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. During the last 15 minutes of our Worship Service, we may spend some time together in prayer, take communion together, or take a few minutes for anyone from 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/ Baptism Service: Once a month we share a meal together following our usual Sunday Worship Service. Most months, this time includes a devotional teaching about Jesus and what He has accomplished for us, and remembering Jesus’ death on our behalf by taking communion together. Two months of the year this time includes hearing salvation testimonies and witnessing the baptisms of new Christians. Everyone is welcome to attend these meals and services. 15:00 – 17:00, one Sunday per month (usually the 1st Sunday of the month, but please check the church calendar), February to November.
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 Capital Park, Faerie Glen, Hatfield, 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.