OUR MISSION & VISION

Our mission is:

To develop lifelong followers of Jesus Christ!

In the New Testament, Jesus gave two overarching commandments:

37 And [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 22:37-40

In summary: LOVE GOD and LOVE PEOPLE.

Just before leaving the earth, Jesus expanded on this Great Commandment by giving His church the Great Commission:

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

Love God and love people, making disciples (lifelong followers of Christ) of all nations. But, how do we do this?

We want people to:

Experience Life through salvation and worship.

Live Life through discipleship and fellowship.

Share Life through service and evangelism.

OUR CORE VALUES

Core values form the foundation of an organization. These values are not a description of what we do, but instead describe fundamentally why we do what we do.

1. Every soul matters to God. – We value people.

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

2. Everything is better in teams. – We value serving and evangelism.

46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

Acts 2:46

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 5:13

3. We resolve conflict biblically. – We value authenticity.

23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24

15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”

Matthew 18:15

4. The Bible is our guidebook for living. – We value the Bible.

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16

5. We connect to God through praise and worship. – We value spiritual intimacy.

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 2:42

6. LifeGroups are where life happens at LifePointe. – We value community.

46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

Acts 2:46

OUR BELIEFS

The Bible is clear that the truth matters, and we are to closely examine and guard doctrine (teaching) to ensure it lines up with the truth of God’s Word. Inaccuracies in our teaching and beliefs will distort our understanding of who God is, what He has done, and how we relate to Him.

16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1 Timothy 4:16

As we seek, study, and savor the truth—which has been revealed in the Bible—we follow three general principles:

1. In essential beliefs we have unity.

4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:4-6

2. In non-essential beliefs we have liberty.

1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions…. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand…. 12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…. 22 The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.

Romans 14:1,4,12,22

3. In all our beliefs, we show love.

2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:2

FOUR ESSENTIAL TRUTHS

Our most important essential beliefs can be summarized in four main truths:

1. The Bible is the inerrant Word of God.

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

2 Timothy 3:16

13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

2. Jesus Christ is the only Son of God—crucified, died, and resurrected for our salvation.

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

11 “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:11-12

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

3. By God’s grace, you must be born again to have eternal fellowship with God.

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 16:25

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

4. Believers can be Spirit-led and Spirit-filled.

8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

18b …be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:18b

13 “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:13

OTHER QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Who is God?

God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires a relationship with us and towards this end, continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning and service. [Genesis 1:1 | John 14:6-9 | John 14:15-17 | John 16:7-15 | Matthew 28:19 | 2 Corinthians 13:14 | 1 John 4:9-10]

Who is Jesus?

Jesus is the second person of the Godhead, also called the Son of God. He willingly gave up the fullness of his supernatural glory to take on a human form, being born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of us all, was buried, rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven. [Colossians 1:13-23 | Colossians 2:8-14 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 | Matthew 22:36-40 | John 14:1-3 | Hebrews 1:1-3 | Acts 10:42-43 | 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, is sent to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ. He teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character and love among Christians. The empowering and infilling of the Holy Spirit, as promised by Jesus, is available for every Christian. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service. [Acts 1:8 | Acts 2:4 | Romans 5:5 | Romans 8:1-39 | 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 | 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 | 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 | Galatians 5:16-25 | Ephesians 3:16 | Ephesians 4:3-4 | Ephesians 5:18 | John 14:26 | John 16:7-14]

Why is the Bible important?

We believe that God speaks to us in the Bible and that it is our privilege to seek to understand God’s message and apply it responsibly to our lives. The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. We believe that God’s unchanging truth of the Bible is not only applicable but desperately needed today. We believe in teaching and communicating the biblical message in relevant and engaging ways, free of religious jargon and accessible to the people of our community. [Matthew 5:17-19 | 2 Timothy 2:15 | 2 Timothy 3:14-17 | Hebrews 4:12 | 2 Peter 1:16-21 | 2 Peter 3:14-18 | Psalm 19:7-11 | Psalm 119:9-16 | Joshua 1:7-8 | Acts 17:11]

What is salvation?

All people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship, spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others through Christ’s death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God’s grace through their faith in Jesus alone. They receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of their sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save anyone, are the natural product of repentant, believing people. [1 Peter 2:24 | 1 Peter 3:18 | Romans 3:9-28 | Romans 6:23 | Romans 10:9-10 | John 3:16 | John 5:24 | Ephesians 2:1-10 | Titus 3:3-8 | James 2:14-26]

Is LifePointe affiliated with any denomination or church organization?

LifePointe is similar to many Bible-based non-denominational churches. We believe in partnering with Christians from a variety of backgrounds and traditions to impact the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. LifePointe Fellowship is affiliated with the Assemblies of God organization. For further information on the Assemblies statement of beliefs visit www.ag.org.

How can I learn more?

If you are new to LifePointe, we encourage you to attend FirstLook. This is a casual and fun opportunity to meet some of our staff and learn more about LifePointe, including our history, our core values and beliefs, the ministries we offer, and how you can get more connected and grow in your relationship with Christ. FirstLook meets on the first Sunday of every month during second service in the back building. We look forward to seeing you there!

Additionally, on the second Sunday of each month (again during second service in the back building), LifePointe offers one of three Foundations classes, focused on the core teachings of the Bible. Classes cover topics such as creation, our purpose, sin, salvation, baptism, the church, communion, worship, evangelism, and spiritual gifts. The purpose of these classes is to use God’s Word to build a strong foundation for your life as a life-long follower of Christ. Whether you are new to the faith or a long-time believer, these classes will certainly be helpful to you!

If you have further questions, please contact us using the contact details or the form at the bottom of this page.