I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you.
Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.
Romans 12:1 (NLT)
Worship can look different for each person; worship can be singing songs, prayers, or scripture reading; and worship can also be dancing, serving, caring for a friend, or talking to someone about faith. We believe every person is designed by God to be a worshipper and every person worships something or someone. We believe who we worship is more important than how we worship.
HOPE is a community with a vision …
Connecting people to God through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Connecting people to each other in authentic Christian community.
Connecting the church to the world to be salt and light.
HOPE accomplishes this vision using these strategies …
We Invite people to experience HOPE and explore a life of following Jesus. We believe a healthy and thriving Christian community is the best way to introduce others to Jesus. By creating a welcoming environment, people feel comfortable and accepted and are open to consider a relationship with Jesus. Our desire is that people of HOPE would be inspired to invite their friends and be equipped to engage in spiritual conversations with friends.
We Connect with others at HOPE in authentic Christian community under the direction of the Holy Spirit. We believe we are hardwired for relationships and do life best within a healthy, inspiring and accountable community. Small group communities are where real life change happens.
We Grow through the process of conforming to the image of Jesus Christ for the sake of others. We believe job one for the church is to “make disciples” who are following the living Christ. This growth process takes place as we engage in various spiritual disciplines like prayer, Bible reading, community, surrender, etc.
We Serve others as an expression of our faith in Jesus Christ – to be salt and light to the world. We believe the church is designed to serve and every Christ follower is gifted so they can serve each other, our neighborhoods, and the world.
HOPE embraces the vision and strategies while practicing these virtues so that each of us
will be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ for the sake of others …
love – joy – humility – faithfulness – generosity