What to Expect:
Worship: We offer three Worship Experiences at 9:00, 10:30am and 6:00pm. You will find contemporary worship at each of the services with theSix being more “amped up” with an intimate service vibe.
Parking: When you enter the lot of our morning services, you are more than welcome to park in the front of the building or, for less traffic, you can park on the east side by Popplers music and walk down the hall of the mall.
Walking in the Doors and Finding a Seat: When you enter the doors of HOPE you will notice greeters that are there to welcome you and direct you where you need to go. When you enter the Worship Center, you will find ushers who are ready to help you and your family find a seat.
Children's Programming: HOPEkidz has Sunday School during each of our three services (9:00, 10:30am & 6:00pm). During this time your child will participate in Biblical teaching and fun age appropriate activities. *There will be a few times throughout the year where HOPEkidz will participate in Family Sundays where we encourage family worship participation. Please see our HOPEkidz page for specific dates.*
Youth Programming: HOPEyouth meets each Sunday during the 10:30am Worship Service and we'd love for your 6th-12th grader to join us! *There will be a few times throughout the year where HOPEyouth will participate in Family Sundays where we encourage family worship participation.*
Service length: You can usually expect our services to last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Once the service is over, please feel free to stick around and get to know other HOPE attenders.
Meet and Greet: If you are new to HOPE we would love to welcome you and give you a special gift. Stop by the Meet and Greet table located in the Connection Center (after the morning services) or outside the Connection Center (after theSix).
What to Wear: We want you to be comfortable. We are a diverse church. Please feel comfortable wearing anything from shorts or sweats to business attire.
Information Center: The Information Center is the central hub of HOPE, where you can find information you’re looking for.
What We Believe:
The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Inspired by God, it is the supreme source of truth and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct. It is the foundation by which we learn of God and His ways. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three interdependent persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Out of love, God has revealed Himself to humanity. Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; John 6:45-46; 1John 4:19.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He is co-equal with and reveals the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth, on a day only God knows, to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He invites people into relationship to follow Him as Savior, and Lord. He is the Head of the church, His active body of believers on earth. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Colossians 1:15-20; Ephesians 4:9-15; Matthew 4:18-20; Matthew 24:36.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is eternal and co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their sin and need for Jesus Christ. He is present in every follower of Christ from the moment of salvation, providing power for serving, comfort in trials, knowledge of spiritual truth, and guidance in living. He gives every believer spiritual gifts for the common good of the church. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; 1Corinthians 12:7.
In love, God made people in His image, to be like Him in character, to exist in relationship with Him, and to be the supreme object of His creation. Every person has tremendous potential for good; however, people’s nature is marred by sin resulting in actions and attitudes of disobedience toward God. This sin separates people from God and results in a lesser life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23-24; Isaiah 59:1-2; John 10:10; John 3:16.
Because sin separates people from God, He offers in love, through Jesus Christ, the free gift of salvation which includes payment for all sin and rebellion toward God. It is only by trusting Jesus Christ's payment for sin and receiving forgiveness that humanity can live in relationship with God. Salvation is not possible through self-improvement or good works but comes only through God's free gift of grace (undeserved favor). Eternal life, or salvation, begins the moment someone receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 8; John 1:12; Acts 4:12; John 3:16.
Heaven and hell really exist. Heaven is a place of glorious joy in God's presence and hell is a place of torment away from God's presence. Heaven, hell, and the spirit of a person are all eternal. Hell was created primarily for the devil and his angels. God's desire is for all people to be rescued from their sins and live eternally with Him in heaven. Eternal life, salvation, begins the moment someone receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:44-46; 1Timothy 2:3-4; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, 5:10; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 21:1-8.