what to expect

worship

11 AM TRINITY SCHOOL  //  4011 PICKETT RD, DURHAM, NC

We've all been created to worship. So when we gather on a Sunday morning we want to pour ourselves out for Jesus. We think you'll like the music you hear at Hope Creek but it's not about you, it's about Jesus. So our aim is to encourage you to sing, clap, and even lift your hands if you feel comfortable, all for the purpose of praising and thanking Jesus for who He is and what He's done for you.


You'll hear a diverse range of musical genres and styles at Hope Creek as we attempt to reflect the ethnic diversity of our gatherings and the kingdom of God. Music is a part of the way we prepare our hearts to hear the word and respond to the word. All in all, the atmosphere at Hope Creek is casual, reflective and open to all. Come as you are.

teaching

We preach Jesus and while this will likely mean you'll learn some things about how to be a better person, how to have a better marriage, or how to be more fulfilled in life--that's not the point. Because without Jesus, nothing matters. It's because of Jesus that we can be better people, only Jesus can make marriages better, and true fulfillment is only found in Jesus.


This means we teach from the Bible, because the Bible is all about Jesus. God uses the Bible to change our lives (2 Tim 3:16, Heb 4:12). So, on a Sunday morning you'll hear a 35-40 minute sermon straight from the Bible. Our goal is to communicate the truths of Scripture effectively and in a way that you can understand and apply to your life.

kids

We value your kids at Hope Creek because Jesus does. In fact, Jesus says in Matthew 14:19 "Let the little children come to me." Hope Creek Kids is built around the idea that Jesus is King. Each Sunday, your child will learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way. The lessons are fun, approachable and taught by committed volunteers who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids. Our goal in Hope Creek Kids is to get kids excited about Jesus and families talking about him throughout the week.


When you walk through the main doors of our lobby, you'll see signs directing you to Hope Creek Kids Check-In. Once there, a friendly volunteer will greet you and help you register your child(ren) using our church software, KidCheck. You'll be handed two stickers with your name, your child's name, what class your child is in, and a number on each. One sticker is to be placed on your child and the other is to be kept by you.


Security is important to us, so when you drop off or pick up your child, check in volunteers will make sure the numbers on your sticker and your child's sticker match before admitting or dismissing them to and from Hope Creek Kids. After dropping your children off feel free to grab a cup of coffee and something to snack on and head into worship. 

For more information on Hope Creek Kids, click here