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God at Work: Part Four: Integrity on the Job
Sunday, October 4, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We mourn this week as ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. He singled out Christians. Please be in prayer for the families of the victims.

This Sunday, October 4, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work. This sermon talks about taking a stand on our convictions at work and in life, regardless of the consequences.

God at Work: Part Three: Why Work Is So Hard
Sunday, September 27, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Monday through Friday are full of challenges. Work is a grind. For some it is a four-lettered word. 

This Sunday, September 27, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work and talk about why is work so hard.

God at Work: Part Two: Finding Worth in My Work
Sunday, September 20, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series called, God at Work and talk about a perspective on your work you may have never considered. 

God at Work: Part One: Jesus CEO
Sunday, September 13, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey


The first two decades of our lives are spent preparing for it. Thousands of dollars for education are invested in it. At least half of our waking hours are consumed by it. For some it is a four-letter word, but for all of us work is a necessary part of our daily lives and often defines us.

Did you know that God has something significant to say about your job?

If you want to have meaning in your week and not just live for the weekends, listen to this weeks message, as we start a new sermon series called, God at Work, that will help you bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Six: Pivotal Circumstances
Sunday, September 6, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series, Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins. and talk about the last essential spiritual vitamin, one we never want to take! We discuss God using painful experiences to grow our faith. 

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Five: Providential Relationships
Sunday, August 30, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we look at one of the strongest faith-impacting factors available to us.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Four: Personal Ministry
Sunday, August 23, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we continue our sermon series and talk about how to experience God's power in our lives.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Three: Private Disciplines
Sunday, August 16, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

As we continue our sermon series, Taking Your Spiritual Vitamins, today's sermon is about how to grow your faith in your private life.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Two: Practical Teaching
Sunday, August 9, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Storms come into all of our lives. Is it possible to have big and great faith that enables us to withstand the storms of life?

As we continue our sermon series, we will talk about an essential spiritual vitamin that is key in strengthening our faith so we can face the storms of life.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part One: Great Faith
Sunday, August 2, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

What if you could have a healthy and strong faith? Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was really with you. 

Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was actively involved in your life?

In other words, imagine what it would be like to have great faith?

How do we grow our faith? Pastor Brian begins a new sermon series, that will overview the essential spiritual vitamins that need to be a part of our lives for us to have a healthy and strong faith.

God Moments
Sunday, July 26, 2015 :: Mike Kaply

It seems like when we get older, we start forgetting things. Where we placed our keys. Birthdays. Anniverseries. Sometimes we can even forget the things that God has done in our life.

This Sunday, we explore how we can make our memories of what God has done for us never fade.

Whole Gospel
Sunday, July 12, 2015 :: Keith Abbott

It's estimated that more than 4,000 churches in the United States close their doors every year. Between 2010 and 2012, half of all churches in the U.S. did not add a single new member. Each year 2.7 million church members fall into inactivity. Why is this? In the New Testament we see explosive growth. In today's church, no so much. Could it be that the church is only embracing half the Gospel?

This Sunday, we explore some of the shifts that must happen for the church to live out the whole Gospel.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 :: Chad Wright

The Bible says we are complete in Christ (Col. 2: 9-10 NKJV). Do you feel complete? As Christians we can often struggle with what it means to be complete in Christ and we end up in an exhausting loop of trying to earn God's love. This Sunday we explore how to get off that endless treadmill of trying to justify and learn to accept the gift He gave us. 

Living in God's Strength
Sunday, July 5, 2015 :: Tim Schlung

We've all seen it happen. Someone we know who was once following God so closely seems to give up. They burn out on the Christian life, and now they're living in a way that's indistinguishable from those who don't have a relationship with God. Each and everyone of us is in danger of this happening to us. Why does this happen and what can we do to prevent it? Today we explore God's plan for helping us to continue in our walk with him.

Real Men Love Jesus?
Sunday, June 21, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

A special Father's Day message for men! 

Overcoming One of the Greatest Challenges of the Christian Life
Sunday, June 14, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

In this message, Pastor Brian talks about overcoming one of the greatest challenges of the Christian Life, which is to not be ashamed of our faith. 

