Our VISION


City of Hope International Church seeks to become a relevant, Biblically-based and multicultural ministry that seeks to grow, develop and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ through education, commerce and social responsibility.

Our Beliefs


GOD

One true Holy God, eternally existent in three persons as Father, as Son and as Holy Spirit who are equal in nature, attributes and perfections; and each of Whom is to be worshipped as God. (Gen. 1:1, Deut. 6:4, Psalms 18:30-31, Matt. 28:19, Mark 12:29, Luke 3:22, John 10:30, Acts 5:3-4, II Corinthians 13:14, Heb. 1:1-3)

The Bible

The Holy Bible in its entirety, is inspired by God without contradictions or error and is the authority which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine. (Matt. 5:18, John 17:17, II Tim 3:16, II Peter 1:19-21)

JESUS

In the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin Birth, His sinless life, in his vicarious and atoning death, in his bodily resurrection, and in his personal return to earth with power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7, Matt. 1:18-25, John 1:1- 3, Colossians 2:9, Isaiah 53:5-6, Luke 24: 36-43, Acts 1:6-11, Romans 3:21-26, I Corinthians 15: 3-8, Galatians 3:13, Colossians 1:13-14, I Thessalonians. 4: 13-18, Rev. 20:6)

MAN

That man was created by God in His own image and is not the product of evolution; he fell into sin through personal disobedience to the revealed will of God; as a result, all mankind is sinful in nature and practice, cannot save himself, and faces eternal separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7; 3:1-24; Matthew 19:4; Mark 7:21-23; John 8:42-44; Romans 1:18, 3:10, 23, 5:1; Ephesians 2:1-3)

SALVATION

That salvation is available to everyone. And the only means of attaining this salvation and being free from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. And that justification is by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus.(John 1:11-13; 3:16; 5:24, Acts 16:31, Romans 3:23-26; 5:8, Ephesians 2: 8-10, Titus 3:5, Hebrews 7:24-25, I Peter 1:18-19, I John 5:11-13)

Baptism

That the baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4 is given to believers who ask for it. As well as the operation of the nine spiritual gifts of the Spirit as stated in scripture. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6, I Corinthians 12: 4-11)

The Believer

In the priesthood of the believer. That every believer has a unique relationship to the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry and personal lives. It is part of the authority of the believer to ask freely of the Lord for his needs. (I Peter 2:5; 2:9, Revelations 1:6; 20:6, Hebrews 4:16, Ephesians 2:18)

rapture

In the bodily return of Christ to earth and the literal rapture of the Church of God which is in Christ. (John 14:2-3; Romans 14:10-12; I Corinthians 3:11-15, 15:51-53, II Corinthians 5:10; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2:11-13; Revelation 3:10)

Heaven

In a literal Heaven, where the righteous will enjoy everlasting life in the presence of our Lord. (II Peter 3:10-13, Revelations 21:1-4)

Hell

In a literal hell, a place of everlasting punishment for the wicked (unsaved). (Mark 9:43-48, II Thessalonians 1:9, Rev. 20:11-15)



Our Mission


City of Hope International Church exists to Honor God in everything, evangelize everywhere and produce according to the power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

Our Core Values


We value that our church should be multi-cultural & multi-generational
We value laughter, encouragement, teamwork and unity
We value holistic lives, lived with passion in every God inspired area
We value cultural relevance for God without being irreverent to God
We value authentic worship
We value every person’s individual purpose, function and significance
We value moral, financial, and spiritual integrity
We value personal responsibility
We value Gods Word as the ultimate guide of our natural and spiritual lives


5 Pillars


City of Hope International Church is built on five principles for spiritual maturation. City of Hope International Church aspires to become a relevant, Biblically based, interdenominational and multi-cultural ministry that seeks to evangelize the lost, inspire and revitalize families and individuals through a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Home based in San Diego California, City of Hope International Church will employ traditional and progressive methods to achieve its goals. Click the tabs below to learn more about each pillar.

Worship: At the center of a right relationship with God is ones personal approach to Him. At
City of Hope International Church, we whole-heartedly accept Christ as the only true God of the universe and declare that He deserves the worship of every living thing. Our approach to His existence is one of adoration, reverential fear, and extreme joy (Ps.68:3-4 and Ps. 97:1). Therefore, worship of our great God will be a pillar in which City of Hope International Church is founded. We will worship Christ through our overall efforts to further His kingdom which includes but is not limited to: our weekly worship services, singing songs and hymns, our domestic and foreign efforts, financial stewardship, and the way we conduct our daily lives. We desire that each be holy and acceptable in His sight. With every endeavor of City of Hope International Church, we will exhibit the overflow of joy associated with the opportunity to worship the living Christ.
Preaching: Romans 10:14 asks the question, ‘How will they hear without a preacher?’ Proclaiming the gospel via public proclamations of Christ, His character, and saving power is a primary method of sharing the Christian message. At City of Hope International Church, we count it a privilege to preach the Gospel. At City of Hope International Church, we will preach the entire Gospel as presented in the Holy Bible; not overly focusing on one particular doctrine or ministry expression at the expense of the others. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be proclaimed by every Christian at every proper and opportune time as the Holy Spirit leads. We will use every traditional and progressive method possible to preach the Gospel to the world and equip believers to give effective proclamations of their faith.
Teaching: City of Hope International Church will use various teaching methods to assist each willing believer, both young and old, to mature in their personal relationship with God and to be effective evangelists. The weekly teaching ministries are an important aspect of City of Hope International Church because it allows for deeper interaction with study materials and with qualified instructors. II Timothy 2:15 admonishes each believer to “present themselves approved to God… rightfully dividing the Word of truth.”
Education: One of the three distinctives every nation boasts of aside from its chosen deity and its artistic expressions is its education. I Peter 2:9 God declared the body of Christ to be a “holy nation.” Therefore, City of Hope International Church has a Godly aspiration to educate on both a secular and spiritual level. A continuing Christian education program for believers will be a training ground for every clergy and lay- member to equip and enhance each personal ministry so the Gospel might be shared with power and clarity to the world. Also, City of Hope International Church desires to build a k-12 school. The purpose of such an undertaking is to provide a generation built on Biblical principles to combat the foundational fallacies provided by most secular institutions. While learning the accelerated basics of traditional education, the students will also learn Biblical building blocks not only enhancing their academic knowledge of facts but also of God’s truth.
Missions: Preaching the Kingdom of God to all the nations of the world is a command by
Christ to the Church (Matthew 28:18). City of Hope International Church will place a great emphasis to evangelize the earth with the truth about Jesus Christ. We will accomplish this with crusades, outreach efforts, multi-media, and through supporting missionaries and mission programs. City of Hope International Church is so committed to mission’s work that we will allocate 10% of our annual budget toward supporting missionaries and missions work