About Life Church
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Who We Are
Life Church is a Christian church that believes what Christians have always believed. We affirm the creeds, namely that Jesus of Nazareth is the second person of the trinity come in the flesh, and that his sacrificial death on the cross paid for our sin beyond what anyone could achieve by their own merit. After that, he was resurrected bodily and then he ascended into heaven. We’re now
waiting praying for Him to come back and set up His kingdom on the earth.
As a community we rejoice to see Jesus restore broken lives, body, soul and spirit. We love it when people make a decision to follow Jesus with all that they are, when people get filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered to live lives of holiness (read: happiness), when sick people are made well, when God replaces fear and depression with boldness and joy. We also embrace the five-fold ministry with the firm expectation that God gives people as gifts to help us all grow in our love for God and one another.
Beyond that, we are a missional community deeply committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by making disciples in our homes, our city, and around the world. We give our lives in service to a single great cause, that the name of Jesus would be exalted in every place the sun shines, and that people would sing His praises.
PresenceThen Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here…”—Exodus 33.15The most honoring thing we can do in any church service is to welcome God by creating space for Him to move. We always want to honor Holy Spirit and have his wonderful presence manifest at our meetings. We want Jesus to be in our midst and so anything that would hinder Him coming to be with us has to go. That’s why we place such a high value on creating an atmosphere of praise and worship and walking in honor and love. We are a church that hosts His presence; carrying His glory within us.
Faith“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”—Matthew 17:20We believe that all things are possible through Jesus; that things impossible for men, are easy through God. We believe that faith expressing itself through love moves the heart of God. Therefore we are a people of great faith, moved by compassion, that will accomplish great exploits.
GenerosityJesus sent out the twelve with the following instructions: “…Preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”—Matthew 10:5-8We don’t want to be Christians who have been given much but keep it all to ourselves! Rather we want to give away all we’ve been given. If God can pass it through you, He will give it to you. As such we love to be generous and give, be it money, time, resources or the gospel of Jesus. We believe that it is through this type of generosity that the Good News of Jesus Christ will be declared and the Kingdom of God advance in our region.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…”—Acts 2:46We place a high value on growing together as a body of people who love Jesus. So while we meet together on Sundays for our main services, we also meet throughout the week as friends and families, in small groups, and at whole church social events. It is in the context of relationships that our communion with God is best expressed and the process of becoming like him is most fruitful.
Transformation“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.”—2 Corinthians 3:18Scriptures teach that when we behold Christ we become like Him. That means that when we come into encounters with Him sin is broken and the lost get saved, the sick become well, the oppressed are set free, and the redeemed grow in victory and glory. When transformation begins on the inside it is impossible to keep it from overflowing into every area of our lives. Simply put, Transformed People Transform Cities.
Equipping“May the God of peace… equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ…”—Hebrews 13:20-21At Life Church we believe every Christian is in ‘full time ministry’ - we don’t see a difference between the spiritual and the secular arenas. Everybody has an incredible call on their life and we want to make sure people are trained and equipped to reach their destiny. We realize that when every person takes their place in the Body of Christ we become positioned to attain the full measure of Christ.
Honor“Honor all people.” —1 Peter 2:17
It is impossible to grow relationships when living in an atmosphere of disapproval. Believing the best about people is not about ignoring their faults but about recognizing that everyone wants to change and become like Jesus. In a culture of honor we accept that we are always a work in progress and therefore deserving of mercy, grace and love. When we are willing to give the mercy, grace, and love of God to each other we position ourselves to receive the unique expression and gift of God that lies within each of us.