TWO CONGREGATIONS, ONE VISION

Hope is one church with two congregations. Our congregations enrich each other by sharing knowledge, resources, creativity, leadership, and burdens. Learning from one another’s successes and failures, and partnering together to see the gospel move forward in our city, we believe we are better together.

Some things we think are important


We don’t want to hide the fact that we are broken and messed up people. Our specific issues may differ: But we have this in common: we have come to discover that though we are more of a mess than we could ever imagine, we are more loved by Christ than we ever dared to hope. This good news is changing our lives.


Authenticity



All of Life



God is the creator and redeemer of all things. Therefore, we seek to live every aspect of our life, including our vocation, education, family, care for the earth, life in the neighborhood, and cultural engagement in a way that honors Jesus and reflects his good will for life.


We love this city and advocate for organizations, through both financial and volunteer involvement, that are doing the difficult work of providing aid and assistance to those who need it most. We champion local businesses and non-profits who make our city a better place.


Our City



The Mind



We are not content with pat answers to the most complex questions of human existence. Together we are seeking to bring life’s biggest questions into dialogue with the best biblical and theological reflection.


Followers of Jesus who share a common dream for our city and world are better together. This conviction is the rationale behind our organizational structure as one church, many congregations and also leads us to forge partnerships with other churches and non-profits who are seeking to spread the restorative power of the gospel in our city.


Better Together


Some things we think are important



Authenticity


We don’t want to hide the fact that we are broken and messed up people. Our specific issues may differ: But we have this in common: we have come to discover that though we are more of a mess than we could ever imagine, we are more loved by Christ than we ever dared hope. This good news is changing our lives.


All of Life


God is the creator and redeemer of all things. Therefore, we seek to live every aspect of our life, including our vocation, education, family, care for the earth, life in the neighborhood, and cultural engagement in a way that honors Jesus and reflects his good will for life.


Our City


We love this city and advocate for organizations, through both financial and volunteer involvement, that are doing the difficult work of providing aid and assistance to those who need it most. We champion local businesses and non-profits who make our city a better place.


The Mind


We are not content with pat answers to the most complex questions of human existence. Together we are seeking to bring life’s biggest questions into dialogue with the best biblical and theological reflection.

LEADERSHIP

Hope Church is guided by one board of elders comprised of men from each congregation.
Each congregation is then led by a localized team of pastoral and directorial staff.
Click here for Hope N.E. Heights Staff. Click here for Hope Westside Staff

Bob Siegrist

David Noble

Jason Denclau

Jeremy Banik

Jim Ulrich

Josh Swanson

Kent Schubert

Kurt Sorenson

Paul Marcus

Ryan Bestelmeyer

 
 

BELIEFS

Hope Church Believes in the authority of the Christian Scriptures for our life and practice. We hold to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as best expressed in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. We are associated with the Evangelical Free Church of America and affirm the EFCA statement of faith.


FAQs:

N.E. Heights has services on Sunday at 9am & 10:45am.

Westside has one service on Sunday at 10:00am

Our service runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. During this time, we sing together, pray, and listen to a teaching on the Bible. If you are new to Christianity, you are welcome to attend. In fact, we frequently have visitors who are interested in exploring Jesus. We will regularly explain what we are doing and why as we move along. Children are welcome to attend the service with their family, but we also provide a wonderful program for kids. Your child’s safety and security are our highest priorities! Our programs are run by a friendly, well-trained, well-screened staff. Your child will participate in an engaging, age-appropriate Bible lesson and some fun games and activities.
The worship service is for anyone and everyone: those who have faith and those wrestling with doubt, those who come to church often and those who have not been in a very long time, those who know a lot about Jesus and those who are just beginning to explore who he is. Where ever you are at in your faith journey, we welcome you.
People come to our church dressed in anything from shorts and a t-shirt to a suit and tie. Please come however you feel most comfortable. Jesus welcomes you just as you are, and we do too!
What is the Evangelical Free Church?
The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1,300 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 45 countries of the world.

We now have 1,243 U.S. churches, 2,500 pastors, and over 600 missionaries on 42 fields!

We also have 250 churches reaching over 25 ethnic groups in 23 states.

