Our Aim is to…
Exalt the name of God
Edify the believers
Evangelize the lost
We understand that the primary cause of man and Christ’s Church is to bring glory to God.
Thus, we seek to edify the believers so that their lives will reflect the character and holiness of God and bring glory to him as well as blessings to the believer.
We also understand that bringing glory to God begins with saving faith. Thus we seek to share the gospel of Christ through the preached and spoken word so that people will hear, repent and entrust their lives to Christ by faith bringing glory to God and receiving eternal life.
Our desire is to see a community of believers growing in the knowledge and in the truth of God by virtue of the redeeming grace of Christ. We seek to see the example of Christ lived out within our church community as we sit under the preached Word of God and to see it extend beyond our walls and into the communities we live in.
The preeminence of God in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in all of life is the basis of our hope. By his grace to us, we extol the throne of God, submit to his precepts, pray for his will, meditate on his Word and seek to give an answer for the hope that is within us to those who inquire (1 Peter 3:15).
We value the life changing Word of God – the Bible. God’s hope is realized when his Word is applied. We aim to impact our members and our community with the fresh truths of the Scriptures and to address our changing culture with the timeless perspectives of God’s Word.
We value family. The family is the oldest institution and the building blocks of the church. We seek to strengthen our families by emphasizing the responsibilities within the household structure and providing means by which families can worship & learn together and give biblical instruction by which devotion to Christ will be passed on from each generation to the next and marriages that reflect the relationship of Christ, our head, to that of the Church.
We value worship and prayer. We acknowledge worship to be the heart expression of the believer’s devotion to God and the means by which the name of our Savior Jesus Christ is lifted up. Worship is not as much a matter of cultural distinctions as it is a biblically outlined method by which we approach God and extol his name. Prayer is practiced and stressed because it provides a means of communion with God and the means by which we can know and accept his will for us.
We value reaching the lost. Hope Church seeks to make God’s gospel known so that God will have unto himself a people who are purified and a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good (Titus 2:14). Our responsibility begins within our own church community and into our neighborhood and beyond our local and national borders. Thus, God’s supremacy is praised and the certainty of Christ’s hope is extended to all who believe.
We value biblical leadership and servant hood. As a congregational church, the members are asked to participate in the life and decisions of the church including the nomination of Elders who serve as lay pastors of the church. We value a biblical order of leadership and pastoral office and seek to harness an ongoing disposition of service to God and one another in all aspects of the church.
We value the Lord’s Day. We understand that the fourth commandment continues to be a vital part of God’s moral code and we seek to maintain the first day of the week as a day set aside for the Lord and his worship by keeping that day holy in our public and private lives.