Journeying through 2017 and beyond we want to continue to be crystal clear about the vision and goals of Life Church as we partner together by:
Growing a community of God’s grace, serving the world
- Gathering #meeting for purpose
- Growing #discovering our purpose
- Going #living out our purpose
It’s our goal that everyone understands our desire to be a church engaged in WHOLE-LIFE DISCIPLESHIP.
It’s our ambition that everyone recognises the part Life Church plays in their lives and in equipping them in their role in representing Christ in the world.
There are 168 hours in a week. Most of us spend only a small percentage of these on ‘church’ activity.
The question is: “What does it mean for me to live fruitfully here and now, Monday to Friday?”
We need clarity in understanding the relationship between the church in its GATHERED form (things we do together like Sunday meetings and Life Groups) and the church in its SCATTERED form (things we do when apart).
The death and resurrection of Christ means there is no longer a spiritual or secular divide in our lives.
Everything is spiritual.
Most people don’t need to be encouraged to do more ‘church’ activity BUT to see what they do in the 168 in a different light - the light of God’s presence with us, whether at home or work, school or college, doing the shopping or housework, exercising or socialising, alone or with others.
We need a consistency in our lives which sees that ‘work is worship’ as we seek to be fruitful for the kingdom of God through every door we walk.
We are empowered to BE church in today’s society, every day, not just when we are gathered.
This isn’t primarily about changing our everyday routines - it’s about awakening to the God-given potential of every moment.
It’s about valuing and celebrating every encounter, praying for each other at home and work, sharing honest stories of everyday life
Mother Teresa: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Romans 12 :1 “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.”