift we'll continue to see Hope Chapel reach more people with the good news of Jesus, return our reserves back to 100% and start 2023 strong. Thank you for your generosity!
Vision for 2023 and Beyond
As we celebrate all that God has done in us and through us in 2022, we look forward to 2023 with an excitement and desire to continue to accomplish God's purposes for us here and to the ends of the earth- our prayer and giving here on Maui is making an eternal impact throughout the world!
Equipping the Saints
In 2023 we are planning to continue to expand ministry for our Kids & Youth ministries. This includes the great opportunity to send our High School Youth to Hume Lake Christian Camp in California and planning a youth mission trip with Homes of Hope in Mazatlán alongside our missionaries Ikaika & Dori Hobbs.
We are excited to see Hope Chapel Kids growing and adding more midweek ministry, specifically with programs focused on the spiritual formation of our children, and building much-needed relationships after these years that have been so disruptive to early development.
We want to minister to more marriages. In October we sent a small team to training on the mainland to be trained, come back and begin a marriage ministry in the new year we anticipate being called "MarriageCare," a Biblically-based 'Ohana Group model of support and ministry to marriages of all ages and stages.
Our community and care ministries (Celebrate Recovery, DivorceCare, counseling, benevolence, MarriageCare, and our post-abortion support group) have been growing and meeting more needs in our church and community than ever before. To bring pastoral care, support, leadership, and equipping to all of the care and counseling ministries, the Elders have created a new position of Care & Counseling Pastor which we are excited to fill in 2023.
Completing the Campus
With the completion of our land sale anticipated in late 2023, we will have approximately 2.5 acres for further development, and the Elders are beginning the planning process of assessing current and future ministry needs for our campus. Our goal is that all future development would be done without taking on debt- after the land sale, our mortgage would be retired and we want to step into what the Lord has next for our church. Our campus is used every day of the week to the Glory of God (and often with space conflicts and overlapping requests!)— we are excited to see how the Lord will lead us to complete our campus and add facilities that will strengthen and grow the work of God.
Year-end Giving Focus
Because of the faith and generosity of many, we have met needs across our community and the world at unprecedented level this past year. To keep the ministry strong we are believing God that through the participation of each of us, we will meet our current budget deficit of $423,910 plus the remainder of December's giving ($218,000) to make budget this year.
Please join us in asking God how he would have you participate in the ministry of Hope Chapel through a special year-end financial gift.
**A note on non-cash gifts: a gift of appreciated stock, land, or other non-cash assets made before 12/31 has significant tax advantages- please contact us and we can help!