Our Church DNA 

We have 4 simple, repeatable statements that remind us of why, who, where and what we are and do. They help us to define our unique church culture.

WHY - We are WALKING WITH GOD

WHO - We are FAMILY

WHAT - We have a BIG HEART

WHERE - We are ON MISSION

 

WHAT TO EXPECT            

VISITING?

  • Before the service grab a coffee and if you have kids, check them in to our kids program, ADVENTURELAND. 
  • Once you head into the service there will be around 25 mins of music, then a time for prayer and giving, church news and then a 30 - 40 minute message. At the end of our services, the core team are available for personal prayer at the front of the church.
  • In the foyer, we have a YES desk. Anyone who would like to find out about beginning their faith journey can go to the desk to meet our team and they'll help you get started. You'll received a free bible, a getting started pack and an opportunity to connect with someone to coach you on your walk with Jesus.

CAFE

  • Our Cafe is open before and after the service and is run by volunteers.
  • All profits from our cafe go to local and global missions.
  • We LOVE our coffee, so we aim to give you the best coffee we can.

NEED ASSISTANCE?

  • When you arrive there will be hosts at the door to say Hi, and as you enter the auditorium there is an Information Desk. If you need directions or you have a question, don't hesitate to ask at the Info Desk

GOT KIDS?

  • ADVENTURELAND is the name of our KIDS PROGRAM and operates every Sunday morning. We believe in giving our kids the best time in their week. Our team go all out to give your kids a great time, teach them the bible and encourage them to make friends.
  • ADVENTURELAND has two purpose built space rooms for our children. VOYAGER XVII is for the children in Grades 1 to 6 and THE DISCOVERY CENTRE is for children 2yrs - KIndergarten. The children also have access to outdoor play areas and the gymnasium during the morning service (depending on the program the teachers have prepared).
  • All of our Adventureland team have working with children checks and are equipped to teach your children.
  • On the 4th Sunday of every month, the children go in to church for the worship music and communion and go to kids during the greeting time.
  • After the service, there is a kids movie setup, so once you pick your kids up after the service, you can all grab some refreshments and then the kids can watch a movie while mum and dad relax.

Here’s what you’ll find: 

  • Friendly People: We’d love to meet you, so feel free to introduce yourself. Please let us know what we can do to care for you while you’re here. 
  • United Diversity: You’ll find people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds united by the message of Jesus Christ. 
  • Relaxed Atmosphere: You’ll notice some folks who like to dress up for church and others who don’t. Feel free to wear what’s comfortable for you and you’ll fit right in. 
  • Passionate Worship: Our service features contemporary music and biblical preaching.

There is so much happening here at HopePoint Church on any given week. We would love for you to join us at any of the events that are happening.

 

Check out one of our recent messages

    Jesus is Alive
            - PS WARREN MORTOMORE

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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WARREN & JUDY MORTOMORE
SENIOR PASTORS

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GEOFF ALLEN
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

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BEC TOBAR
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

CORE TEAM

Jenny Allen
Supporting Role

Katrina Bossard
Events

Wal Bennett
Seniors

Paul & Elizabeth Davila
30/40 Connect  (Gen X's)

Tony & Sara Gebran
New Arrivals 

Jason & Jenni James
HopeCare

Brenda Jones
HopePoint Kids

 

Sam Jones
Supporting Role

Esther Lawson
Music

Jared Lawson
Junction (Years 11 -12)

Judy Mortomore
HopePoint Sisters

Ethan Mortomore
Switch (Year 6 - 10)

John & Jann Rice
Supporting Role

Lester & Katrina Salanoa
The W Outreach

Dave & Melissa Semeri
Volunteers

Gary & Christine Skinner
Network (Baby Boomers)

Grant and Rebecca Schofield
Young Adults

Cristian Tobar
Production and Finance

Chris and Sarah Watling
Online Campus

HopePoint Church is affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.This is our declaration of faith and some simple statements on what we believe.

 

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

 

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD

We believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, co-eternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).

 

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man, created in the image of God, by voluntary disobedience fell into the depths of sin and iniquity, bequeathing sin’s nature and consequences to all mankind, with their accompanying loss of intended meaning and purpose (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12).

