Living Hope Ministries believes in having open arms towards gifting. We believe that we as a community must recognise, train, and release members in their God-given giftings. This is in line with another value that we are to be an obedient community. Living in obedience means that we are servants of God towards each other and our local community. Which inline with our value of extending the Kingdom means that we engage our community. To promote and live out these values Living Hope Ministries have the following ministries where you can get involved and help shape the Living Hope community and our own local community.
Living KIDS Ministry
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
At LHMI Kids ministry we believe in building a firm Christ centred foundation in our children. We want our children to know, love, and serve God with all their hearts. Building this foundation in our children will enable them to love people and impact the future. LHMI children’s ministry aims to assist children to establish a personal relationship with God. This involves the children being actively involved during children’s ministry time on a Sunday and learning practical ways to grow in their relationship with God as well as witnessing to their friends and family.
"Have your roots planted deep in Christ. Grow in Him. Get your strength from Him. Let Him make you strong in the faith as you have been taught. Your life should be full of thanks to Him."
Beautifully ROOTED is about walking in Christ, being rooted and built up in Him, established in the faith, and abounding in thanksgiving. It is about gathering women from all walks of life to remind them that they are not alone. To know that they are seen, heard, loved, and belong. Teaching everyday women how to simply live for God; firmly planted, deeply rooted, and beautifully united.
"and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also."
(2 Tim 2:2)
As men, we meet to receive input from other men and give input into the lives of other men. That as men we become complete in Christ (Col 1), discover the good works God prepared for us (Eph 2), and reach out to the world as Christ commanded us to do (Matt 28). By developing friendship, we encourage each other to live disciplined lives of intimacy, passion, and purpose. While as men we deploy into the world as ambassadors of Christ.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
"Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. ... Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
(2 Ki 4:3-4)
Vessels of Hope's aim is that each member of our community of faith will be vessels that pour into the community from what God has poured into their lives. Therefore Vessels of Hope is where we can bless the community's physical needs through the overflow in each of our lives. We do this by helping relating churches, feeding schemes for the homeless, and other opportunities for social outreach.
"Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves”
In serving others, we not only discover God’s purpose for our lives, but we become more like Jesus, demonstrating to the world that we are His disciples. At LHMI there are opportunities to serve in our hospitality team, setup team, audiovisual team. So are you eager to serve, love giving hugs, have a good eye or ear for broadcasting, are good at disassembling, love carrying equipment, and storing things away? Then join one of our serving teams.
"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done."
Lokolla is a non-profit venture which seeks to be agents of change in the community. Lokolla believes that poverty alleviation occurs through communities of change who change their community. The church is a transformative influence in the local communities. Lokolla is a bridge between local churches, SME's and corporates seeking Kingdom-based social investments. Lokolla seeks to break the cycle of poverty through Spirit-empowered entrepreneurship, training and support.