Our Identity

In an age where thoughts on life and church abound, what is it that identifies us as “Spirit of Hope?”

Everyone at Spirit of Hope is a Minister of the Gospel ~ 
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your acts of kindness, and give glory to your God. Matthew 5:16

The United Methodist Mission ~ The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Statement of Call ~ We are called by God to be a radically inclusive, caring community of faith – offering personal and social transformation though Jesus Christ.

Reconciling Statement ~ We are a reconciling congregation welcoming people of all sexual orientations.


United Methodists are ~
  • People who try to be accepting, caring, hospitable, inclusive, family-oriented, and community aware.
  • People who are concerned about those beyond their communities around the world. Active in mission, and responsive.
  • People who love music, church suppers, and a sense of community. Initiators, with a history of creating ministries related to education, employment, health, and other issues.
  • People who like to tell the story of God’s redeeming grace. 
“Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
This is known as John Wesley’s creed, although there is no real evidence that he actually authored it or said it. Regardless, it captures the essence of Wesley’s activist theology. Wesley preached that there is no religion but social religion, meaning that faith without practice is dead.