What We Believe
We at HopePointe Anglican Church believe that in all we do, we are to be a community that expresses and models the love, mercy and grace revealed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Lives marked by genuine Christian love are encouraged and nourished by Biblical teaching, the sacraments of communion and baptism, prayer, community group fellowship, and team-oriented leadership and ministry. We also believe we are called to be living this kind of Christian life within the context of historical Anglicanism.
We desire to live out the faith that has been received and carried on by the historic Christian church throughout the centuries in ways that engage people today. This includes a commitment to the Bible as the Word of God that it is the truth by which we order our lives. We also hold to the central place of Jesus Christ as the unique Son of God that salvation is found in His sacrificial death and resurrection alone. Our beliefs are summarized in the historic statements of the Nicene Creed and the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion.
We accept the declaration that was passed at the Global Anglican Future Conference known as GAFCON in Jerusalem in June 2008.
Our Mission Statement
HopePointe exists to glorify God by leading all people to encounter Christ, grow in Christ, serve a world in need, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
HopePointe Anglican Church embraces and lives the following values:
Commitment to Jesus Christ: We believe that salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone Who is the only begotten Son of the Living God. Through Him, all who come to Him by faith and repent of their sins, receive forgiveness through Christ's death on the Cross and live in newness of life through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. This new life of faith is to be marked by a joyful obedience to Jesus Christ, to God's Word and to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 16:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-25).
Authority of Scripture: We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety is God's Word, and is the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our faith and function as a community (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Expectant Prayer: We believe that nothing of significance happens in God's Kingdom in the absence of prayer. Therefore, we seek to make prayer a priority inviting God to lead, restore, heal and transform our lives, our churches, our communities and the world (John 14:15-31; Luke 11:1-13).
Evangelism: We believe that we are to live our lives, to make disciples and to grow our churches in a manner that expresses the loving and longing heart of God for those who are separated from Jesus Christ and His Church (Matthew 9:12-13; Luke 15; I Timothy 4:1-5).
Relational Ministry: We are committed to ministry being accomplished in relationships which express the love, intimacy, and unity of God as revealed in the relationship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Anglican Province of Rwanda is committed to holding ourselves accountable before God and to one another within our Anglican polity. (John 13:34; 1 John 4:11-21).
Worship: We are committed to worship in Word and Sacrament, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our worship in glorifying God is to be authentic and relevant to our cultural setting while remaining within the breadth of our Anglican Tradition (John 4:23-24; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24).
Servant Ministry: We believe that every Christian is created for ministry, gifted for ministry and needed for ministry. We are, therefore, committed to equip, empower and release the faithful to use their spiritual gifts to glorify God and to build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13).
Sacrificial Giving: We believe that we are to be generous with our time, talents and money as we share with those in need, support the work of God among us, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (I John 3:17-18; Ezra 2:68-69; Acts 2:44-47).
Biblical Leadership: We are committed to identifying and training emerging leaders who are committed to Christ and to reaching their generation with the Gospel. This will require of those seeking leadership in the Anglican Church of North America an authentic faith, Godly character, and a servant's heart (Luke 22:27; Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-7)