Our Passion

The Mission

Love God, Serve others, Share Jesus

The Vision

Connecting people in our community to an authentic relationship with Jesus

What We Believe

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Hanover First Church of God based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

About God

We believe in one supreme omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and sovereign God, the Creator of all that exists and who exists in Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; co-equal and co-eternal.

About Jesus

We believe in the divine incarnation through the miraculous conception and the virgin birth, the atoning sacrifice, and the bodily resurrection, the triumphant ascension, and the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the gift and work of the Holy Spirit who indwells and empowers believers to live a godly life which is honoring to God.

About Humanity

We believe that God created mankind as a perfect creature, the mankind has fallen in sin and salvation is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning death on the cross for the forgiveness of sin, rebirth by the Spirit and justification by faith. As free moral agents we must each respond to God’s offer of grace and salvation found only in Christ Jesus.

About Salvation

We believe in the eternal security of the believer, that when our faith is in Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are secure in our salvation which is founded on the atoning work of Christ.

About Scripture

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Word of God as our only and all sufficient source for all matters of faith and practice. It is without error and infallible as recorded in the original manuscripts.

About Ordinances

We believe baptism of believers by immersion, the Lord’s Supper, and the Washing of the Saint’s Feet to be the ordinances of the church as presented in God’s Word.

About the Church

We believe that God has called the church to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth, to be His witnesses on earth until Jesus returns.

Values

Biblical Teaching

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We’re committed to teaching the Bible not just for information, but for transformation. Our pastors and leaders strive to communicate the timeless truths of the Scriptures in a way that’s applicable to life in the 21st Century.

Healthy Relationships

We’re convinced that life is better together! One of the things that we’re most passionate about is cultivating healthy, life-giving relationships. We’re constantly looking for ways to get people connected through groups, serving opportunities, events, activities and more. Our desire is to live out the “one another” commands found in Scripture.

Authentic Worship

For us, worship is more than music, it’s more than a service, it’s a lifestyle. We gather on Sunday mornings to collectively lift up our Savior through passionate, heartfelt worship, and then we scatter through the week to worship Him with our lives. We strive to craft corporate worship experiences that are done with excellence, because we believe God is worthy and deserving of our very best.

Compassionate Service

We believe the greatest joy and satisfaction in life is found in pouring ourselves out for the good of others. In a self-serving world, we desire to follow in the way of Jesus who came “not to be served, but to serve.” We always want to have our eyes open to the needs of our community and our world and be ready to meet those needs with compassionate service.

Effective Outreach

We’re convinced that the gospel message is the greatest news of all time and we don’t want to keep quiet about it! As followers of Jesus, we want to bring light to dark places and hope to desperate spaces. It’s our desire to be good neighbors to our community while brightly shining the light of Jesus.

Affiliation

We are a part of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. For more info. on the Churches of God.