Who We Are
John loves people and always has. His heart for Hope has always been that if people matter to God, then they should matter to us.
Why Hope Exists
The Mission & Vision of Hope Fellowship
People matter to God, so they matter to us.
You matter. We believe that with all our hearts.
That’s why every programming decision is filtered through that lens at Hope. It’s our vision for a better future for us and for you.
The people at Hope live out this vision by Loving God with all their heart, Connecting with others, Growing in their faith, and Serving the world around them. Here’s why these principles are so valuable to us at Hope…
Love God with All Your Heart (Mark 12:29-31)
Regardless of where you are in your walk of faith, Hope provides a safe environment for all people to express their love to God. People are welcomed as they are, even if you’re still exploring faith in Jesus. We want you to simply come and experience how much you matter to God and to us.
Connect with Others (Acts 2:42)
The love of Christ is extended through relationship. No matter what you’re in or coming out of, there’s someone here that can relate. The environments here allow you to build friendships and connect with others that is authentic and encouraging.
Grow in Your Faith (Ephesians 1:17)
Some grow best through community and discussion while others grow through study and reflection. Both are ways that God has uniquely created people to grow. Whatever your preference, there’s room at the table for the way you’re wired. Find your people and get started.
Serve the World Around You (Romans 7:4)
It’s natural to want to give back to the world around you and try to make it a better place. The motivation behind kindness is just as important as the act itself. God has gifted you to serve within the church, the community and the world somewhere and in some way that only you can. People matter to God and there are lots of opportunities each year for you to let them know!
What We Believe
Our Beliefs on Important Topics
About The Holy Spirit
- We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19).
- Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 3:5).
- We become citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20-21).
- We are given eternal life (John 3:16).
- We are adopted and become children of God (Galatians 4:4-7).
- Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Hebrews 8:12).
- We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Romans 4:4-5).
- We are born-again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (I Corinthians 6:20).
- We receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14 and I Peter 1:3-5).
- We become a new creation (II Corinthians 5:17) and are being transformed into the image of Christ (II Corinthians 3:18).
About Christ's Return
About The Bible
About The Church
About Timeless Traditions
- Baptism in Water. The scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized. Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ and identification with the body of Christ. It is spiritually symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to all that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Galatians 3:27-28).
- Communion. The Lord’s Supper consists of two elements: the bread and cup. These elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ and when we receive these elements, we are remembering Christ’s death and payment for our sin. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation.