Church of the Living Hope is a member of the family of churches of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Canada.
We are Christian because we believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
We are Missionary because we are committed to reaching people worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are an Alliance of believers from various backgrounds working together to help each other and make our world a better place to live in.
The church has been in existence since January 1990. We were housed in different rented locations including the Central Baptist Church at 1061 Ellice Avenue.
On January 18, 2003 the congregation voted to change its name from the Winnipeg Filipino Alliance Church to the Church of the Living Hope to reflect our commitment to be a church for all nations!
On July 25, 2003 God affirmed our commitment by miraculously providing us this building, formerly the B’Nay Abraham synagogue. We are forever grateful to our God for choosing us to be the recipient of this wonderful gift. We are continuing to trust God to bless us as we remain faithful in Him and to the purpose for which He called us.
We are a house of worship and prayer, a center for biblical studies, a refuge for the hurting, a community center for all nations.
O God, with all our hearts we long to be a church transformed by Jesus Christ, transforming Winnipeg, Canada and the world.
We exist to glorify God by making disciples who can make disciples through winning the lost, building the believer, equipping the worker, and sending the proven multiplier. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Loving God and loving people.
We are committed to:
– loving relationships and transparent fellowships
– Bible-centered preaching and teaching
– meaningful spirit filled worship experience
– intentional evangelism and discipleship
– vibrant, nurturing cell groups
– maximizing lay ministries using spiritual gifts
– prayer energized ministries
– engaging in global missions
– appropriate ministries to all age groups
– building strong and functional families
– creativity and excellence
– growing into an intentional multi-cultural congregation
– empowering leadership
Our Statement of Faith
1 – God
There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.(3)
2 – Jesus
Jesus Christ is true God and true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(6) He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(7) He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.(8)
3 – Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell,(9) guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.(10)
4 – Bible
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(11)
5 – Sin
Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God,(12) fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(13) The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss.(14)
6 – Freedom from Sin
Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.(15)
7 – Christian Living
It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly(16) thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.(17)
This is accomplished through being filled with the Holy Spirit which is both a distinct event and progressive experience in the life of the believer.(18)
8 – Healing
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age.(19)
9 – Church
The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.(20)
The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.(21)
10 – Life after death
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(22) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(23)
11 – Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible.(24) As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.(25)
1. Isa. 44:6; 45:5-6
2. Matt. 5:48; Deut. 32:4
3. Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19
4. Phil. 2:6-11; Heb. 2:14-18; Col. 2:9
5. Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35
6. 1 Cor. 15:3-5; 1 John 2:2; Acts 13:39
7. Heb. 4:14-15; 9:24-28
8. Matt. 25:31-34; Acts 1:11
9. John 14:16-17
10. John 16:7-11; 1 Cor. 2:10-12
11. 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
12. Gen. 1:27
13. Rom. 8:8; 1 John 2:2
14. Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thes. 1:7-10
15. Titus 3:5-7; Acts 2:38; John 1:12; 1 Cor. 6:11
16. 1 Thes. 5:23
17. Acts 1:8
18. Rom. 12:1-2; Gal. 5:16-25
19. Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:13-16
20. Eph. 3:6-12; 1:22-23
21. Acts 2:41-47; Heb. 10:25; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8, 11:19-30; 15
22. 1 Cor. 15:20-23
23. 2 Thes. 1:7-10
24. 1 Thes. 4:13-17
25. 1 Cor. 1:7; Titus 2:11-14; Matt. 24:14; 28:18-20