Here at Hope Vineyard we follow these eight core principles:
"Our studying of scripture and teachings we provide from them have to be part of the bedrock from which the Church is grown and cultivated, whether that's on Sunday mornings or in our own devotional time with the Lord."
"We praise God for who he is through music as well as prayer. An individual may have moments like these in his or her private worship at home, but when the church comes together the manifest presence of God is magnified and multiplied."
"In our spiritual life, we want nothing so much as more of God--His love, His will, His holiness, His Spirit living in us, His power working in us for men. Under heaven there is no way of getting this but by close personal communion."
"In every decision, focus on who you want to reach, not on who you want to keep. Commit to losing yourself for the sake of finding others. People who focus on helping others and honoring Christ soon discover that their needs are met far more deeply than they ever experienced otherwise."
"Each generation is at a different place and has a different role: some are more sacrificial roles and some are more growing and receiving roles. The challenge is to appreciate our differences and hear something from the heart for God for each generation that helps us fit where we need to be in the church."
“The Church needs to leave room for people to learn to do the works of the Father, a place where people can experiment, a place to succeed and fail. A safe place should be provided within a local church for the believer to learn how to prophesy, to heal the sick and to minister in evangelism. "
"God’s supernatural presence is our true distinguishing characteristic and we have not control or power over His Presence, we are not in charge when his Presence is poured out or when he speaks and directs."
"It is so easy to fill our time with the activity and fellowship of Christian life like small group, committee meetings, accountability partners, Christian entertainment, political action, and socializing with your best friends within the Church. Yet, we have to make evangelism and reaching the lost a chief priority among them."