At Lifework Church, we believe every person is unconditionally loved by God and called for a specific purpose. Our lives have been and continue to be deeply impacted by both God’s love and His purpose for us. We want to help others know and experience His love too.
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
There are four key motives that make our church different from others. Although these are not the only things we find important or value, we believe they are non-negotiable.
WE LOVE JESUS PASSIONATELY
Throughout God’s Word we find that humans were created to love and worship Him. In fact, He is much more concerned with how we relate to Him than our strict adherence to laws and rules.
Gen 1:26, Isaiah 43:7, John 4:23-26, Hosea 6:6, Micah 6:8
God loves us so much that Jesus took the punishment for our wrongdoings upon Himself. In doing so, He has set us right with God and restored our relationship to the Father. On our own, we deserve the death that Christ died. However, He has given us life!
Romans 5:8-11, 6:23, John 10:10
WE FIGHT FOR RESTORED LIVES
As Christ’s representatives, our role is to share the message of reconciliation. Once we have a right relationship with God, our mission is to help others achieve the same. This is our life’s work.
2 Corinthians 5:18-20, Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 12:1-2
Continually, we are in a state of change. Either we are moving towards God or away from Him. As a church we know that the best way to live is to Love God and Love Others. We must be careful to allow the gospel to transform every relationship and aspect of our lives.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Mark 12:29-31
WE ARE A TEAM
God’s intention was that we should live our lives together rather than alone. We are at our best when we live in community. In that context we are stronger, happier and better. Each member of the team is vital to the mission and the church.
1 Corinthians 1:10-12, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Ecclesiastes 4:12
We are all unique individuals, yet we are united in our mission. Our love for one another will reveal us to be Christ followers. Our relationships seek to place tremendous value on other people.
John 13:35, Amos 3:3, John 15:13, 2 Timothy 2:14-16
Christ created the church to work together. We will take extraordinary measures to ensure there is peace among us. Every person must put the unity of the team before personal goals or agendas.
1 Corinthians 12:12, Philippians 2:2, Psalm 133:1, 1 Corinthians 1:9, Ephesians 4:2-3
WE LEAVE THINGS BETTER
In God’s Word we see that His intent for every encounter is one of love and betterment. We are intended to love God and love others. As a church, our aim is to be used by God to make the world a better place. This means that we strive to improve our communities and individuals. We also believe that this mindset of serving others was reflected in the character of Jesus, and is our model for living.
Matthew 22:36-40, Proverbs 21:3, Micah 6:8, Mark 10:42-45