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ADDRESS

1245 8th St W

West Fargo, ND 58078

livinghope1990@gmail.com

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ABOUT US

Services

Sunday Worship Service: Sundays at 10:30am

We believe that children are an important part of the church. Their is childcare available during the sermon on Sundays, and children ages 0-3 will be excused during the Interlude portion of the service. The nursery is located through the hallway at the back of the sanctuary. 

(Service description below)

Sunday Discipleship: Sundays at 9am

Classes are taught in 6-8 week rotations to encourage believers to grow as disciples of Jesus.

This time includes accountability for weekly prayer and Bible reading, small group discussions,

and biblical teaching.

Wednesday Night Gathering: Wednesdays Sept-May at 6pm

The Wednesday Night Gatherings start with a free-will-offering meal at 6pm followed by teaching and

small group discussions. This time aims at building community in the church through

shared meals, fellowship, and informal teaching. It is intentionally intergeneration with kids and adults sitting and learning together. 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAYS

Sunday morning worship is about an hour long and you can expect a warm, casual atmosphere. The service incorporates worship practices commanded in the New Testament:

 

Music

The congregation should participate in singing and not merely be an audience for performers on stage. We sing a mix of traditional and contemporary music. Our talented band includes the keyboard, organ, drums and guitar. We value traditional hymns which have edified the Body of Christ for generations. Our music selections reinforce the truths of each Sunday’s sermon and Bible readings.

 

"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16

 

Public Bible Reading 

We believe in the public reading of the Bible. You will hear at least two Bible readings in addition to the sermon text. You may hear a variety of translations of the Bible during worship. 

 

"...give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhortation and teaching." 1 Timothy 4:13

 

Greeting Time

Some first-time church guests view “greeting time” as the most unpopular feature of worship. However, we believe the Bible commands this ancient practice. We take a few moments during the worship service to warmly greet one another. 

 

"Greet each other warmly in the Lord."  2 Corinthians 13:12

 

Prayer

We take time during the worship service to pray. We share things that we are thankful for, and we share burdens. Feel free to share your prayer requests with us during this time.  

 

"First of all, then, I urge you that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men…" 1 Timothy 2:1

 

Preaching

Our pastor thoroughly explains each text so that you will understand the context and how to apply it to your life.  You will find and outline/insert in your bulletin so that you can take notes. 

 

"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction." 2 Timothy 4:2

 

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. Communion is the Lord’s Supper – it is the command and invitation of Jesus. We invite anyone who has professed faith in Christ and intends to follow Him to join us in communion.

 

"For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes." 1 Corinthians 11:26

 

Children

The Body of Christ includes all generations worshipping together. We warmly welcome children to participate in worship with their parents. Children need to watch their parents and other adults worship. Allowing children to read scripture, perform special music and act as ushers makes them active participants in worship. We also provide activity bags in the lobby if needed. Childcare for those three years old and under is also provided. We dismiss the little ones to nursery during the greeting time.

 

“Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” Matthew 18:5

 

Offering

As our guest, please don't feel obligated to put anything in the offering plate. Bringing our tithes and offerings is an act of worship commanded by scripture. We take time during the worship service to respond to God by thankfully giving our financial resources to sustain the ministry of Christ's church.

 

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:6-8