Bright Hope Baptist Church
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - United States
Denomination: Baptist -- American
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Phone: 215-232-6004 x112
Email: Contact Us
The Mission of the Bright Hope Baptist Church is to advance the Kingdom of God by preaching the Gospel, making disciples, ministering to the church, and empowering the community. We achieve our mission statement through the following areas of our ministry: Christ Centered Worship Loving Fellowship Strategic Evangelism Spirit-filled Discipleship Dynamic Ministry Community Empowerment Christ-Centered Worship We believe that worship should be joyous and life-changing, honoring the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we extol the life and love of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 11:36-12:1-2). We hold to the creeds asserting Jesus as God’s virgin-born Son—His sinless life, atoning death and literal resurrection providing salvation (Acts 4:12). We focus a Christ-honoring, grace-based preaching and teaching ministry rooted in the authority of God’s eternal Word, the Holy Bible (2 Timothy 3:16). Church Health and Biblical Balance We aim to have a healthy, Christian church full of joy and hope as Christ and His kingdom are described in John 10:10, Romans 14:17 and 15:13. We promote creative personal and church ministry that spreads the Gospel, meets human needs and multiplies life-changing ministries (Phil. 1:9-11). We embrace all who love Christ, pursuing our distinct sense of mission and values, while affirming the whole church beyond our community (Philippians 2:1-10). Spirit-Filled Discipleship We believe in the apostolic plan for discipleship as in Acts 8:14-17; 19:1-6, calling believers to decisively open to the Holy Spirit’s fullness and fruit. We acknowledge the distinct and ongoing gift-giving ministry of the Spirit and instruct in how to minister in His power to Christ’s glory (1 Corinthians 12-14). We pursue faith-filled prayer, intercession and spiritual warfare with Holy Spirit enabled power and discernment as in Ephesians 6:10-20 and 1 Timothy 2:1-6. Strategic Evangelism We maintain the apostolic convictions in 2 Corinthians 5:14, 15; being constrained by the love of Christ knowing eternal souls are at risk, and commissioned by the grace of God since all who believe may be saved. We believe in strategic evangelism, proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon-Coming King (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 20:27). Dynamic Ministry and Loving Fellowship We believe that every member can be a minister because every member can serve (John 12:26). We seek to grow, nurture, and equip our members for ministry as Paul did in Ephesians 4:11-13 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. We honor the Holy Spirit’s call to service as church leaders under Christ’s commission and lordship, irrespective of age, gender or ethnicity (Acts 2:17-18). Empowerment and Social Conscience We purpose to fulfill the Gospel message by empowering our community, nation, and world through Biblical message and actions of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Luke 4:16-18). We seek to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide shelter for the homeless, and give bright hope to the hopeless.