Vision and Mission
At Hope we believe very strongly in community, and within that community, building relationships and doing
church together so that our lives impact and touch the generations and the lives of individuals, change cultures and impact communities.
At Hope our desire is to create a 'place to belong...'
a place to encounter God in a life-changing way and enjoy our journey together, becoming whole, authentic followers of Jesus Christ. A place to
worship.... have fun.... and just do the journey of life together. We are in a local community but part of our city and of course, touching the world,
wherever we are day to day. Our Mission is to 'Change your World'.... Hope Church is a 'place to belong.....'
- That the bible is God's word. It is accurate, authoritative, and teaches us how to live
- That there is one true God, the creator of all things. He exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- That sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives
- That the Lord Jesus Christ, as both God and man is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life on earth
and died on the cross in our place. He rose again to prove his victory and empower us for life. That in order to receive forgiveness and be reconciled to God,
we must repent of our sin, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and submit to his will for our lives.
- That we can live holy and fruitful lives as God intended by being baptised in water, and being filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
- That the church should be a powerful expression of God on earth, and that this necessitates believers meeting regularly together for fellowship,
prayer and the 'breaking of bread'.
- That God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve his purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfil our role in his church, share the good news of Jesus
and serve the community in which we find ourselves on a daily basis.
- That our eternal destination is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
- That the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as he promised.
What we are convinced of is that we can and should live a life that's fulfilling, rewarding, exciting and full of purpose.
The Churches in Sunderland are many and varied. If you're looking for a church to be part of, we encourage you, once youve found that place, to stick with it and
look for opportunities to serve. Being part of the local church is a vital part of realising that fulfilment, reward, excitement and purpose.