We believe that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God and may be trusted as true and relevant in matters of faith and life.
We believe in one God who is revealed in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ. He was born of the virgin Mary and is both human and divine.
We believe Jesus is the savior of all humankind, and that He died on the cross for all sin and all who would believe in Him are forgiven and justified.
We believe that those who put their trust in Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and are the children of God.
We believe God created humanity in His image to be His friends and to reflect His glory. In order for this divine-human relationship to be authentic, God has allowed humanity a measure of free will. Sadly, we have overstepped these freedoms by disobeying God and seeking to control our own life and the lives of others, resulting in a separation from God called sin. This sin of disobedience and rebellion (original sin) continues in all persons today and leads only to spiritual death.
We believe in God’s timing that all bodies/souls will be resurrected for God’s just judgment. And in that day, Christ will separate the just and the unjust to their eternal reward.
We believe in two sacraments: the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. In baptism, we baptize both adults and children of adult believers. We also believe in dedicating children of believers as a way of commitment and consecration.
We believe that the Presbyterian Church is only one of many expressions of the larger Body of Christ and is not the “only” church. No Christian community may claim to exclusively possess Jesus Christ’s authority.
At different points in time during Hope’s history, the Session has needed to make statements about the beliefs of Hope Church as a community of Christ followers. These documents outline statements made.