At Hope Reformed Church we seek to be a church growing in relationship with God, each other, and our community. This is a big vision for a small church, and it will require all hands on deck, “Keeping in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25). Prayerfully, we believe that God will help us to accomplish this vision for His church.
Our vision grew out of a planning meeting held by our core team when we were first starting the church. At that time, we looked at our core values and spent time talking about what our church would look like in the future if we were really living out of those values. For each value we identified effects that would happen as the value was realized.
As we reviewed all of the various effects across each of our core values, we realized that most of the effects that we prayed would mark our church could fit into three categories or areas of focus. Our directional focus became looking upward, looking inward, and looking outward.