There are a number of ways you can get involved at Living Hope Church. In particular though, we encourage everyone to participate in these 3 key areas of church life:
1.) Regular All-Church gatherings on Sundays:
Sunday Worship Service: Our weekly worship service includes prayer, Bible reading, singing together, and a sermon taught from the Bible. After the sermon, we normally have a time for the congregation to ask the preacher any questions they may have about what was taught and how it applies to their life. 12:30pm every Sunday.
Monthly All-Church Meal and Communion Service: Once a month, following our usual Sunday Worship Service, we meet at a church member’s home to eat together, sing together, enjoy a devotional teaching about Jesus and what He has accomplished for us, and remember Jesus’ death on our behalf by taking communion together. Though taking communion is reserved for Christians, everyone is welcome to attend the meal and service. Transport and childcare are provided. 15:00 – 18:00, one Sunday per month (usually the 1st Sunday of the month, but not always – please check the church calendar).
2.) Gospel Community Groups:
Gospel Community Groups are smaller groups (6-15 people) within the church that meet during the week for the purpose of helping each other apply God’s Word to our lives, caring for each other in prayer, counsel, and practical ways, and living life together as family in Christ. These groups either meet weekly or once every 2 weeks, and they have a meal together about once a month. We have groups in Arcadia, Capital Park, Faerie Glen, Hatfield (University of Pretoria), Muckleneuk, and Sunnyside. Our desire is for every member of our church to be an active part of one of these groups! Visitors are welcome! For more information about these groups, please click here.
3.) Discipleship Relationships / Biblical Friendships:
These are intentional relationships in which people (men with men, and women with women) meet regularly with each other for the purpose of learning more about following Jesus in the details of everyday life, holding each other accountable to honouring Jesus, and encouraging and praying for each other specifically.
We would love for everyone in our church to pursue discipleship relationships in both of these categories:
(1) Discipleship Relationships that help you grow (learning from someone who is more mature in their walk with God is ideal, if possible, or at least meeting with a peer so you can encourage each other).
(2) Discipleship Relationships that provide you the opportunity to help someone else grow (meeting with a younger/ newer Christian than you and helping them in their walk with God, or meeting with a peer to encourage each other).
There are many ways you can pursue and develop relationships like this! Click here for a few ideas of ways you can spend time with people within our church and get to know them on a deeper level.