Thank you for your interest in Hope Chapel membership-partnership!   

The Bible actually describes two kinds of membership in a church.

The first happens at the moment you receive Christ (John 1:12).  The Holy Spirit baptizes (identifies) you into the body of Christ and therefore you become a member in His Church.  It is eternal and unchanging.

(I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 2:13-22).
Secondly, the Bible also urges us to participate in a specific local assembly in order to exercise our spiritual gifts and build up one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25; Romans 12:4-8; I Corinthians 12:25-31; 14:12,26).

We therefore take identifying with a local church very seriously.  Membership and participation in a local body is God’s blueprint in serving Him, His body, and the lost world around us.

In order for you to understand the unique calling and assignment of Hope Chapel, Kihei, here are a few highly recommended starting points:

  1. Listen to the  audio files below and follow along on the corresponding documents. This will give you a clear picture of the philosophy of Hope Chapel, Kihei and our mutual commitment to each other.
  2. Read and familiarize yourself with the resources included.
  3. Attend regularly one of our weekend services and find a small group to plug into for encouragement and expression of your unique spiritual gifts. You can find a small group by looking through the small group binder at the info table before and after our weekend services.

If there is any way I can assist you, please give me a call at 879-3853 x 229.

From the Pastoral Staff,

Kyle Knight

Associate Pastor

Back to the Basics of Church-

A series on What the Church is


We suggest you click here to open another tab with this same page, so you can open both the handout and run the audio at the same time by switching between tabs. If you would like to download the audio, click on the audio button, and then right click (or on a mac, control+click), and choose download from the menu that pops up.

Its Heritage, Nature, & Unity

Lesson 1 HandoutLesson 1 Audio

Becoming a Biblically Functioning Member

Lesson 2 HandoutLesson 2a AudioLesson 2b AudioLesson 2c Audio

8 Essential Ingredients to a Vibrant Church

Lesson 3 HandoutLesson 3 Audio

Leadership’s Role and Qualifications

Lesson 4 HandoutLesson 4 Audio

Where We are Going from Here

Lesson 5 Audio