Reaching and leading people in a growing relationship with Jesus.
This vision reflects the heart of the Great Commission where Jesus gave His followers clear direction to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20).
In order to make disciples of people … while teaching them, we must reach them first. Studies and even just general observation of our culture shows the church has lost touch with the very people it is supposed to be reaching, including the next generation of Americans who no longer see church or organized religion as having any relevance to their lives.
Our hope and prayer is to change that perception and to reach those who are un-churched, un-interested, or feeling disconnected. We know that won't be easy. But this outward focus is vitally important to the vision and mission of HOPE.
FOYER / LIVING ROOM / KITCHEN
Like the rooms in your home, our church is designed around environments that strategically engage people wherever they are on their spiritual journey. The Foyer environment is where people are our invited guests; the Living Room is where people become friends; and the Kitchen is where friends become family. An example of a Foyer environment is our Sunday Worship Service; whereas one of our Living Room environments is called AFTER which immediately follows our Worship Service where conversation is encouraged and connections are made. One of the best environments in which to experience authentic community (accountability, belonging, and care) and spiritual growth (intimacy with God, friendship with insiders, and influence with outsiders) is through HOPE GROUPS.