In 2010, we launched as a mission church renamed Living Hope Church, Chicago. We purchased an abandoned pool hall (that was featured in the movie "The Color of Money"). With the help of church members, generous supporters, and 4,000 construction volunteers, we renovated the ministry space and four affordable apartments in four years at 6414 S Cottage Grove in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago's south side.
In 2018, we began an after-school ministry which provides tutoring and mentoring to elementary aged children in Woodlawn.
Living Hope Church began when Bethel Christian Church started a satellite location at the University of Chicago, in the Fall of 2003. Though it started with just a few students from Bethel & Pastors Brad Beier and Seesun Yoo, we grew quickly into a diverse group of students & neighbors from the community.
In 2014, we launched Hope Works, our community development ministry that focuses on helping to empower those in need of employment and other life issues.