LifeHouse Church Hedgesville will officially open its doors in the Fall of 2011. In the meantime, it meets in my home every first Sunday of the month and in Jim and Paulette Rich’s home every third Sunday evening of the month from 6 to 8 PM. Here we gather for food, fellowship, singing, prayer, and study.
Our vision is to use our act of worship in tithing as God purposed it be used – to be given back to those who are in need. We will not own a building, unless God places one in our lap. We want to be able to “put the money where our mouth is,” meaning we want to be a church actively using God’s resources in ways He would desire us to use them. Our goal is not to separate ourselves from the community, but to be an active participant in it, hoping that the message of Christ will be heard by many through our acts of love and service.
We believe that if we want to know Christ more intimately, then we must follow in His footsteps. Christ came to this world to show love and to serve. His Kingdom goes against what our world tells us is strong. Christ desires those whose hearts are humble and whose personalities are meek. He longs for people to treat each other fairly and to take on an attitude of humility by placing others above themselves. It takes true strength to do such things because anyone can fight, but very few stand with arms down or walk away.
We hope and pray that God will make our church look this way. We plan to do this through our church and our community of LifeGroups called Common Unity (Community) Groups. We want God to bless our families – providing them with strength, stability, and protection. We want God to meet our needs – trusting for His provision especially in time of need. We want God to grow us into a family who reaches out to all – an ideal family who will call all brother and sister. We want God to show us how to love and to serve.
So if you find yourself looking for such a place, come join us. I won’t guarantee perfection because perfection only comes at Christ’s return. But I will guarantee that we will strive for it. We will not be self-serving, but others-serving. We will do as Christ taught His disciples because we are His disciples, too.
God bless! Hope to see or hear from you soon.
Feel free to post any comments or questions. You can also contact me through the church email: [email protected].