HopeNet SA has been newly established as an independent and incorporated body to continue the work and ministry of the former Hope Mission Network (HMN), offering oversight to congregations to support the needs, expectations and hopes of its members.
We offer a fellowship of evangelical churches across South Australia seeking to follow the Lord Jesus Christ by Spirit and Scripture. Former HMN congregations, other congregations regardless of denominational membership, indeed any who desire to access the benefits, and connect with this network across the State, are warmly welcome.
We will continue to connect with other church or network leaders in projects or activities which help to advance the Gospel throughout society. We support networks working for social righteousness on issues that arise in our legislatures which affect the common good as taught in Scripture.
We will continue to disseminate up to date information across networks, agencies and ministries in our State. HopeNet SA churches want to be informed and, where possible, active on matters advancing our Lord?s great kingdom enterprise.
We offer names of available preachers, teachers and evangelists across our widespread churches. We sponsor training seminars, workshops and leadership training, and continually gather knowledge of gifts and ministries from member churches regardless of location or size to help build up strong followers of our Lord
Our Core Beliefs
Holy Scripture is our preeminent foundation. We receive the creeds and confessions including the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds, the principal confessions of the Reformation and Awakening and other statements of evangelical heritage which address the challenges of their day with Holy Scripture.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, by His Father?s will and through the power of His death and Resurrection, has established the Kingdom of heaven on earth and the New Covenant, and sent the Holy Spirit to us (Hebrews 8).
The Bible, the Holy Scriptures, are the breath of God, His inspired Word for His people. These Words when received, thought over and acted upon give fullness of salvation and life and minister truth, hope, and training in righteousness (John 20.31, Romans 15.4, 1 Corinthians 10.11, 2 Timothy 3.16,17).
The Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father, will teach believers in every generation through history and from all cultures and languages the Truth about Jesus Christ, forming the likeness of Jesus in our lives (Romans 8.29, Galatians 4.19, 2 Corinthians 3.18, 1 John 5.3).
Our Lord has given gifts and graces to His faithful church which we identify and use to serve the mission and ministry of His kingdom (Ephesians 4).
There are particular challenges at different times and places to be faced by Christ?s church. Spiritual battle is part of life until the destruction of Satan and the Restoration of all things. Through faith we are promised victory in Christ (1 John 5.4-5).