Multiplying disciples of Jesus.
Our Core Values:
We believe that the Gospel not only brings us into fellowship with God and secures our eternal destiny, but it also effects our transformation in the present. We believe it is the good news of who God is and what He’s done, rather than guilt, anger or fear that enables life transformation. Our hope is that every person who leaves our gatherings feels freed, empowered, and compelled by the Gospel to follow Jesus in every area of life.
Our core, uncompromising commitments as a church are historic Christian doctrine, the sorts of things that the Church has more or less always held throughout its 2000 year history. When it comes to peripheral (but not unimportant) issues we are comfortable with disagreement, and we are eager to partner with others throughout our city that may come from different backgrounds. We strive to be kingdom-minded rather than church-centered, and support others’ efforts as if they were our own.
Our identity as reconciled children of God through Jesus frees us to be honest about our sin, brokenness, pain and doubt. Whether gathering for corporate worship or in Gospel Communities, we seek to be honest in our shortcomings, our ignorances, and our weaknesses.
We exist for those who aren’t yet a part of us. We want to make sure that we make space for friends, neighbors and coworkers, inviting them into our shared life that we all might see and hear the good news of Jesus.
What We Believe
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.