Waupaca Ministry of Hope Church 

Changing Lives Through Christ

Statement of Faith


We believe God the Father created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1).

We believe He created the earth in six days and rested on the seventh. In the beginning, He spoke the earth into existence through His Son Jesus (John 1:3; Col. 1:16). In the beginning, the Spirit of God moved upon the surface of the water (Gen. 1:2).


We believe the Bible is the Word of God. John 1:1-3 states "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Jesus was at the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being" (NASB). John 1:14 state that "... the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth" (NASB). Jesus is the physical aspect of God's Word to humanity. He lived every aspect of the Word in his ministry on earth.

We believe God the Father sent his only Son, Jesus, the Christ to redeem humanity from their life of sin and reconciled them back to the Father.

We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the creator, born of a virgin (Mary). God sent Jesus to fulfill all prophecies concerning His Son's deity (Rom. 1:1-4).

We believe Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

We believe salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and not by human works; however, our works are the evidence of our salvation and will determine our rewards in eternity.

We believe Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven. Anyone whose name is not found written in the book of life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire “hell” (Gehenna).

We believe the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven will rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the scriptures promised. After this, there shall be a new Heaven and a new earth.


We believe God, the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are three in one (Trinity). Paul identified all three when he prayed a blessing over the Church of Corinth (2 Cor. 13:14). God sent his only son, Jesus, the Christ to redeem humanity from their life of sin and reconciled them back to the Father.

We believe the Triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existence, self-revealed, and function as one eternity.


We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man; the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason.


We believe man was created good and upright, but man, by voluntary transgression, fell. Man’s only hope of redemption and reconciliation to the Father is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe the inward evidence to the believer of his/her salvation, is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

Baptism (water)
We believe the ordinance of water baptism is an initiation rite of privilege into the Body of Christ. It is a burial with Jesus Christ and should be observed as commanded in the scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life.

Baptism (Holy Spirit)
We believe all believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts, and their uses in the work of the ministry.


We believe the church is a body of baptized believers, (Ek-klessia), called out to continue the work of Christ on earth.


Our ministry is to make disciples by loving, encouraging, teaching and empowering the children of God.


We envision a church where every member will be trained and empowered to be mature disciple-makers.