“Hampton Roads Fellowship exists to display the character of God, through the people of God, for the glory of God.”
The Character of God
Fundamentally, God intends the local church to be a corporate display of His glory and wisdom, both to unbelievers and to unseen spiritual powers (John 13:34-35; Eph. 3:10-11). More specifically, we are a corporate dwelling place for God's Spirit (Eph. 2:19-22; 1 Cor. 3:16-17), the organic body of Christ in which He magnifies His glory (Acts 9:4).
The People of God
The Greek word for church is ekklesia, a gathering or congregating of people. The church is God's vehicle for displaying His glory to His creation.
The Glory of God
The structure we're building, then, is fundamentally God-centered-it is a Godward structure, designed to display the glories of God's character and the truth of His Gospel. It is also an outward-looking structure; but even in its outwardness it is God-centered, since we look outward for the purpose of spreading God's character and Gospel through all the nations-to gather more worshipers for Him and thus magnify His glory.