Core Values

Our CORE VALUES are a part of our DNA. These are some of the NON-NEGOTIABLE principles of our church.

OUR CORE VALUES

JESUS IS OUR MESSAGE

The purpose of Hope City United is to share the hope of Jesus. We are Jesus people, not religious people. Methods will come and go, but our message will stay the same.

LOVE IS OUR LANGUAGE

Everything we say, we say it with love. We apologize first. We forgive. We don’t carry offenses, or fail to be gracious even with those we disagree. God is love, and we pursue His nature by loving first.

PEOPLE ARE OUR HEART

Our heart is for ALL people. All people are loved by Jesus. We make no apologies about making an intentional effort to reach those far away from God. We desire to bring the broken home. There’s a seat for everyone at the table, and Jesus can save anybody.

GENEROSITY IS OUR NATURE

Generosity is about giving more of ourselves and our resources than what is required. We see generosity as a privilege. We’re generous with our time, talents, and treasure. We go first in our giving. God has given richly towards us, and it’s our honor to give back to Him.

 

EXCELLENCE IS OUR SPIRIT

We are always going to do the best with what we have. We’re on time, engaged, and prepared. We don’t do things halfway. If we’re going to do it, it’s going to be to the best of our ability.

WORSHIP IS WHAT WE DO

Worship is a lifestyle. Jesus commanded us to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We believe that worship is reflected in the posture of our heart toward God. Whether it is with our hands lifted in song, or in the leading of our families to be planted in God’s house, we know that we are created for His glory. May we be the people spoken of in 1 Peter 2:9 that “Show forth the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Nobody owes me anything. Jesus gave me everything.