Who are we?
Nearly every organization has a mission statement focused on what they do. We want to begin the purpose of our community, not with what we do, but with who we are.
Hope Pres is a community of people made for glory,
yet now broken, a community of need...
This is where our purpose as a community begins—seeing ourselves for who we really are, with all of our resumes, distractions, and self-assertions set aside. We believe there’s great value in such stark appraisal because it’s in our need where we most identify with others. We may catch glimpses of human glory, but it’s a glory that hasn’t yet been filled up, is even tainted and fragile. And, it’s seeing this stark fragility that makes us receptive to a strength beyond our strength—something that comes through God’s love alone.
What has God done?
We are spiritually renewed by the Triune God, purely by the Father's grace,
Connected and formed together in the church of Christ the Son,
Sent out as servants in the mission of global renewal by the Holy Spirit.
God does not leave his objects of love as orphans- he adopts us into his very family because of the grace he has chosen to lavish upon us through Christ, even while we are undeserving, kicking and screaming even against his mercy. And, there is nothing we have done or could ever do to warrant this forgiving, renewing love entering and remaining in our lives through the gospel.