Who We Are
“ The Mission of Hope Lutheran Church is to Know Christ and to Make Christ known. ”
We share a confession of faith with the historic Christian Church throughout the world as stated in the words of the three great ecumenical creeds: The Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed. Our faith is lived out in community as we worship, study, serve, and fellowship with one another. Communal worship is at the core of our community life where, together with the proclamation of the word, our lives are centered around the sacraments of baptism and communion.
We are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the fifth largest protestant denomination in North America. As a member of the ELCA, we join in worship with about 4 million ELCA members at nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Regionally ,we are a member of the Florida-Bahama Synod and share in ministry with our sister congregations throughout the region.
This broad reach of our denomination allows our congregations to fulfill our denomination’s motto, “God’s Work Our Hands” in meaningful ways that are unique and effective in our given environments. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse social and political views. We embrace the potential for discussion between members and leadership, and our pastors would be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. All opinions are welcome and encouraged at Hope. Your voice matters to us. Above all, Hope Lutheran Church is a church for all of God’s people. We are not defined by race, color, gender, politics, or country of origin. All people are welcome in our church.
As part of the Lutheran branch of Christianity, we look to the Lutheran Confessions as a guide to our shared expression of faith and life. Some of our core beliefs are summed up in a list of five statements commonly called the Solas from the Latin word, “alone.” These are: Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, and to the Glory of God Alone. Click here for more information on Solas.