WHAT WE BELIEVE
To see men filled with hope and transformed by the love, grace, and power of God.
Hope Awaits Ministries seeks to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ through meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of those who are homeless or in need of hope.
We believe that only God holds the power to set us free from the bondage of sin, addictions, and compulsions that undermine the quality of life that God intends for us to live
We believe that all people, no matter the circumstances, are redeemable by God and can live a meaningful and purposeful life
By teaching life skills and through discipleship programs, we teach our clients to accept responsibility for their actions and encourage them to become people of integrity, responsibility and commitment
We believe that a balance of love, accountability and training coupled with a relationship with Christ, are essential in empowering our clients to become self sufficient
We are committed to wisely managing all resources entrusted to us and recognize that we are ultimately accountable to God
Our clients, donors, staff, volunteers, board members and advisory councils are appreciated and worthy of respect and honor
All staff, board members and those in a leadership role must know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour and be actively growing in their personal relationship with Him.
Statement of Faith
We believe there is one God (Ephesians 4:5-6; 1 Corinthians 8:6), creator (Genesis 1:1; John 1:3) and supreme ruler of all things (Psalm 47); indescribably glorious (Isaiah 6:3), holy and worthy of all praise (Revelation 4:11, 5:12), honour and love (Deuteronomy 6:4-6); eternally existing in three equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 28:19).
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 1:18, 10:30), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Matthew 9:6; Hebrews 2:4), His supremacy and pre-eminence (Colossians 1:16-20), His substitutionary death through the shedding of His blood on the cross (Romans 5:8-9; 1 Corinthians 15:3), His bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:1-7; John 20:6-18), His ascension (Luke 24:51; Philippians 2:1-11) to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19; Acts 5:30-31; Hebrews 1:1-3), and His imminent return in power and glory to establish His kingdom (Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8).
We believe that the Holy Spirit personally indwells all believers (John 14:15-17) and bears witness to their relationship to God (John 15:8). The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual enlightenment (John 14:26), conviction of sin (John 16:8), and the divine power for witnessing and service (John 15:5).
We believe that the Bible, as originally given in its entirety, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21). It is divinely inspired without error and is the sole and absolute authority on faith and life (2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe that everyone needs salvation, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 64:6). We believe in salvation from sin (1 John 2:2), solely by God’s grace (Titus 3:7; Romans 3:22-24) through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Christ’s death on the cross (Romans 5:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24) whereby believers are reconciled to God (Romans 5:11; John 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 5:21). God’s word places an urgency on accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and Lord (2 Corinthians 5:20), saying now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2). We have been given our current earthly life as our sole opportunity to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, and those who do not accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour will die in their sins, unable to enter into heaven (John 8:21-24; Hebrews 9:27).
We believe that repentance is a turning away or a reversal in one’s thinking and way of life, and is a crucial component of salvation. God calls all to repent of their sins and turn to Him so that our sins may be forgiven (Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; 2 Peter 3:9; Proverbs 28:13; Luke 5:31-32).
We believe that people were created by God to live forever, and that after death people who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and have not responded to Him in faith will be eternally separated from God’s presence in hell, while those who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and have placed their faith in Him will live eternally with God in heaven (John 3:16-21; Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:46).
We believe that hell is a place of punishment and torment prepared for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41). It is a place of eternal, conscious punishment (Matthew 13:49-50; Matthew 25:46) where all who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour will be separated from the presence of God forever (Revelation 21:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
We believe that the ministry of evangelism and serving the poor is the responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ (Proverbs 25:21; Isaiah 58:10; 1 Timothy 6:18-19; Hebrews 13:16; Matthew 25:34-40, 28:18-20; James 2:14-17; Acts 1:8).
We believe that we are to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Colossians 4:2) and in all circumstances (Philippians 4:6) to God alone (Psalm 50:15; Matthew 6:9-13) with Jesus Christ being our sole mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and intercessor (Hebrews 7:25). We believe that God hears and answers our prayers (Isaiah 65:24; 1 John 5:14-15).