what we believe

Our Vision

At HopeCity, we believe in partnering with the Presence of God to impact everyone for the Kingdom . We do this by embracing our core values of Generosity, Encouragement, Unity, Faithfulness, Humility, Serving and Love.

Our Beliefs

We believe in the one True God. The Creator and originator of all good things, our God is an eternal King and Redeemer of everything. He has chosen to reveal Himself to us through the offices of the Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is perfect, good, just and holy in all His ways. He is all-powerful, all-knowing and always present. Above all things, He is love.

Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 40:28-29; John 4:24; John 5:26; Acts 17:24; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11; 1 John 4:8
The Bible is God’s Word to all creation. It is divinely inspired and completely infallible. God’s Word is the source of authority and guidance to His creation. Written by human hands under the empowering of God’s Holy Spirit, the Bible is transcendent and truth no matter the culture or context.

Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 2:6; Matthew 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 4:12
Jesus is the one and only true Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is God’s chosen one to bring redemption to all creation. He was crucified on a cross, died for the atonement of all sin, was buried and resurrected three days later. He ascended to Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, God. He is completely God and completely man. He chose to relinquish His Divine rights as God to take on human form, live a perfect sinless life empowered by Holy Spirit and die for all humanity. The evidence of His life is now present in all people who follow Him. He is the only way in which we get into community with God.

Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6-7; John 1:14; John 3:16; John 10:37-38; Colossians 2:6-7; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 John 4:9-10
It is the unending grace of God, through faith in the person and work of Jesus that provides salvation to all humanity. We must receive the Father’s drawing by repentance, believing that Jesus is the one true Savior and Lord who provides restoration into community with God and complete freedom from the debt of our past, present and future sin.
Water Baptism is the public statement by which people who have become followers of Jesus make their confession known.

Mark 1:4; John 1:12; Acts 2:38-41; Romans 3:23-25; Romans 10:9-10; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9
The Holy Spirit is God’s manifest presence in our world today. His indwelling in all followers of Jesus enables us to live a life that honors God. We are given the opportunity to partner with God through the person and empowering of the Holy Spirit. He convicts, assures, comforts and guides us as we walk through life. The Holy Spirit is given to all believers, empowering them to be witnesses of restored community with God through Jesus.

Job 32:8; Job 33:4; Psalm 139:7; Luke 3:16; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Acts 4:31; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Galatians 5:22-23; Titus 3:6
The victorious redemptive work of Jesus’s death and resurrection has provided freedom for all who believe. The curse of sin and death no longer has a hold on God’s children and because of this, we have the opportunity to partner with God, through His Holy Spirit, in sharing the good news of the Gospel and advancing His kingdom here on earth.  We are called to go into all nations, baptizing and teaching all who will believe in God through Jesus Christ.

1 Chronicles 16:23-24; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 10:7-8; John 14:12-14; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 4:29-31; Acts 13:47; Romans 10:13-14
As Jesus taught his disciples to pray on earth as it is in Heaven, we believe The Kingdom and Government of God is always moving forward and increasing here on earth. As His children, we anticipate a glorious, visible return of Jesus Christ to receive a pure bride, His Church, of which all believers are a part. Heaven and Hell are real places. Upon Jesus’ return, there will be a resurrection of all who have died. The followers of Jesus will receive eternal life and perfect community with God in eternity. Those who are not followers of Jesus will be condemned to an eternal death.