our vision

Living Hope Church exists to take the good news of Jesus into the West of Inverness and beyond.


We want to be a Church where people, no matter their background, can explore the claims of Jesus, learn what it means to follow Him and be equipped to share his good news with others.


You can watch a video explaining our vision by clicking here.

our values


Gospel - Living Hope Church is all about the good news that Jesus came to save us from our sin. Everything we do flows from the gospel.



Grace - The gospel is a picture of God's grace. Jesus didn't come to save us because we are perfect people but because we are broken people. At Living Hope we are committed to being real with each other acknowledging that we all need grace.



Community - God exists in perfect community as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. At Living Hope we are committed to being a community of people who meaningfully share our lives together.



Mission - God is on mission to renew all things through the gospel. At Living Hope we are committed to participating in God's mission by building relationships with people outside the Church and by serving our city.

our beliefs

As a Church we believe in the teachings of Christianity, as revealed in the Bible. These include:


The Bible 


We believe that the whole Bible, consisting of the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament is the perfect, breathed out word of God. It is our highest authority for every area of life.


God 


We believe in One God who eternally exists in three persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Mankind 


We believe that God created men and women perfectly, equally and complementary to bear His image. However by nature and choice all people have rebelled against God and do not live as we were created to. Our rebellion affects every area of our life, prevents us from seeking God and leaves us deserving of God's right judgement; eternal death.


Gospel  


We believe that, despite our sin, God demonstrated His love for us by His Son, Jesus, to save us from the judgement we deserve. Jesus, who is fully God, willingly entered the world and became fully human by being born of a virgin. Despite living a perfect life Jesus willingly suffered God's judgement on sin by dying on the cross. Three days later Jesus rose from the dead to prove that the penalty for sin had been paid. 40 days later, after appearing to hundreds of people, Jesus ascended into heaven where He now represents man before God.


Response 


We believe that the right response to the gospel is to put our faith in Jesus. By faith alone we united to Christ, our sin is taken from us and His perfection given to us so that we are forgiven for all of our sin. Faith is a gift from God, evidenced by living in obedience to God's word. 


Sanctification 


We believe that sanctification is a life-long process in which the Holy Spirit, who lives in all Christians, re-creates us to properly bear God's image again. Though we are still imperfect because sin remains a reality a Christian wants to change and to become more like Jesus.


The Church  


We believe that the Church is made up of people who have put their faith in Jesus. The Church exists to represent God in the world. The Holy Spirit empowers the Church and equips every Christian with spiritual gifts to advance the Church's mission.


Baptism and Communion  


We believe that baptism and communion were commanded by Jesus. Baptism marks the entrance of a person into the Church. Communion is a sign of our continued participation within the Church.


The future  


We believe in the physical and visible return of Jesus to the earth. On that day He will judge the living and the dead. All who put their faith in Christ will live with God forever in the new heavens and the new earth and all who rejected the gospel will endure God's eternal, conscious judgement for their sin.


As part of the Acts 29 network of Churches we also hold to it's distinctives which you can find by clicking here.

our staff


  • Pete Rennie

    Having been born and raised in Inverness, in 2005 Pete moved to Aberdeen to spend a year working for Youth for Christ. During that year Pete was called into pastoral ministry. Moving to Glasgow, he studied theology at the International Christian College before spending 2 years working in Starbucks while serving at Renfrew Baptist Church. 


    Pete, and his wife Anne, got married in 2011 and were sent out from Renfrew to plant Living Hope Church in August 2013. Pete loves watching, or playing sport, whenever he can and walking his dog.