Frequently Asked Questions
What do service gatherings “feel” like?
The gatherings are exciting, warm and friendly yet filled with a certain intentional authenticity and openness. We pray fervently and strive faithfully to create an atmosphere whereby individuals can sense God’s spirit at work in their lives.
We make a special attempt to discover and fulfill God’s purpose for our lives. Our hope is that people are engaged intellectually and spiritually but most importantly transformed consistently.
We want people to truly experience what it means to be a disciple and a disciple-maker for Christ. Ultimately, God and His Word is the center of our attention, not speakers, pastors, worship leaders or even ourselves. We seek to exalt Jesus.
Where exactly are you located?
Are you affiliated with a denomination?
No, we are not a part of any denomination even though our theology is in sync with many mainline forms. We embrace a Biblical historical orthodoxy and will publicly speak to that in future iterations of this site and other communication tools.
Simply put, we are a network of believers committed to being the church as described in the New Testament. To best understand Hope City, one must know that we are a church, a network, a mission and a movement! All of the above.
The majority of decisions regarding the church are made by the leaders and elders of Hope City Church and all financial and legal matters are overseen by a local Board of Directors and Board of Advisors and we also have fully engaged a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and they will insure the accuracy and transparency of our reporting.
Our structure is comprised of a binary approach: an organic church network and a missional agency. We will share more on this in the coming days!
Are children programs available during weekly gatherings?
What are some of the most important values for Hope City Church?
- We pursue JESUS
- We share life
- We celebrate growth
- We share our resources
- We serve those in need
- We challenge stagnancy
- We pray fervently
- We listen intently
- We live authentically
- We worship in transparency
What time do your gatherings start?
We gather each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Also, each Wednesday, we host an online forum for Men & Women called “Activate” which is a online collaborative forum that starts at 7:30 pm via video conferencing.
We also gather in one-on-one discipleships which are intended to help each person grow spiritually in an intimate 1:1 setting. Our motto is “Everyone discipled, Everyone discipling!” Other gatherings include intentional fellowships, prayer walks and leadership development.
How long are the gatherings?
Is there a dress code?
Lol. Absolutely no dress code. We encourage people to dress comfortably. For some, that may mean dressing up, but for most it simply means wearing casual, comfortable clothing (Jeans, etc.)
What kind of messaging will I hear?
At Hope City, we believe the Bible is the fully inspired Word of God, and it is our sincere desire and responsibility to preach, teach and exposit the entire Bible in all its truth, in love and complete honesty.
Why Hope City Church?
- Sunday Gatherings
- Personal Daily Time with God
- ACTIVATE video conferencing
- One-on-One Discipleship
- Prayer Walks
- Service to our Community
- Micro-Effort leadership or involvement