The people of LifeStory Church have a variety of denominational backgrounds. We are a family church, not only because we love children and believe in providing amazing traditional childcare(Sunday School), but because we cultivate a feeling of belonging... We believe in "Doing Life Together." We aren't meant to travel through this life alone. We are all His children, we should see ourselves as family.
We believe that the Word of God comes alive when the key of Grace is inserted. It is a scarlet thread that runs through the entire Bible, Old Testament and New. We believe that Love and Mercy is the greatest tool we could use to touch the hurting and the lost. We are not in the business of trying to change behaviors, we believe in changing hearts, only then will Godly behaviors follow... Only God can change the heart and Identity, Our part is done by simply pointing to Jesus, by loving them right where they are.
At LifeStory Church we hope to restore confidence in the Word of God to the believer. To teach an understanding of how to "rightly discern the word of truth" separating the truth from mistranslated tradition and misguided cultural influence. Context matters! We believe that honest searching will lead to finding answers where answers are available to humanity. Jesus said:
“‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened’” (Matthew 7v7-8).
We are also a church that feels called to engage the issues of the day. We choose to stand up, Stand on, and Stand for the Word of God.
Pastor Chad & Amber Randall and Family
It is our sincere desire as a body of believers to live out the values found in the word of God, and our role in furthering his Kingdom. We have purposed in our hearts to speak the Gospel of Jesus Christ unapologetically in a way that overcomes denomination and traditional stigmas. We seek to build a church that at its core is a training ground that serves as a catalyst and encouragement for leaders, and future leaders of our community. Worship is a powerful part of our relationship with God and an essential part of our service at LifeStory. The Holy Spirit led contemporary music sets the tone and flow of the entire service.
We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God, the original texts are without error, and it is the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) We believe that Context matters and is of paramount importance to understanding the Bible, which is the Word of God. (2 Timothy 2:15)
"It shall greatly help ye to understand scripture if thow mark not only what is spoken or written but of Whom and to whom, at what time and where, to what intent." - Myous Carmedaos, 16th Century Bible Scholar and Translator
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world, and that there is no other name by which man can be saved. (Acts 4:12, http://overviewbible.com/trinity-bible-verses/)
We believe that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe he rose from the dead and is coming again. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what he did for us on the cross, and his resurrection is evidence that the atoning sacrifice made our our behalf was accepted by the father. We believe that when we believe, the Holy Spirit seals our hearts guaranteeing our inheritance as heirs to the Kingdom of God. It is then that the Holy Spirit begins to change the desires of our heart, leading us into the good works that He has prepared in advance for us to do.
In short: FAITH + NOTHING = SALVATION & WORKS are the result of the new desires that accompany a transformed mind and heart.
We believe water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the regular taking of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross. Jesus (Yahshua, His Jewish Name) partook of the Passover Seder, "The Last Seder" before He was sacrificed for our sin, becoming our Passover lamb. In doing so, he instructed us to do the same in remembrance of his fulfillment of the Passover prophecy.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Matthew 26:26-27)
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