This Changes Everything: Part Nine: Lostness
Sunday, June 7, 2015 :: Tim Schlung

A generous estimate concludes that there are nearly 2.2 billion Christians in the world. This is a seemingly impressive number. However, with a total of 7.1 billion people in the world this means that there are still nearly 5 billion people who are lost, and in need of a Savior.


This Sunday we conclude our series called, This Changes Everything, as we talk about overcoming the great problem of lostness.

This Changes Everything: Part Eight: Homosexuality
Sunday, May 31, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Our Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriages in June. Many people have strong opinions and emotions about this issue. In this message we continue our series called, This Changes Everything, and will be talking about a biblical approach to homosexuality. 

This Changes Everything: Part Seven: Racism
Sunday, May 24, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Race has divided people in our world for millennia, and the prejudice of racism is still with us today. How do we deal with our prejudices? This Sunday, we contninue our series called, This Changes Everthing and we talk about the serious problem of racism.

This Changes Everything: Part Six: Human Trafficking
Sunday, May 17, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our series and talk about the towering problem of human trafficking.

This Changes Everything: Part Five: Widows and Orphans
Sunday, May 10, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Mother's Day we continue our series, called, This Changes Everything. We talk about parenting, fostering, and adopting as well as having Parent and Child Dedications.

This Changes Everything: Part Four: Abortion
Sunday, May 3, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series called, This Changes Everything. This week we talk about valuing life over practices like abortion and euthanasia. 

This Changes Everything: Part Three: Pornography & Sexual Addiction
Sunday, April 26, 2015 :: Rick Reynolds

This week, Rick Reynolds, founder of Crossroads Counseling Associates in Austin and founder and president of will talk about the problem of pornography and sexual addiction; how it affects so many people today and where you can find hope and healing. 

This Changes Everything: Part Two: Poverty
Sunday, April 19, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Every day nearly 19,000 children around our world die from preventable sickness and hunger. God is concerned about this. Over 2,000 verses in the Bible address his care for the poor. In our affluent culture, what do we think about poor?

We continue our series this week and talk about the challenging topic of poverty and what we can do.

This Changes Everything: Part One: Embrace the Tension
Sunday, April 12, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

The coming of Jesus Christ into our world has changed everything. A chain reaction was started that can topple some of the biggest challenges of our day. We will explore how Jesus Christ is the solution to overturning some of the towering problems in our world. 


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Oct 10 9a
BEAUTIFUL is a women's ministry of Life Church that meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. Click here for more information.
Oct 14 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 ( for more information and to register.
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This class is for people who are checking out the Christian faith, those who are new Christians, or Christians who want to better understand some basics about what we believe. A book will be available for each participant. For more information or to join the class contact Mike Schlung ( 9 Sessions
Oct 14 6:30p
Christian Basics Class
This class is for people who are checking out the Christian faith, those who are new Christians, or Christians who want to better understand some basics about what we believe. A book will be available for each participant. For more information or to join the class contact Mike Schlung ( 9 Sessions
Oct 14 6:30p
Operation Worldview
God has a global-sized purpose for every follower of Christ. Whether you minister locally or around the world, Operation Worldview will help you understand God's story and His eternal purpose, the real purpose of global missions, and how you can be a part of it. The study will highlight four essential aspects of God's global purpose: Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategical. Join us and discover your destiny in God's story. Contact: Jerry Eldred ( Length: 8 Sessions.
Oct 14 6:30p
Regression and Anger Class
Have you ever experienced yourself or someone else overreacting? Have you ever wondered how your past impacts the present? Do you know the difference between anger and rage? Professional Counselor Michael Bass will lead a discussion of John Lee’s Growing Yourself Back Up…Understanding Emotional Regression, followed by The Anger Solution. Join us in seeing how regression and anger impact your life. Contact: Mike Bass ( for more information. Location: Portable 4. Length: 11 Sessions.
Oct 17 7:30a
Men's Fraternity
The Men’s Fraternity meets once a month. We eat a breakfast, participate in a study on Biblical Manhood and sometimes an activity afterwards. If you would like to participate in Men’s Fraternity, contact Brian Lightsey (
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Parent's Night Out
Parents enjoy a night out while your kids are taken care of by approved childcare workers. Cost is $10.00 per child ($30 max per family). For more information and to register, go to
Oct 18 10:30a
Soup Kitchen
The third Sunday morning of the month, we go in East Austin and serve breakfast to the homeless. For more information, contact Elaine (


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