Together in words and action
HOPE models what mission can look like, working with Christians of all ages, ethnicities, worship styles, genders and theological perspectives – together achieving much more than can be achieved apart. This lines up with Jesus’ prayer that his followers would be ‘brought to complete unity’ so that the world will know about God and his love for humanity (John 17:23).
HOPE focuses on key mission moments - a rhythm of mission through the church calendar where churches can reach out into their communities:
Lent and Easter
Summer festivals and fetes
Harvest and thanksgiving
Groups of local churches are encouraged to use this rhythm of mission in ways that are appropriate for their area to bless their local community, living out God’s love, proclaiming the gospel in words and action, and doing it all in unity with other Christians.