In 2020, we made the decision, bathed in prayer, to change the name of our church from First Presbyterian Church of Endicott to Living Hope Church. Watch the video below for a glimpse at where God has been leading us.
Over 115 years of Kingdom Work
How We Got Started
Founded in 1906 with 32 members, the First Presbyterian Church of Endicott has stood since then as a continual source of hope and help for our communities. It is from a rich history of seeing God move in and through First Presbyterian Church that we move forward eagerly as Living Hope Church, knowing that we will see God do it again.
At Living Hope Church, our mission is to honor God by making more disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our Vision is to live out our mission statement by having A Heart for Our Communities.
What We Believe
Living Hope Church is part of the Reformed tradition of the Christian faith and a member congregation of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The Holy Scriptures are our highest authority, and the confessions of the church help us understand what Scripture leads us to believe and do. Both Scripture and the confessions are foundational in forming a clearly-articulated theology that is Christ-centered, Reformed, and evangelical.
We Believe in God's Glory
There is only One God, who is revealed in three persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the Trinity).
(2 Corinthians 13:13, John 10:30)
We Believe in God's Merciful Plan
All have sinned and need a savior.
Jesus Christ, our Savior, is the one mediator between God and humankind, and is the only way to the Father.
(John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5)
Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again to conquer sin and death.
(2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 10:9, John 3:16)
Salvation is by grace through faith alone.
(Ephesians 2:8-10, Acts 26:20)
We Believe in God's Ultimate Purpose
Jesus Christ promised He will return to establish a new heaven and new earth. Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all and to receive his people to himself.
(John 14:1-3, Revelation 21:1a, Hebrews 9:27-28)
We believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
(John 5:24, John 11:25, Isaiah 25:8)
We Believe in God's Word for Life
The Bible is God’s Truth and the inspired Word of God, the only rule of faith and obedience.
(2 Timothy 3:15b-17)
We Believe in Our Faithful Response to God
All aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the lordship of Jesus Christ.
As Christ followers we are called to worship God both as a body of believers and continually as individuals.
(Hebrews 12:28, John 4:24)
We are called to fellowship with one another and minister to each other’s needs.
Our loving God calls us to love all people and minister to their needs regardless of spiritual or social status.
Jesus Christ calls us to make disciples of all people.
The Holy Spirit is God’s transforming power and presence at work in and through us, giving us the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
In Jesus Christ we see the perfect expression of God’s holy will for human beings offered to God in our place. His holy life must now become our holy life. In Christ, God’s will is now written on our hearts, and we look forward to the day when we will be so confirmed in holiness that we will no longer be able to sin. As the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, Jesus leads us along the path of life toward that goal, bringing us into ever deeper intimacy with the Triune God, in whose presence is fullness of joy.