a total grounding of one’s confidence and expectation in God’s goodness and providential care, even in the face of trouble
Everything we do must be infused with hope (2 Corinthians 3:12). God has called us to reach a hopeless world (Ephesians 2:12). We’re not afraid to get our hope’s up for we know that God is bigger and better than our greatest hope could imagine (Ephesians 3:20). We will hold on to hope tightly at all times knowing that God always keeps His promises (Hebrews 10:23). God has called us to preach the Gospel (Colossians 1:23). The Gospel is good news. When someone walks away from one of our events and is not filled with hope, we haven’t done our job.
a group of people related by their own blood or by Jesus’ blood who love each other more than themselves
There is nothing in the world like a faith-filled, hope-filled, and love-filled family. God created the family (Genesis 2:21-22). The Enemy has worked overtime to destroy the family and we will fight to preserve Godly families with every ounce of strength we have. Marriages will grow stronger (Matthew 19:4-6), sons and daughters will be restored to their parents (Proverbs 22:6), and old men and women of God will look and see a Godly legacy being passed from generation to generation (Psalm 78:4). Those without families in their lives will not be left out for as they come and worship with us they will be just as important as our blood relatives (James 1:27). As a family we will work together to transform the world around us.
a body of believers who have been called out from the world by God to live as his people under the authority of Jesus Christ
As the church we are the hands and feet of Jesus on the Earth today (1 Corinthians 12:12-26). Through the power of the Holy Spirit we will share His love in our world (Matthew 28:19-20). We will endeavor to feed the hungry, heal the sick, and preach the Good News in the same manner that Jesus did when he was on the Earth (Mark 16:14-18). Our love for one another will signal to the world who we are (John 13:35). We will be the mouthpiece of God to a dying and hopeless world (Romans 10:14).