Be a Blessing to Others!
We are called to shine the light of Jesus in this world! We are Jesus’s hands and feet when we get out into our community and serve others. There are many opportunities to serve in our community or globally.
Go on a Mission Trip!
At Lutheran Church of Hope, we focus on building relationships with one another and those we meet around the state, country and world for the purpose of loving each other as family in Christ. We do not go to “do,” but to “be.”
Encouragement is our act of service. By lifting the work done through local organizations and sharing with others about the strength and joy in Jesus, it enables us to serve one another.
When we return home, we advocate — first by praying for the places and people we encountered, then by seeking responsible, bold ways to share our experiences, humbly pointing to the faithfulness of God, and continuing to elevate the needs, service and work of the communities we visit.
In our growing, we are serving, and in our serving, we are growing … building each other up as the body of Christ and developing the gifts God has given each of us to use in God’s kingdom.
2024 Global Mission Trips
Use the interactive map below to search through upcoming mission trips through Hope’s global mission partners.
Homes of Hope
- Jan. 19-22, 2024
- May. 31-Jun. 03, 2024
- Aug. 16-19, 2024
- Aug. 30-Sep. 02, 2024
- Oct. 18-21, 2024
Join Lutheran Church of Hope and Youth With A Mission San Diego/Baja in building a home for (and with!) a family in need!Learn more
MDM (Medical Mission Trip)
- Apr. 06-12, 2024
A short-term mission for Doctors, mid-level providers, nurses, EMS personnel, and other health/medical to San Matias, Honduras! We will be partnering with MDM Honduras to provide primary care ‘medical brigades’ to rural villages who have little access to healthcare.Learn more
- May. 06-17, 2024
Team participants will partner with GlobeServe Ministries International in the work they are doing throughout Ghana. Making disciples of Jesus Christ is at the core of all that GlobeServe is involved in.Learn more
Many Hands for Haiti
- May. 14-21, 2024
- Aug. 10-17, 2024
Team members will work with our partner Many Hands to implement MH’s community development and outreach strategies on Abaco Island (The Bahamas), where effects of 2019 Hurricane Dorian still affect the community.Learn more
Robin’s Nest Children’s Home
- Jun. 08-15, 2024
Experience serving while working with our partners at Robin’s Nest Children’s Home.Learn more
Convoy of Hope
- Jul. 06-13, 2024
Work with our partner Convoy of Hope in the heart of the Ozarks. They partner with a growing local church, whose pastor is fighting for the soul of his community.Learn more
- Jul. 27-Aug. 03, 2024
Team participants will join ENLACE as this mission partner expands their work to fulfill their mission of “equipping churches to transform communities.” ENLACE has been equipping local churches to transform communities within El Salvador, Nepal, and the U.S. since 1993.Learn more
- Sep. 14-25, 2024
Trip participants will travel to northern Uganda where ChildVoice International provides a therapeutic Christ-centered program for young war-affected women and their children.Learn more
Homes of Hope
Tijuana, MexicoJan. 19-22, 2024 May. 31-Jun. 3, 2024 Aug. 16-19, 2024 Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 2024 Oct. 18-21, 2024
Hopesters on the Ground
Ways to Get Involved in Waukee
Waukee Area Christian Services (WACS)
There are several opportunities to volunteer at Waukee Area Christian Services, including helping in their clothing closet, garden, food pantry or free medical clinic. This is a rewarding way to build relationships in the Waukee community and provide care for those in need.
Many Hands Thrift Market
Many Hands Thrift Market proceeds go to support local and global missions. Volunteers are essential to support their mission and there are many different ways you can serve.
Our Local Mission Partners
We Serve Our Community Throughout the Year
Whether it is school supplies, food or raising money for a mission partner, we come together as a church to serve the community around us all throughout the year.
Souper Bowl Food Drive
Hope’s annual Souper Bowl Food Drive collects donations of non-perishables, paper products and hygiene items, which will be sorted and then distributed to pantries in our community.
The Missions Board is a volunteer-led board of Hope members who serve two-year terms, meeting monthly to review financials, evaluate, vote and recommend mission partners, develop relationships with mission partners, and vision cast with the Hope Missions Team and senior leadership. For more information or to learn about how to apply for a board position, please email Dave Schwartz, Missions Director.