About Us

Every week, there are millions of people who stay away from church, thousands in our area alone, who hide from God’s family.  A major contributing factor to this is fear.
Fear of rejection.
Fear of judgment.
Fear of getting hurt.
Fear that there are no real answers for the struggles they face.
At Life Church, we want to address those fears.  At Life Church, we want to be a place where everyone is accepted for who they are.  Where everyone is good enough to use their abilities no matter how long they’ve been there.  Where everyone is greeted warmly.  Supported.  Encouraged.  Included.  Forgiven.  Where the hurting can find hope.  Where the weak can be carried.  Where the worn can renew their strength.  Where the church becomes the society God intended, filled with love, mercy, ministry, and forgiveness, but absent judgment, rejection, politics, and division. We want to be a church family that mirrors what Jesus wanted it to be from the beginning.  

Maybe you’re searching and you’ve been staying away because you’re afraid.  You’ll find what you’re looking for here, and our vision is together with you to create the kind of community that makes a difference in your life and in the lives of others.

What We Believe

If you’re still reading, it likely means you’re looking for something similar to what we want to offer.  In that case, we want to share some basics about what we believe as a church.

  • about god

    We believe there is one God who has existed eternally. He exists in three distinct, fully divine persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. While we cannot fully comprehend His divine nature, He desires to have a relationship with us, His creation.  Like a father, He wants to have a personal, eternal relationship with us. We believe that God loves us and always wants what is best for us.

  • about jesus

    We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and fully God Himself.  He chose voluntarily to become fully human.  He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and, despite that, He allowed Himself to be executed by crucifixion. His death paid the penalty for our offenses against God.  He rose from the dead three days after His death, appeared to over 500 witnesses over a period of forty days, and ascended into heaven where He now serves as the Mediator between God and man. We believe that at the end of time He will visibly return to earth to complete His eternal plan.

  • about the holy spirit

    We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every Christ follower. His indwelling presence gives spiritual life to believers and distinguishes them as children of God. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying God's principles and values. The Holy Spirit also equips Christ followers with talents and abilities for the purpose of building up God's church and making a difference in the lives of others.

  • about man

    God created us to have a relationship with Him. However, the first man and woman were deceived by Satan. They chose to disobey God and live their own way. Their decision broke their relationship with God and created an inherent human tendency to choose our own way instead of God’s.  We all fail to please God and choose to live selfishly instead of according to His plan . Our failure to please God, unless a relationship is re-established with Him, would cause us to be eternally separated from Him. Only through Jesus can we reestablish our relationship with God, find the best life for the present, and eternal life in heaven in the future.

  • about the bible

    God inspired human authors to write the sixty-six books of the Bible and guided their words as they wrote. These writers recorded the values and principles that God intends for us to live by, that honor Him, and that are in our best interest. We believe the Bible is without error.   It is the only reliable guide by which we can live our lives.  We look to the Bible to understand the character of God and to be the final authority on all matters of faith and conduct.

  • about our relationship with god

    We are dependent on God’s mercy for our relationship with Him. God demonstrated this mercy by sending His Son, Jesus, even though we had chosen to rebel against Him. Our relationship with God is restored when we make a commitment to accept Jesus as God's son and our Savior and Lord. Through faith in Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven, and we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and eternal life. Practically speaking, this acceptance is demonstrated through both a private and public commitment. We demonstrate our commitment privately by faith (acting upon our belief that God has the power to save us) and repentance (turning back to God and depending on Him to control our lives). At the same time, we publicly express our commitment by confessing our acceptance of God's salvation and submitting ourselves in Christian baptism.

  • about the christian life

    Once our relationship is re-established with God, we naturally want to spend time with Him and know Him better. The Holy Spirit guides us as we read God's Word, as we communicate with Him in prayer, and as we enter into loving relationships with other believers. As we grow our relationship with God, we desire to be like Him and please Him.

  • about the church

    We believe the church represents Jesus Christ to a lost and confused world. The Bible says the church is Christ's body.  Jesus is the head. God arranges the parts of the body, believers, just as He wants them to be. He gives each believer special functions to perform for the good of the body and to demonstrate God’s love and goodness to our world. To remain healthy, the body's members must work together. Each part contributes to the growth and maturity of the body. God works through the church to reconcile a lost world to Himself through Jesus. For this reason it is important for believers to regularly gather together for the purpose of celebration. During celebration, Christ followers are equipped, built up, and encouraged through teaching, fellowship, prayer, and communion. Celebration in this way enables believers to serve one another and the unchurched people in their sphere of influence.

  • about the unity of the church

    God’s church is intended to be a unified community.  The division among Christian people today is not just unfortunate; it is inappropriate and wholly unacceptable.  Unity is clearly God’s will for the church.  Participation in the Lord’s Supper dramatizes the intended unity of Christians as we celebrate our one Lord, one salvation, and one mission.  That unity, symbolized in worship, must be expressed in the way we interact with each other and other believers day to day throughout our lives.

  • about life

    God did not save us to make us miserable or to take our fun away.  He saved us so that we can live life in the fullest way possible — and because He made us, He knows what is going to truly fulfill us.  When we follow His plan, life will be full of excitement and joy, even when things go wrong.