Ephesians 4:11-12 It was [Christ] who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…
Our role as leaders of Real Hope Community Church is to prepare and equip you to grow in your relationship with Christ – to help you discover and experience the joyful life that only comes through knowing God in a personal way.
While your spiritual growth will be spurred on by what happens on Sunday mornings, the heavy lifting of your spiritual journey takes place during the rest of your week as you daily seek the Lord and make his priorities your own.
If you call Real Hope home, know that we are praying for you each week. In addition to prayer, we also want to provide some practical direction. On this page you will find a mix of spiritual growth resources, opportunities for ministry, and avenues to seek help with personal challenges you’re facing. We encourage you to explore the opportunities and organizations listed below.
- For spiritual guidance, click here to contact a pastor at Real Hope
- For professional counseling, we recommend:
- Other local organizations that we recommend:
- Fort Bend Women's Center (abuse)
- Houston Food Bank
- Lunches of Love (take-home lunches for kids during school holidays and weekends)
- National Human Trafficking Resource Center (Help Hotline)
- Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse
- Ballard House (housing for families of people receiving medical treatment)
- If there are any other practical needs that you have, please let us know. If Real Hope can meet your need (or connect you to someone who can), we will help. Click here to fill out our "Get Help Form".
Free online biblical education
Dimensions of the Faith is a free online theological education provided by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. If you complete the program requirements, Real Hope will pay the $25 fee for you to receive the Dimensions of Faith certificate and we will have it framed for you.
Click here to begin your Dimensions of the Faith program and be sure to let us know you're in the program so we can be praying for you!
Our Friends in Ministry
ARC is an association of relational churches working with chuch planters and church leaders to provide support, guidance, and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches.
Real Hope is an ARC church.
The BTN is a community of autonomous churches that have an official relationship with Bent Tree Bible Fellowship (Dallas, TX). The BTN exists to train, encourage, and resource leaders of BTN churches committed to New Covenant preaching where Christ is central, grace is lived out, and mission prioritized.
Real Hope is a member of the BTN. Our Lead Pastor Ryan and his wife Ashley grew up at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Bent Tree has provided significant financial support for Real Hope, as well as leadership and encouragement through the BTN.
HCPN strengthens church planters to multiply churches that reach every man, woman, and child in the greater Houston region.
Real Hope is involved in the HCPN community and will look for opportunities to support church planting and church planters in our city.
The Rethink Group is a pioneering ministry organization that aims to develop leaders, share the Gospel, and love kids. Their Orange curriculum forms the basis for the Next Gen ministry at Real Hope (birth-high school).
World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Real Hope sponsors two children in Haiti through World Vision. Click here to sponsor a child in the same community!
Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions.
Internship/Church Planting Contact
We are serious about identifying and developing leaders for ministry (within or outside of Real Hope). If you are interested in a ministry internship with us, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. We would love to explore how you might join our team and discover your ministry potential.
We believe that the birth of new local churches is the most biblical and effective way to simultaneously reach new people for Christ and promote health among existing local churches. If you are interested in starting a church, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to begin a conversation with you about whether God might be calling you to become a church planter. If we are in a position to support you through sponsorship, financial support, or ministry training, we will do so.