At Point of Hope Apostolic Church, our mission and vision are more than just statements that “look good” or allow us to check off a box on a corporate church growth policy. They truly express what we are trying to achieve and what we want to become. From our educational programs to our dynamic worship services, all are designed to bring us closer to fulfilling our mission and achieving every element of our vision.
Mission: Make disciples in the example of Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to be an apostolic church in principle, practice, and power. Our Mission & Vision Statement is to proclaim the message of Hope through the application of Biblical principles.
Encouraging the downcast and broken with the “Good News” message of salvation in Acts 2:38;
Empowering individuals and families through obeying the Word of God;
Establishing new converts and saints through obeying the scriptures; through discipleship; and through living a life free from the bondage of sin.
We are a community church with a world vision whose purpose is to stand for Biblical truth; not forsaking the ancient landmarks of our fathers but expanding our boundaries to reach beyond traditional pentecostalism with a message, a vision and a burden for loving the lost, helping the hurting, ministering to the misfits, endeavoring and enduring that same message of love, mercy and forgiveness to a lonely world – – not with an exclusive but an inclusive gospel of whosoever will, let him come. Come without being criticized or condemned but called to a higher purpose and a sacred commitment to our savior Jesus Christ.
Point of Hope is a church striving to become a 21st Century Apostolic Church. We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
We believe in the Great Commission and are endeavoring to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy and compassion.
We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4 ). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Through baptism we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38.)
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4)
We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government. (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11)
In Jesus’ earthly ministry, He taught His followers the importance of evangelizing and conversion of new believers into successful Christians.
In keeping with consistency according to His Great Commission, we believe and teach in the need to participate in a Discipleship Process.
The following are the 4 Levels of Discipleship that reflect our core values and beliefs!
ENCOUNTER – Level 1: (Doctrine)
EXPERIENCE – Level 2: (Christian Living)
EMBRACE – Level 3: (Spiritual Commitment)
EMPOWER – Level 4: (Ministry Development)
In the Spring of 2008, the Lord began to solidify His call to the Gossage family to plant a new church work in the Southport / South Indianapolis area. Since then, the Lord has bolstered the church with others with like-minded passion to preach, reach, and teach the world about the Good News Gospel!
Pastor Stephen Gossage is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church. He, along with Sis Melody Gossage, founded Point of Hope Apostolic Church in 2009.