River Trace Housing Community

May 7, 2017 marks the official beginning of our church plant at River Trace Housing Community—an apartment complex consisting of 440 units with approximately 1,600 people. Due to its nature, our church plant, River Trace Community Church, is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural evangelical church committed to sharing Jesus, strengthening believers, and serving its community.

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The Common

“ They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” - Acts 2:42 CSB

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Rescued to Remember

As we, LH Women, look toward our retreat in April, we come with much head knowledge, but that alone cannot change us. Our hearts must be changed also.

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LH Men

There is a movement beginning to happen amongst the men of Living Hope. On the final Friday morning of each month, our men’s ministry has hosted a series of gatherings to connect, encourage, and equip men to make disciples at home and in the marketplace.

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Why I Serve

I once read a quote that says, “Ministry is not a job or a Sunday routine. It’s a privilege to be chosen and used by Jesus.” Getting back to that truth is what brings us back serving each year.

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Meisha Barnes

As a black woman, Living Hope was very unfamiliar and uncomfortable initially. I was taught to be cautious and apprehensive, expecting the worst, so nothing could take me by surprise. I realize now that this was a shallow form of racism, and it’s often used against my race as well. I never took the time to consider that I was being taught to fight fire with fire, which is the exact opposite of what Christ teaches.

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Disaster Relief

Do you feel called to minister to brothers and sisters who have been victims of natural disasters?  Would you like to be part of a team going out to show God’s love to those who feel hopeless?

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We Go With Full Hearts

My mama taught me two words to always keep on my lips, thank you; especially when receiving a gift or words of affirmation, or acts of kindness. To be honest if we said thank you each and every time it was appropriate the last two weeks those two words would be the only ones we would have spoken!

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Step into the Boat

Why do we, as men, too often think if something or someone is broken, within or around us and those we love, that we can just find a manual or a YouTube video and fix it?

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Women's Bible Study

We often use the end of one year and the beginning of the next as a time to reflect, and I find myself reflecting on one of my favorite things at Living Hope this last year!

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Memphis Family Connection Center

In an ideal world, no child would need to be fostered or adopted, but our world is fallen, far from ideal. Every adoption starts with a tragedy and some degree of trauma. But a family is forged out of that fallen place.

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Josh Malahy
The Banker Family

Our foster story started almost two years ago. After we had our son, Benaiah, we felt the Lord put a desire of fostering to adopt on our hearts.

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The Murray Family

A superhero, or maybe it was Simba in The Lion King, once said, “I laugh in the face of danger.” To that, I say you have never met Child Protective Services.

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Josh Malahy