About Us

Welcome to Hope Church Carbondale

Hope Church is a people growing in the Hope of Jesus Christ, the True Hope of the world.  With the resurrection of Jesus Christ some 2000 plus years ago, the world changed; the new day dawned, and the world as it was was shown up.  We’re living and growing together in the light of what we have seen in Jesus Christ, pursuing Him in all His Goodness to us, growing up into His image and pleading with our neighbors, friends, and the world around us to be reconciled to God in Jesus Christ and born again to this Living Hope.

We do this in variety of ways and gatherings.  Please make yourself at home on our website open doors and see what we’re about.  AND please come to join us Sunday mornings 10:30AM for a vibrant encounter with Christ in worship.

 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you…through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last day.”
–1 Pet. 3:3-5

Who We Are and What We Believe

Hope Church is a member church of the Central South Presbytery in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or the EPC.  Hope is a church in the Reformed Tradition, dating its lineage first and foremost to Jesus, His apostles, and the New Testament, but finding its particular heritage in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, and such notable church leaders as John Calvin and Martin Luther.

What distinguishes Reformed belief is the insistence on the Sovereignty of God in His Grace; that by God’s own decision He is bringing to fruition His desired plan for all of life and history, including our salvation.  The very Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that sinners are freely and fully and finally justified by the work of Jesus Christ in the Cross and Resurrection, and continue to be sanctified by God’s grace as we continue in life and faith in Him.  For more on our beliefs see the EPC’s statement of faith and the 7 Essentials.

As a Reformed church we believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to the authoritative word of God for life and faith.  Additionally, we acknowledge the Westminster Confession of Faith, and its Larger and Shorter Catechisms as the standards which best explain the doctrine or theology laid out in the Scriptures; we also acknowledge the Three Forms of Unity, historically recognized throughout the Reformed church around the world.