Our culture is a friendly culture that trades in authenticity, a positive vibe and a real appreciation of everyone who is either a part of Hope City or is simply visiting Hope City.
To expand upon this, we have six ingredients that help create our culture.
- A Culture of Fun
Fun is one of the indications that true faith is at work, trusting not in ourselves but in the faithfulness of our God. To support this, Jesus seemed to love food! We can see why – it creates a relaxed environment where everyone gathers and talks freely about their thoughts and observations. And this is often the beginning of great things.
2. A Culture of Faith
We create an atmosphere that lives between what we currently see and what we believe we will one day see if we keep on believing. Because we are expressive people who reply upon God, prayer and generosity are a natural part of all we do. We’re not intense about it, but can’t live without it.
3. A Culture of Friendship
We create an environment that makes room for new friends while valuing old friends. Often, this culture makes up for difficult and strained family backgrounds that so many experience. The last thing on our mind is to create a functional atmosphere that is filled with formalities. We are not that at all.
4. A Culture of Freedom
Keeping a light spirit is essential for health and vitality. To forgive others is key to this and forms the basis to real freedom and a promising future. It always takes a knowing of how much Jesus forgives us and a trust that ‘all things work together for the good of those who love Him.’ (Romans 8:28) This always makes it a little easier to forgive and let go.
5. A Culture of Faithfulness
Faithfulness is not trendy, yet it creates a trustworthiness and a dedication that is essential for life and success. Our culture is a growth culture where change is here to stay, and faithfulness is the fuel that leads us.
6. A Culture of Fruitfulness
We want to see the Church grow through creative ideas and courageous hearts, supported by innovative endeavours and entrepreneurship. We love new ways of thinking and regularly reinvent the way we do things to keep everything fresh and alive. It’s who we are.