At life21church, we believe that our purpose is to know Jesus and make him known. We believe that we are on a journey to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, build meaningful relationships with the community, and be a conduit to bring forth the kingdom of God. We believe it is an honor to love God and love those in and out of His kingdom. Three words that define why we exist as a church are:
DISCOVER – our hope is to create a space for people to encounter the presence of God so that they can discover the goodness of God, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and what it means to be a new creation. One thing I desire, to dwell in the house of the Lord…
EQUIP – we will work in accordance to Ephesians 4:12-13 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, unity of the body, and maturity in the faith so that we will not be overcome by the waves of life and rooted in the proper doctrine of the Apostles.
If we believe that our purpose is to know Jesus and make him known, how do we accomplish this purpose.? At the core of life21church, we believe that everything exists because of and through meaningful relationships. God sent His only Son to die on a cross to make right the relationship that went wrong in the garden. We are called to create an atmosphere for people to encounter the presence of God and discover His goodness, to equip those redeemed by the blood of Jesus, and then send them out to influence their spheres. Three words define how we do what He has called us to do:
FAMILY ATMOSPHERE – just as the early church lived in community together, sharing everything, we believe that greatest growth is done in an affirming and relational environment.
GRACE TO GROW – all of us have room to grow in our walk with the Lord. We are a sum of the relationships around us that allowed us each to grow into the knowledge of Christ. The Lord is so patient with us, it is vital that we are patient with each other as we grow in the faith.
EXCELLENCE – there is a huge difference between excellence and perfection. The Lord does not require us to be perfect, but it delights Him when we do all things for Him with excellence.