Missions at Life Church

Life Church Missions

In Luke 9:11, it says that “the crowds followed” Jesus. It also says that Jesus “spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.” (NIV) Jesus had incredible influence. People followed him not only because he taught them truth, but because he served them and met their needs. He taught them and gave truth. He also healed them and helped them. Jesus had irresistible influence because he had a sacred balance of truth and grace, teaching and helping, and showing and telling.

At Life Church, our goal is to follow the example of Jesus

He commanded us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Teach about truth. He also gave us the example of reaching out to “the poor” (Luke 4:18 - NIV) and “the least of these” (Matthew 28:19 - NIV). This is about grace.

We strive to bring life to our world through God’s truth and grace both locally and globally. We believe people can use whatever abilities they have (teachers, nurses, construction workers, business people…) to make a difference. We are involved in local outreach efforts, have started five churches, and go on trips to under-resourced and unreached parts of the world.

For more information, see the Current Missions Opportunities below or contact: Tim Schlung

Current Missions Opportunities:

CC Mason Elementary Partnership
Description: Partnering with CC Mason Elementary to meet needs as identified
Serving Opportunities:
•Backpack Program: Provides groceries for the family of children who don’t get enough to eat on the weekends.  Shopping bags with a list of items needed are available for pick up by the congregation Sundays in the church foyer.  Bags are collected and assembled for distribution monthly.
•Literacy Tutors: Committed volunteers tutor children (kindergarten-third grade) weekly at the school with the goal of every child reading on third-grade level by the time they complete third grade.
•Other needs as identified
Frequency: Ongoing

Feeding the Homeless at a Soup Kitchen
Description: Serving meals to the homeless in Austin in a cafeteria-style setting
Frequency: Third Sunday of each month 10:30am-1:30pm

Kairos Prison Ministry
Description: Sharing the love, grace, and hope of Jesus Christ with people in prison
Serving Opportunities:
•Cookie baking
•Letters of encouragement
•Inside Team (men only): Directly interacts with inmates (requires advance training and document completion)
•Outside Team: Meal preparation, prayer, support for Inside Team.
Frequency: Two times a year

Casas por Cristo
Description: Partnering with Casas por Cristo to build home for needy families in to Acuna, Mexico and working with House of Hope, a foster care home in the area
See the video of our latest trip.
Frequency: Three times each year
Upcoming trip: March 13-17
 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Oct 05 6:30p
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Prayer Gathering
Come at 6:30pm every Wednesday evening for a time of prayer and thanksgiving as we pray for each other, our church, our community, and our nation. Childcare is available at no cost. For more information contact Lisa Gant (prayer@yourlifechurch.org).
Oct 05 6:30p
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Healing Shame
Shame is the most destructive emotion for most people; yet, it is the least talked about. This class will discuss what shame is, techniques for healing our shame, and how to develop shame resilience while practicing courage, compassion, and connection. Brene Brown's book, 'I Thought It Was Just Me, But It Isn't' will be used to guide the discussion. For more information, contact: Mike Bass (mrbass@austin.rr.com) Length: 7 Sessions
Oct 05 6:30p
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Financial Peace University
This class will help you get your finances in order and learn things like how to get out of debt, live on a budget, and save for retirement. For more information, contact: Mike Kaply (mike@kaply.com) Length: 9 Sessions
Oct 05 6:30p
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The Marriage You've Always Wanted
Whether your marriage is healthy or hurting, come enjoy a fun and enlightening study based on famed author, Gary Chapman’s book and conference The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted. Be reminded of, or learn for the first time, biblical and practical principles that strengthen a marriage no matter what stage it’s in. For more information, contact: Aaron & Emily Benick (anbenick@yahoo.com) Length: 5 Sessions
Oct 05 7p
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Element Live
Element Live is our Wednesday night event for students in 6th-12th grade. At Element Live, students enjoy a night packed with a funny game, live music, and a message that address challenging questions, all topped off with fantastic food! Element Live is "A safe place to find answers." Contact: Toby Tucker (toby.tucker@yourlifechurch.org)
Oct 08 9a
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Beautiful
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.
Oct 12 6:30p
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Prayer Gathering
Come at 6:30pm every Wednesday evening for a time of prayer and thanksgiving as we pray for each other, our church, our community, and our nation. Childcare is available at no cost. For more information contact Lisa Gant (prayer@yourlifechurch.org).
Oct 12 6:30p
::
Healing Shame
Shame is the most destructive emotion for most people; yet, it is the least talked about. This class will discuss what shame is, techniques for healing our shame, and how to develop shame resilience while practicing courage, compassion, and connection. Brene Brown's book, 'I Thought It Was Just Me, But It Isn't' will be used to guide the discussion. For more information, contact: Mike Bass (mrbass@austin.rr.com) Length: 7 Sessions
Oct 12 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 on a budget, and save for retirement. For more information, contact: Mike Kaply (mike@kaply.com) Length: 9 Sessions
Oct 12 6:30p
::
The Marriage You've Always Wanted
Whether your marriage is healthy or hurting, come enjoy a fun and enlightening study based on famed author, Gary Chapman’s book and conference The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted. Be reminded of, or learn for the first time, biblical and practical principles that strengthen a marriage no matter what stage it’s in. For more information, contact: Aaron & Emily Benick (anbenick@yahoo.com) Length: 5 Sessions

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