HOPE is ALIVE.
Hope can mean different things to different people. Often hope is seen as a wish, a dream that things would be different. We can spend our lives hoping that our circumstances would change and we'd find ourselves a little less isolated and lonely. At HOPE LA we understand the pain of unfulfilled "hope". We believe that in Jesus Christ true hope rises from wishful waiting to a living, active, and exciting new reality. The hope we are given in Jesus fully restores our relationship with God and ourselves- so we know that by the Spirit we are never alone. Hope in Christ is the anchor that grounds our relationships with others and with the rest of Creation. Together we become a living hope, because as Jesus lives we know that HOPE IS ALIVE!
God has called us to a living Hope. Our mission is to be an anchor of Hope in Christ Jesus to our neighbors and our city through prayer, worship, friendship, and service to our community.
HOPE LA is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Our partner in mission is LINC Los Angeles
We Believe and Confess...
- In One God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; eternal and unchanging love, wisdom and guidance.
- God the Father created all things, including human beings, in all our diversity; all humanity bears the image and likeness of our Creator.
- God the Son, Jesus the Christ, redeemed all things in his death and resurrection. He will return again to fulfill this work forever.
- The Holy Spirit remains here with us and resides in us by faith, guiding and leading us to lives that reflect God's love.
- The great commandment for the people of God is given in Matthew 22:37-38:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
- Every human being has equal value in the eyes of God, for each one Christ is given.
- The Church is the living family of God, a people gathered around his Word and gifts.
- We enter the Church through Baptism by water and God's Word, thus we are consecrated to be Kingdom of Priests.
- Every baptized member of the Church is being equipped by the Holy Spirit to live as a follower of Jesus and to work together with others toward living by his commandment of love and fulfilling his mission for all people.
- The great commission Jesus gives to the Church can be found in Matthew 28:18-20:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”