 

THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our place, and with His life’s blood purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Titus 2:14). 

 

SALVATION THROUGH GRACE

We believe that salvation is wholly through grace; that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor. (Ephesians 2:8).

 

REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE

We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God through Jesus’ sacrificial death. (Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).

 

THE NEW BIRTH

We believe that the change that takes place in people at conversion is a very real one; that having received righteousness in Christ and having received of His Spirit, people will have new desires, interests, and pursuits in life. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

 

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that those who have been born again grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service (2 Corinthians 7:1). 

 

WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER

We believe that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His lordship as Christ and King (Romans 6:4). We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and triumph of Christ’s Cross. (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)

 

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace; we expect the Spirit’s incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).

 

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit moment by moment, serving the Lord and living lives of patience, love, truth, sincerity, and prayer. (Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16, 25).

 

THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism (1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual “fruit”: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. (Galatians 5:22-25).

 

MODERATION

We believe a Christians’ moderation should be obvious to others and that relationship with Jesus should never lead people into extremes of fanaticism; their lives should model that of Christ in uprightness, balance, humility, and self-sacrifice. (Colossians 3:12, 13; Philippians 4:5).

 

DIVINE HEALING

We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith. (Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16).

 

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

 

CHURCH RELATIONSHIP

We believe that it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with a congregation of believers with whom we can worship God, observe the ordinances of Christ, exhort and support one another, labor for the salvation of others, and work together to advance the Lord’s Kingdom. (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24).

 

CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God. (Acts 4: 18-20; Romans 13:1-5).

 

JUDGEMENT

We believe that all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ: the redeemed to be delivered unto everlasting life, and the unrepentant unto everlasting punishment. (Revelation 20:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10).

 

HEAVEN

We believe that heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of born-again believers. (John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17).

 

HELL

We believe that hell is a place of darkness, deepest sorrow, and unquenchable fire, which was not prepared for man but for the devil and his angels; yet it will become the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as Saviour. (Matthew 13: 41, 42; Revelation 10:10, 15). 

 

EVANGELISM

We believe that soul winning is the “one big business” of the Church on earth, and that every hindrance to worldwide evangelism should be removed. (James 5:20; Mark 16:15).

 

TITHING AND OFFERINGS

We believe that tithing and offerings are ordained of God to sustain His ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing. (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16: 1, 2).

 

The Foursquare Declaration of Faith lays out the basic doctrine of The Foursquare Church and was drafted by Foursquare founder Aimee Semple McPherson. You can also download the complete Foursquare Declaration of Faith HERE  (176 KB, 17 pages) 

 

FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS

Foursquare also describes the four major facets of Jesus’ ministry:

  • Jesus is the Saviour, who rescues and delivers from sin 
  • Jesus is the Healer, who came to make people whole in body, mind, and spirit 
  • Jesus is the Baptiser, who fills His people with the power of the Holy Spirit 
  • Jesus is the King, who will come again for His bride, the Church and fully establish His kingdom on earth.
 

ABOUT FOURSQUARE

We are affiliated with The Church of the Foursquare Gospel which is a part of an international organisation of over 27,000 churches in more than 150 countries. The word Foursquare means ‘firm’, ‘dependable’, and ‘steady’.  

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is “foursquare” in that it is the unshakable, unchanging truth of God’s love and salvation for the whole world.

 

    Check out this Video about The Foursquare Gospel Church

    More About Foursquare..

    The "Identity Keystones" of the Foursquare Church as a movement are as unique as its founder, Aimee Semple McPherson. Watch this short 13 minute video clip as it introduces the book to explain more clearly who we are..

     

    OUR HISTORY

    HopePoint Church was originally known as Calvary Chapel situated in Greenacre before relocating in 1988 along with its school and preschool to a beautiful 5 acre property known as the ‘Homestead’ Georges Hall.

    The Homestead was built in 1837 is the original property of the Bankstown District given to Major George Johnston of Annandale in early 1800’s.

     

    LEADERSHIP 

    Pastors Don and Minta Baker were the founding Pastors and passed on the baton of leadership in 2003 to our current Leaders, Pastor Warren and Judith Mortomore. On March 11, 2012 we changed our name to HopePoint Church.