Better Together

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.  ecclesiastes 1: 9-12

Better Together


1 – One body worshiping, serving, and growing,  as we attend aligned services over the weekend at Hope Chapel.

10 – Ten Local and Global missions supported from Hope Chapel members each year.

100 – One Hundred Ohana groups meeting together, building up the body of Christ.


1 – Reach More People, Strengthen the Core, Pull in the Same Direction

Better Together is all about a structure that matches our mission, which is the Great Commission. Watch the video below, as Craig Englert, Ben Prangnell, and Kyle Knight discuss the heart and vision behind “Better Together”.

10 – Ten Local and Global missions supported from Hope Chapel members each year.

Our goal is to have our church involved in supporting all ten of our local missions throughout the year, and to have a team sent from our church body to support each global mission by the end of 2018.

100 – One hundred `Ohana groups meeting together, building up the body of Christ.

Our goal is to have 100 functioning `Ohana groups by the end of 2018. We plan to launch a church-wide study through these small groups during 2018 in order to help accomplish this goal. We want to develop our ~Ohana groups so they are providing support, encouragement, and a real “doing life together” experience for each member.

May our church, our `Ohana groups, and each individual member be about these five things:

• Loving God (worship)

• Loving others (ministry)

• Sharing Jesus (mission)

• Building up the body of Christ, Baptizing people (fellowship)

• Growing spiritually (discipleship)


A great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a great church!


Local Missions

Feed My Sheep/Maui Food Bank (feeding the hungry)


Feed My Sheep Contact: 808-872-9100: This faith-based outreach provides food for those that can’t afford to buy food, distributed right here in the Hope Chapel parking lot every Saturday, as well as other locations throughout island.

Maui Food Bank: This is the main food bank for thousands on Maui.  We coordinate an annual food drive at our church to help keep their shelves full.


Camp Pilialoha `O Maui (children of incarcerated parents)

Contact: Derek and Julie Smith 808-214-6344

Started by Hope Chapel members Julie and Derrick Smith, Camp Pilialoha `O Maui reaches children of Maui who have parents in prison with the gospel and a unique camp experience each year.

Prison Ministry/Angel Tree (prisoners, children of prisoners)

Angel Tree Contact: David and Kate Alvarez 808-276-4356,

Started by Hope Chapel members Julie and Derrick Smith, the prison ministry provides outreach to prisoners here on Maui, and Angel Tree provides Christmas presents to the children of these prisoners.

basketballMAUI (youth, at-risk youth)

Contact: 808-298-4944

Started by Hope Chapel member Ben Prangnell, our executive pastor, basketballMaui provides the opportunity for 100’s of our island youth to attend a basketball camp with NBA level instruction and bible-based character development instruction.

Hale Makua Ministry (shut-ins, elderly)

Contact: 808.877.2761

Started by Hope Chapel Member Clare Burke, this ministry provides worship services with music & teaching to shut-ins living in 3 Hale Makua nursing care facilities throughout Maui.

Hospital Visitation Ministry (shut-ins, healing)

Contact: Kaitee Lusk 916-832-5003,

Started by Hope Chapel member Kaitee Lusk, these teams provides visits, prayer, and the offer of salvation to those in the hospital and during recovery.

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Shelter (feeding the hungry)

Contact: 808-242-7600

Headed by Hope Chapel members Ken and Shawn Wallen, this group prepares meals a few times each month to the people living there.

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui (Christian-based pregnancy services and counseling)

Contact: 808-280-5810

Providing other options to abortion, and Godly wisdom, to pregnant women on Maui.

Assistance Dogs™ of Hawaii (Assistance dogs for those with special needs)

Contact: 808-298-0167

Started by Hope Chapel Member Mo Mauer, this organization trains and provides service dogs to individuals and hospitals in need.

Operation Christmas Child

Contact: Jen Klaput 443-326-1464,

Jen Klaput heads up the Maui Team.  Provides a Christmas present with an evangelistic message to needy children across the globe.


Global Missions

Phillipines – Pino’s (orphan care, church planting)

Philippines – Hope for the Island (outreach, discipleship training, poverty, farming)

Mazatlan – Homes of Hope, Dori and Ikaika Hobbs (poverty, home-building for the homeless)

Mazatlan – YWAM Ships Amazing Grace (medical care)

Brazil – Sammy & Marcia Diab (church planting, outreach, discipleship)

Prague – Cori Tylova & Marek Tyl (church planting, outreach, discipleship)

Nepal – GHNI (Global Hope Network International) (community development, poverty, outreach, human trafficking)

Nicaragua, Honduras – Mike and Laura Bagby (school planting, evangelism, coffee – outreach)

Bulgaria – Diana Georgieva (outreach, orphan care, animal therapy)

Australia – Steve Lujan (worship, music & creative expression)