Urban Ministry

From its inception, Hope has taken seriously our Lord’s command to care for the under-resourced among us. To that end, we have implemented a rich variety of successful urban initiatives that has become part of our DNA. These programs foster relationships between people from two very different backgrounds and lifestyles. They make friends out of strangers, and heal the wounds of our past.

Upcoming Life-On-Life Impact Opportunities

Justice Tour • June 2–4
3-day retreat in Alabama • Register here
Have you seen the recent movie “Selma”? If not, we encourage you to watch it then join Eli and the Urban Staff for Urban’s annual Justice Tour to Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham. Throughout this life-changing journey you will have the opportunity to walk the same paths as Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the late ‘50s and ‘60s during turbulent times in our country as they fought for equal rights for all. It is a powerful history lesson. For more info, contact Britney Ebersold, Britney@HopeChurchMemphis.com.


Click here to view a helpful list of resources, such as shelters, food pantry information, grief support and more! Or click here to view our Facebook page!

Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Support
As Urban gears up for preparing for activities, we are looking for some Volunteers to help with our planning. Mostly, we need help with our Annual Hope 5K. Although it is not until July, it is approaching fast.  We would like to ask, if anyone has time to volunteer 2 days out of the month until June.  For this Volunteer Opportunity, tasks will include: fundraising/sponsorship calls and some filing.
Arms of Hope
Come provide a warm, loving touch to infants and children at LeBonheur Hospital here in Memphis. While there, we rock, hold, feed, and love babies in ICU. We are also "bedside buddies" to other children; we do this by reading, playing games, etc. with the children who have little or no family contact due to the chronic illnesses and long hospital stays. Prayerfully consider joining this cause.
Quilting for NICU at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
Whether you have never quilted or you are an experienced quilter, come join us making quilts for the NICU. Quilters meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at Hope Church.

Looking to volunteer? Click here to sign up online! For over 25 years, the Urban Ministry of Hope Church has offered life-changing experiences through the Urban Plunge and Justice Tour of Civil Rights Movement. These events have been instrumental to getting individuals engaged by serving others through discipleship and giving. The Urban Ministry serves over 1,000 families annually through Thanksgiving Food Drives, Backpacks for school children and sponsoring families during Christmas with the Tree of Hope. Our ministry has been avid about serving 100’s children annually from the inner city by with Resurrection activities and hosting Vacation Bible School sessions during the summer at various churches in South Memphis, Frayser and other areas of the city. To get involved, take a look at some of our volunteer opportunities here.

Our mission extends to serving others with monthly feedings for homeless individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in North Memphis.  We also have on-going partnerships with other ministries in the city such as Neighborhood Christian Center, Multi-National Ministries and Streets Ministries that include financial and volunteer support for youth tutoring and mentoring initiatives.

Urban Events

Urban Staff

Andrea Curry

Urban Ministry Director

Urban Outreach

Britney Ebersold

Urban Ministry Administrative Assistant

Urban Outreach

Megan Broadstreet

Team Read Director

Urban Outreach

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