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 have 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.

15th Annual Hope 5K Run

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 8:00 am
Located at Hope Church: 8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova, TN 38018

Same day registration and start will be located at the West Parking Lot of the Hope Church Campus.

To preregister, click here.

Back-to-School Drive

Back-to-school time is here and you can help kids in need right here in Memphis! Simply click here and choose one of the supply lists and fill a backpack with the contents. Every little bit helps a child get a fresh and positive start to the new school year. Backpacks can be dropped off at Hope on the weekends in the marked shopping carts located at Entrances 1 & 3 and the Main Info Desk, or during the week in the shopping carts located near Entrances 1 & 3. We appreciate all that you do to support our Urban Ministry outreach efforts!


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

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. Quilting sessions are inactive for the summer, but will begin again in August. Please contact Britney Ebersold for more information. 

Arms of Hope
Upcoming Orientation dates: June11th and July 9th at 12:30pm in Room 221. Please contact Britney Ebersold to RSVP!

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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