Hope Community Church has a detailed history right here. Their story starts in 1908 with Second Baptist Church. The other half of the history starts in January of 2012, when Element church of Forest City, NC, started a Shelby Campus.
Eventually in 2016 these two congregations merged into one forming Hope Community Church.
In 2018 the church started to feel God’s call to reach more of Cleveland County and out of this began the vision for becoming one church in multiple locations. That was the call from God to launch the Upper Cleveland campus.
Facility for their Upper Cleveland Campus and playground at Shelby Campus.
Hope Community Church’s financial goal was $1,250,000
One of the biggest challenges was whether what they raised would be enough to cover the cost
increase in construction
God moved in a miraculous way and provided them a cost that was less than the original
quote. God honors movement!
We always tell our churches that when they get close to the target, they will receive a lot of fire from the enemy. This was definitely the case for Hope Community Church. A lot of warfare to the point of pretty deep discouragement and second guessing.
We encouraged them to press in and move forward and God honored their faithfulness in the face of adversity, and they have seen multiple wins along the way.