In early 2013 God began to bring to fruition the dream Darin and Amber Weiss had for church planting. Although they had believed since they were married God would one day call them to this incredible journey, they didn’t know when or where. In 2013 it became clearer as a group of churches came around them to support them in planting Hope City.
Clearly feeling the lead of the Holy Spirit, Darin and Amber attended an extensive assessment process to help direct their course in church planting. Once they were through that it was obvious God had been preparing them to plant a new church. Through a great deal of prayer and support from friends and family, they decided to partner up with Kensington Church, Vox Church, Paradox Church, Stoney Creek Church and Colonial Woods to plant a brand new church in Macomb Township, MI called Hope City Church.
In late 2013 a small group of people began meeting in a friends house and began talking about why it would be so important to start Hope City in Macomb, MI. We began building a launch team and getting ready for our public launch on September 21st, 2014 at Beck Elementary School. In February of 2015 God provided the opportunity to begin meeting at our current worship space – Emagine Theater Macomb (23 and Hayes). We are extremely excited to be part of God’s story of redemption to bring wholeness where there is brokenness and hope to the hopeless. We desire Hope City to be a real gospel community that cares more about others than it does itself. We exist for the outside — when God calls someone, He sends them!