The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom
We work in line with the mission statement of the house; seeking to develop and build the young adults who have been dejected and rejected by society, by showing the love of God to them.
Bringing enlightenment on a variety of social issues that are currently impacting the youth. Empowering the youth and equipping them to be ambassadors and role models for future generations.
How do we do this?
We spread the word through the young adults through interactive, powerful sessions. Many activities take place to effectively integrate all members of the youth. Organizing various trips and outing to further enhance the cohesion within the group. Attending youth concerts and festivals to constantly increase the fire and passion for Christ. We provide an atmosphere of acceptance allowing young adults to effectively express themselves.
If you would like to find out more about the youth or how to get involved, please contact us using the form below.
Praise and Worship
Another important function that is dear to Elpis is the act of worship. Elpis believes in intense worship expressed onto our King, our Lord God. We encourage the expression of worship in various forms from singing, to lifting up our hands, and dancing. Worship is a time of intimacy where we can communicate our love and desire for the Lord. All this cultivates an atmosphere which allows manifestations of the Holy Spirit to take place. We expect worship to be a lifestyle exhibited in each and every life allowing spiritual growth, development and proximity with the Holy Spirit.
Pray Without Ceasing
Prayer is communication with God; it is an avenue for us to petition, intercession and thanksgiving.
Elpis is a ministry built on prayer; we believe that prayer is an ultimate tool for us to succeed in our walk with Christ.
Through our study of the Bible our understanding increases and this sharpens our effectiveness in prayer.
We also believe in the gift of speaking in tongues, a supernatural gift from the Holy Spirit enabling us to close commune with the Lord in the language of the spirit.
As Christians we ought to live as Christ did. In all the significant moments of His life here on earth Jesus lived a prayer filled life. He sought to dwell in the presence of His Father.
Regularly He would embark on early morning private prayer sessions. The Son of God often drew aside in solitude to pray. He often joined others in prayer & worship or turned in silence to pray. Before selecting his disciples He had prayed all night (Luke 6:12). Jesus prayed a prayer of intercession for His disciples and all those who believe (John 17).
In (Luke 11:1) we are drawn to the first instance in which the disciples asked Jesus to do something for them. When Jesus had finished praying one of His disciples asked The Lord to teach them to pray. The disciples had observed and identified that prayer was an important aspect of Jesus’ life to an extent they desired to emulate it. Just like the disciples, we also have to understand that prayer is a central part of every Christian’s life.
Prayer is defined as an address or a petition to God or a god in word or thought. It is possible to ask why then did Jesus spend so much time in prayer when He is God Himself. In (John 5:30) Jesus said, "I can of Mine own Self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me" (John 5:30). Jesus was in complete submission to the Father. Jesus prayed because of His dependence and obedience to The Father. In order for us to make our needs known to God, we have to pray in faith. Prayer connects us with the invisible God.
When Jesus introduced the Lord’s Prayer to His disciples in (Luke 11:2) He said, “When you pray, say: … ”. The term when in this instance suggests that there is no compromise about prayer. We ought to pray in order to make our petitions known to God. An assurance is given in (Mathew 21:22), and all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Although our father assured us that all our prayers will be answered, it is not without certain conditions. The condition of this promise is that we ought to believe. In (John 15:7) Jesus said, if you abide in me & my words abide in you ask what you desire & it shall be done for you. The only condition we are given is if God’s word abides in us and that we pray according to His word our prayers will be answered.
We pray therefore to serve and obey God’s word (Luke 2:36-38). By praying according to His word we align our requests with the will of God. Prayer is an opportunity for us to build a relationship with God. As in any other relationship we have to pray and listen to hear His will for us. Repentance is another important aspect of prayer. The Lord has promised us that ‘I, the Lord, forgive sins, and am merciful unto those who confess their sins with humble hearts’ (1John 1:9). Christ paid the price for our sins so we can be worthy and pure to enter His presence. Therefore be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Phil 4:6).
Frequently Asked Questions
We believe that the local church is a major passage through which the Kingdom of God advances.
Consequently, we endeavor to raise members who are passionate about winning souls for Christ.
We believe that the word of God is the foundation of all things; it’s the sword of the spirit, its hammer that break any barrier, its bread for the hungry, its water for the thirsty, its anchor for our souls, it’s the light that direct our paths, and it’s the future made present. The word refers to the Bible, where the purpose for mankind, and God standards, precepts and thoughts are revealed. At Elpis, the word of God is taught with clarity, simplicity and understanding, with definite instructions to draws us closer to the Lord and makes our prayers more effective. It is also the word that gives us assurance of his promises and it is an excellent tool in witnessing to those who are not yet in the family of Christ.
Unit A1 and A2
43 Sutherland House,
Sunday 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday 7:00pm - 9:00pm