Vision Statement:Loving more people from more places
All church visions have embedded in them the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus. All church vision should motivate us to bless people. However, every church is strategically positioned and nuanced by the Holy Spirit to fulfill that calling in ways that uniquely fit them. We have a deep sense of attachment to our vision because we have seen God shape us into this unique Gospel niche.
The Life Central vision puts us to work. It tells us how God is calling us to respond to the people that He loves. This is who we are.
Loving: We believe that God intended that love would be the seed of the Gospel. When people are loved indiscriminately, the Gospel is spread. So our mission is to love people like God loves. Practically, that means serving. Jesus came not to be served but to serve.
More People: More of the world needs to be loved. God wants to grow the family. More of the world needs to know that Jesus made a way so that our sins are not being held against us. We need to welcome people into unconditional love.
More Places: We have been drawn to God from diverse places—places of hurt, addiction, brokenness, atheism, trouble, crime, etc. We are also unique in our ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
Our Mission:Give LIFE
- Love by serving (Work)
- Inspire spiritual growth (Prayer & Study)
- Fire-up passion (Worship)
- Encourage in community (Groups)
Work: God is at work in His family (the church) and in His Kingdom (everywhere in the world). We are partnered with Him as workers, servants, volunteers—we work with a cheerful heart knowing that this is the way to spread God’s love.
Prayer & Study: Jesus made a priority of solitude, prayer, and the habit of studying the Word. We follow that model and because it transforms us, then the light of our lives gives hope to others.
Worship: Our passions to be difference-makers and God-lovers are fired up when we engage in Spirit-filled worship. The experience of worship makes our life an overflowing of light and vision.
Groups: God is building His family. We all need the encouragement that comes with gathering and belonging. We make a priority of sharing our homes, our tables, our work, and our lives with the world around us.
How YOU can love more people from more places:
Become a Jesus Follower: Jesus was a picture of God. To follow Jesus is to follow the ideals of God for life. People who follow Jesus learn how to love more people from more places. When you follow Jesus, you will come to understand that He went to His death on the cross to reopen mankind’s relationship to God. The cross was a spiritual transaction and now God does not hold our sins against us. A baptized Christian acknowledges that hope and commits to following Jesus.
Get a Fresh Start: Generally, we start down the road of following Jesus when we have met with a life crisis. Sometimes, that means getting some relationships repaired or breaking some devastating habits. Most life change doesn’t happen overnight; but still, getting on the track to a better place is an important decision for followers of Jesus. Asking forgiveness, getting the help we need, making new steps—that’s what we find the courage to do. Our life changes become an encouragement to others who are seeking a similar hope.
Belong to a Church: Scripture describes the church like a physical body: Jesus is the head of the church, and we are His body. When you belong to Jesus, you automatically belong to His body. Health comes through the body’s interconnection. You will not become what you hope to be and what God wants you to be without a connection to the Body of Christ. Becoming a member of the church is a parallel decision to becoming a Christian. Jesus noted how this church family interaction would impact the world: “by this will all men know that you are my disciples, that you have love for one another.”
Establish Habits: We believe in the importance of work, prayer & study, worship, and community groups. These habits establish a follower of Jesus in a pattern of a healthy life and result in joyful consequences. When we form new habits, we are better able to avoid the sad results of our old habits. These new habits flood us with light and life and the world around us is blessed.