What We Believe

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Living Hope Christian Church is to win people to Christ, consolidate them into a loving fellowship, disciple them into Christian maturity, equip them for ministry in the church and send them to fulfill their life ministry in the world so that God’s name is exalted! “O magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together” (Ps. 34:3-4)

Our Core Values 

  1. We all desperately need a thriving relationship with Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to fulfill our life purpose in this life and to live eternally in Heaven. We did not make ourselves! God created us to serve Him, therefore, without a relationship with God, we can never fulfill our purpose in life.
  2. People matter to God: therefore we value people (and evangelism).
  3. Teaching is for Life-Change: therefore we value the application of Scripture.
  4. Real Christ followers grow: therefore we value discipleship and growth in love and knowledge of the Lord.
  5. We want to grow larger and smaller at the same time: therefore we value small groups!
  6. God is honored with excellence: therefore we value excellence!
  7. Every member is a minister: therefore we value service.
  8. Changing methods – Unchanging message: we value creativity and innovation!
  9. Focusing on things that unite us, not what will divide us: we prefer to focus on major issues, such as the Great Commandments & the Great Commission than minor differences that may divide us!
  10. Leaders must be Learners! Because we love Christ, we want to continually know him better! Therefore, we value continuous growth among our leaders, because we cannot help others grow in the “knowledge and understanding of the Lord”, unless we continue to grow!

Statement Of Faith 

What We Believe...

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Gen. 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1;2; 2 Corinthians 13:4;

About Humanity

Human beings were made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Humans are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates human beings from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalme 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Jeremiah 17:9; Isaiah 59:1-2; Rom. 3:10-23

About Eternity

Human beings were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 5:24-30; 17:3; Romans 6:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 7; Revelation 20:15; 21ff

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins for all humanity by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18; 14:6-20; Hebrews 1:2; 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:13-16; Titus 2:11-14

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. Human beings can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can people be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith.

Romans 5:1; 6:23; 10:9-15; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; 3:16-17; 14:6; 17:3; Acts 4:10-12; Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

About Eternal Security

Because God gives his followers eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit also distributes spiritual gifts as He desires as a means of building up the entire church. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16,17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 5:3,4; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 12-14; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 5:1, 8; Galatians 5:25

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all humanity. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 3:15, 16; John 5:39; Exodus 24:4; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 12:6; 119:11, 105, 160; Proverbs 30:5