Hope Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America. While this association links us to the Evangelical Free Church of America, it does not control our ability to lead, make decisions, or structure our governance to reflect the individuality of our church. We are aligned with the theological statements of the Evangelical Free Church of America (please refer to our "Statement of Faith" in Article 4 of the Hope Church Constitution).
The Evangelical Free Church of America movement exists to glorify God by multiplying healthy churches among all people.
The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is an association of some 1,300 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 45 countries of the world.
What Does "Evangelical" Mean?
The term Evangelical refers to our commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel and to the authority of Scriptures as being inerrant in the original writings and the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice.
What Does "Free" Mean?
The term Free refers to our form of church government as being congregational. Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in the decisions and directions.