TO LEAD PEOPLE TO BECOME
FULLY DEVOTED FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST
The things we want for everyone who is a part of LIFE…
CONNECT - We want everyone to regularly connect with God and fellow believers.
GROW - We want everyone to grow as complete physical, spiritual, and social beings.
SERVE - We want everyone to have the chance to minister to their LIFE family, according to their unique combination of gifts and talents.
GO - We want everyone to have the chance to minister outside of our church walls, in our community and the rest of the world.
VISION AND VALUES OF LIFE CHURCH
At LIFE, our vision is to help people become great… Living the Great Commandment & Fulfilling the Great Commission.
Matthew 22:37-40 is where we find the “Great Commandment” and it says,
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 28:18-20 is where we find the “Great Commission” and it says,
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We believe this can be accomplished by providing 3 main things to the people who find their way to LIFE.
#1 An amazing Sunday Worship Experience, including…
Helpful Messages that address relevant topics & themes with creative titles and presentation, including live action illustrations, original videos, movie clips, crowd participation/interaction, etc.
Exciting, Engaging Music that consists of fresh, upbeat, celebratory “praise” songs with intimate, prayerful “worship” choruses that tie into the other parts of our worship, such as, the message, Communion, etc., whenever possible.
Monthly Communion & Quarterly Water Baptisms
We incorporate Communion into the worship experience and use various meaningful methods of celebration.
Each and every week we provide opportunity for a true “priesthood of believers” to minister to their church family, according to their specific gifting and talents. We also provide opportunities to serve our community and other parts of world that are in need through various ministry partners.
Quarterly Family Meals & Monthly Lunches
These meals give people a chance to move beyond fist bumps & head nods and really get to know one another. They are also just plain fun and the food is great.
#2 Ongoing LIFE Groups
We realize that there is a time and place for a crowd. Jesus was known to speak to large groups of people. However, we also understand the tremendous value of a small group and recognize that Jesus spent most of His time with a group of 12 or less.
Our LIFE groups include food and fellowship with spiritual discussion and/or instruction. They provide the chance to laugh and have fun, but also, dig deeper, ask questions, and share. These groups go hand in hand with what we do on Sundays.
#3 Quality Children’s & Youth Ministry
Our LIFE Kids & LIFE Youth groups are super important to us and we work very hard to make sure that they are prioritized right along side our Sunday Worship Gathering and our LIFE Groups. Not one of these things is more important than another.
Jesus spoke to large groups, spent a lot of time with smaller groups, but He also, said in Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”