WHAT'S HOPE CITY ALL ABOUT?
We exist so that people far from God can experience the HOPE in knowing Jesus.
Our mission is taking shape every week in the form of changed lives, and we believe the future for Hope City Church. But that’s not all. We believe that when you experience God, your future is bright as well. If you haven’t visited, we invite you to join us this weekend and see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple, and people are free to love God with passion.
Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people. We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.
Make A Difference
God wants to know us personally. More than just practicing religion, He wants a relationship with us. Our weekend services are where we focus on that relationship. Whether you’re new to faith, have questions, or have been a Christ follower for a long time, our services are a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.
One of the ways God designed for us to live in freedom is to have people in our life to help us in the journey. Connecting with others in Impact Small Groups is a practical and enjoyable way to find that kind of life-changing community.
We’re all an important part of God’s plan, and our life will never make sense until we discover our purpose. The Impact Growth Track is designed to help us take steps in the important process of discovering our purpose, and there are opportunities to attend weekly.
This is God’s ultimate plan for our life—to make a difference in the lives of others. When we do, the Bible tells us we will experience joy. Through the Impact Dream Team, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to serve others in the church and the community.
Our four core values keep the vision of Hope City Church clear. These values reflect the priority of our mission to reach people far from God.
Develop your closeness with God
Develop your character
Develop your calling
See people as they could be
Say what you see in them
Start a process to develop them
Do all things well
Do it before you're asked
Do more than is expected
Be a servant
We believe there is one God who is the creator and the ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).
About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in his virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), his sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), his atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), his resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), and that He will return to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:13-16).
About The Holy Spirit
We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11). The body of each believer is a “temple” in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.
About The Bible
We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by our own effort.
We believe that only the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned but is a gift available by the grace of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
About The Christian Life
We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and that the present and the future are filled with a new way of living for Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit, we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and one’s neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).
About The Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church; this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers, such as encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, 1 Cor. 12,) We practice two ordinances in the church, which were instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and holy communion (Luke 22:14-20).