God is the creator of all things, seen and unseen. God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one. God is eternal and honestly good, knowing all things and holding all power and majesty. He is unconditionally loving, relentlessly merciful, and absolutely just. God exists as the Trinity. He is three persons, yet One: God the Father, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. He seeks to love and to be loved by us in a living relationship.

Genesis 1:1-2:25 | Exodus 3:14 | Numbers 23:19 | Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2 | Deuteronomy 6:4 | Psalm 11:4-6 | Malachi 3:6 | John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1 | Acts 17:28 | Romans 3:3-4


God displayed himself in human form through His Son, Jesus the Christ. Jesus was born of the virgin, Mary, and lived a sinless life. Displaying His commitment to God and us, He died on the cross for our sins. Jesus was then buried, resurrected from the dead, and ascended into heaven. There, He intercedes and represents us before God the Father, as we await His return which will complete His work and establish the Kingdom of God fully in the new heavens and earth.

Isaiah 7:14 | Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6 | Luke 22:70; 24:46-47 | John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5 | Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56 | Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4 | 1 Corinthians 8:6 | 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 | Gal 4:4-5 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Colossians 1:15; 2:9 | 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16 


The Holy Spirit is sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ. Exemplifying community, the Holy Spirit gives each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character and love among Christians. The Holy Spirit also teaches, comforts and empowers us. The fruits of the Spirit are the by-product of a spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The gifts of the Spirit should be earnestly sought and used to serve others and glorify God.

Genesis 1:2 | Psalm 51:11; 139:7 | Isaiah 61:1-3 | Joel 2:28-32 | Mark 1:10 | Lk 1:3; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12 | John 15:26; 16:7-14 | Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2 | Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27 | 1 Corinthians 3:16 | Ephesians 1:13-14 | 2 Peter 1:21 | Revelation 22:17


We believe God speaks to us through the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is our source of divine inspiration and timeless wisdom. The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. We believe that God’s unchangeable Biblical message should be presented in a relevant way portraying an eternal hope to people through a living God. It’s our desire that this message is free of religious jargon and understandable to our community.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 | Psalms 119:11, 89, 105 | Isaiah 40:8 | Matthew 22:29 | John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17 | Romans 15:4 | 2 Timothy 3:15-17 | Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12 | 1 Peter 1:25 | 2 Peter 3:16


We believe that humankind is created in the image of God. Yet, humanity voluntarily turns away from their Creator. This first sin had many consequences: Humanity was expelled from God’s presence, curse came upon all the created world, physical death began as humanity is separated from God’s perpetual life, humanity died spiritually and needed a spiritual rebirth. Sin separates humanity from God and leaves humanity in a fallen condition. Yet, just as the first sin affected all creation; Jesus’ first action of perfection also extends and affects all creation. Unconditional love, unlimited forgiveness, and undying hope are found in Jesus Christ—the only mediator between God and humanity. The remedy for the Human condition that started in the Garden is to enter into the new humanity created by Jesus. Salvation can only be found through Jesus.

Genesis 2:26 | Genesis 3:6 | Genesis 3:23 | Genesis 3:14-19 | Genesis 2:17 | Romans 5:12-19 | Ephesians 2:11-18 | Romans 3:23 | 1 Cor 15:45-49 


The Church is the group of believers united in Jesus throughout the world and is the place where the Holy Spirit resides, that is, in His people. The Church is simultaneously called out of the world and sent back into it. Thus, the Church is to have both purity and purpose; it is the Church that is the family of God carrying out God’s mission on earth. Within the Church, we reveal our love for God by our love for one another. Outside of the Church, we are to show love, compassion, and the goodness of God. There are two ordinances for the Church to practice: Water Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

Matthew 28:19-20 | John 20:21-23 | Acts 28:28 | 1 Cor 11:20; 12:12-13 | Galatians 2:10; 6:1-2, 10 | Eph 2:19-22 | 1 Pet 2:1-5, 9-12 | James 1:27 | 1 John 3:16-19 | Titus 2:11-14


Our hope and promise is to fully share in the resurrection life of Jesus. This resurrection life and re-creation of the world will extend into our world and will culminate in a renewed heaven and earth where all creation is freed from sin and death. This fullness of the hope and promise we have in Christ will be realized by Jesus’ physical return to the earth.

1 Thess 4:13-5:11 | Romans 8:18-25 | 1 Cor 15:1-58 | 2 Pet 3:13 | Revelation 21:1-22:21
Hope Church Bellevue is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. For a more detailed look at our beliefs, please click here to read the Assemblies of God 16 Fundamental Truths.