To bring glory to God alone through the proclamation of the gospel and Christ-like care to those in need.
The Hope movement is a 501 (c)(3) Christian ministry that strives to be an effective mediator between the giving Church and faithful Christian ministries in remote parts of the world.
We provide these ministries financial resources for life-transforming programs, projects, and activities. We provide theological and evangelistic development and resources to edify the body of Christ and proclaim the truth of God's Word to the ends of the earth. We provide logistical guidance to develop efficacious Christ-like mission work. We implement gospel-focused ministry around the world united with Christ's church. We do this in obedience to God's Word, devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and love for our neighbor, all for the glory of God alone.
Method To The Mission
Under the guidance and direction of Jesus Christ, and the leading the Holy Spirit all for the glory of God alone, we desire to serve the LORD faithfully with all our heart (1 Samuel 12:24), considering what great things He has done for us. Declaring His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples (Psalm 96:3). We are determined to present ourselves to God as one approved, unashamed, rightly handling the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).
As a bible-obedient ministry, our first priority is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind (Matthew 22:37). We do this by complete obedience to Scripture as the final authority as the Holy Spirit leads us to develop initiatives that bring glory to God and hope to those in need. We reject the practice of catering to culture and practicing our righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them (Matthew 6:1-4), but rather stand firm on the Word of God and choose Christ over culture, for He is our reward.
We are committed to loving our neighbor as our self (Matthew 22:39). Pouring ourselves out for the hungry and satisfying the desire of the afflicted, so that our light shall rise in the darkness (Isaiah 58:10). In knowing that for our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God, we devote our entire life to proclaiming Christ. We train, equip and teach the body of Christ and conduct evangelistic outreach as ambassadors for Christ, imploring the lost to be reconciled to God through Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:18-21).
We collaborate with authentic biblical believers, ministries, missionaries, and churches around the world to strengthen our united efforts theologically, strategically, logistically and financially. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another (Romans 12:4-5). We are brothers and sisters in Christ, predestined by God for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will (Ephesians 1:5). We want our love to be genuine. Abhorring what is evil; holding fast to what is good. We desire to love one another with brotherly affection. Outdoing one another in showing honor (Romans 12:9-20). As each has received a gift, we will use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10-12).
We cast our hearts upon the poor, the orphan and widow and show Christ-like compassion. With discernment and biblical wisdom, we reach out to those in distress directly and through collaborations to provide care and relief. Where there is thirst, water. Where there is hunger, nutrition. We there is no home, shelter. Where there is no access to knowledge, education. We are committed to doing that which is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, caring for the orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep ourselves unstained from the world (James 1:27).
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. However, we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth, we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:1-6).
We consider it a great joy to partner with you in this work that is so close to the heart of God — a work that we know could not be done without your generosity.
We also know that we have a great responsibility to be good stewards over the funds that are entrusted to us for the benefit of those we serve. Good stewardship, one of our core values, compels us to strive to achieve the highest biblical standards of integrity and accountability.
We work diligently to limit our overhead costs while maximizing quality gospel-focused program activities. As a result, less than 5 percent of funds are used for administration and fundraising.
Jonathan is the husband to Paula and the father of Elizabeth, Jeronimo, and Samantha. He is the Founder and President of The Hope Movement, a 501 (c)(3) worldwide Christian ministry that proclaims the gospel and provides Christ-like care to those in need. Jonathan has studied systematic/historical theology at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor and Church Planter for wonderful English and Spanish speaking churches in Baltimore, Maryland. More importantly, he is saved not by his own merits or worthiness but by the awesome unexplainable grace of God.
Lead preaching elder of Discipleship Community Church in New Castle, PA. He is married to Molly and has one daughter Camdyn. He loves basketball and baseball, but most importantly proclaiming the gospel and making authentic disciples of Christ.
Born in Greensburg, Indiana, and resided in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a husband to Nanci, Father to Avery and AJ, and grandfather to Asaiah. Educated in Biology of Marine Science from the University of Miami. Deacon at Faith Fellowship Church. Alan describes himself as a sinner saved by grace in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. He strives to yield to Christ fully and is faithful to the study of the Word of God as it is the sole authority for living. He is passionate about proclaiming the gospel to bring lost souls to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Alan passed away after a short battle with ALS on July 29, 2021. In his honor, we have created the Alan Henningsen Charitable Fund and the Henningsen Initiative which is dedicated to worldwide evangelism.