Beliefs

What We Believe

The Church has endured severe division throughout the centuries over non-essential issues.  And we don’t want to get caught up in this frenzy of splintering relationships.  So for the purpose of fellowship and unity, we put our focus on these core beliefs of Christianity:

  1. The Bible is the divine revelation of God to mankind. It is our fixed source of authority for faith and conduct, without error.  It is endurable for all generations and cultures.
  2. God is eternal.  Having always existed outside of time and space, a single Being consisting of three, interrelated Persons – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. Jesus is the eternal Son of God.  Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin.  The One who ultimately restored mankind from sin, raised from the dead and is seated with the Heavenly Father.
  4. The Holy Spirit is present to make people aware of their need of Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is present to empower the believer to live their destiny in following Jesus.
  5. Mankind is made in the spiritual image of God.  Mankind is fallen from innocence due to willful choice to do wrong, destined for eternal separation from God, but is provided an opportunity to be reconciled through Christ.  Mankind is invited to accept Christ, repent of sin and get a fresh start.
  6. The Church is the body of Christ and was created by Christ.  It consists of all Christians on a three-fold mission of reaching up, reaching in and reaching out.
  7. The future is hopeful for those prepared for the imminent return of Christ.  Followers of Jesus look forward to eternal life with God.

 Organizational Structure

LifeHouse Church is an inter-denominational church.  “Inter-denominational” simply means that people in our church may have different denominational convictions, but instead of letting them divide us, we choose to focus on the same essential Biblical core beliefs that unite us.   We may have different backgrounds or unique styles of worship, but our purpose is the same.  Our purpose is simply to follow Jesus’ two main teachings in the Bible:

Love God

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind… And love your neighbor as you love yourself.” 

– Matthew 22:37-39 (The Great Commandment)

Love Others

“ Go into all the world, make disciples of all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” 

– Matthew 28:19 (The Great Commission)

In connection with the LifeHouse Church Network, we try to live by these two passages.  Members of this network have the same cause, values, statements of faith, and shared discipleship systems.  The Network does not restrict or control individual churches, but instead, provides support and accountability without promoting a denominational agenda.