OUR CORE VALUES
1. Intimacy With God
At Life Church we believe that the key to passionate spirituality is first and foremost to know God. It is impossible to love others and develop fully-devoted Christ followers without knowing God intimately.
2. Glory of God
At Life Church we believe that true worship takes place in every aspect of life. Whatever is done should be done to the glory of God both individually and corporately.
3. Obedience to God
At Life Church we believe that obedience to the commands of Christ is the only way that we can prove to ourselves and to the world that we love Jesus and are His disciples. We value striving to please God with our conduct and we want to remove anything in our lives that makes us spiritually unhealthy.
4. Knowledge of God
At Life Church a commitment to spiritual growth can be nurtured only by seeking Biblical truth. We value the knowledge of God through teaching, preaching, and equipping individuals with Life Resources to know and understand God better.
5. The Value of Every Person
At Life Church we believe that because people are valuable to God that they should also be valuable to us. The world will understand God's love only as we model loving and caring relationships.
6. The Renown of God
At Life Church we value responsible, need oriented, personal evangelism. It takes an enthusiastically changed life to reach another life. We also value reaching lost people on all soils through missions trips and giving.
DEVELOPING FULLY-DEVOTED CHRIST-FOLLOWERS
At Life Church we believe that there are no spectators in the Christian life. Every single person who attends Life Church has unique giftings, skills, and passions. We want to help every believer find their mosaic fit. We all have a design in God's master artistry.
At Life Church we view the church as a family and as a team. Every ministry and every member function in unity to accomplish the main thing—loving God and loving others by developing fully-devoted Christ-followers.
9.Excellence In Ministry
At Life Church we believe that excellence and quality honors God and motivates people. We value doing our very best for God by embracing lifelong growing attitudes of excellence that permeate every ministry and activity.
THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD
(2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
IN ONE TRUE GOD
(Isaiah 43:10, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:11, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)
THAT JESUS CHRIST IS FULLY GOD
(Revelation 1:8, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31,35, Hebrews 7:2, 1 Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22, 10:38, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 6:14, 15:4, Acts 1:9,11,2:33, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)
THE FALL OF MANKIND
(Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17,3:6, Romans 5:12-19)
THE SALVATION OF MANKIND
(Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7, Romans 8:16, Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12)
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH -Baptism in water and communion
(Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4)
THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
(Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4,8 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Acts 8:12-17, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9, John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8, Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28, Acts 2:42, Mark 16:20)
THE INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
(Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28)
THAT SANCTIFICATION IS AN ACT OF SEPARATING OURSELVES FROM EVIL AND IDENTIFYING WITH THINGS THAT ARE GOOD, UPRIGHT, AND MORALLY PURE
(Romans 12:1,2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12, 1 Peter 1:16, Hebrews 12:14, Romans 6:1-11, 13, Romans 8:1, 2, 13, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 2:12,13, 1 Peter 1:5)
THAT THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION IS TO SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST, WORSHIP GOD AND BUILD A UNIFIED BODY OF BELIEVERS MATURE IN FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE LIKE JESUS (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, Ephesians 1:22,23, 2:22, Hebrews 12:23, Luke 19:10 Revelation 19:10, 22:9, Ephesians 4:12)
THAT INVOLVEMENT IN THE MINISTRY IS GOD PURPOSE FOR ALL BELIEVERS
(Mark 16:15-20, John 4:23-24, Ephesians 4:11,16)
IN DIVINE HEALING
(Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16)
IN THE BLESSED HOPE - the rapture of the church
(Romans 8:23, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Titus 2:13)
IN THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST
(Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27, 30, Revelation 1:7, 19:11-14, 20:1-6, Ezekiel 37:21-22, Zephaniah 3:19-20, Romans 11:26-27, Psalm 72:3-8, Isaiah 11:6-9, Micah 4:3-4)
IN THE FINAL JUDGMENT
(Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8)
IN THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
(2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21,22)
Pastor Linwood (Jake) Errickson
As the lead pastor of Life Church Council Grove, I would like to invite you to consider making Life Church your church home if you are not currently a member of another great church in the area. We are small, but we enjoy life together! Most importantly, we enjoy worshiping the Lord Almighty and proclaiming His message by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in and through us for His glory.
Again, we would love to meet you! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the church at 620-767-5077. Leave a message if there is no answer and I will be sure to return your call. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Pastor Linwood (Jake) Errickson