Since its founding in 2007, Living Hope Church has been non-denominational; however, we do not want to be independent. In other words, while we are governed by our own local body of elders, we don’t want to be disconnected from the larger body of Christ. We have always sought to facilitate relationships and partnership with churches and ministries locally and beyond.
The Gospel Coalition is a coalition of churches seeking to live out Gospel-centered ministry. They are a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. We affirm their beliefs and philosophy of ministry and are listed on their church directory. You can read more about their beliefs and vision for ministry here.
9Marks is a resource for churches and pastors who define healthy church life by the presence of Expositional Preaching, Biblical Theology, the Gospel, Conversion, Evangelism, Membership, Discipline, Discipleship, and Elder Leadership. You can read more about these 9Marks here. Living Hope affirms their vision of church life and is listed on their church directory.
In 2017, Living Hope Church joined the Acts 29 Network – a diverse, global family of church-planting churches. We are part of the North Atlantic Network which is comprised of over 75 churches from Virginia to Maine. You can find us in their church directory here. The network holds to the Lausanne Covenant Statement of Faith and emphasizes the centrality of the Gospel, the mission of church-planting, the sovereignty of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, the pursuit of holiness and humility, the equality of men and women, and male leadership in the home and church. As a member of this network, the pastors receive encouragement and training through local gatherings and regional conferences. We also benefit from resources for church-planting, ministry consultation, and conflict mediation. Living Hope invests financially in the network and provides support to Christ-centered church-plants all over the world!
Pray that God would use the mission of Living Hope Church and these partnerships to continue to flood our region and the globe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!