ABOUT US

City of Hope Worship Team

At City of Hope Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Our passion is that all people can have a life-changing experience with God and His love for them.  We offer powerful services that are dedicated to worshipping God and pursuing His presence.  Our messages are always biblically based, but applicable to your daily life.  However, it won’t take you long to discover that we’re more than just a Sunday church. In fact, we’re actually a network of small groups which meet for the purposes of spiritual growth, discipleship, and evangelism with the goal of multiplication. Also, if you’d like to develop authentic and enduring relationships with others, you’ll be glad to know there are opportunities to join a group all the time.

From the beginning, City of Hope Church has been focused on reaching out to those who don’t know God or don’t attend a local church.  City of Hope Church is a church with a vision to help everyone realize their potential and discover their calling, and for the church to operate in the callings and gifts God sends to us.  We are focused on making disciples who are able to reproduce the same results in the lives of other people.

Sunday Morning Celebration Services, Small Groups, Service Projects, One on One Evangelism, Net Meetings, Prayer of 3, Oikos Group

1. The Vision: Win Souls and Make Disciples: Matt 28:19-20

2. The Goal: Every Believer a Leader. (Leadership is Influence)

3. The Plan: Win, Connect, Train, Send.

WIN: The Priority of Evangelism

 

The Power of Connection – Retain the Fruit God Gives

o   Next Steps

o   The Journey – 12-week process to allow new believers to:

(a) receive assurance of salvation

(b) to experience genuine repentance

(c) to break the chains that bind

(d) to receive emotional (inner) healing

(e) to receive and experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit

(f) to embrace the vision and heart of the Father.

o   Encounter Retreat – (Takes place the 5th week of The Journey.  Designed so new converts come face to face with God as they allow Him to reach deep within their hearts to set them free on the most intimate, personal level.)

o   Participation in Small Groups

The Process of Discipleship

o   Small Groups

o   Discipleship Track

[Discovery 1] – Establishing faith in the foundational doctrines of Christ.

[Discovery 2] – Living a lifestyle based on small groups, prayer, and evangelism.

[Discovery 3] – Developing solid principles of Leadership for a Lifetime of Fruitfulness.

The Principle of Multiplication

We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is clear, and people are free to seek God with passion!

o   Join a Core Team

o   The Principle of 12 – (A mentoring process in which we begin to develop potential leaders that God has given us and reproduce the Heart, Character and Vision that God has given us.)

o   2 Timothy 2:2 – “And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses commit these to faithful men who are able to teach others also”.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal. I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.

Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21

For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial,

and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.

Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.

I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.

John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.

Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5 ,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.

Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48

The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.

Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25

Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.

  Matthew 19:4-6

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.

Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29

It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.

Spiritual

John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10

Mental and Emotional

2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3

Physical

Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter  2:24

Financial

Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10;   Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; those that are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.

Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7

It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom God brings us into contact.  We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.

1 Peter 3:15; Acts 1:8