Make Disciples Who Make Disciples
We REACH Those FAR From God and INSPIRE Them to FOLLOW Jesus by Calling them to Love God Connecting them to Love Others Coaching them to Grow in Christ Commissioning them to Change the World
The slogan, “Your Life Matters”, communicates to those who do not know Jesus that they matter to God and as such, they matter to us. It also communicates to those who know Jesus that the church doesn’t exist to use them but to help them become all that God wants them to become. We have a heart for what God has a heart for: people.
1. CALLING THEM TO LOVE GOD
This step is the purposeful calling of people into a discipling relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and also as Lord. The call is to the non-Christian, the nominal Christian and the transitional disciple – the unsaved, the unchurched, and the de-churched. This calling is both on a corporate level (in services and at events) as well as on a personal level (inviting people to church and leading people to Christ).
2. CONNECTING THEM TO LOVE OTHERS
This describes our structures and methods of facilitating vital relationships in community and teamwork among disciples around a common devotion to Christ. This includes encouraging people to join small groups and ministry teams.
3. COACHING THEM TO GROW IN CHRIST
This is the training component of the model that covers Bible content, habits and skills for character development and ministry. Learning is formal and informal, by practice and experimentation. This includes one-on-one relationships, discipleship groups, classes, and training sessions.
4. COMMISSIONING THEM TO CHANGE THE WORLD
We equip our members to serve in the mission of God in the area that matches them through serve teams, worship services, evangelistic events, and in their world. Each person that is commissioned is equipped and encouraged to articulate the call to people everywhere they go; connect some into relationship and coach others in discipleship.
Our core values
INTIMACY WITH GOD (LOVE GOD)
Only a personal, love relationship with God can produce authentic godliness in the life of a Christian. Intimacy is what we call the experience of really knowing and being known by another person. Christianity is about relationship, not religion. This is about your personal devotion to God: trusting and being transparent with Him. As a church family, we desire that we all surrender to Christ on a daily basis. Like our earthly relationships, a relationship with Christ requires time with Him.
AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY (LOVE OTHERS)
We value creating an environment where there are no masks. You don’t have to fake it. We want you to be able to be real about where you are in life. We aren’t interested in being a church where a lot of people get together for an inspiring service but never move beyond the causal relationship of an auditorium. Our desire is for you to be able to engage in authentic, transparent relationships here at Life Church.
INTENTIONAL GROWTH(GROW IN CHRIST)
Life Church is a place for people on every part of the spiritual journey, from those just investigating whether there is a God, to those who have made following Christ the priority of their life. This is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn’t mean serene. The Bible presents a dangerous message of life change. We expect every person to be moving closer to being the complete image of Christ in every area of life. This is not always a comfortable process. In fact, we often grow only when we are pushed out of our comfort zones.
MISSIONAL LIVING (CHANGE THE WORLD)
We understand that God’s calling on our lives is to serve, influence, and make an impact on others for Jesus in every area of our lives. We are called to further His Kingdom on earth by reaching those far from God. We acknowledge that the Christian life is not about us; it’s about Him, His will for our lives, and His mission to save the world.