WE EXIST TO HELP PEOPLE LIVE THE LIFE GOD INTENDED.
Our church filters every idea, program, and budget request through our mission statement above. If what we plan doesn’t help us fulfill our mission, then we don’t do it.
Our mission statement is based on the words of Jesus:
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10 (NIV)
We believe Jesus came to give everyone life and purpose. As a church, our dream is to help people discover and embrace that purpose to the fullest. At Life Church, we believe faith is a journey. It is our hope to travel beside you along every step of your journey. We encourage you to take your next steps today.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our Core Values tell us how we will live out our mission statement. We have realized that God has given us certain strengths and governing principles that we really felt passionate about. So, we set out to put words to those passions and complied a list of statements our Church lives by.
WE LIVE A GOD-FIRST LIFE.
IT'S ALL ABOUT PRIORITIES.
At the end of our life we will give an account for how we lived and how we used the time God gave us. Our desire is that we live a life that pleases God and leaves a legacy that inspires others.
WE DO LIFE TOGETHER.
IT'S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY.
We believe life is best expressed in the context of community. The Bible teaches that God intends for us to be connected to other believers as we grow in our relationship with Him. No matter what situation you are walking through or what stage of life you’re in, God wants you connected to real people through real relationships.
WE ARE OWNERS, NOT RENTERS.
IT'S ALL ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY.
When you rent something, you care for it just enough to avoid investing more than you absolutely have to. When you own something, you care for it with a long term mindset. You dig deeper and go a little further knowing it will last longer if you do. We want people to take the Kingdom of God personally.
WE ARE REAL PEOPLE SERVING A REAL GOD.
IT'S ALL ABOUT AUTHENTICITY.
We’re not perfect and may not have life figured out completely but we understand that Church is a perfect place for imperfect people. We don't need to hide behind the masks of society or religion. God wants us to live for real in order to experience real life change.
WE WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR WHAT WE'RE FOR.
IT'S ALL ABOUT being life-giving.
Too many times, the Church is simply known for what it is against. We want to flip the script. We want our city to know that we're united by what we're for. We're for people experiencing God and His freedom in a real way. We're for families, students, children, men, and women living life the way God intended.
WE KNOW OUR BEST TODAY IS NOT OUR BEST TOMORROW.
IT'S ALL ABOUT EXCELLENCE.
We pray like it depends on God and we work like it depends on us. God uses hard work and needs faithful people who are willing to do it. We believe in giving our very best to God and his Kingdom because He gave His best to us.
WE GIVE UP THE THINGS WE LOVE FOR THINGS WE LOVE MORE.
IT'S ALL ABOUT GENEROSITY.
God demonstrated that generosity can change the world when He sent Jesus. Our generosity is not simply what we do; it is who we are. We believe a lifestyle of generosity can change the world.
WE HONOR up; we honor down; we honor all around.
IT'S ALL ABOUT honor.
Honor recognizes and affirms that every person is valuable and powerful. Honor is demonstrated through consistent respect in word and action toward those we lead, follow, love and disagree with. While honor avoids controlling others, it also lovingly confronts when necessary. We believe honor is the foundation of a life-giving environment.