Church culture determines what you can expect from a church. Every church culture is different depending on the core values of that church. The core values of Life Church define who we are, govern everything we do, and are A.L.I.V.E. at Life Church.
Authentic FAITH "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love" Galatians 5:6
At Life Church our faith is more than a set of beliefs - it is how we live out those beliefs. Our faith is authentic not only because it is sincere but because we endeavor to express the loving heart of God to those around us. Therefore, because of our value for authentic faith, you can expect Life Church to lovingly and truthfully express the heart of God to you.
Loving RELATIONSHIPS "By this everyone will know that you're my disciples, if you love one another" John 13:35
Love should be the defining attribute of someone who claims to follow Jesus. Just as Jesus laid down his life, so we are to lay down our lives for each other. Love prioritizes people above religion, ritual, programs, or agendas. It accepts people for who they are yet speaks the truth when someone is making choices that hurt God's purpose for their life. This means that, because of our value for loving relationships, you can expect Life Church to love and accept you right where you're at and help you to become everything God has made you to be.
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations..." Matthew 28:19
Discipleship is the mission Jesus left with the Church. He didn't say to just convert people or to get them to join a local church. He said we are to teach people what it means to follow him in obedience. Such a important mission cannot be accomplished haphazardly. It requires steps forward for people at every level of spiritual maturity so that they are continually discovering their identity in Christ Jesus. Therefore, because of our value for intentional discipleship, you can expect Life Church to provide a variety of venues for you to learn who you are in Christ and personal relationships with leaders who can help you discover the next step in your faith journey.
Vibrant WORSHIP "God is Spirit, and his worshippers must worship in Spirit and in truth." John 4:24
We don’t just come to worship on Sunday morning. Our worship on Sunday mornings is an overflow of our lifestyle of worship and our identity as worshippers. When we spend everyday worshipping and glorifying God with our lifestyle, hearts of gratitude, and reverence for Him then when we gather on Sundays our worship will exude the vibrance that He is worthy of. When this happens people start to experience and anticipate a Sunday worship service that is energetic, passionate, and marked by the presence of God. This means that, because of our value for vibrant worship, you can expect Life members to nurture worship in their lives everyday so that our worship services overflow with the presence and glory of God.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses..." Acts 1:8
We must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit if we want to see the world impacted in the name of Jesus. According to Ephesians 4:12, every member of the Body of Christ is a minster. It is the job of leaders in the church to equip the members for ministry. Therefore, because of our value for empowered ministry, you can expect the leaders of Life Church to equip you to use your gifts in ministry, give opportunity for you to be empowered by the Holy Spirit and to allow the Holy Spirit to flow through them in ministry to you.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 4:4-5