VOICE OF HOPE RADIO – AIMS & PURPOSES
Hope FM is a community radio station wholly owned by Voice of Hope Radio, a charity registered in England & Wales [no. 1106103] and private company limited by guarantee [no. 04331219].
Voice of Hope Radio is a Christian charity committed to helping people regardless of gender, race, ability or faith.
Is to make Hope FM an integral and valuable part of the wider community within Bournemouth and surrounding areas. A station that will reflect the unconditional love of God in all of its endeavours, that sees all people as the workmanship of a loving creator and therefore desists from any form of judgemental attitude but respects the views and aspirations of local citizens. A station that is not ashamed to identify itself with and reflect the views of the broader Christian community but without being dogmatic or overly preachy. In short our aim is to be a Community Christian Radio Station rather than a Christian Community Station.
As a station we are committed to providing a forum for not only the Christian community in the area but to the wider community as a whole. We will address issues that affect the church and society. We will play music that has a Christian message, as well as music that has a general feel good tone to it. We aim to empower, inform, educate and entertain.
Operating from and promoting a Christian ethos HOPE FM serves the whole community, highlighting all that is good and positive, while encouraging social gain.
Statement of Faith
Hope FM has adopted the Evangelical Alliance's Basis of Faith statement:
We believe in
- The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
- The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures,which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
- The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
- The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the Virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
- The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
- The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
- The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
- The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
- The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers— given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
- The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Furthermore Hope FM seeks to unite those who, regarding Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour according to the Holy Scriptures, desire to be His disciples in their faith and in their life, and to associate their efforts for the extension of His Kingdom.
It welcomes into its fellowship persons of all religious faiths and of none.
In accordance with its Christian values the charity stands for:
- a worldwide fellowship based on the equal value of all persons,
- respect and freedom for all, tolerance and understanding between people of different opinions,
- active concern for the needs of the community,
- united effort by Christians of different traditions.
As the expression of its Christian purposes Hope FM aims to:
- provide a welcome to its members for themselves in a meeting place which is theirs to share, where friendships can be made and counsel sought,
- develop activities which stimulate and challenge members in an environment that enables them to take responsibility to find a sense of achievement,
- involve all members in the care and work for others,
- create opportunities for exchanging views so that members can improve their understanding of the world, of themselves and of one another.