We exist to join Jesus in his mission to transform lives. 

If anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation...We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

Why should I care about church?


It’s a question we’ve all wondered, even if we’ve never asked it out loud. And it’s a good question to ask, whether you’re a longtime churchgoer or a skeptic looking in from the outside.  When we observe the modern church, we might ask ourselves things like: Isn’t the church unnecessary for faith? Isn’t it outdated? Isn’t it hopelessly politicized? Isn’t it watered down and showy? Isn’t it manipulative? Isn’t it anti-intellectual? Isn’t it greedy?


It’s not supposed to be.


Jesus intended his Church to be a place where God is glorified, where barriers between people break down, where we seek answers to life’s deepest questions, where we bear each other’s burdens and work together for the flourishing of our communities. At Real Hope, we prayerfully strive to align our actions and attitudes with what Jesus intended. We invite you to belong with us, wherever you are on your spiritual journey.


If you’re a new or seasoned Christian, we would love to meet you and consider how we can grow together.


If you’re not a Christian, we want you to know that we actively desire for you to be a part of what we’re doing. Whether you’re quietly curious or an outspoken skeptic, we genuinely believe that your presence will enrich our gatherings, enhance our efforts to serve our neighbors, and challenge us in healthy ways. You’re not just welcome; you are wanted.


The gospel is the heart of the Christian faith. It is the good news of what Christ accomplished for us through his death and resurrection. Out of his immeasurable love, Jesus willingly gave his life to rescue us from our sins and open the door to a relationship with him. We are saved by trusting Christ as our Savior and Lord of our lives.  Our salvation is a gift of God's grace; we are not saved by our efforts to impress God or prove how morally deserving we are of his love. Jesus already definitively proved his love for us on the cross. Our lives of faith, including obedience to God's commands, are a joyful response to what he already did for us.  The gospel, therefore, is our primary lens of faith.


The Apostle Paul said it this way in Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 


In ancient Greek – the original language of the New Testament – the word for Church does not refer to a structure; it refers to a people. The word is ekklesia, which literally means ‘those called out.’ It’s an assembly. A gathering.  It’s easy to mix this up in 21st century America because we’re so accustomed to thinking of churches as buildings or destinations. The result is that we view ‘church’ as a venue instead of a people - brick and mortar instead of flesh and blood. We want to speak and think about ourselves in a biblical manner.

This means that we don’t attend Real Hope. We are Real Hope.


We speak grace and truth into the struggles of life. We look to the Scriptures for our understanding of God and ourselves. We embrace God’s agenda above our own. We are a safe place to ask real questions. We act as ambassadors of Christ to the world around us. We use the gifts God has given us for his glory. We trust God in all areas of our lives. We give generously to God’s global mission. We are a voice of unity and reconciliation, not division and condemnation. We walk with people who are hurting. We celebrate life change. We rely on God to make all of this true of us!


Real Hope Community Church embraces the beliefs and practices of historic Christianity, as expressed in ancient statements of faith such as the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. The statements below represent our non-negotiable essentials of faith. On secondary questions of theology and biblical interpretation that have been sincerely debated by men and women who love the Lord, we allow room for differences of opinion. In all things, we strive for unity and give each other grace as God has given it so generously to us.

What we believe about The Bible
What we believe about God
What we believe about the Church
Apostles' Creed (3rd century)
Nicene Creed (4th century)


We have 3 overlapping spheres of leadership and accountability:


Pastors: Provide spiritual leadership and organizational direction for Real Hope, overseeing ministry operations and worship services.

Elders: Oversee the finances of the church and provide prayer support and spiritual leadership for Real Hope. 

Overseers: Three experienced pastors of other churches who have agreed to provide encouragement and accountability for the Lead Pastor of Real Hope.