Serve

Serve Others

We believe it’s a privilege to serve, and we encourage you to partner with us as we serve others.

For more information on current opportunities to partner with us in serving others contact us.

 

Our Philosophy to Serve:

Hope Church is committed to serving the needs of our people (the church), our community, and our world.

The church is called the body of Jesus. We, as the church, are a group of people called, committed, and formed around the person and work of Jesus Christ. Being the body of Jesus means that we become the visible hands and feet of Jesus to the people on this earth. We love the unloved, serve the marginalized, and pray for our enemies.

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:13-15 NIV)

Serving is more than something we do it is who we are. As Followers of Christ we live in the pattern of our Lord and Teacher Jesus Christ who humbled himself and loved others by serving them. We do not look for ways to be glorified, but instead look for ways to glorify Jesus by serving others. In our mission there is no ladder to climb, no title to obtain. We have all been called, and that calling is simple: to first love God, and then to love others. The Christian life is not complex, but it may at times be hard.

Our Church:

The church is like a family; we are people not the home. Moreover, as a family we love and serve the needs of each other. This service to one another is carried out through the different ministries on the church, from life groups to the children’s and youth ministry, from Sunday morning worship to even less formal ways as cooking meals for those in need.

Goal: we want our people to learn to serve by first serving each other. We want our people to take a vested interest in the lives of each other, caring, encouraging, giving, and praying for one another. We also want each of our people to support a ministry within the church as a place serve.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 NIV)

Our Community:

As followers of Jesus we have not been called to distance ourselves from the world, but to stand as a light in a dark world. We want people to experience the kindness of Jesus through our love and service, and as a result live changed lives.

Goal: we want all of our people to be involved in at least one community service project a year. Furthermore, our service projects will have the diversity as to appeal to the different interest and availability of our congregation.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)

Our World:

The world has become a global village with pockets of need greater than our own. Since we have the resources, connection, and ability to reach those outside of our local community no boarder will hinder our love and service. Through partnerships and agencies we will extend our service to those in need across the world. We want to help those who cannot help themselves. We are especially drawn to those who are victims of sex trafficking, human trafficking, immigrants, the poor, the orphan, and the elderly.

Goals: We want to raise our people’s awareness of the issues and injustices in the world, leading them to ways they can support and work to end them. We will partner with organizations and missionaries who are already involved in serving those in need across the globe.

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. (Psalm 82:3 NIV)


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