Welcome to Hope Christian Church

Join us for 9 AM Discipleship classes for all ages
and our 10:30 AM Worship service.

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We reach up to God by worshipping Jesus and continuing in prayer; reach in to each other through biblical teaching and authentic community; reach out
to the world by sharing the gospel and serving in compassionate love.

Location Details

58 Mt Vernon St Winchester MA 01890

Latest Sermons

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath

Matthew 12:1-14 When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities. 2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John:“What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, thosewho wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9 What then did you go out to see? Aprophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greaterthan John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all theProphets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.

Not the Jesus You Thought You Knew

Matthew 11:20-30 20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You…

Are You the One?

Matthew 11:2-19 2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”…

The Surpassing Worth of Christ

Matthew 10:34-39 34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of…

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Bible Reading Plans

In the Bible’s most extended mediation on the benefits of reading and meditating on God’s word, Psalm 119, the psalmist writes, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (v.18). The assumption is that there are wonderful things to be seen in God’s word. Thus, if wonders are to be seen and beheld, then one be in God’s word. There’s no better way to be in God’s word than having a plan to do so.…

Peace is Not Found in Princes or Presidents

The calls and texts over the past few days, have stirred my heart.  Election stress. Vote counting chaos. It appears that for many there is a tsunami of despair about to sweep us away.  Are we really approaching “the end of democracy,” as so many national headlines proclaim?  If one fills one’s mind with cable news, one will certainly be unable to sleep at night.  I invite you to fill your heart and mind with the eternal words of God…

Is There Hope for the Future?

As I watch the world, sometimes I wonder if it will survive.  The stress points of society seem to continue to increase.  The virus was stressful enough by itself.  Then came the financial fallout as a result.  These were uncharted waters; a global pandemic and a recession worse than 1929.  Then the little boat of our country was pummeled by hurricane Racism.  We reeled in its terrible winds.  It seems to me that one more national crisis will be the…

Theology of Work

We spend most of our waking hours working, whether in the home, at school, in our community or in the marketplace. For most people work is tough. A recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of people feel alienated at work. Most Christians live compartmentalized lives – spiritual Sundays and secular Mondays and Fridays. How can we live an integrated and fruitful life? By looking at what God says about work through his Word! The Bible talks about work from Genesis to Revelation,…

Elders

Discipleship and Missions Pastor, Elder

Chris Bosson

Chris ministers as Hope’s Discipleship and Missions Pastor. He has served as an Elder since December 2021 having been a member at Hope since 2018. He and his wife, Rahel, and their three children live in Carlisle. In his spare time, Chris enjoys reading a good book and watching USA soccer. If you need to contact Chris, please fill out the following contact form:
Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor, Elder

Steve Brown

Steve has been on staff at the church since July 2017.  He serves as the Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor. He has served as an elder since April 2018. He and his wife Merri and their two children live in Stoneham. In his spare time Steve enjoys hiking, trips to the coast, and watching Red Sox baseball. If you need to contact Steve, please fill out the following contact form:
Teaching Pastor, Elder

Todd Cravens

Todd is the Teaching Pastor and an elder at Hope and has been serving the church since 2008. He and his wife, Alisa, have three adult children and live in Woburn. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, reading, and photography. If you need to contact Todd, please fill out the following contact form:

Staff

Discipleship and Missions Pastor, Elder

Chris Bosson

Chris ministers as Hope’s Discipleship and Missions Pastor. He has served as an Elder since December 2021 having been a member at Hope since 2018. He and his wife, Rahel, and their three children live in Carlisle. In his spare time, Chris enjoys reading a good book and watching USA soccer. If you need to contact Chris, please fill out the following contact form:
Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor, Elder

Steve Brown

Steve has been on staff at the church since July 2017.  He serves as the Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor. He has served as an elder since April 2018. He and his wife Merri and their two children live in Stoneham. In his spare time Steve enjoys hiking, trips to the coast, and watching Red Sox baseball. If you need to contact Steve, please fill out the following contact form:
Teaching Pastor, Elder

Todd Cravens

Todd is the Teaching Pastor and an elder at Hope and has been serving the church since 2008. He and his wife, Alisa, have three adult children and live in Woburn. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, reading, and photography. If you need to contact Todd, please fill out the following contact form:
Office Administrator

Alisa Cravens

Alisa has been a member of Hope since 2008 but joined the staff as the Office Administrator in the summer of 2016. She has been blessed by being a part of Hope through the years and thoroughly enjoys serving in this way. She and her husband have three adult children. If you need to contact Alisa, please fill out the following contact form:

Deacons

Children’s Ministry Director and Deacon

Amma Bigbi

Amma has been at Hope since 2019. She has served in the youth ministry and hosts a LIFE group. She works at Lexington Christian Academy and is a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Amma began serving as a Deacon in June 2021 and in April 2022 has come on staff as the Associate Children’s Ministry Director. If you need to contact Amma, please fill out the following contact form:
Deacon

Ben Albano

I am husband to Elizabeth and dad to Bjorn, which are two of the biggest blessings in my life. I started coming to the Youth Group at Hope when I was about 12 and then later began attending with my wife back in 2020. We became members shortly after, and I have loved having the opportunity to invest in Hope through serving on the Video Team and hosting a Life Group with my wife at our home in Woburn. I…
Deacon

Elizabeth Albano

I am married to Ben, and we are blessed to be parents to our 1.5-year-old Bjorn. In this season, I am learning and growing in my role as a mother, but also serve as the Director of Communications for a nonprofit ministry that focuses on Christian discipleship for youth. We have been a part of Hope since the fall of 2020, and I have been able to serve in the nursery, by hosting a young adult’s LIFE group in our…
Deacon

Anderson Casseus

Anderson and his wife, Vanessa, have been at Hope since 2018. They enjoy participating in their LIFE group and serving on the worship team. He works as a structural engineer. He began serving as a Deacon in June 2021. If you need to contact Anderson, please fill out the following contact form:

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Romans 15:13

May the God of Hope Fill You With All Joy and Peace in Believing, So That by the Power of the Holy Spirit You May Abound in Hope.