Our Church’s vision is shaped by ‘The Dream’, a sermon preached in November 1999 by Senior Pastor Alan Hewitt, which gave clear instruction from God for the path the Church should take.

It forms the basis of all Hope’s ministries and activities.

We have a dream of a church where people don’t just receive grace but practise it.

We have a dream of a church where those who come in feeling condemned, get accepted, of a church where the fallen are restored, where the hurting are healed, and the lost are saved.

We have a dream of a church where the Love of God in people’s hearts is so strong that gossip & backbiting is rejected, and people are talked up and not talked down, and where unity is more important than winning an argument.

We have a dream of a church where everyone counts, where everyone is appreciated, where everyone is valued, not because of who they are down here, but because of who they are up there.

We have a dream of a church, where people are welcomed regardless of what they have done, where prodigals are received with open arms, and not with religious judgementalism.

We have a dream of a church where Christ is Loved, Honoured and Worshipped in spirit and in truth, where the only bystanders in times of worship are those who don’t yet know the Lord.

We have a dream of a church where community is not considered in rows of people, but in selfless sacrifice, of laying down lives for each other.

We have a dream of a church where the young can function in leadership and not just be nice for the elderly ones to look at, but young people in early age sense a destiny, and become part of the church as much as anyone else.

We have a dream of a church where the leaders serve with humility and not because of ego or status, or position.

We have a dream of a church where people who are single, divorced, widowed or orphaned feel secure and as much a part of the family as anybody else.

We have a dream of a church where the people come to the meetings not when it suits them, but when it suits Him.

We have a dream of a church where the weight of the work doesn’t rest on a few, but where everybody shares the load, and plays their part in reaching the world.

We have a dream of a church where those who are called to go – go and those who are called to stay, support them in their going.

We have a dream of a church where everybody considers the other better than themselves.

We have a dream of a church where everything that is done is done with Passion & Excellence, and where lost souls are our top priority.

We have a dream of a church where women are allowed to reach their full potential in Christ and not be held back simply because of their gender.

We have a dream of a church where the Holy Spirit gets excited about being present, and is free to do whatever he wants to do.

We have a dream of a church where people come to Christ every week and needs are met by the Risen Lord.

We have a dream of a church where every member gets excited with the thrill and the buzz of destiny and gives 100% to the will of God while they still have breath in their body.

We have a dream of a church where the bible is preached and loved & obeyed, and where the sound of our Amens cannot any longer be restrained.

We have a dream of a church where the first priority of the people is not what they can get, but what can they give, and where love is not merely with words, but with deeds.

We have a dream of a church where even our enemies have to respect us and admire us.

We have a dream of being God's kind of church... is it possible... is it possible on this planet to have a church like that?

    All things are possible!