Living Hope church has a variety of ministries: such as worship services, support programs, Bible studies and outreach opportunities for all ages. In addition, we offer a broad network of small groups that allow people to go deeper and connect relationally with others. Our purpose is to lead people to Jesus, to membership in his family and to develop Christ-like maturity so they are equipped for ministry in the community and the world.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment and the second is love your neighbour as yourself. Matt. 22:39
Jesus said to them, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them … and teaching them. Matt. 28: 18-20
Adult Ministries are here to equip people to love God, to love others as ourselves, and to make disciples, as Jesus has called us to do.
Click on the headings below for more details on each program.
Our diverse children’s programs are nurturing learning environments, designed specifically to meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of Living Hope’s children.
Each Sunday morning, after a time of family worship, we dismiss all children to their respective classes. Little Lambs & Preschool newborn to JK, King’s Kids Grades SK-2, and Adventure Kids for Grade 3 to 5. The Kids Zone Check-In Desk will be open from 9:30-10:00 and again when children are dismissed from the service for late arrivals.
We ask that all families do a health screening at home, prior to coming to Sunday School. Any child that shows symptoms of being unwell (ex. Cough, runny nose, fever) will be asked not to participate and families will be notified if symptoms arise during class time.
Child Offering Envelopes are available at the check-in desk. The donations from our Sunday School collections have gone toward amazing mission projects: We have sent school supplies to Kenya, invested in a clean water project in Nicaragua, funded street missions in the Philippines and Sierra Leone, and we contributed to the Hope Grows mission.
Our goal is to train and inspire all people of the church to be ready to reflect the gospel of Christ with the world around us. God, through the Holy Spirit, has given many gifts to the church, some to evangelize, some to heal, others to help, but we can all show grace and love in our daily lives. We have used the term “inwardly strong, outwardly focused” this reflects our attention to be in prayer and in the Word of God, to be Spiritually strong. We then focus on discipleship in extending the love God has shown us, to our community, thus being focused on the needs of those around us. Jesus did say we are to love God above all else but also to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.
Outreach is also helping those in our community who need assistance in more tangible ways, like sharing meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter through the Better Together program. We also partner with PTBO Free Methodist Church to run the “Come Cook with Us” program at Otonabee Valley PS, teaching children from the community how to cook and prepare meals.
God is at work in our city! Our goal is to join that work in progress and follow where the Holy Spirit leads us. We support and partner with local ministries already thriving in our city: Youth Unlimited, Ptbo Pregnancy Support Services and Disciple a City to name a few.
Everyone can be part of the Outreach team, as 1 Peter 3:15 says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have (in Christ). But do this with gentleness and respect…”
Contact Mike Broersma for more information or for service opportunities.
Hey there and welcome to Living Hope’s youth ministry. We fully believe that a life lived with God is the best way to live. Think we’re crazy? Come and ask your questions, bring your doubts and your faith. We’re here to help any way we can. Big questions, small questions; come and ask them all.
We’re about BEING CHANGED and CHANGING THE WORLD! Find YOUR place in this world, YOUR place at Living Hope. Check out the ministries on the right and get plugged in!
“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” – Psalm 33
Our goal is to present the Gospel of Christ in the best possible way every Sunday using all the creative gifts and expressions God has given to us!
We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to participate fully in worship and to use their Spiritual gifts to freely express authentic praise and worship to the triune God.
We embrace a contemporary style of worship and have multiple praise teams to lead us in music and song, but there are many ways to worship. We can use creative expression like theatre arts or liturgical dance. Visual arts in stage design and using creative installations to enhance the worship visually. Photography and other forms of art are also expressions of worship. God is the father of all creativity, and we use the arts to prepare us to to receive the Word of God, which is the central component of our Sunday morning service.
We have a strong AV team that manages our lighting and sound booths for recording or live worship. We are moving into the world of live streaming as so many churches have recently, recognising that worship is not reserved for Sunday mornings anymore, so we make worship recordings available for people to watch from their homes whenever they are available.
If you would like more information about our worship teams please contact Mike Broersma, our Worship Ministry Director.