Hope Community Church is a Reformed church. That is, we believe the following...
- Scripture Alone is the sole infallible rule of faith for humanity. God has given his people special revelation in the Holy Spirit inspired scriptures. God's word is sufficient, "...for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God p may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:16. Therefore, Hope Community Church relies on scripture alone to understand who God is and who we are.
According to the scriptures, God's people are saved by God from their sins through faith alone. Our faith in God to do as he's promised is credited to us as righteousness (Romans 4). Though we are saved by faith alone, a true, living faith that bears fruit. Therefore, our faith will be reflected through our works (James 2).
Salvation from our sin is not something we can earn, as we are completely incapable of doing so (Romans 3). Therefore, our faith is not something we generate within ourselves. Rather, faith is a gift of God that is given to us out of his grace alone (Ephesians 2).
Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King. Christ alone has been perfectly obedient to the Father. Christ alone stands in our place before God, taking the penalty for our sin. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
- Everything and everyone exists for the glory of God alone. Therefore, at Hope Community Church, you will find that worship focuses on giving God, not the preacher, not the musicians, and not the congregation members, ALL the glory.