Cultivating Congregations & Communities

Houses of Hope is a transformative process for small town and rural Christian congregations who want to lay down burdens from the past and become a place full of hope for the present and the future. With love and spiritual and practical guidance, we help congregations—particularly those struggling with a changing world—nourish a hopeful way of life for their members and their communities.


Christian congregations practice a way of life that connects daily experiences with the holy. We focus on practices of gratitude and forgiveness to transform us toward hope. Changes in mindset, behavior, and attachments open new avenues for people and communities to flourish. It may sound daunting, but with the right tools, hand-in-hand, we will marvel at what emerges!

Who Will You Become
With More Hope?

Houses of Hope is a collaborative, approachable process that takes you—and other congregations just like yours—on a deep dive into your core identity. You will emerge with more hope, whether that means a new ministry or freedom from pressures to produce.

Growing Through Our Local Roots

Houses of Hope Learning Cohorts deeply engage with congregations in Oklahoma and Texas, and a digital Houses of Hope Learning Center serves congregations across the country.