Hope Community Church’s vision is to be…a caring place where God transforms lives.
Why do we believe this to be true? Because it is how we live out our purpose for God’s Kingdom on earth as a community of faith in Willow Grove, the surrounding communities, and the global community as a whole.
We want to be a place where…people are strengthened, genuineness is encouraged, and Christianity is a matter of the heart. We recognize that God is the only one who can transform lives, however, we want to do our part. We want to help each individual at Hope Community Church become who God wants them to be. That is played out by the following purposes.
LOVE God: Purpose is WORSHIP.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
– Mark 12:30
Worshiping God is more than just singing. We worship God with everything that we are and everything that we have and do. It’s a lifestyle of devotion to God.
SERVE Others: Purpose is MINISTRY.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
– 1 Peter 4:10-12
When we serve others we are serving God. God has given each believer gifts and abilities to serve others in the world in which they live. We can serve at Hope through various ministry teams from kids to Sunday Morning Experience.
GROW together in faith: Purpose is DISCIPLESHIP.
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
Discipleship is a process of growing in your faith through spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading or sharing your faith.
IMPACT our culture for Jesus: Purpose is EVANGELISM.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
– Acts 1:8
We believe that truth matters, but we also believe that people matter too. At Hope, we take our responsibility seriously to make disciples locally and globally. We are to look for opportunities to share our faith.
ENCOURAGE each other: Purpose is FELLOWSHIP.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
– Hebrews 10:24-25
How do we define a strong community? We are about strengthening the whole person, encouraging genuineness with God & others, dealing with the heart issues as the catalyst for change.
Hope Community Church exists to…LOVE God with our lives, SERVE others often, GROW together in faith, IMPACT our culture for Jesus, and ENCOURAGE each other often.