We don’t claim to be anything more than Christians trying to love Jesus and each other. We haven’t discovered something new about church life that makes us special. We just want to love God with all that we are, and love our neighbor as ourselves. We think that’s the highest calling of any Christian, and therefore any church.
Scripture is our highest authority and we want to live according to what it tells us about God and reality. We don’t just want to avoid conflicting with the Bible. We want what we do as Church to find it’s origin in God’s Word. We trust the Bible to reveal Jesus, and that’s the ultimate goal of any Christian endeavor.
Deep unity with maximum diversity is not just pipe dream. It’s possible through the gospel. Typically, we either sacrifice unity in the name of diversity, or vice versa. We believe that God makes a way for both. We are brought together by Jesus and His work on the cross, not by a common interest or even a common culture. That’s why Living Hope is such a warm and loving place.
Something special happens when we come together as one Church to worship in spirit and truth. That’s our goal every Sunday. Worshiptainment is not something we want to settle for. We are far more interested in being a congregation of worship leaders, really going for it together.
Everyone a Missionary
C.H. Spurgeon said that “Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” We agree and work hard to make sure that we are thinking like local missionaries in all that we do. This means allowing our lives to get re-oriented around the mission of Jesus in some radical ways, just like a foreign missionary would.
Christianity is at it’s core a supernatural faith. To be Christian is to be spiritual. We believe that God wants us to know Him experientially as well as intellectually. We do not see a conflict between the intellectual pursuit of God and the desire to feel His presence because both are the work of the Holy Spirit.
The primary way we try to focus on the above areas is through a weekly Sunday morning worship service and small, missionally focussed groups that we call “Hope Communities”. Hope Communities are our primary organizational structure. They are the place where disciples are made and grown into mature Believers.
Living Hope Church is a non-denominational gathering of Christians that worship Jesus and want to show the community what God is like. We are made up of people from Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Kernersville, and all points across the Triad region of North Carolina.