Worship at Hope Community Church focuses on tangibly putting into practice Romans 12:1-2. This means worship during our Sunday gatherings is focused on songs, prayer, fellowship, preaching of the word, and partaking of the sacraments. Outside of Sunday gatherings worship is about responding to God’s grace through offering all of ourselves to Christ. To walk in a constant posture of worship means we intentionally follow in the counter-cultural footsteps of Jesus in our broken world.
Ephesians 1:5-6 talks about God’s adopting all those who follow Jesus as sons and daughters making up a new family in him. Living as family means more than seeing the same group of people for an hour or two on Sundays. As a family we seek to be a place known for our meaningful community where people can find lifelong relationships, mutual support, and a sense of belonging. Our family environments primarily take place in our shared worship on Sundays, our shared tables in neighborhood community groups, and our shared growth & support in Learning Co-ops.
In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says his followers are the “light of the world.” We pursue letting our little lights shine throughout Austin by first demonstrating radical grace, hospitality, and kindness to one another as the people of God. Outwardly, we live as lights by intentionally demonstrating and declaring the gospel in the darkest places of our city through intentional justice initiatives, and caring for the widow, orphan, immigrant, and poor among us.