I. Our Statement of Purpose
Hope Chapel Pearlview exists to equip
God's people to be effective witnesses of Jesus Christ to people in the world
that we live.This is accomplished as we honor God, honor ourselves, honor people
in the church, and honor those who are unsaved.
A. Effective witnesses of Jesus Christ:
A life that presents evidence that they belong to Christ.
B. If Christ is truly the Head of the
church He will operate His body properly. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
1. The foundation of correct doctrine. (Ephesians
2. Evangelists: The ones who took the
3. Shepherds and teachers: Those who
remain with the local body.
C. The church is not to be
self-promoting but seek to glorify Christ. (John 7:18)
D. We are to operate according to the
power of the Holy Spirit: (Acts 1:8)
III. Our Strategy
Church Services: Our weekend church
celebrations provide a time of worship, sound biblical teaching in a setting
of community, and fosters unity and a sense of purpose.
Midweek gathering in various homes, led
by trained lay-leaders. The groups are purposely
small (8-10 people), allowing maximum interaction, growth in understanding the Bible,
prayer, and the discovery and utilization of your spiritual gifts.
Hope: Opportunities to actively serve
the Lord in ministry at our weekend church services as well as throughout the week.
IV. Our Values
believe that every effective witness of Jesus Christ is good, competent, and knowledgeable.
1. God gives the believer a new heart.
2. A heart that is open to continuous
instruction of the Scripture as they grow.
believe that developing godly relationships is a biblical way to learn and to grow.
and Gentiles: The most unlikely association.
sign of change and growth: Loving others who are different from you.
believe that everyone who is in Christ has something to share. (1 Corinthians 14:26)
1. The purpose of our small group meetings
is not to become a 'social club.'
2. The biblical elements used to build
one another up.
believe that every true believer has been gifted by God to serve Him in both
the local church
and the world. (Ephesians 2:10)
1. 'Walk' or live your life in Him and
you will encounter these planned 'good works'.
2. God prepared plans for others to be
saved just like you.
believe that the true believer learns by doing. (Matthew 7:24-25)
1. Head-knowledge of God's Word plus
2. We learn significantly when we learn
and grow to benefit others.