HopeNet Fellowship of Churches

Vision

To see healthy churches and leaders centered on the Lordship of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit effectively bring the Gospel to their communities and the world. HopeNet is an apostolic network of churches and leaders who have chosen relationship to nurture in one another a confident faith, joyful worship and caring evangelism. We are called together to pray fervently, proclaim the Gospel, disciple believers, and plant churches.

Summary

HopeNet is focused on relationships and mission; we desire to rekindle the Radical Reformation vision of being a faithful and fruitful New Testament people who follow Jesus in all of life. We are committed to encourage one another through personal relationships to follow Christ and carry out the Great Commission by the power of the Holy Spirit.

HopeNet is an "apostolic" network. An apostolic movement is characterized by the model of the New Testament apostles: a clear, Christ-centered faith confession, the priority of being sent into mission, and the relational authority of translocal leaders. The term "apostolic” describes the quality and nature of activity more than a position of power.

Primary ministries

  • Caring for Leaders: Those who invest their lives in caring for others in the local church need to be pastored, nurtured, and cared for by spiritual fathers who believe in them.

  • Inspirational Fellowship: HopeNet is essentially a catalyst for bringing ministers and churches together in a spirit of unity and community through regional gatherings for worship and to serve shoulder to shoulder in cooperative projects.

  • Multiplying Churches: We will sow generously to reap generously. We are committed to see multiplication happen on all levels: believers leading others to Christ, small groups, new churches and new apostolic networks forming in new regions.

Basic values

Intimacy with God, growing in Christ, believing the Bible, led by the Spirit, reaching the world for Christ, serving through the local church, encouraging through community, generously living and partnering with the Body of Christ. HopeNet’s guiding faith confession is based on a statement by Christians from more than 150 nations who participated in the International Congress on World Evangelism at Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1974.

Members

Partner churches, congregations, and their pastors who have chosen an affiliation relationship with HopeNet include:

An Advisory Council is responsible to the Lord to fulfill the vision, mission, and the goals the Lord has given to network and to plan events to equip those in the network, and assist network churches in planting new congregations of believers and sending mission workers. For more information contact Dave Witmer at dcwitmer@juno.com.