Hope Chapel launched in the fall of 2008 with the mission to be a Gospel-centered community for the flourishing of Greensboro.

Hope Chapel seeks to follow Jesus in His work of bringing spiritual, social, and cultural renewal to Greensboro and the world.

Spiritual Renewal: God created all people for relationship with Himself. Therefore, we…

  • Gather in worship for word and sacrament
  • Connect in intergenerational community groups
  • Foster lives of spiritual growth
  • Practice evangelism with love and respect

Social Renewal: God created all people with dignity. Therefore, we…

  • See all people as image bearers
  • Assist our neighbors with their physical needs
  • Partner with organizations serving Greensboro

Cultural Renewal: God created all people to cultivate flourishing where they are. Therefore, we…

  • Use our gifts, talents, and abilities to further God’s kingdom
  • Celebrate beauty and goodness in Greensboro
  • Inspire creativity in our daily lives

We are trusting God to shape us into a people who are….

Unswervingly Gospel-Centered

  • We believe wholeheartedly in the life-giving authority of Scripture as our infallible, inerrant source of truth, wisdom, and beauty. In it, we encounter the central act of God in history, the “good news” of the gospel: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  His gospel alone provides the answer to all of our deepest longings–for love, forgiveness, belonging, and purpose.  Every part of our community life, service, growth, and mission is founded upon and empowered by this gospel truth.

Joyfully Rooted

  • As we seek to center our lives in the Gospel, we join with two millennia of Christ-followers around the world in our worship rhythms. We embrace Biblical teaching, practice historic-based liturgy within the reformed tradition, observe weekly communion, seek to engage heart and mind, and anchor our worship in prayer. Though our worship service incorporates formal and historical elements, the style is modern and informal; contextual to our time and place.

Intentionally Relational

  • We believe that the Gospel restores us not to just peace with God, but also peace with one another. Because of the grace we receive in Jesus, we seek to create a culture of curiosity, authenticity, and vulnerability in our community; a safe place to be known and belong. We are not a church with community groups, but a church of community groups.  In them, we not only pray and study the Bible together, but also share a meal and care for one another.

Extravagantly Hospitable

  • We are people who have received the radical welcome of God.  We were adopted into His family, given not only an inheritance but even His only Son, all while we were still sinners.  Because of this, we are therefore compelled to offer His lavish hospitality to everyone we encounter.  Hope Chapel is not an exclusive club but a warm household set for a feast with empty seats at the table.  We come as we are and He makes us new.  This hospitality extends beyond the church walls into our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

Actively Compassionate

  • As we have experienced the mercy and love of God in our spiritual poverty, we cannot help but extend that same compassionate care to our neighbors. We believe even small acts of generosity or service done in Jesus’s name are offerings to Him.  We strive to honor this truth through doing justice and loving mercy, in partnership with local non-profits who seek the flourishing of Greensboro.

Purposefully Creative

  • As image-bearers of the Creator and those anticipating God’s future restoration, we seek to cultivate creativity within our church for the sake of our city and world. We celebrate the beauty that exists in our culture and endeavor to contribute to it. We believe that creativity takes on a thousand shapes and that we are called, whether in homes, studios, or offices, to bring goodness to the world through our work. 

Gospel Believing

In a world which is well acquainted with sadness, fear, loneliness, and hatred, we believe the “good news” that we are loved and accepted by the work of Jesus.This Gospel brings hope, healing and restoration and opens our eyes to see beauty in places of significant brokenness and suffering. (We created a visual representation of the Gospel narrative to help engage it more deeply)

Community Building

We seek to create a welcoming and vibrant community by developing Community Groups. These serve as the primary catalyst for growth, nurture and mission in our church. Through these relationships and experiences we seek to develop new leaders, multiply our community influence, and love our city. As a connectional community, we submit to the standards of the ARP and subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith ( Find out more about how we practice community at Hope Chapel.

Worship Living

We were created to worship God with all our lives. As a community we gather regularly to feast on God’s Word, to celebrate the sacraments, to lift our voices in song and prayer. As Augustine wrote, “You stir us up to take delight in your praise; for you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless till it finds its rest in you”. Find out more about the ways worship is central to the life of our church.

Story Telling

We see ourselves as part of a larger story, the Gospel. We seek to boldly and humbly tell the story of the Gospel to Greensboro in a way that will help the curious and skeptical seeker feel intrigued, invited, and included in various venues for conversation and discussion about Christianity.

Outward Facing

God has given his Spirit to every person who embraces Jesus, and equips them with gifts and abilities. The grace of God motivates us to radical acts of love and service that guilt and fear never will. We commit our money, talent, and time to serving the needs of our community, city and world. It is our hope that over time the university communities and surrounding neighborhoods would be a better place–a kinder place, a more just place–more reflective of God’s design, because we have been here. Learn more about how we seek to love our city.

Culture Engaging

We believe there is no separation between “secular” work and “spiritual” work. All of our work matters to God and is spiritual. The power of the gospel allows us to work in our vocations with distinction and excellence. We do not believe God calls us to create a subculture or counterculture, instead we believe God intends to use our lives and vocations to redeem our culture.

Kingdom Expanding

As a connectional church, we want to be active in God’s work of growing His kingdom in Greensboro and around the world, through church planting and global missions. Learn more about our global mission partnerships.