What we believe

The following are the core beliefs of Living Hope Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible.  All of our teaching and ministry rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines from the Assemblies of God.

 

Our God

We believe there is One God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He is truly God and truly man.  Matthew 28:19

 

The Bible

We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. It was written by men, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is authoritative, and without error.   2 Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 4:12

 

Humanity

We believe every person matters to God. All people were created in the image of God to have a relationship with him, but became separated from God through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.  Titus 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Romans 3:23
 

Salvation

We believe that the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to anyone who places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.  Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9, Hebrews 9:12-15

The Church

We recognize Jesus Christ as the leader & Shepherd of Living Hope Church, not a person, group, or religious organization. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the world. Colossians 1:18, Hebrews 10:25

Our Response
Baptism by Immersion                                                                                                                                                                     We practice baptism by immersion under water – the way Jesus was baptized. Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, we believe that water baptism is an important step as a proclamation of faith. We believe children are to be dedicated to the Lord so they can come into a personal relationship with Jesus before they are water baptized. Parents bring their children to the church to be blessed and dedicated before the Lord and the Church the same way people brought their children to Jesus.  Colossians 2:12; Mark 10:13; Luke 2:21-40

 

Worship

Our hearts were created to be loved by God and in turn to love him with all of our hearts. Worship is the way we live our lives and respond to who God is, what He has done, and His powerful love for us. One of the most consistent ways we worship is through singing and speaking words of reverence to him.  Mark 12:29-31, Colossians 3:16, Psalm 29:2

Prayer

We believe prayer is our way of communication to the Lord. We talk to the Lord by bringing our needs, requests, and confessions before Him. We are encouraged to ask the Lord and call upon His name. We also believe the Lord speaks to us through His word, impressions, dreams, visions, and promptings. With these things  we discern them before the church and body to get confirmation before we make decisions.  Psalms 34:17; John 10:27; John 15:7; Acts 2:17; Acts 16:6-10

 

Spirit-led Living

We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. So, we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right and to obey God’s command to “be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18, John 15:5

 

Communion

We practice receiving Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.  Luke 22:19

 

Giving Back to God

We practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is Biblical. We recognize that Jesus taught about money a great deal while on earth and stated a profound truth when he said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21, Leviticus 27:30

 

Every Believer is a Minister

The Bible teaches that every follower of Christ is called to “full-time” Christian service, regardless of his/her vocation. This is called the “priesthood of believers” and means that we’re all called to be ministers. We believe that every person has talents and abilities to be discovered, developed, and deployed in both the Church and Marketplace. 1 Peter 2:9

 

Telling Others About Jesus

Jesus asked every one of us to share the Good News and God’s love with the people in our lives! We believe that it is the responsibility of every Christian to tell others about what Jesus did in our life and invite friends to church.  1 Peter 3:15

 

More Questions?

Living Hope Church is an Assembly of God church.  

For more information about what we believe, visit on the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God 

www.ag.org (Assemblies of God Website)