Hope is not just a place of great people, but it's also a great place!
God has blessed us with wonderful facilities that not only serve members and visitors but the city as a whole. Check out all we have to offer and if you need help getting around, use our handy map!
The main sanctuary is a big one, 5000 seats. It finds use outside of weekend services with concerts, movie nights, and school graduations. The space is wheelchair accessible and includes cry rooms for families of newborns.
Technology abounds with full 1080i HD workflow from camera to two 25'x14' screens. It takes 8 volunteers and 3 staff to run video and lighting on a given weekend. There are over 100 different systems talking to each other in real time through hundreds of miles of cable for a weekend service to be accomplished. >> back to top
Once the main sanctuary, South Hall now functions as a multi-purpose space. It is home to smaller concert events, Singles ministry, Men's breakfast, and other meetings (including civic).
South Hall seats 550 people at tables or 1040 in chairs. The stage is 49 x 30 feet. Both visual and audio media are handled in fully equipped booths. Green rooms and direct access to The Grove Recording Studios are also available. >> back to top
Are you a new parent and anxious about leaving your new bundle in our nursery? We understand! The main sanctuary has 3 soundproof cry rooms (located along the back wall) where you may sit with your baby without disturbing the service if they decide to "preach." The same is true for events in the South Hall; a cry room is available just to the right of the main entrance doors. In an effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment we ask for well babies only, please. >> back to top
The hub of conversation is without a doubt the lobby area surrounding the sanctuary. This open space is where you will find your cup of joe, event and volunteering information, the Hope Shoppe, and plenty of room for catching up with friends.
The lobby holds 150 tables for meal times and is where you line up for your Wednesdays at Hope dinners. You'll also find plenty of booths in this area for Hope Market Square every fall. >> back to top
As you can tell from our campus map, 2100 parking places take up quite a bit of real estate. Our parking has three entrances from Walnut Grove and one from North Ericson. A small lot at the far north services the athletic fields. Handicapped spaces are available at all main entrances. We constantly thank our conehead volunteers for helping us navigate and keeping safety a top priority.
If getting your family to all walk in the same direction at the same time would be its own kind of miracle, four trams are constantly making stops in the north lots (giraffe, monkey, & flamingo) and dropping off at Entrance 5. >> back to top
Courtyards & Gardens
The moment you drive up to Hope, you will realize our commitment to natural spaces. The campus is landscaped in year-around beauty with trees, shrubs, blooming annuals and perennials, and natural stone. Make sure you take a moment to enjoy the flowing waterfalls, pond and koi fish within the Norfleet Garden. Named in honor of Frank Norfleet, the garden is sometimes used for small weddings (no more than 20 people)
In the same way, enjoy the Moses Stone Garden. Take a seat on the patio furniture and enjoy the relaxing trickle of water or the shade of the interior courtyard. This space can be used for small receptions if so desired. >> back to top
Head north across Ericson Road to find the recreation fields. Five Soccer/Football Fields are located here along with 2 baseball/softball fields. A small parking lot is available but on game days, overflow parking is available in the flamingo lot.
Field sizes are as follows:
- 100 yard x 40 yard multi purpose field
- 90 yard x 50 yard Soccer field
- 60 Yard x 35 Yard Soccer Field
- Full Size Football field
- 55 yard x 35 yard Youth Soccer Field >> back to top
The Gym consists of 2 full-size, vinyl-tile basketball courts with a drop-down center divider. Regulation goals, scoreboards, and other recreational equipment are available. The gym is home for various sports and fitness classes. >> back to top
Hope Student Ministries (HSM) has its own place to call home. The Loft (enter at entrance 6 and head up the stairs) and The Big Room (enter at entrance 6 and hang a right) are the places to be for Students grades 6-12 each Wednesday night and Sunday morning. If you come with an empty stomach, fear not. The Hut is open on a regular basis with snacks and drinks. >> back to top
The Grove Recording Studios
The Grove is a state-of-the-art Memphis recording studio at Hope Church, featuring Pro Tools HD and 40+ channels of hi-end Class A pre-amps, including Neve, API and Martech—all in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We work with a wide range of ministries and musicians, including:
- Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artists
- Worship teams
- Church choirs
- Local and regional bands and artists
- Non-profit ministries and organizations.
Whether you're looking to record your next in-studio project, live worship album, voiceover work, or film score—be sure to talk to us first. “We are committed to offering our services at a price almost anyone can afford!” >> back to top
With the many concerts and special events hosted here at Hope, we lay out the red carpet, well in this case the green one. A green room is available between The Grove Recording Studios and the South Hall. Another set of green rooms are available backstage from the Sanctuary.
All the rooms feature comfortable seating, televisions, restrooms, and the privacy our guests need while blessing us with their talents. >> back to top
With people comes FOOD. Hope is blessed to have a full-service kitchen with a full staff ready and willing to take on any culinary challenge.
The amazing flavors can be found pouring into Dinner-on-Demand, Wednesdays at Hope Dinners, Men's Breakfast, Soup Sales, and the best cookies you can find in Cordova. >> back to top
Weddings are held in the Chapel which seats 300. The Wedding Coordinator will provide a Wedding Booklet with further information, forms and the fee schedule. Those wishing to inquire about having a wedding at Hope should contact Hope's Wedding Coordinator, Julie Johnson, by email or call 901-755-7721.
Hope does not require membership in order to schedule a wedding at Hope, however we do ask that it be your intention to have an ongoing relationship with the church. We ask that you go through the Introducing Hope Series. >> back to top
Hope for Kids Building
When it comes to the kiddos, there is no better place than the Hope for Kids Building. During the weekend, the first floor is home to newborns through Kindergarten in areas we call the Step and Jump. First through fifth grade find fun upstairs (rooms 420-444) in the areas we call Leap and Soar. During the school year, our Weekday Preschool utilizes the first floor for infants to five years old. >> back to top
Let your imagination run wild in 3 playground areas within AdventureLand. If the weather is nice, step outside to enjoy the save and secure playground area. If rain dampens the fun, no worries. Noah's Landing and Noah's Ark are two huge indoor playlands with plenty of tubes and slides for our own little animals. Find all these spots by entering entrance 4. >> back to top
It is our goal to educate and inspire our visitors and members so be filled with classes regularly occurring in two spots within the church. The first is upstairs from entrance 1 and to the right. Rooms 220-230 are home to various classes where you can grow. The second is rooms 300-303 directly across the hall from the gym. Volunteers and Prayer Warriors meet here regularly along with Introducing Hope classes. >> back to top
Where the weekday work gets done. Hope has an incredibly dedicated and talented staff. If you have a need that needs to be met or an idea that you have to share, visit the receptionist desk for assistance (enter entrance 1, take a right all the way down the hall and up the ramp). >> back to top
Collins Lake Property
Few realize the land located west of the parking lot consists of the 22 acre Collin's lake property. Two thirds of the land area is covered by a lake. The rest consists of open land adjacent to Bert Ferguson Park and two homes. This property is used for youth retreats and similar functions. >> back to top