ABOUT HOPE CITY CHURCH

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring the hope of Jesus to Greater Vancouver and beyond.

Our Vision

We envision being missional, joining Jesus everyday in his mission to seek and save the lost wherever God has placed us.

We envision being a multiplying church, strategically and sacrificially planting other churches throughout Greater Vancouver and beyond.

We envision being multi-ethnic, living out the beauty of racial reconciliation through the awesome reality of the gospel and our reconciliation to God through the Cross.

We envision being multi-generational, bringing together young and old to share life, work side by side, and learn from one another, resulting in a beautiful synergy as we seek to serve God as one body.

Our Values - As a Community We Strive to Embody:

Hospitality. We will be a community that warmly welcomes all people to worship God and grow as disciples of Jesus. We will be a community that welcomes questions, doubts and fears about faith and God. We believe that we are in this journey together.

Authenticity. We value cultivating honesty and camaraderie through sharing life together in small groups.

Creativity. We value creativity and innovation because we are made in the image of the ultimate Creative Being.

Servanthood. We will seek the welfare and well-being of the city of Burnaby/Vancouver. We will pray for the city and work for its renewal by God’s grace. We will serve one another, our neighbours, and our city because Christ came to serve and not be served.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring the hope of Jesus to Greater Vancouver and beyond.

Our Vision

We envision being missional, joining Jesus everyday in his mission to seek and save the lost wherever God has placed us.

We envision being a multiplying church, strategically and sacrificially planting other churches throughout Greater Vancouver and beyond.

We envision being multi-ethnic, living out the beauty of racial reconciliation through the awesome reality of the gospel and our reconciliation to God through the Cross.

We envision being multi-generational, bringing together young and old to share life, work side by side, and learn from one another, resulting in a beautiful synergy as we seek to serve God as one body.

Our Values - As a Community We Strive to Embody:

Hospitality. We will be a community that warmly welcomes all people to worship God and grow as disciples of Jesus. We will be a community that welcomes questions, doubts and fears about faith and God. We believe that we are in this journey together.

Authenticity. We value cultivating honesty and camaraderie through sharing life together in small groups.

Creativity. We value creativity and innovation because we are made in the image of the ultimate Creative Being.

Servanthood. We will seek the welfare and well-being of the city of Burnaby/Vancouver. We will pray for the city and work for its renewal by God’s grace. We will serve one another, our neighbours, and our city because Christ came to serve and not be served.

Missional

Multiplying

Multi-Ethnic

Multi-Generational

The Story of Hope City – Chapter 1: Our Journey

The Story of Hope City – Chapter 2: Our Future

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Philip Yung
Lead Pastor


Philip, Grace, Micah, Karissa, and Kayla are church planters with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada. Phil enjoys marathon training, ramen, and spy novels. Grace loves/needs coffee, good conversation, and afternoon naps. Micah gets a kick out of karate, soccer, and origami. Kari smiles whenever she’s with story books, ice cream, and baby animals. Kayla loves being the baby of the family. Phil serves as the lead pastor of Hope City Church.

Michelle Tsang
Pastor of Children & Family Ministry


God has given Michelle a heart for children, parenting, marriage, and family life. She and her family enjoy traveling together, journeying with others, and creating traditions. Michelle serves as the Pastor of Children and Family Ministry at Hope City Church.

Andrew Syyong
Pastor of Discipleship


Andrew first joined Hope City as a Pastoral Intern while obtaining his M.Div (Regent College) and then became the Pastor of Discipleship. He is currently overseeing Life Groups, Young Adults Group, Missions, and the Community News team. Andrew is a local Vancouverite who loves to travel, eat, play the piano, and hang out with family and friends.

Hope City Church Statement of Faith

  1. God’s gospel originates in and expresses the wondrous perfections of the eternal, triune God. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, Holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
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  3. God’s gospel is authoritatively revealed in the Scriptures. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavour should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
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  5. God’s gospel alone addresses our deepest need. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
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  7. God’s gospel is made known supremely in the Person of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
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  9. God’s gospel is accomplished through the work of Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
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  11. God’s gospel is applied by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
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  13. God’s gospel is now embodied in the new community called the church. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
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  15. God’s gospel compels us to Christ-like living and witness to the world. We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
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  17. God’s gospel will be brought to fulfillment by the Lord Himself at the end of this age. We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels when He will bring His kingdom to fulfillment and exercise His role as Judge of all. This coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
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  19. God’s gospel requires a response that has eternal consequences. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.