About Hope Community Church
We are ONE CHURCH, MANY LOCATIONS! We currently have two campuses in Green Bay and the Fox Valley: Howard and our Mobile Campus. We are a network of churches with one purpose in mind! “Love God, Love Each Other, and Love Our World.”
Gospel Centered Living
We believe the reason people feel unsettled and unhappy in life is because they have rejected God’s truth. This rejection has left us under a state of corruption and decay, and His absence has left a void in our hearts.
Jesus, God in the flesh, in great love, absorbed God’s wrath against our sin and bridged the gap between us and the Father.
At The Hope Network, we’re not into superficial answers or spiritual quick-fixes. We believe turning from our self-worshipping, self-serving lifestyles to experience the radical, life-changing love of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ enables us to become the followers of God we were created to be.
The Church is a New Community
Love. That is the mark of a real follower of Jesus. We love each other. We’re friends with each other. We eat together. We’re with each other when children are born. We’re there when someone dies. We share with each other. We do life together.
Jesus does His best work through relationships.
We believe that believers should be belongs. You can’t be a spectator in the body of Christ, so our communities ought to be places where people know and are known. We are committed to growing “smaller” at the same time that we grow “bigger.” We do this by developing local communities of believers. Through local small groups, children’s and student ministries, and regional campuses, we want to be in your community, because: “Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.” (Proverbs 27:10)
Blessing our Community
At The Hope Network, we want to be known by what we’re for rather than what we’re against. We’re for people. We’re for our community. We don’t believe the church should be a cultural ghetto, isolated from the rest of the world. We believe that God is the Author of culture and the original Master of creativity. We want to take the kingdom of God into the arts, business, education and every other dimension of our community. We believe that the real “ministry” happens outside the church, not inside a building on the weekend.
In other words, we’re not here to condemn our culture or simply survive it. We’re here to transform it for God’s glory. Our love is not just talk. Each year The Hope Network invests a large portion of our resources into our community by participating with the most effective city-transforming agencies in the Green Bay and Fox Valley areas.
We believe THE most beneficial thing for every community is a church that can proclaim and live out the Gospel of Jesus. We believe the church is THE BEST organization on earth, and we believe it will survive as long as time itself.
So, we are committed to planting churches in strategic communities all over Northeast Wisconsin and around the world.
And not just where it’s easy, either. The Hope Network supports missionaries in over 159 world areas and each year we give away at least 10% of our budget to these church plants overseas, and send hundreds of volunteers to serve those communities.
Whatever It Takes
When it comes to reaching people with the gospel, we are willing to let go of just about anything. Seriously. Scriptural values and the essential message of the gospel will never change, but our methods of outreach will. Our cultural traditions are expendable, because we believe sacrificing for the gospel sometimes starts with giving up what is comfortable to us.
We believe that if Christ left the comfort of heaven and clothed Himself in our flesh in order to reach us, we should be willing to go to whatever extent it takes to reach those in our community He died for.
We do not believe, however, in growing large at the expense of truth or growing healthy disciples and healthy churches. Our “end game” is not large audiences, but thriving communities of disciples. We believe God is looking not only at the breadth of our ministry, but also the depth.
Partnering with You
We can’t raise your children. We can’t fix your marriage. What we can do is partner with you in those things. We can help equip you to raise your children, love your spouse, and impact your community.
We believe prayer is the greatest asset to the follower of Jesus. There is no limit to the power God will pour out for us! The reason we do not have is that we do not ask. We meet throughout our communities weekly to pray–for each other, for our families, and for what God is doing in our communities and around the world. We gather often as a church body to call out to God for Him to pour out His love and salvation through His church!