ABOUT US




Frequently Asked Questions

iHope is a place where it is ok to be yourself. You don’t need to dress up in fancy clothes or put on a “church face” to fit in. Come just as you are. Everyone is welcome, regardless of who you are, what you have done, or what you believe about God. Expect a relaxed atmosphere with passionate worship, a fun children’s ministry, friendly people, and a practical message from God’s word. After the service feel free to stick around and grab some food in our lounge and meet some new people.
There are many street parking spots available around the church. A limited number of handicapped spaces are available near the church.
Kids K-5th grade enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and a lesson at children’s church. A nursery and toddler area is also available throughout the service. Kids K-5th grade stay with their parents during the music portion of the service and have their own program during the message.

We also have a nursery in the lower level of the church with streaming video for parents of small children.


Mission

iHope's Mission is to live and to tell the indescribable good news of what God has done, is doing, and will do in Jesus.

Vision

Our Vision is to "Spark Revival in Our City."

Our Core Values

God has acted in history by providing a perfect sacrifice in Jesus to pay for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21) and in sending His Holy Spirit to enable us to live for Him. Through Jesus we can have a relationship with God that changes us both now and forevermore. Jesus is the reason that the church exists. Jesus is the great King over all the earth who died for us and is coming again soon. When we trust in Jesus’ record instead of our own we are given a new relationship with God which changes everything. When we understand and apply the reality of the Gospel in our hearts we are transformed and given new hope, hence our name iHope. The only proper response to the greatness of who God is Worship.
We will seek to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus; to become people who are growing in obedience and love. The best venue for growth is godly relationships. In relationship with one another, believers are to speak the truth in love; both encouraging and challenging one another to live in ways that honor God. (Ephesians 4:15; Hebrews 3:13). Jesus teaches us that the church is to be known as a place where love shines forth (John 13:35). iHope will strive to be a place of love and acceptance; a place where people have the freedom to grow into all that God has for them.
God is on mission reconciling the world to Himself in Christ (2 Corinthian 5:19-20) and has called us to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). We will seek to introduce people to Jesus. We will encourage and support further church planting and missions. We will work with other churches that love Jesus and are committed to His word.
We will actively seek to serve the city and promote its health and renewal. We will seek to love the city as God has loved us in Christ.

Our Beliefs

God created mankind in his image to live in relationship with him. Yet mankind preferred to go his own way, rebelling against God’s perfect plan. Therefore there is a separation between God and mankind.

Yet, God in his love sent his son Jesus Christ to earth on a rescue mission to save humanity and to bring us back to God. Jesus lived a perfect life; a life that we could never live. Jesus deserved praise, admiration, and worship. Instead, he was mocked, ridiculed, and murdered by men. Jesus was crucified upon a Roman cross and on that cross experienced the wrath of God.

Three days later he rose again from the grave; victorious over sin, death, and darkness. Since that day Christians throughout the nations have proclaimed the glorious good news that in Jesus every man woman, and child can be forgiven from their sins and be accepted as sons as daughters of the King of the universe.

For those who trust in Jesus, this changes everything. The Holy Spirit resides within the believer and transforms his very heart. The reality of the good news, called in the scripture, the Gospel gives us a new identity.

For our full statement of faith, click HERE.