Because Hope Community Church is a group of various individuals, we all have different values with regard to how we go about serving Christ. Yet certain common values unify our efforts and define our uniqueness. Here is what we see as important to our community of faith.
Love God…Love Others…Love The World.
Jesus answered…Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and…love your neighbor as yourself.
– Luke 12:37
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
– Matthew 28:19-20
Christianity is about our hearts being captivated by grace, overflowing in love and honor toward God. At Hope Community Church we believe that the most important thing in our lives is a deep relationship not only with God but with others too. We do this where we live, work and play. Finally, we bring the light and hope of Christ’s gospel to the world, and we extend a loving embrace to all people.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
– Colossians 4:2
Prayer is an important part of Christian life. At Hope Community Church we encourage people to have a daily prayer life. Prayer is important because we want God to teach us His ways…we don’t want to move without Him…and we want to see His great name to be broadcast to the world around us. We see prayer as our first priority and not our last resort.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common.
– Acts 2:42 & 44
Our personal and spiritual growth is best nurtured in a community of faith. At Hope Community Church, we are a place where people live life deeply together, cared for and authenticity is encouraged. This can range from our Sunday Morning Experience, to various ministries and small groups. This helps us to grow consistently in our relationship with God.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this…says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
– Malachi 3:10
Because God is the giver of all things, we give back to Him and His church. At Hope Community Church we give back by giving of our time, treasures and talents. We believe all members are ministers. Each of us has a part to play at Hope Community Church and in the world. Ultimately, this is our part in God’s Kingdom work as we are given opportunities to give and serve.