What Do We Believe?

Mission Statement

As an Anabaptist community of faith empowered by the Holy Spirit, Hope Mennonite Church is calling and making disciples who bring Christ’s love and peace to our world.

Vision Statements

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God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that worships, prays, seeks spiritual
growth and the discovery of personal gifts in our lives through the study of the Bible, a focus on the teaching and example of Jesus Christ, and the discernment of the Holy Spirit moving in our lives and world. (2 Cor. 3:17-18, Matt. 5:1-12)

Christian Education
God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that educates followers of all ages and walks of life in the Christian faith and our Anabaptist heritage for personal growth, leadership in Christ’s Church, and preparation for living lives of peace, justice and wholeness in our homes, schools, communities, work and world. (Eph. 1:15-23)

Caring Relationships
God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that provides opportunities for people
of all ages to be nurtured by small groups and loving relationships for support, guidance, reconciliation, accountability, celebration and growth into the body of Christ. (Mark 3:31-35, Eph. 4:15-16)

Service
God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that weaves together faith and
practice as servants and prophets through participation in mission, service, peace and justice efforts in our local, national and global communities. (Matt. 5:38-48, Mark 8:31-38, John 13:1-15, James 2:14-17)

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God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that proclaims the Word of God’s liberation and salvation and invites family, friends, colleagues and all people to join our family of faith in relationship with Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)

Stewardship
God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that dedicates itself and the members of the family to the stewardship of God’s gifts (of time, money, talents and other resources) as we strive to live lifestyles of simplicity and faithful responsibility. (Matt. 6:24-34, Luke 12:35-48, Hebrews 13:5)

Conference and Church Relationships
God is calling Hope Mennonite Church to be a congregation that nurtures relationships with other churches in Wichita, the Western District Conference, conference-related organizations, and other local, national and global church bodies. (Romans 15:25-29, 2 Cor. 9:1-15)