to worship and bear witness to Christ as we allow the gospel to speak to every area of life.
We are currently taking a break from Discipleship groups. Stay tuned for more information!
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2250 Blue Ridge Blvd Hoover, Alabama
2761 Altadena Lake Dr. Birmingham, Alabama 35243
We believe that a statement of faith should be more intent on fostering unity among God's people than about erecting doctrinal walls among believers. Hope Culture Church strives to be a safe place for various streams of Christ-followers to unite in love for God, the church, and the world. Doctrinal differences should be shared (and listened to!) with a spirit of love and respect. We should celebrate what unites us in Christ as holding far greater importance than lesser doctrinal differences. In Christ Jesus, we always have much more in common than we could ever comprehend. In fact, eternity will be an ongoing discovery for us all regarding how much we have in common through the victory of the gospel.
For this reason, we offer, as our Statement of Faith, an ancient document written by Christians many hundreds of years ago that is filled with gospel truth called the Nicene Creed. If you ascribe to this, then you believe what we believe, and you are a fellow partaker in the inheritance common to all the saints of God.
We believe in one God,
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
We grabbed these phrases from Jeff Vanderstelt and the guys over at Soma. For information and resources check them out at www.wearesoma.com
Here, at Hope Culture Church, we have taken this language of "life on life, life in community, and life on mission," and adapted our own definitions of how we understand this within the life of our church. We seek to live lives that are Christ-centered, gospel-shaped, God-glorifying, and grace-motivated. The organic approach to Christian life expressed below is the primary means by which we hope to flesh-out our church mission statement: “to worship and bear witness to Christ as we allow the gospel to speak to every area of life.”
Authentic, Christ-centered, relationships characterized by the desire to be a blessing.
Gospel-shaped, God-glorifying, community defined by a culture of love for God, the church, and the world.
grace-motivated living that is intent on bringing the good news of Jesus, in both word and deed, to the poor and the lost.
It is our conviction that these components of life on life, life in community, and life on mission, are vital elements of biblical church life. It is also our belief that these components of Christian living are best nurtured in home fellowships. These we call Discipleship Groups.
The name of these groups is intentional. One may be a son, servant, sheep, evangelist, intercessor, and a great deal many other things in the kingdom of God. We self-identify with those kingdom specialties to which we find ourselves most drawn. It is only right that we do so, as we respond to God’s specific call on us as individuals. However, the primal, and universal, call of the believer is to become a follower and a learner of Jesus, also known as a “disciple”. A disciple’s highest goal is to say and do everything that his Rabbi (teacher) says and does. So, when it comes to being a disciple of Jesus Christ, we are talking about taking on an identity that seeks to conform to the image of Jesus in every way. A true disciple is never content to specialize in one area of his Rabbi’s teachings.
For example: Did Jesus heal the sick? I will seek to do the same. Did Jesus teach that those who will save their life must lose it? As scary as this sounds, I say, “Yes Lord.” Did Jesus love the poor in both word and deed? “Father, make me like your son.” We do not judge progress by quick results. Instead, through earnest desire and intentional lifestyle decisions we seek to look more like Jesus in every area of our lives. To, more and more, live into our identity as disciples of Christ.
Jesus said, “Follow me” and again, “learn from me.” It is easy to follow Jesus to the places you like to go with him. It is easy to learn from Jesus the messages that most resonate with you. However, the Spirit is asking, “Will you follow Jesus to that place? Yep, that place you don’t like to go to. Will you learn from this teaching of Christ, the one you have held at arm’s length until now?” Simply put, “Will you be a disciple?”