|What We Believe|
9273 Coach Stop Road Columbia, IL 62236
Hope Christian Church is an independent congregation of Christ followers who earnestly desire to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves.
Loving God and Loving People to Jesus for Life!
Hope is an Open Community of Christ Followers,
Our Core Values
• Seeking the Lost Luke 15:1-10
• Showing God’s Love John 13:34-35
• We believe the Bible is God’s Word and through the preaching of it, lives are changed. Hebrews 4:12
• We believe everything should be done with excellence. Colossians 3:23
• We believe that every believer should be a disciple. Matthew 28:19-20
• We believe that every believer has been given gifts to help the body. Romans 12:6
• In Christ we have the power and freedom to submit to one another joyfully and willingly. Colossians 1:18
• We believe that in Christ we have the ability to have self-control and purity. Romans 12:1-3
• We believe that in Christ we have sufficient financial resources and that God blesses the financially obedient.
• We are committed to being responsible with our words and actions, making every effort to use words that build up and
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior.
Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and
Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
Who was resurrected in bodily form on earth,
Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father,
Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
Who indwells every Christian.
We believe in the Bible – God’s Holy Word, Scripture.
We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were
We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is
We believe the Bible teaches that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – is only by grace through the
We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin,
We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all
We believe the Bible teaches that the elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation.
Our Position Papers on Debated Issues:
Doctrinal Position on ABORTION - download pdf