What We Believe
- In essential beliefs - we have unity.
- In nonessential beliefs - we have liberty.
- In all beliefs - we have charity.
Our Essential Beliefs:
The Bible is God’s revealed truth and is the ultimate authority for all belief and behavior.
God is one and exists in the three Persons of the Trinity:
God the Father is God over us: the loving and powerful Creator and Sustainer.
God the Son Jesus Christ is God with us: the sinless Savior and Redeemer of the world.
God the Holy Spirit is God in us: the powerful Equipper and Transformer of believers.
People have dignity because they are created in the image of God. However, they also have depravity because they have sinned, so we all need salvation.
Salvation is only through faith in Jesus Christ and is based on His work on the cross, not on any good things we do.
The Church is the community of believers who are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. The world should be a better place because the Church is in it living out the priorities of the kingdom of God in this world.
Marriage is a picture of the relationship between Jesus Christ, the Groom, with His Bride, the Church. God designed sexual intimacy exclusively for a marriage relationship between a man and a woman, and Scripture does not condone it in any other context.
The Return of Jesus Christ will occur one day when Jesus fully manifests the eternal kingdom of God and makes every wrong right.
Our purpose at Life Church is to live a bold life in Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 - NIV)
Jesus offers us a full life, not an empty one….a bold life, not a boring one.
HOW DO WE ACCOMPLISH OUR PURPOSE?
We have three different environments that foster spiritual growth:
- We relate UP (GOD) through Worship
- We relate IN (CHURCH) through Groups and Ministries
- We relate OUT (WORLD) through Missions
We have programs associated with each environment. We relate UP to GOD through Worship Services, IN to our CHURCH through Groups and Ministries, and OUT to our WORLD through Missions. We are intentional about this. We don’t just to “do church.” These are the environments where we can experience a bold life in Jesus Christ!
People: All people matter to God, so they matter to us.
Authenticity: Anyone can come as they are.
Transformation: God changes us to be like Jesus.
Relationships: God created us for community.
Sending: God calls every one of us to be a minister and missionary in every moment.
A detailed description of our values:
We value people. Nothing is more important than loving God and people. All people are created in the image of God and are valuable to him, irrespective of age, race, or income. All people matter to God regardless of who they are or what they have done, so they matter to us. God is for people, not against them, so we are for people too. Wherever people are in their life journey, no matter their background, they are all welcome here. This includes people who are far from God. Just as Jesus Christ loved them and devoted himself to pursuing them, so do we. We desire to meet people wherever they are and encourage them toward a bold life in Jesus Christ.
We value authenticity. Anyone can be real and come as they are. We don't wear masks and no one is perfect. We admit our failures and embrace a need for growth. Being real includes the grace and freedom to fail. No one is faultless, so perfection is not a requirement. Rather, what is needed is a genuine and honest approach to life that strives for Christian growth but admits failure along the way. We don’t have it figured out, but God does. Once there is authenticity, we can experience God’s transformation. Being real is part of living a bold life.
We value transformation so people can change and become more like Jesus Christ in the various areas of their lives. We do not have to settle for a broken and dysfunctional life. We promote the process of spiritual maturity and change called discipleship where we provide environments for growth and intentionally walk with people, helping them take their next step in becoming more like Jesus Christ. It is never too late for anyone to become who God is calling them to be and to experience a bold life in Jesus Christ.
We value people being in relationships with one another. The church is not just about individuals going to a church, but a people being the church. We are the people of God who share life with one another. Life change happens best in community. No one grows alone. People sitting in circles has more transforming power than people sitting in rows. We are to love God, one another, and our neighbors. Loving relationships permeate every aspect of living a bold life. A bold life cannot be lived alone.
We value sending people out to bless our world. The church exists not just for those on the inside, but for those on the outside. We have a sending God who saved us and sent us. He is a missionary God who has made us missionaries in our world. The church is the presence of Jesus Christ sent to continue his ministry in word and deed. We are on mission every moment of every day. The church does not have a mission. The mission has a church. The church was created to fulfill God's mission. This outward missional focus is woven into everything that the church does. Our community and world should be better because we are here. We live bold lives as we partner together to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our world.
If you have questions about our beliefs or want more information, please email us here Contact Page. We'd love to meet with you to talk!