We believe that faith is a journey, not a destination… 

This is a place where you can ask questions, learn, discover, and grow.  Whether you are a novice to the church world, or a seasoned Bible expert, there are many opportunities to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith.

What does it mean to grow spiritually?  With what can it be compared?

Jesus once told a story, a parable, comparing our life with God to seed growing secretly (Mark 4:26-29).  Just as a seed gets planted, buried out of sight, so it often is with our spiritual hunger.  We can’t see it.  We often aren’t aware that it’s even present.  But the seed is not sitting passively underground.  New life is asserting itself as the seed germinates, seeks nutrients around it, and ultimately, desires to break up through the soil into the bright light of the new day.

So it is with the human desire for spiritual growth.  Long before we’re aware of it, before we can even name it, the human passion for God is asserting itself, seeking nourishment, looking to break out into new ways of thinking, feeling and acting.

At Hancock, we try to provide the spiritual nutrients that will satisfy our hunger.  You don’t need to know what you believe, or what you need, or even what you want.  You just need to come and join in this community of folks.  The nutrients of worship, community, service and prayer will surround you.  In people who are more like you than they are different from you, you’ll find a commonality of experience, and support and challenge for your growth.

That’s how it works at first, but the longer you stay, the more deeply you participate, you’ll find that growing closer to God through service to others is a process that never ends, and your joy will deepen, and you’ll delight in sharing your faith with others, as others have done with you.  Already there’s a seed within you; come, and nourish that new life!

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Here are a few examples of how you can Grow here at Hancock:

  • Start your day with checking out the Hancock staff blog to find something that will inspire you in your real life
  • Every Sunday morning at 9 a.m., you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the Pastor’s Class, as you learn about church history, the parables of Jesus, or the sacraments of the church.
  • Teenagers will have a blast in the Sunday night youth group meetings while engaging relevant and important topics
  • You connect with fellow music lovers and offer your talents in church through joining one of our many bell groups, choirs, and instrumental groups.
  • 8th Graders can participate in a class on faith and sexuality as they learn about healthy body image, good communication skills, and safe relationships
  • There are never a lack of book groups, Bible studies, and discussion groups, check out the church calendar to find one that fits your schedule