Who We Are
Through the Gospel, House of Hope exists to call all people to know, enjoy, and serve God.
We seek to multiply disciples, small groups, and churches throughout the northwoods.
The Bible teaches us about God's design for leadership in His Church. It teaches a plurality of elders that are godly examples, laying down their life for the building up of the people gathering together. Jesus is the one who bought the church and our leaders are held to Jesus' standards for shepherding His people. Our pastor functions as one elder on a team of elders and held to the same biblical standards.
The reason we exist as a church today is because of the power of the gospel and the grace of God. We are convinced that the gospel has broken down the walls of hostility between people of all ages and ethnicities so that united to Jesus, we become a family. Not only that, when we understand how good God has been to us in Jesus Christ, we are motivated to love one another. The heartbeat of being a biblical community lies in people experiencing the love of God and extending that same love to one another.
God loves the world and deeply desires for people to come into a saving relationship with Himself through the work of Jesus Christ's life, death, resurrection, and ascension. God has given the local church the task of showing His grace to people that don't know Him. Our aim is to in love proclaim this message of salvation in our preaching, conversations, and community to God's glory.
God is the most holy, powerful, wise, good, just, loving, and perfect being in the universe. God is one being eternally existing in three persons the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God's glory is His own and He would never give it to us or anyone else. This is good because He is the only one worthy of our worship. We seek to know God for who He's revealed Himself to be in Scripture, enjoy God in worship, and serve God in our homes, work, church, and communities. As a God-Centered people we make prayer a priority.
We believe the Bible is truly the Word of God to the world and His people. Therefore, the Bible is our highest authority which we come to know God's nature, character, and plan for this world and His people. We seek to faithfully preach and teach the contents in a way that is faithful to the Bible's message and engaging to our community.