Joint Statement from Hope International Ministries and Hope Singapore
Since 1991, Hope Singapore has been a part of the Hope movement (re-structured as Hope International Ministries or HIM in 2009). The HIM family of churches has grown together in the pursuit of the vision God gave to us, to fulfil the Great Commission. Over the past nine years, Hope Singapore has grown as a local church to become an international church planting movement. During that time, Hope Singapore has also developed rapidly, building an expansive and solid team of leaders who are multiplying God’s work in many nations.
In recent years, Hope Singapore has developed a conviction to be an Antioch of Antioch churches; to plant churches that continue to plant churches around the world. This vision from God has been received by the leadership team of Hope Singapore through much prayer as they seek to fulfil the Great Commission.
With this God-given direction to be an Antioch church, Hope Singapore initiated dialogue with HIM. Upon careful deliberation and prayer with the HIM leadership team, effective 1st October 2018, HIM and Hope Singapore will part, move forward as kingdom friends, and each pursue kingdom gain in fulfilling the Great Commission globally.
While sad with the parting, the HIM leadership team acknowledges Hope Singapore’s new direction and her departure from the HIM family. We continue to remain as kingdom friends and we pray for their journey ahead as they continue to seek where God moves. We thank Hope Singapore and all her leaders for their contribution, service and partnership over the years.
From Hope Singapore
Hope Singapore is grateful for the partnership with HIM in doing God’s work over all these years. Though we may part, Hope Singapore and HIM continue to have shared roots and heritage in our spiritual history, and in our commitment to fulfil the Great Commission. In this regard, we will always be warm friends in the faith. We thank HIM, her leaders, and especially Pastor Simon Eng, for walking with us in this journey of growth in the past nine years.
We, HIM family of churches and the daughter churches of Hope Singapore, pray for God’s grace that we will continue to grow in God and effectively fulfil the Great Commission.