Welcome to Hope Church Sittingbourne...
A collaborative pioneering adventure
Hope Church Sittingbourne is being planted in partnership with churches from across Relational Mission in Kent.
Cornerstone City Church in Medway is our sending church and Faversham Community Church will be our base-camp as our pioneering team adapt to Sittingbourne and begin to outwork daily missional life.
We are part of the Newfrontiers family of churches and are in fellowship with Sittingbourne Churches Together.
We believe we can do far more together than we can apart!
Our missional heartbeat
Mike Betts, the apostolic leader of Relational Mission, recently stated that the mission of Relational Mission could be summed up as 'E+E=C' or ENOUGH (prayer) + Everyone a Witness (evangelism) = Church Planting.
Prayer is the oxygen of the Christian life - We regularly gather to thank God and get fresh direction for the journey ahead.
Everyone is a witness - Each of us has a powerful story of Jesus work in our lives that has to power to birth hope and transformation in others.
Church planting is part of our DNA - As we intentionally pray and share our Jesus stories people will come to faith.
We believe that God has a significant role for us to play across Kent and regions beyond in seeing new life birthed in barren places through strategic prayer and intentional witness.
Hope Church Sittingbourne exists to see...
Everything we do as a community of faith is built around Jesus, our living Hope.
We believe in intentionally honouring Jesus in every moment of everyday life.
It is Jesus amazing story of good news that reveals hope to a broken world and brings lasting transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit.
We have adopted Jesus story as our own and found our unique place within Gods great big story which spans all of human history; past, present and future.
The Great Commission is Jesus mandate for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be shared with all peoples across all nations and generations.
It is our aim to ensure that every individual, couple and family we journey with is intentionally invested in for Kingdom purposes and given opportunity to stretch out in faith to prove God in their generation.
It is our hope that every believer will go on to confidently disciple others and as a result many people will not only come to faith in Jesus but go on to reach nations.
We are believing God for a great Church that loves people, identifies with and sacrificially serves the poorest in its community.
We aspire to be known as those who love Sittingbourne in every practical way whilst reaching beyond our local geographical borders to impact the regions and nations beyond.
We believe that God wants us to intentionally stretch out, right from our inception, to reach communities in the wider Swale and Kent regions.
We also intend to collaboratively support our friends in pioneering initiatives across mainland Europe and Scandinavia.
"Hope is called the anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19), because it gives stability to the Christian life. But hope is not simply a ‘wish’ (I wish that such-and-such would take place); rather, it is that which latches on to the certainty of the promises of the future that God has made."