North American Lutheran Church – Hope Lutheran Church is a member of the NALC. The NALC describes itself this way: “The NALC has embraced four core values which shape our common life: Christ-Centered, Mission-Driven, Traditionally-Grounded, and Congregationally-Focused.  We are a church centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our congregations.”

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ – Hope Lutheran Church is also a member of the LCMC, which is not a denomination, but an association of churches. Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are: free in Christ; accountable to one another; rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions; and working together to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

Call Incorporated – Founded by Pastors Joel and Wendy Berthelsen along with former Hope members (who moved Clifton, TX) Steve and Kathy Harr, Call Incorporated is a non-profit teaching mission dedicated to mobilizing ordinary people called by Jesus to incorporate His call into all of life (24/7) … family, work, community, world and the gathering of believers. It takes seriously that church in biblical Greek literally means “called out ones:” ones … ordinary people called by Jesus “out” to transform the world in the mission field of everyday life … that’s church!

“A Welcoming Community—of Grace: A Law and Gospel Approach to the Sexuality Debate” Prior to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) decisions at its Churchwide Assembly in 2009, Word Alone was a reform group within the ELCA. On the Sola Publishing website, you can find the Word Alone archives and Pastor Joel’s article entitled, A Welcoming Community—of Grace: A Law and Gospel Approach to the Sexuality Debate”

Lutheran CORE and the Common Confession – Hope has endorsed the Common Confession of Lutheran CORE. Click on the link for the Common Confession and to view a video about the work of Lutheran CORE, a reform movement working to support the authority of Scripture that is summarized in the historical creeds and seen through the lens of the Lutheran confessions.