WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that God left the church in the world so that we could spread the good news of Christ. The church is the only living organism that has the power and authority to change the world in which we live. Our authority is from God through his Son and the power source is the Holy Spirit. The Greater Hopewell MBC believes that there is a move of God within this fellowship of believers; which has empowered us to fulfill our purpose here on earth which is "Reaching the World with the Message of Christ to Change Lives." GHMBC takes confidence in God's Power and presence to impact and change our community because:
A. The church was created by God. Matthew 16:18
B. This assembly of his people are created by Him. Ephesians 2:10 - for his purpose. Ephesians 2:10 - for his Glory. I Peter 2:9
C. Jesus gave the commission to church. Matthew 28:18-20
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian Love; to strive for the advancement of this Church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.
To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations. We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to education our children religiously; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances. To walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and, mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay. We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.