The Hopewell Network was birthed during the charismatic outpouring in the 1980’s. Within a span of eleven years, twelve churches had been planted. Soon the daughter churches began to plant churches, and the Network continued to grow. The Network during this time was affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church.
Over the years, this Network of young churches moved more toward an apostolic or New Testament approach to church governance. While appreciating many of the values of Anabaptism, the Network became more interdenominational in its vision. This eventually led to leaving the denomination and the official formation of the Hopewell Network of Churches in 2001.
In addition to stateside churches, the Hopewell Network has networks in Kenya, Haiti, Mexico, India, and Thailand. As a Network, we are also focused on reaching the Ubon people of Thailand which is a largely unreached people group. Individual Network churches are sending missionaries and short-term mission teams throughout the world.
The Hopewell Network is led by an Apostolic Team and a Five-Fold Ministry Team, both of whom provide vision, support, and training to the pastors of the local churches.
Several apostolic leaders from outside the network serve as spiritual advisors to Network leaders for support and accountability.
The Hopewell Network relates to other, similar apostolic networks, and encourages local churches to be involved with regional events to reach the harvest.