Core Values & Beliefs
Our core values at Hope are Leadership, Movement, Integrity, Unity, and Serving. Below are our definitions for each core value, which we pray gives you more insight as to who we are.
Leadership at Hope is effectively communicating the vision, while developing and guiding others in implementing the goal.
Movement at Hope is continual growth though our simple process of Turning to God, Growing in God, and Partnering with God.
Integrity at Hope is intentionally committing to do what you say you will do.
Unity at Hope is building oneness and expressing love in how we relate to each other.
ARTICLES OF FAITH
The Scriptures - We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction.
The True God - We believe that there is only one true God. He is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature.
The Fall of Man - Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost; this is true of all men, and except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (Genesis 1:26, 27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10,23).
The Way of Salvation - We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace. It cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who so trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9,10; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8,9).
The Freeness of Salvation - We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all.
Repentance and Faith - We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties, wrought in our souls by the Spirit of God.
The Gospel Church - We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. We observe the ordinances of Christ, are governed by His word and exercise our gifts. (Acts 2:41-42).
Baptism and the Lord's Supper - We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer. (Acts 2:41). The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of the death of the Lord Jesus, preceded by solemn self-examination. (I Cor. 11: 23-31) work of the Holy Spirit. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9,10; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8,9).
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: who, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church as the Body of Christ, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.