HOPE's 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.
We believe worship is a hinge linking our beliefs and our behaviors ...
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)
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 of first importance followed then by how we worship. We worship the One True God expressed in three persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). Worship can look different for each person; worship can be singing songs, prayers, or scripture reading and other creative & artistic expressions; worship can also be serving, caring for a friend, or talking to someone about faith. As a community devoted to God we affirm that everything we do flows from our worship (public and private) into the world. Our first concern then, as individual believers and as a community of faith, is to offer to God our worship.
In response to our worship of God, we practice our faith through these strategies
@ HOPE we INVITE people to experience God and explore a life of following Jesus. We believe a healthy and thriving Christian community is the best way to introduce others to Jesus. Our desire is that people of HOPE would be inspired to invite others and be equipped to engage in spiritual conversations.
@ HOPE we CONNECT with others in authentic Christian community under the direction of the Holy Spirit. We believe we are hardwired for relationships and live best within a healthy, inspiring and accountable community where real life change can happen.
@ HOPE we GROW through the process of conforming to the image of Jesus Christ for the sake of others. We believe our primary mandate is to make disciples who follow Jesus.
@ HOPE we SERVE others as an expression of our faith in Jesus Christ. We believe the church is designed to serve, and every Christ follower is gifted to serve each other, our neighborhoods, and the world.
HOPE embraces this vision and these strategies while growing virtues like love, joy, humility, faithfulness, and generosity so that each of us will be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ for the sake of others.