- Mission -
To lead people from where they are
to where God wants them to be,
Because We are about Jesus, People
and the pursuit of both
THIS IS THE VISION OF A COMMUNITY CALLED BY GOD TO LIVE
OUT OUR FAITH TOGETHER.
A community where it’s all about Jesus & one that is compelled by God’s redemptive mission toward humanity. A community where we are family & believe that no matter our story, circumstances, or plans, we’re all human & all need love & acceptance. Our goal is to be a community that lives our lives on a mission, equipping ourselves to spread God’s grace, forgiveness, & compassion to the hopeless, the lost & the hurting in our community.
So, whether you're hungry or hurt, lonely or lost, full of questions or looking for a home, there's a place for you at CityHope. We want to help you find a place where you can connect with others, while growing in your connection to God through Christ. Our desire is to disciple people to think and live missionally, no matter where they are in their journey of faith with God, because God has a plan and purpose for every person and we want to help people find and live that purpose out.
- Core Values -
The cross of Christ is preeminent
Everyone is valuable. They are worthy of attention, interest and investment. Out goal is to love where we live.
We identify with believers around the world. Our faith binds us together. We share in the joys and sorrows of ALL believers, here and abroad.
The Bible is the guide for life. We will not deviate from its teachings, which are truth.
Our goal is to never control but to influence and equip people to make wise, righteous choices.
We strive for excellence in all we do as we seek to fulfill the purpose that God has given to us not only collectively as a church body, but also in the ways God has gifted us as individuals.
- Beliefs -
We are affiliated with the Assemblies of God (USA), and believe in the Sixteen Fundamental Truths. As part of this fellowship, we are committed to Evangelizing the Lost, Worshiping God, Discipling Believers and Showing Compassion. Currently the Assemblies of God USA and Assemblies of God organizations around the world make up the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with some 67 million members and adherents.
- History -
CityHope Church has a rich and lengthy history in the Treasure Valley. Formerly Central Assembly Christian Life Center, and originally Bethel Assembly of God, it has been a part of the Boise community since 1948. The first building owned by the congregation was located at 21st and Alturas Streets in downtown Boise. From there, in 1957, we moved to a new building at 222 N. Latah. In the fall of 1973, we moved again to what would be our campus for more than 40 years, on the corner of Fairview and Cloverdale, where the ministries of Maranatha Christian School / Pre-School and Operation Love Center (our food bank) were both birthed. (Now CityHope Christian Schools and CityHope Food Pantry respectively) In 2014, we sold our campus on Fairview and Cloverdale, and in the winter of 2015, we changed our name to CityHope Church and purchased our current campus at 8650 West Fairview Avenue, Boise, ID 83704, which has allowed our ministry campus to become debt-free as we continue to pursue God's calling to bring Hope to our friends, family and neighbors through the message of Jesus Christ.