To see the city filled with HOPE through an unswerving relationship with Jesus Christ, (Acts 13:44) empowered by the Holy Spirit to preach and disciple according to God’s purpose. (Acts 1:8)
As a Church we want to fulfill the calling and visions of God in our lives by relentlessly pursuing His heavenly ideas, bringing them to earth and living them out. To disciple and equip believers to minister to people from their own cultures and social groups. To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature everywhere until He returns. To “prepare the table” through acts of worship so as to see the promises of God manifested through an outpouring of His Holy Spirit empowering believers to evangelize the world and heal the sick revealing many signs and wonders.
God has given us specific visions of ministries of the church we are to plant that will transform the way churches have traditionally ministered in the past. Worship, evangelism and equipping the believer to reach their culture through an empowering of the Holy Spirit will be the foundation on which the church will be built. We foresee many ministries in and around the city that will bring hope and belonging to the desolate and wasted places. Transformational teaching through a Center for Ministry Development will train leaders how to effectively begin new works in our community for the Kingdom of God!
We desire to be a vessel for equipping people to fulfill their God given calling. (Ephesians 4:12) We want the people of Mount Hope to reach their own particular cultural groups and communities (1 Corinthians 9:22) to bring HOPE, HELP and HEALING to those who are lost. We will do this by fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) by seeing souls saved, discipled and released for service to the Kingdom of God.
Discipleship- We believe that discipleship is to be a foundation that is laid in order to enable believers to grow. To instill a deep desire to hunger after more of God and to expose new and relevant ways for a new believer to serve Christ with what they have been given.
Worship- We believe that worship is to be shown in a lifestyle of praise. Acts of worship should be shown continually through giving, serving, praying and song. An act of worship should be a reflection of our hearts.
Prayer- A continual attitude of prayer and a constant communion with God should be the desire of our lives. We strive to always respond to any request with an immediate time of prayer. Listening is more important than speaking.
Evangelism- Our core value has been and will always be the “Great Commission”. To disciple believers into a hunger to preach the Word to their world. Our passion is to reach the lost of all generations. The empowerment of believers comes through the Holy Spirit.
Missions- We believe that we are to be the catalyst into reaching the world through sending and supporting. A heart for missions is a heart after God. Enabling Christians to fulfill their calling in life is a responsibility for all leaders.
Leadership- Better named “Servantship”. We believe in leading through serving. It is our desire to disciple, train, and invest ourselves in the lives of others. We strive to be the best leaders we can be through putting others’ needs before our own.