Mission | Beliefs | Philosophy
Sovereign Hope Church is a body of believers who have been saved by the work of Jesus Christ and are committed to spreading joy and contentment in Him as we learn to hold fast to the hope of His Second Coming together. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Sovereign - Our God rules this universe that He created. We find hope and assurance in the truth that He works everything for His glory and the good of His children. (Rom. 8:28)
Hope - As God’s children, we anxiously await the return of our King, who is our blessed hope. As a church, we are striving to fight sin and enjoy Jesus as we seek to spread the gospel to all nations. Jesus Christ is our treasure and we are longing for His glorious return. (Titus 2:11-14)
While not affiliated with a specific denomination, Sovereign Hope Church affirms many of the historical beliefs of the Baptist faith. Meaning, we strive to be Christ-centered, Prayer-focused, Fellowship-minded and Gospel-driven in every area of our life. In addition, we affirm the direction of the Gospel Coalition and have adopted their statement of faith as our own.
Our Goal: To establish a church of people who are learning and teaching others to hold fast to the hope of Christ’s return.
- Our desire is to relate the glorious truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His certain return to our culture in a fresh and relevant way.
- Our desire is to carefully examine everything we do as a church so that we might strip away any unnecessary Christian dogma (core principles that must be upheld by followers of a religion).
- Our desire is to work together to do something radically obedient to what we feel the New Testament presents as normal church life.
Why Senoia? We believe Senoia provides a unique opportunity to reach a growing community that offers a variety of living and employment options in the surrounding cities for our members.
Our Vision: A Great Commission vision of “thinking big.” We want to be a church planting movement that seeks to lead the lost to Christ, build churches in the surrounding areas and ultimately send our members around the globe to make disciples of all nations.
Focused and Intentional Sunday Gatherings: When we gather together, our desire is to make the Word focal as we worship God through prayer, praise and teaching. Our Sunday services last around 2 hours to give us sufficient time to devote ourselves to the many important activities that the New Testament describes as necessary for a local body of believers.
Small Groups and Accountability: In an effort to expand our church and maintain an intimate level of fellowship and accountability between our members, we meet in small group formats each month within the cities surrounding the Senoia area based on where our members currently live. We also place members into accountability groups that are designed to help our members fight sin and treasure Christ above all things.
Discipleship: We want to create a church environment that embraces discipleship as a necessary, normal means of following Christ. Our plan is to see every member being discipled and discipling others through regular, intentional time together.
Connecting Points: Each month we provide various "connecting points" or social events that allow our church members to connect outside of our normal gathering times.
What is a "big" small church?
We recognize that many people in our culture today are looking for a "small church" feel where they can come and know and be known by the other members of the church. Often times though, a small church is synonymous with a dead church. If a church is small then it typically means it is either not growing or does not wish to grow. This leaves many with the dilemma of choosing either a mega-church that is growing or a small church that is stagnant. Our answer for maintaining the small church feel that many desire while also faithfully growing in response to Christ's commands is to plant other churches. Our goal is to grow no bigger than 150 members. Once the Lord blesses us with 150 members, our plan is to plant another church locally by sending out 40-50 of our own members. In addition, we want to think globally as well by targeting gospel needy areas around the world that we can send 6-8 of our members to plant churches overseas. Thus, Sovereign Hope desires to be a "church planting church" that faithfully grows by making disciples while remaining small enough to ensure strong community and relationships.