Our story

Marco and Catherine Broccardo came to the United States to plant a church but the Lord had a different plan in place! In late 2018 Jeremy and Ashley Self were both faithfully leading this beautiful church, and they felt the Lord was moving them into a new season of their lives. After much prayer, they sensed God telling them that Marco and Cat were brought here by the Lord to take the reigns of leadership.

“God has done more than we could have hoped for and dreamt of in this Church!"

Our journey is filled with grace

If there is one word that best describes our Journey to this point, it is GRACE: God’s unearned favor towards the unworthy. Grace is a free gift and, therefore, nothing is owed in return. A gift costs the receiver nothing but costs the giver everything.

Once we receive a gift it is permanent and it cannot be taken away! The giver becomes poorer so the recipient can become richer. But God is infinitely gracious and His supply never ends! This generous and voluntary exchange from the giver to the recipient is visible in 2 Corinthians 8:9.

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake, he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Grace does not stop once we are saved; God is gracious to us for the rest of our lives, working to sustain us and empower us to His service. We are all alive by Grace!

Our journey is filled with hope!

At some point, we were all lost. But then, by grace, we saw that there was Hope for us to be restored, to find our purpose, to feel loved, to be forgiven, and to have our broken hearts healed and made whole again. We find great hope in the truth of Romans 8:28.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Knowing that God has a purpose in all of our pain and triumphs gives us great Hope. He is the Rock we cling to when the waves crash over our lives. He alone is our salvation! We shall not be shaken because the Grace of God daily poured into our lives through Christ gives us great Hope!

Psalms‬ ‭62:5-8‬ ‭ESV
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah”

Meet our leadership team

Marco & Cat Broccardo

Marco & Cat Broccardo

Lead eldership couple
Charlie and Crystal Harrisberger

Charlie & Crystal Harrisberger

Eldership couple
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Mark & Patti Batten

Eldership couple
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Derek & Lindsey Mills

Deacons
K&MB

Mike & Kelly Beck

Deacons
Kaleena Mcwhite

Clayton & Kaleena Mcwhite

Deacons
Jeremy & Ashley Self

Jeremy & Ashley Self

Deacons
Steve & Leah Wardle

Steve & Leah Wardle

Deacons
Stephen & Mary Secrest

Stephen & Mary Secrest

Deacons
Antti & Marika Vessin

Antti & Marika Vessin

Deacons
Tim & Kerry West

Timothy & Kerry West

Deacons
Chris & Wendy Elder

Chris & Wendy Elder

Deacons

Our two Riverbanks

We have set for ourselves two main objectives as a church, we call them our “Riverbanks.”

Riverbanks help direct a flow of water to its end destination and, more importantly, ensure that the river does not become stagnant, or, worse still, a swamp.

1. To know Christ

Matthew 22:37-40 (ESV)

37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

This translates to all that we do in our local church, from Sunday corporate gatherings to prayer meetings, Life groups (adult small groups), 620 Students, Hope Rock Kids or any of our leadership training and equipping courses. This is how we as a church get to know our King better and in a ever growing way!

2. To make Him known

Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Making Christ known guides all that we do in our community and around the world. We are always looking for ways to make Christ known through local outreaches and international mission trips.  We currently enjoy serving with Partners in Hope, Community First, various ministries in Roatan, Honduras, and ultimately being a part of larger Apostolic team called New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI). Hope Rock Church is committed to going and making disciples wherever the Lord leads: next door and to the nations!

Statement of faith

During the 16th century, some 500 years ago, Jesus intervened in the life of the church.  The church had moved away from truth and needed correction. Jesus brought that correction in the form of the Reformation.

During the Reformation, there were five areas of emphasis that emerged with great significance.  It is from these same five Latin phrases that we get our foundational statement of faith.

Sola Scriptura

The Bible alone is the sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. Scripture and Scripture alone is the standard by which all teachings and traditions of the church must be measured.

Sola Gratia

Through grace alone are we saved. Salvation is proof of God’s undeserved favor; we are rescued from God’s wrath by His grace alone, not by any work we do. God loves us just the way we are, not as we should be!

Sola Fide

By faith alone do we receive God’s salvation and all of God’s promises. We have faith in Jesus, believing that He is God’s son, who died for our sins. We are declared righteous by God (justified) on the basis of our faith alone and not by works.

Sola Christus

Jesus is the Lord and Savior of the church. No one and nothing else can save. Jesus’ substitutionary death on the cross is sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to God the Father.

Sola Deo Gloria

To God alone is praise and glory due. Salvation is of God and has been accomplished by God for His glory alone. As Christians, we must magnify Him always and live our lives in His presence, under His authority, and for His glory.

We believe that God has not only called us as a church to serve our community in Lakeway / Bee Cave, but to also be a base to work from into the Greater Austin area, the State of Texas, our nation and into the nations of the world, just like the church we see in the New Testament (see the church in Ephesus, Acts 19:1-27; the church in Antioch, Acts 11 – 14).

We do this through partnership, mainly through New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI). NCMI is a trans-local ministry team, with an apostolic heart, that is comprised of men and women who, through partnership, help pastors/elders build their local churches to equip and mobilize believers for the fulfillment of the work of the Kingdom and the discipling of the nations. Pastors, churches, and individuals from more than 100 countries around the world are partnering with NCMI, embracing an apostolic-prophetic model to participate in the various opportunities for envisioning, encouragement, training, and church planting.

Check out NCMI.net for more details.

Our call to the nations

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