Welcome to Hope Youth
Hope Youth is a ministry of Hope Church for 6th to 12th grade, age 11 to 18 year old students. If you’re visiting us for the first time, welcome! Scroll for more information about our program.
Who we are
Together we learn to talk and walk with Jesus. Various activities engage us know, love and celebrate our faith and one another. In all we do, our hope is to share the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ as we gather, grow, give and go together.
Frequently Asked Questions
Middle School/Junior High students are invited to attend 678 (6th-8th grade) activities.
High School students are invited to be a part of 912 (9th – 12th grade) activities.
Quest to Confirmation or simply “Quest” is a program for 7th-8th grade students ready to explore their faith in depth and become a member of the church.
Some activities are hosted for all youth (6th-12th grade).
First time visiting? Share about yourself (or your student) on the student welcome form before a visit. You can also fill out one in person. We like to keep touch via email, text and Remind.
Returning? Subscribe as a parent or student for specific ministry updates and access to youth ministry resources. (This does require a login to our system that is given after attending or talking with a staff member about it.)
Weekly, monthly and special events change each season. Bookmark the public Hope Youth Calendar for details on when, where and who each event is for.
Most Sundays, you can find our 678 Youth gathering together in Higher Ground or the 912 youth in the Gathering Place Cafe between services. Youth also have an opportunity to serve in other ministries.
For Hope Youth events, please enter by the west door labeled “Kids and Youth Ministry entrance” unless otherwise directed.
Hope Youth gatherings are most often in “Higher Ground” upstairs, on the second level.
- To get there, take a right toward the hallway from Kids/Youth door and enter the stairs (or elevator further down the hall) labeled “Hope Youth”.
The Gym is in the middle of the building, on the first level.
- It is to the left from either entrance down a short hallway. Look for signs on the wall.
The Gathering Place Cafe is on the ground level left of the main entrance doors on the right down the hall.
From the Kids/Youth door follow the hall until a left turn through double doors. Cafe is across on the left.
Doors lock shortly after event start times. Please, call (585)723-4673 ext 151, if locked out! (or knock really loud). Texting can be missed due to music or teaching.
Meeting place changes will be communicated via Remind & Hope App.
Hope Youth is directed by John Brown with support from a wonderful team of volunteer mentors and parents.
Communication to youth and parents are shared on:
- the Hope App text to download
- Remind text/visit to join
- Instagram @sharethehopeyouth
A Note from the Youth Director
Students, parents and those on mission serving Jesus… I welcome you to connect with me about anything! Crazy ideas to crippling doubts… my heart is to have a listening ear and be an active eye to see God at work building His kingdom…around and within you. Connect with me through a method below.
Joyfully Serving Jesus,
Director of Youth, Hope Church
Hope Christian Preschool
You were made for community. We have many options available. Find something that’s right for you!
Hope Groups and Bible Studies
Care & Support
In the midst of our joys and struggles, we do not have to walk alone. No matter what you are facing, we want to give you opportunities to find freedom and hope.