LEARN ABOUT HOPE

We are a church community in RVA that exists to help people find life and purpose through Jesus Christ.

THE MISSION OF HOPE

Offering experiences, relationships, and places where people can find life and purpose through Jesus Christ.

Our History

Hope Church began in 1997 with a vision to be a catalytic movement offering the Gospel to as many people as possible as creatively as necessary.

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DISCOVER HOPE

A THREE-STEP EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO HOPE AND GIVE YOU WAYS TO MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR JOURNEY WITH US.

Discover Hope is a great first step for learning more about who we are as a church family and what it means to have a relationship with Christ.

You will hear about Hope's history, mission, vision, and values from members of our staff, and learn about ways you can get involved at a deeper level, including through church membership.

We Worship Together

Our community gathers together in person and on livestream for worship every Sunday. Services last around an hour and include a time of musical worship, prayer, and teaching.

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We Follow Jesus Together

We were made for relationships. HOPE offers opportunities to meet people and find resources that will help you grow in your faith.

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We Serve Together

God has called us to be part of something way bigger than ourselves. When we engage in serving, we are not only living out our calling, but we are changing lives within our community, city, and world.

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Our Values

Biblically Engaging

We seek to bring God’s word to life in creative, relevant, compelling ways that matter for today’s world.

Owner Operators

As members of the redemptive movement of Jesus Christ, we accept the personal ownership for the advance of our mission.

People-Focused

We believe every life matters. We engage with people where they are and walk with them toward a relationship with God.

Kindness

Acting on the kindness that God has shown each of us, we strive to treat one another with generous kindness – pursuing unity and choosing sacrificial love.

Authenticity

We encourage honesty and transparency for everyone. We seek to accurately define reality even when it’s difficult, and to live in humility with one another.

Excellence

We won’t try to do everything, but what we do, we want to do well, with earnest effort. The work of the Church is important work, and we treat it as such.

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation, we affirm these seven essentials of our faith:

GOD

We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

JESUS

Jesus Christ is God in the flesh who walked among us, died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins, and on the third day arose bodily from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is now our High Priest and mediator.

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He gives us new life, empowers and imparts gifts to us, guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.

SALVATION

Being separated from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

CHURCH

The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ.

RETURN

Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

MISSION

The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations.

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These essentials are important to us, and an integral part of the beliefs in our denomination, the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church). When reading the essentials, we also keep the EPC motto in mind: “In Essentials Unity, in Non-Essentials Liberty, in All Things Charity.”

The EPC Denomination