The History of the Evangelical Free Church:
The Evangelical Free Church of America was formed in 1950 by the merger of two church bodies: the Swedish Evangelical Free Church and the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Free Church Association. Both groups had been birthed in the revival movements of the late nineteenth century. The international and national offices of the Evangelical Free Church of America have been located in Minneapolis, MN, since the merger took place.

Distinctives of the Evangelical Free Church of America:

“In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, charity. In all things, Jesus Christ.” — Chrysostom

1. The Evangelical Free Church of America is inclusive not exclusive.
The great heritage of the Evangelical Free Church people around the world includes the fact that fellowship and ministry opportunities in the local church are based solely on one’s personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, trusting in Him alone for salvation. Membership requires commitment to sound doctrine as expressed in our Statement of Faith. However, a person is not excluded from membership because he or she does not agree on every fine point of doctrine. Within the Evangelical Free Church, there is allowance for legitimate differences of understanding in some areas of doctrine.

2. The Evangelical Free Church is evangelical but not separatistic.
The Evangelical Free Church was born out of a heritage of commitment to the authority and inerrancy of Scripture. We have deep convictions based on the authority of God’s Word, but we do not draw battle lines over minor points. Nor do we make minor issues of doctrine a test of fellowship in the local church. We are evangelical. We believe in separated living and personal holiness. But we are not separatistic.

3. The Evangelical Free Church of America is ecumenical in spirit though not in structure.
We believe in the spiritual unity of the church, though not necessarily in structural union. We join with other Christians and other denominations of like precious faith in common goals and ministries to accomplish the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. But we believe that there is strength in diversity and that it is important to preserve our distinctives. We recognize that union in structure does not guarantee unity of spirit. Our foremost concern is unity of spirit with our Lord, with each other and with other Christians.

4. The Evangelical Free Church of America believes in liberty with responsibility and accountability.
We believe in christian liberty, but freedom always has its limitations. Responsible Christians do not abuse freedom. The Apostle Paul wrote forcefully about Christian liberty in the book of Galatians. He shattered the legalists with the doctrine of grace. But in First and Second Corinthians and Romans, the apostle also rebuked believers when liberty was abused. He declared boldly the principles of christian liberty but spoke with equal forcefulness about christian accountability. The Evangelical Free Church desires to preserve our freedom in Christ and encourage our people to be responsible, godly men, women and young people who desire to live under the control of the Holy Spirit, in obedience to the principles and precepts of God’s Word and in harmony with God’s will for life as revealed in the Scriptures.

5. The Evangelical Free Church of America believes in both the rational and relational dimensions of Christianity.
We believe the Scriptures must be applied to our individual lives with warmth of heart, warmth of message and warmth of concern. We believe it is essential to have solid biblical content in our doctrinal understanding of faith, but it is equally important to have a dynamic, vital relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son and to live by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sound christian doctrine must be coupled with dynamic christian experience. Ours is a ministry of love and reconciliation.

6. The Evangelical Free Church of America affirms the right of each local church to govern its own affairs.
The Evangelical Free Church is committed to a congregational form of government as stated in Article 10 of our Statement of Faith: “We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.”

Strong pastoral leadership coupled with discerning and well-equipped christian lay people can produce spiritual growth as well as significant church growth. The New Testament emphasizes the importance of the Body of Christ ministering through the spiritual gifts that have been given to each believer. “Congregational in government” means that each local church governs its own affairs. Within the local church, the highest human authority rests in the congregation.

HOPE N.E. HEIGHTS

4710 Juan Tabo
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Service Times:
Sundays, 9am & 10:45am

CENTRAL SERVICES OFFICE

4710 Juan Tabo
Albuquerque, NM 87111

(505) 292-5444
office@hopechurchabq.com

Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00-4:30

HOPE WESTSIDE

4801 Montaño Rd Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Service Times:
Sundays, 10am

HOPE N.E. HEIGHTS

4710 Juan Tabo
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Service Times:
Sundays, 9am & 10:45am

HOPE WESTSIDE

4801 Montaño Rd Suite A-10
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Service Times:
Sundays, 10am

CENTRAL SERVICES OFFICE

4710 Juan Tabo
Albuquerque, NM 87111

(505) 292-5444
office@hopechurchabq.com

Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-4:30