Our Beliefs.

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

Ephesians 4:11-12

Vision

Taking Christ to the world, beginning with one life…yours

 

Mission

Creating experiences to grow and discover how to live by faith

What We Believe

About God

We believe in one triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things.

Genesis 1:1, 1:26-27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2

About the Scriptures

We believe and teach that the Bible is the Word of God written through human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. The scriptures are our supreme source of truth for Christian belief. We are to take in, speak and live God’s Word. We believe that God’s Word is timeless and it works the same yesterday, today and forever.

Psalm 12:6, Psalm 119:160, Proverbs 30:5, John 14:12, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21

About Humanity

We believe that God created all people in His image to have fellowship with Him, but man became alienated and fell out of that relationship through disobedience. As a result, we are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:8-11, John 14:6

About Jesus

Jesus Christ is the son of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life, shedding His blood as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on the cross.

1 Peter 2:21-25, Hebrews 10:10

About Salvation

We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. We believe that those who confess with their mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in their heart God raised Him from the dead will also be raised from the dead. God freely offers forgiveness of sins to those who place their faith in Jesus. This grace is not from ourselves; it is the gift of God.

John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:1, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26

About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. Salvation begins here and then continues in Heaven.

Genesis 2:16-17, 3:22, 1 Corinthians 15:53-54

About Restoration

We believe that God is love. He loves us so much that He sent His son to die for us. God’s greatest power was displayed in Christ’s resurrection; Jesus defeated satan to bring us back to the original order of abundant life God designed for us. This abundant life includes healing in body and spirit through faith in the Name of Jesus.

John 3:16, John 10:10, 1 John 4:7-13, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Galatians 3:13, Ephesians 1:19-23, Acts 3:16, 4:10, 4:30, 1 Peter 2:24-25

 

About Christian Life

We believe and teach that Christianity is about a process of positive life change. Since we are created in God’s image, when we are born anew we are to grow to reflect His character.

Genesis 1:26-27, Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:18-20, The Great Commandments and The Great Commission, Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 5:22-25

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance. We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to those who believe.

1 Corinthians 1, Hebrews 2:4-6, 1 Corinthians 12:11

About the Church

We believe the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. As the church, we represent God’s love to a lost and hurting world. His love in us compels us to bring as many as possible into His family to prepare for Christ’s return.

John 17:20-26, Ephesians 1:4-14, Ephesians 2:6-10

About Prayer

We believe that by prayer we access God through the name of Jesus Christ. Prayer in the name of Jesus is the strongest power available to humankind.

John 16:23-26, 1 John 3:22, Mark 11:24

About Communion

We believe we are to celebrate communion in the remembrance of all Jesus has done for us. The elements of bread and wine (or juice) are symbols of Christ’s blood that was shed and His body that was broken.

Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

About Baptism

We believe that water baptism is your declaration that you have been saved. As we enter the water it represents Jesus’ death. As we rise up out of the water it represents His resurrection. Baptism is an outward reflection of leaving the old life and rising again to live the new life in Christ.

Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:41

About Offerings

The Bible is clear that we should financially support a local church that is advancing the message of Jesus Christ. For those who financially supported the apostle Paul’ s ministry, he wrote, “my God shall supply all of your need according to His riches in glory.” (Philippians 4:19) It was known to the Philippian believers that God would bless their obedient giving.

Here at Life, we believe our giving comes from a heart of gratitude for all that Jesus has done for us. We give out of our love for God. In response, God promises to “open for us the windows of heaven and pour out for us such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” (Malachi 3:11)

 

 

 

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