What We Believe

The Bible

Life Church believes the Bible is God's written message to humanity, which has been sovereignly preserved through the centuries. Although it was written over a span of 1,500 years and over 40 generations in various places by over 40 authors from diverse walks of life, the Bible has a central unity: God's salvation of people. The Bible is both timeless and timely, relevant to common needs of all people at all times and to the specific problems of contemporary living. It was written by people, but inspired by God. The human authors were under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit so that what was written was the very Word of God. Because it is inspired by God, it is true and trustworthy without any mixture of error, and it has the power to transform lives. Therefore, it is the supreme source of authority for Christian belief and behavior.

God the Father

Life Church believes there is only one God. God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He is personal as opposed to an abstract force. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, and all-good. He is both transcendent and immanent, and he is both holy and love. He has eternally existed in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one. Jesus refers to God as Father.

God the Son

Life Church believes Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, is co-equal with God and has always existed. Because of his love for the world and obedience to the Father, he chose to lay aside the benefits of being God and come to earth in the form of a man. He was both wholly God and wholly man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. Jesus lived a sinless life, taught with authority, and performed many miracles. He offered himself as a perfect sacrifice by acting as a substitute for people and dying on the cross in their place and for their sins. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death and to secure the salvation of those who would believe in him. He ascended to heaven, was given all authority, and will return again someday to manifest his eternal reign.

God the Holy Spirit

Life Church believes the Holy Spirit is co-equal with God and has always existed. His purpose is to be a "Counselor" who assists believers. He is present in the world to make people aware of their sin and their need for Jesus Christ. To those who believe in Jesus Christ, the Spirit brings salvation and new life in the body of Jesus Christ. He lives in believers teaching and empowering them to be like Jesus Christ as they follow his leadership.

The Holy Spirit also gives believers spiritual gifts for the purpose of serving others and building up the church. All of the spiritual gifts appear to be functioning today, though some are operating in a limited sense. The chief evidence that the Holy Spirit is at work in a believer is moral, not miraculous or mystical. The litmus test for Christian growth is the fruit of the Spirit, not the gifts of the Spirit. The spiritual gifts are to be exercised in an orderly manner to build up and unify the church and are to be submitted to the overall purpose of the church which is reaching those who do not know Jesus Christ.


Life Church believes men and women are made in the image of God, meaning that they have a spiritual dimension allowing them to communicate with God and a moral dimension allowing them to differentiate right from wrong. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they have been marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." Sin separates people from God and causes a multitude of problems for people, both individually and corporately. The ultimate result of sin is spiritual death and eternal separation from God.


Life Church believes salvation is the solution to the sin of humanity. Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of all people. Jesus Christ is the only way people can come to God to receive salvation. If it were possible to obtain salvation by some other means, Jesus Christ never would have had to die on the cross.

Salvation is God's free gift to people, but they must accept it. People can never make up for their sin by their own efforts of self-improvement or any other good work. Both repentance (turning from sin) and faith (turning to God) are inseparable aspects of the single event of conversion. When people choose to repent of their sins and place their faith in Jesus Christ, they are converted, receiving salvation and a new life.

Salvation consists of God establishing his relationship with individual believers (justification), beginning his work of making believers more like Jesus Christ (sanctification), and accomplishing his goal of making believers like Christ when they die (glorification). Therefore, though salvation begins at a specific time, salvation is best viewed as a process in time, not a point in time. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of Christians. Consequently, nothing a believer does can cause him or her to lose the gift of salvation.

The Church

Life Church believes the Head of the church is Jesus Christ. The church is both universal and local. It is universal in the sense that it is composed of all believers in all places who have ever lived. It is local in that it is a body of believers in one location who have united around a common faith in Jesus Christ and statements of beliefs, values, purpose, strategy, and vision.

Church members are to strive to live lives of love and holiness as they model the life of Jesus Christ. Church members also care for one another and support the church with their time, talents, and tithes.

The two ordinances of the church are baptism and communion. The two offices of the church are pastors and servants. Though the church utilizes these two offices, all Christians have equal access to God and are gifted to serve him as ministers. The leaders of the church are to model the servant leadership of Jesus. The church is an independent body, operating through both representative and democratic processes under the Headship of Jesus Christ.

Last Things

Life Church believes that God, in his own time and in his own way, will bring the world to an appropriate end. Though some of the details of the events encompassing this time period are vague, there are many certainties. Jesus Christ will return to manifest the kingdom of God. At this time, the dead will be raised and all humanity will be judged by God. Those people who have received salvation through Jesus Christ will be destined for heaven, the total presence of God. Those people who have rejected salvation through Jesus Christ will be consigned to hell, the total absence of God. Both heaven and hell are real places of eternal consequence.


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Upcoming Events

Mar 29 6:30p
Financial Peace University
This class will help you get your finances in order and learn things like how to get out of debt, live by a budget, and save for retirement. Contact: Mike Kaply (mike@kaply.com) or use KEYWORD: FPU on your Connection Card. Location: Element Building. Length: 9 Sessions
Apr 02 1p
Women's Kairos Prison Ministry Information Meeting
We are going to the Hobby Unit in Marlin, TX to minister to women on September 27-30. If you would like to attend this meeting or like more information contact Elaine (admin@yourlifechurch.org).
Apr 05 6:30p
Austin Disaster Relief Network Training
Whether it’s an entire community devastated by flooding or a family in your Life Group facing its own personal disaster, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) can teach you the skills needed to respond immediately and offer longer term care. Training is available at no cost. For more information contact Tim (tim.schlung@yourlifechurch.org).
Apr 05 6:30p
Financial Peace University
This class will help you get your finances in order and learn things like how to get out of debt, live by a budget, and save for retirement. Contact: Mike Kaply (mike@kaply.com) or use KEYWORD: FPU on your Connection Card. Location: Element Building. Length: 9 Sessions
Apr 07 9:30a
In a Mom2Mom group, you experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope. Moms get together to share food, laugh and hear inspiring speakers. While moms are in a Mom2Mom meeting, their children are lovingly cared for by experienced childcare providers. For more information and to register, contact Lynsey Surrell (lynseysurrell@att.net)
Apr 08 9a
Beautiful is our women's ministry at Life Church. We create a positive environment where we encourage one another in our faith, enrich ourselves through God's word, and establish meaningful relationships with other women, which empower us to do all that God has called us to do, together. Please email beautiful@yourlifechurch.org for more information.
Apr 09 1p
This year Life Church is partnering with the city of Leander by helping out with their Egg-Stravaganza event, held at Benbrook Ranch Park. We will be providing games, bounce houses & slides, & a petting zoo. This is a great opportunity to serve our city and reach our community. We need many volunteers to make this happen! If you would like to serve, contact Christy (christy.morley@yourlifechurch.org)
Apr 15 7:30a
C-6 Men's Ministry
Contact Tony Rourke for more information (c6mensministry@yourlifechurch.org)
Apr 16 All day
Easter Worship Services
We have 4 services at Easter: 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, & 1:00pm. Pre-registration is available for your kids! Contact Elaine (admin@yourlifechurch.org)
May 03 6:30p
Parent & Child Dedication Class
We will be having a Parent & Child Dedication on Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day). If you are interested in dedicating your child or learning more about it, attend this class. For more information or to register contact Christy Morley: (christy.morley@yourlifechurch.org). Location : Room 106 Length: 1 Session