WE EXIST TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY SEEKING THE FLOURISHING OF THE EAST VILLAGE, THE LOWER EAST SIDE, AND ALL OF NEW YORK CITY.
In short, we are a church that exists for the sake of the city. We believe that a church's presence in a particular neighborhood or city should lead to greater flourishing for all people in all of who they are, as we thrive in our relationship with God, our relationships with one another, and our relationship with the systems of the city.
"...seek the peace of the city to which I have sent you..." - Jeremiah 29:7
Hope East Village belongs to a family of churches in the city, Hope Church NYC, which exists to lead a family of diverse churches into a transforming relationship with Jesus and a community of faith.
We are committed to living out of the depth of our union and communion with Christ.
We are committed to joining God in loving and living intentionally for the well-being of our neighbors, both locally and globally.
We are committed to being shaped by, and living out, the gospel of Jesus Christ through life in authentic community.
We are committed to doing justice, living justly, and speaking prophetically for the sake of all who are oppressed in our neighborhood.
We are committed to giving of all that we are and all that we have in response to God's abundant grace that has been poured out on us.
We are committed to living lives of rest in the midst of a chaotic world.
We are committed to living lives that witness to the beauty of God by creatively generating beauty in our neighborhood.
We are committed to living lives full of celebration and joy.