OUR VALUES

 

 

THE GOSPEL To be a part of Hope Chapel is to love the Gospel, for the Gospel is our central message and the lens through which we view life.  This finds expression in our confidence in the Gospel to transform lives, in our heart for evangelism, as a foundation for our sanctification, as a source of our joy in God, and as an impetus for worship.

 

PASSION FOR GOD To be a part of Hope Chapel is to cultivate growing affections for God.  We never want our relationship with God to become passive or apathetic, but we desire to be ever growing in our love for our Savior.  This finds expression in our corporate worship, our intentional pursuit of the spiritual disciplines, our love for God’s Word, the joy and gratitude that we seek to cultivate—hopefully, this will be seen in all that we do as a church.

 

SOUND DOCTRINE To be a part of Hope Chapel is to value sound doctrine, to grow in our knowledge of Biblical truth, and to apply this truth to our lives.  This finds expression in our commitment to Scripture, our high view of preaching, the emphasis on application of truth in our care groups, and even in our bookstore.

 

HOLY SPIRIT  To be a part of Hope Chapel is to value the active presence of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  This finds expression in our emphasis on corporate worship, our appreciation of and earnest desire for spiritual gifts, times of personal ministry in care groups and after the Sunday gathering, and an overall desire to cultivate a lifestyle of faith-filled dependence upon God.

 

SANCTIFICATION  To be a part of Hope Chapel is to pursue growth in godliness. This finds expression in our commitment to care groups, our pursuit of Biblical fellowship, and our desire to apply the truth of God to our lives in every way possible.

 

RELATIONSHIPS To be a part of Hope Chapel is to value and to be committed to relationships—as both a source of joy and a channel of God’s grace. This finds expression in our care groups, our pursuit of Biblical fellowship, our emphasis on family life, marriage, parenting and our appreciation of and care for singles, the practice of hospitality, and countless other ways.

 

SERVANTHOOD  To be a part of Hope Chapel is to embrace the value of servanthood.  Jesus calls all His followers to embrace servanthood as the mark of true greatness, and we are blessed at Hope Chapel with an abundance of true servants.  This finds expression in a wide variety of ministry teams, small groups, our cultivation of spiritual gifts, and in an endless array of both formal church contexts (e.g., the Sunday meeting) and informal life settings (e.g., meals for exhausted new mothers!).

 

EVANGELISM / MISSION To be a part of Hope Chapel is to be consistently reminded of our privilege and responsibility to share the Gospel, individually and corporately. This finds expression in Biblical training, outreach opportunities, and countless, faithful expressions of care and witness by the members of Hope Chapel.

 

Bringing glory to God  ...  through the transforming of lives  ...  by the Gospel of Jesus Christ