Grace Advance Mid-Atlantic (GAMA)
Hope Bible Church is a member of the Grace Advance Mid-Atlantic, a ministry begun by Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California that seeks to support developing churches, identify potential groups for strengthening, fellowship with like-minded churches, and pray for developing churches. As a part of our affiliation in the Mid-Atlantic region, we periodically host an annual GAMA conference which attracts attendees from dozens of churches. This new affiliation is a transformation/continuation of the former Mid-Atlantic Bible Fellowship (MABF), but with a greater emphasis on the supporting of like-minded churches in our region.
We are also a member of the IFCA International — a non-denominational fellowship involving about one thousand independent churches in the U.S. alone. These churches are independent, and conservative evangelical in doctrine, stressing expositional preaching, Biblical counseling, God-centered worship, the building of strong families, and separation from false religious movements.