Enjoy God, Grow In Truth, Share Life, Live The Mission.
We are a community of ordinary people with everyday lives, living in and around the Rhydyfelin area and the A470 corridor. We enjoy spending time with each other, having fun, laughing, sharing food and life.
Our deepest longing is for people to see how real and good God actually is. To know His love, mercy, forgiveness and grace for themselves.
We try in all that we do as a Church to be accessible to everyone. To be welcoming, allowing people to come as they are and feel like they are a part of our family.
We believe the best news you will ever hear is the good news that God loves you and that He sent His son Jesus to die for you. It's at the heart of all we do.
We believe God has a purpose for each life. We want to see people grow in their faith and take hold of the plans, promises and gifting that God has given them.
These core passions are the foundation on which our fellowship is built
The Bible is fundamental to everything we do - our final authority for what we believe and how we live. We want people to hear the good news it contains and communicate its message in a way that's relevant to today's culture.
We want to see people living Spirit-empowered lives - hearing His voice, enjoying His presence and using His gifts. We want see Him working powerfully in our individual lives, church, communities and the nations.
We believe God has called us to be a blessing and to share the good news with the whole world. That we are part of a larger worldwide community of Christians whom we need to try to help out where we can.
We believe that we deserve nothing. But that God who loves us unconditionally sent His son to die so that we can have everything. We aim to share that unconditional love with each other and our community.
Worship is why we were born. It is in worship of God and making Him number one in our lives where we find true happiness. It is less about songs on a Sunday and more about a life that reflects the glory of God's awesomeness.
We believe diversity glorifies God more than uniformity. That the task of the church is to share the mercy, grace, kindness and goodness of God with all people of all nations. That truth hope and life is for all and not a select few.
Jesus expects His church to grow! He wants us to grow as individuals in wisdom, maturity and stature. And He wants his church to grow in number, and for the number of churches in the world to multiply! The church is the hope of the world.
We believe there is one Church. That it belongs to Jesus. That our mission is to spread the good news of hope and grace. That the outworking of that should be seen in transformed communities and and lives.
The story so far...
In May 2014, around 25 people started to meet in Rhydyfelin to plant a vibrant new church as part of the Newfrontiers family of Churches. In September 2014 the time was right for Sunday meetings to start and so we began to meet at Bethel Baptist Church, Hawthorn on Sunday afternoons as Hope Community Church Pontypridd.
In September 2016, having felt called specifically to Rhydyfelin, we started meeting at the Ilan Centre at the top of Rhydyfelin. Around the same time we (alongside Message Wales) launched our Eden team. The change of location and the work of our Eden team helped us to become more visible in the community and start growing friendships with many of its members.
In April 2017 we acquired the "Hope Hub" a small building in Rhydyfelin, that we could use as an office and space for community work. This small building, with the help of Travallis (a local housing association), has become an incredible resource for the Church and a little outlet of Hope in our community.
In January 2018 the Church was re-branded Hope Church Rhydyfelin and we began meeting at Rhydyfelin Community Centre for our Sunday services. We are incredibly excited to see what the future holds and we are trusting God for good things.