Helping People Follow Jesus
Hope Chapel of the Valley is part of a worldwide family of believers known as the Foursquare Church. Started in Los Angeles in 1923, by the dynamic Aimee Semple McPherson, Foursquare grew to over 15,000 churches in 63 countries in its first 65 years. As of 2016, we join with 8,557,587 members in 68,503 churches in 145 countries to bring the love of Jesus to the world.
declaration of Faith
We believe that the Bible is God’s word, it is the true story of the world, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe that there is one true, eternal and living creator God who is infinitely loving, just and holy, worthy of our love and honor and exists in the unity of three equal beings: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that humans beings were created in the image of God and enjoyed perfect fellowship with Him, but that by voluntary transgression fell from innocence into the depths of sin resulting in death and separation from God.
We believe that that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God and grant forgiveness and eternal life to those who turn from their sins and believe in Him: that He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that that in order to live the abundant life that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit who enables us to become more like Christ and empowers us with spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for worship, the teaching of God’s word, fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread and that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever” and that He wants to heal and transform us: body, soul and spirit as we seek Him so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that the dead will be raised up and stand before the judgment seat of God and that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ in how we lived our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again (to remove evil from the world and make all things new) as He promised at an hour which no one knows so that each day should be lived in anticipation—occupying until He comes by working to spread the gospel, extend God’s kingdom and strengthen the church until that glorious day.
Hope Chapel of the Valley is a contemporary Pentecostal church and is a member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG). For more info please visit: www.foursquare.org.
Pastor Jeff Fischer
Pastor Jeff & Lisa Fischer