A Hope Church is right in line with fulfilling a big part of God's plan on earth. Jesus Christ offers hope to all people:
hope that is found in knowing that their life is valuable, hope in a bright future, and hope for an eternal home of great joy.
Jesus said that in this world we will have tribulation but that we should be of good cheer because he has overcome the world.
A hope church offers this same cheer because we serve Christ who has overcome the world. A Hope Church is one in which the
members celebrate the hope we have in God all the time.
Out of all the institutions in the world, the one place where people everywhere should be accepted is in the church. A Hope Church
offers this because its members know that none of us have any hope outside of a relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ.
Jesus instituted the church as a way for his followers to carry on his work after he was gone from this world. The church continues
to teach the things Jesus said and taught, the church carries forth God's message of salvation to the rest of the world, the church
fulfills God's command to us to love each other by meeting the needs of others, the church helps its people find joy in their
relationship to each other, and the church worships the God in which each of us live and move and have our being. A Hope Church
understands this and rightly celebrates the joy and hope that we have through our relationship with God.
The practices of a Hope Church are similar to those of other Christian churches in our country. They have weekly scheduled times of
worship, weekly times of prayer and Bible study in smaller groups, they probably have a music ministry whereby the musically talented
people in their church can lead others in worship through music, and they are equally as likely to fun and engaging children's programs
for the children in their church and community.
A Hope Church can probably be found in all quarters of our country. Anywhere people live, there they also have the same needs to see
that their lives matter, and that there really are good reasons for joy. God loves each one of us, and there in great joy to be found
in God and in his people. A Hope Church is fulfilling a big role of the church: spreading God's message to the whole world that there
is hope because Jesus cares for them. A church is a beacon of light in a dark world. This world is full of challenges and difficulties
and the church is an oasis of hope.