For Guests


We’re happy that you’re thinking of attending one of our services. The following information will give you an idea of what to expect when you visit our church. Our hope is that when you visit you will encounter God in a way you never have before. God can be so real to all of us, so open your heart and let God bless you.
—Pastor Ron Thompson

Directions to the Refuge of Hope
The Refuge of Hope is located in Andover, at the southwest corner of Constance and Crosstown Blvds. NW.

When You Arrive
When you first arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our hosts or hostesses. They will give you one of our brochures about the church, and if it’s your first time to visit, they will ask you to fill out a visitor’s card so that we can have a record of your attendance. We really are glad when someone takes the time to visit, and our pastor would like to send you a letter thanking you for attending the Refuge of Hope.

Our Services
Our services are filled with vibrant worship. We clap our hands, lift our hands, sing aloud, and offer heartfelt expressions of worship. Please feel free to worship God in ways in which you are comfortable. If you need assistance at any time during the service, please talk with one of our ushers at the back of the sanctuary.

Nursery
Our nursery is available during our services for children up to twenty-four months. The nursery is located across the foyer from the main sanctuary doors. One of the ushers or hosts or hostesses will be happy to direct you to it.

What We Believe
The Refuge of Hope is a Bible-based, Spirit-filled fellowship. We believe God changes people’s lives through the power of His Spirit. This includes physical and emotional healing, deliverance from addiction, restoration of relationships, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is fully divine and fully human, and we confess Him as Lord and Savior.
If you have any questions while you’re here or if you would like a personal Bible study, please notify one the ushers, or hostesses.

What to Wear
Many people aren’t sure what to wear when they visit. We want you to be comfortable when you visit, so wear what you’re comfortable wearing. When you’re at one of our services, you’ll see a range of styles from jeans to suits. Casual or “Sunday best” . . . it doesn’t matter.