Nobody plans for it to happen, but life can get pretty messy. Trouble with our relationships…harmful habits…feeling far from God…we look back and wonder, “How did I end up here?” Starting down that path is easier than you might think, unless you know what to look for.
A church isn’t a building—it’s the people. We meet in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast of Australia and globally online. No matter where you join us, we think you’ll find friendly people who are excited to get to know you!
Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. Your journey has a next step and we’ll help you find it. It could start with serving, finding God’s vision for your life, giving or joining us regularly.
You don’t have to take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. Find a connect group, to join you on your journey.
Strong families start with solid foundations. That’s why we partner with parents to help raise the Hope4Kids to become followers of Christ. Your children and teens have opportunities throughout the week to grow relationships with each other and with God.
Our community and world
We are passionate about serving the global community and demonstrating God’s love to others. Whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we are focused on supporting and engaging in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.
Welcome to Hope Church. Hope Church is a safe place where everyone can feel welcome. If you have any questions about what it’s like to attend Hope, you’ll likely find your answers below. Would you like to know more about Christianity? Free Book -PDF download: here We are affiliated with: Australian Christian Churches.
What should I wear? We want you to be comfortable so dress however you want! We have a wide range of styles and tastes represented at our church. Some wear jeans and a t-shirt, others wear a suit or a dress. We are an international church with people from many nations. For our Chinese guests we have a translation service.
What kind of music do you sing? We sing a variety of songs mainly Hillsong, Chris Tomlin contemporary worship songs. We have a full band with guitars, drums and piano. We sing songs that encourage us to worship God freely and passionately that are deep in meaning, but easy to understand.
How long are the services? Our worship exprience starts at 10am and end at 11:30am. Because we Livestream and record our service – lighting is dimmed at 9:55am. So be early to get a seat. Ushers will assist you. We have a 5pm service on the last Sunday of each month. Called RAW – it starts at 4:30pm with food and drinks then 5pm with worship and speaker finishing at 6pm.
What about my kids? We love kids at Hope! We have a wonderful team of workers who teach Kids Church each week. Safety is essential for us. All of our volunteers who work with minors have passed a background check. We also have a check-in (9:45am) and check-out procedure (11:30am) to make sure that kids are properly accounted for.
Will I be asked to give money? If it’s your first time, we consider you a guest and we don’t expect you to give. If you decide to make Hope your church home, we believe that giving to God and the church is the Biblical thing to do as a part of the family.
What is the overall atmosphere like? We are a friendly churchwith a laid back atmosphere. You can help yourself to coffee in lounge after the service and meet new people. We have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Bus Service: Route: 750 goes to Varsity Lakes every Sunday. Plan your trip: here
Our Address: Building 4-175 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast Qld 4227 Australia. We have on site and street parking. Gold Coast Buses go past our door.
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CONNECT GROUPS: DAY – LEADER/S – LOCATION
Everybody is busy – so groups meet every second week. Check the newsletter for dates.
Tues 6:30pm Christian & Michelle 14 Bards Crt NERANG
Tues 7pm David (Men) 4/4 Pontoon Pl VARSITY LAKES
Wed 4:30pm Melissa (Highschool Girls) Zarraffa’s EASY T- ROBINA
Wed 7pm Isaac & Rebekah (Korean) 48 Yodelay St VARSITY LAKES
Wed 7pm Yvonne (Womens group) 910 Medinah Ave THE GLADES
Thurs 8:30am Mark (Men) Fix Café (South Bay Dr) VARSITY LAKES
Thurs 7pm Justin & Noriko 35 Haddon Court CARRARA
Fri 7pm Ric & Nat 15 Glentrees Dr CURRUMBIN
Sat 6pm Shelly (Mandarin) 49 Port Jackson CLEAR IS WATERS
Sat 6:30pm Ning & Dindo (Filipino) 5 Bluemoon Cl BURLEIGH
Sat 6:30pm Amy & Sheryl 75/302 Christine Av VARSITY LAKES
Hope Kids Club -Varsity College “Auditorium” (located next to sports hall) Fri night 6:30-8:30pm (during the school term), Grade 1-6, $2 coin entry. Fun, Safe and encouraging environment, Games, Bible story, Mega Prizes
Hope Youth – Friday for Grade 7-12, 6:30-8:30pm@Hope Church (during the school term)
Kids Church: Starts at 10am every Sunday.
Little Stars: Program 3-5 years old starts at 10am
Parents Room: For new parents with Live TV feed of the service.
Mandarin Translation: Please arrive at 9:30am, bring your smartphone and we will show you how to use our mandarin translation wi-fi ministry
Musicians and Singers: Join the team, by attending Wednesday 7pm practice
Missions: Overseas and local missions includes Church Planting, Bond Chaplaincy, Shine, Philippines Childrens shelter and outreaches
Bethany Care: Permanent Respite, Day activities plus more www.bethanycare.org
Hope College: Local and international students with VET FEE Help, Centrelink approved courses in Ministry, Chaplaincy www.hopecollege.com
1) Download and install a preconfigured Zoiper suitable for your Smartphone: Choose (Apple / Android/ Windows) Use this link: Go here
2) Once installed: Press QR code icon (top left corner of your screen)
2) 程序安装完毕后：点击“QR Code”图标（手机屏幕左上角）
Then on your home PC or iPad:
1) Get a QR code by clicking on this link: here
2) Now pick up your Smart phone: Scan QR code
2） 现在举起你的智能手机：扫描QR code
When you arrive at Hope Church
1) Bring to church: your Smartphone + earplugs or headphones
2) Connect to Wifi SSID “Hope”
3) Run Zoiper on your Smartphone.
4) If successful will show “registered” Dial 1 wait for the the pre-recorded voice and Dial 1 again
5) You will hear a pre-recorded voice saying “there are “x” people in the conference” and you will hear our interpreter.