God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. God longs for us to share our hearts with him. We accomplish this by honoring God as the center of everything we do. Prayer, service, worship, discipleship, community, and every aspect of our life should reflect our desire to share our hearts with Him. LifePoint Church strives to meet every person where they are and help them grow deeper in their relationship with God.
God speaks to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives. The Holy Spirit guides and directs us to change our lives according to the Bible instead of changing the Bible according to our lives. Since the world is constantly changing, we do and must adapt our methods but will never compromise the unchanging message of God’s Word. Believers are one in Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God.
From the beginning, God created us with a desire and need for human relationship and community. We need each other. We diligently strive to encourage, support, hold accountable, care for, and love every person we encounter. Relationships thrive when people are authentic – not pretending to be someone else in appearance, past, passions, or personality. We encourage everyone in our church to live life together through one of the many ministries available, such as Life Groups, Bible studies, discipleship, serving, and social events. An honest approach to life together that leaves room for failure allows us to grow more in love with Jesus.
Jesus commanded us to “go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone.” We want to boldly share God’s Good News by using our relationships and resources to lead people to fall in love with Jesus for a lifetime.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible, in its original writings, is without error. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became human to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. The Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. If a person does not accept Jesus as atonement for sins, then after living life on earth, the unbelievers will spend an eternity in Hell. (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin, and will offer believers eternal life in relationship with Him. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
This is known as sanctification. It is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to continue the lifelong development of Christ’s character in us. The joy is in the journey! It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is empowered to live a God-directed life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts is not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23). LifePoint’s two ordinances are: Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is instructed by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38). And The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).