Hope Church - Truth, Life, Hope
2020 vision
Our Vision and Values
Vision

We summarise our shared vision as 'Truth – Life – Hope'...

TRUTH – we want to know more of God’s truth through understanding what the Bible says, and developing a deeper relationship with Jesus.

LIFE – knowing the truth should lead to living it! We want our lives to be transformed and shaped more and more each day by experiencing the reality of God’s life in us.

HOPE – the hope we have in Jesus is so wonderful we have to share it! We want to see as many people as possible finding new hope in Jesus, and becoming bringers of hope to others…

As a family of churches, Salt & Light is currently pursuing our UK vision for the next few years with a strategy we call 2020Vision. Read more.

Values

We have some core beliefs and values which shape our shared life together...

We are EVANGELICAL
We are members of the Evangelical Alliance and are committed to certain beliefs as set out in their Basis of Faith (www.eauk.org/about/basis-of-faith.cfm) and shared by the vast majority of Evangelicals worldwide. These beliefs include the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Bible as the foundation of all that we believe.

We are CHARISMATIC
We believe that the life of God comes to us through the Holy Spirit and we want to experience God's manifest presence as we worship and pray. We see the Holy Spirit's ministry and gifts in the daily life of the believer and the church as a key to holiness, fruitfulness and effective mission.

Some values that make us distinctive as a church include...

FAMILY is at the heart of how we are called to build together. We want to be approachable, accessible and encourage a sense of belonging, love, joy, security, friendship, generosity, encouragement, care and fellowship.

Discipleship is key to GROWING in MATURITY. We want to know more of God's truth through understanding what the Bible says, and developing a deeper relationship with Jesus. We are all disciples, encouraging and equipping one another to live an authentic Christian life. The Word of God, worship and prayer are foundational to our life in Christ and we want our lives to be transformed and shaped more and more each day by experiencing the reality of God's life in us.

We are ON A MISSION, living as salt and light in the world. We want to see as many people as possible finding new hope in Jesus and becoming bringers of hope to others. Therefore we want to be proclaiming the Good News, demonstrating the Good News in every aspect of culture and society, and seeing lives transformed by the power of Jesus.

We are BUILDING TOGETHER, with every member playing its part and finding ways of using our God-given gifts in our daily lives. We value diversity and believe this helps us understand and enjoy the richness of the Body of Christ as we live in an atmosphere of respect and mutual appreciation.

Christ's primary call on our lives is to be people who are CENTRED ON HIM and seeking His Kingdom. We are building His church, in His strength and for His glory, not our own.