BRINGING GOD'S HOPE TO EVERY PERSON IN EVERY PLACE
LEADING PEOPLE TO KNOW JESUS, BE EMPOWERED & MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Simple Gospel - We bring the hope of Jesus to those who don’t know Him yet.
God’s Love As Central - God loves because He is love. We join with Him to help people know they are His treasure.
Life Encounters With God - Lives flourish in God’s presence. We create the atmosphere for people to encounter the reality of God
Belonging - We find fulfillment in quality relationships of acceptance while empowering each other to be better. We’re real people who build real relationships.
Positive Faith - Our life in Jesus starts with a step of faith and faith continues to be the foundation of all spiritual growth.
Vibrant Prayer - Prayer is a dynamic discussion with the Almighty to build personal relationship and do Kingdom business.
Vibrant Worship - Adoration is our response to God’s grace; it is by Him, in Him, to Him, and for Him that we offer our worship and praise.
The Authority of God’s Word - The Bible is life and is the authority for all of life, so we bring our life and activities to this standard.
Healthy Family Life - God made families, therefore we foster and strengthen family life around the presence of God,
Empowering People - We pay attention to a persons’ unique gifts, talents and traits, helping each one to fulfill their purpose in Jesus.
God’s Kingdom Influencing Culture - It’s a privilege to represent Him in every sphere of culture. God is interested in and cares for every aspect of our city and this world.
Generosity - God is a generous Father and our response is to be like Him in this, generously giving of our time, treasure and talents.
Our Local Church - The body of Christ is a big deal to God and is a big deal to us, that’s why we invest our lives to honor and build up His people.
Responsibility & Commitment - We believe that taking responsibility is a mark of growth, commitment and maturity for all believers.
Everyone is a Leader - We all have influence, so we encourage each other to recognize it, build on it and create the momentum of God’s Kingdom in every place.
The fundamental teachings of Hope Alive are clearly reflected in the following statements:
We believe the bible is God's word to all mankind. (II Timothy 3:16, I Corinthians 2:13)
We believe in one God existing in three persons and can be known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - Distinguishable but Indivisible (Matthew 28:19, II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that every person is born a sinner and unable to save himself from it. (Romans 5:12,18)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, was born from God, and is both very God and very man.(Luke 1:26-38, John 1:14-18, Isaiah 7:14; 9:6)
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples. (I Corinthians 25:1-4, Romans 4:25, Acts 1:3-5, John 20:16-21)
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus into Heaven; His exaltation and personal, literal, and bodily coming again the second time for the church. (John 14:2-3, I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe in the salvation by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect, sufficient work of Calvary for remission of sins. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:11-22, Romans 5:11)
We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:34-38; 19:1-6)
We believe in the Scriptural evidence of "speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance" as an experience subsequent to salvation. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-48)
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the Early Church and enumerated in the scriptures. (I Corinthians 12-14)
We believe in the Spirit-filled life of separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. (Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 5:18, I Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)
We believe in bodily healing by Divine Power (or Divine healing) in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (Acts 4:30, Romans 8:11, I Corinthians 12:9, James 5:14)
We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion of the Lord's Supper for believers. (I Corinthians 11:23-32)
We believe in eternal life for believers (John 3:16; 5:24) and eternal punishment for unbelievers. (Matthew 18:6-9, Mark 9:43-50, II Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 20:10-15)
We believe in the reality, personality, and eternal judgment of Satan and his angels.
(Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15)
In addition to these basic fundamentals, we also hold that:
The Biblical form of church government is a plural eldership with a senior minister whose spiritual life, character, domestic life, and rulership ability qualify on the basis of I Timothy 3.
The church of Jesus Christ is the last instrument that God is using to extend His kingdom prior to the Second Coming of Christ. (Ephesians 3:10, Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:20-22)
The local church is completely autonomous; it is self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating in its mature state.
Every believer in Christ must be subject to God's authority in a specific local church for spiritual protection and long term fruitfulness. (Hebrews 13:17)