Hope Lutheran's History
Hope Lutheran Church began its mission in Manassas, Virginia, in 1978 with the vision of five families that gathered together to establish a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in their community. For the first five years, services were held in the gymnasium provided by a local church. In 1985, Hope Lutheran Church dedicated its present home on a tract of land at the corner of Sudley Manor and Garner Drive. Hope Lutheran currently employs three individuals, assisted by myriad other church members who volunteer their time and talent to run a wide variety of church activities.
We hope that you find Hope Lutheran an ideal sanctuary to restore your spirit with others who also desire realign their priorities with the help of God.
Hope's Place in LCMS
Hope Lutheran Church was founded in 1978 as a mission congregation of the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS consists of 35 districts with more than 6,000 congregations and 2 million members. There are 33 geographical districts representing all 50 United States. The remaining two districts — English District and SELC District — are non-geographical, and they consist of member congregations in the U.S. plus the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The LCMS has National and District conventions every three years, and the schedule includes time for conducting business, electing officers and sharing information. The conventions also offer opportunities for worship, nurture, inspiration and fellowship. Hope chooses to be a member of the LCMS; as such, we are able to serve others better through shared service on world missions, national missions, and relief efforts. Many of our partners and resources in ministry are shown on our Resources page.