BELIEFS / MISSION / VISION

A church that reaches the lost and sends the saved.

BELIEFS

One of the main things you should know about LLCF is that we seek to collaborate with other churches that preach the gospel, rather than magnifying our differences, we seek to identify what unifies us as Christians. We are proudly affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.

THE TRINITY

WE BELIEVE in ONE GOD, who is eternal, all-powerful, and absolutely Holy, who has revealed himself to humans as existing in three distinguishable persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; and John 14:15-17)

BIBLE

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s eternal, inspired, infallible Word in its entirety; it is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

CREATION

WE BELIEVE in the creation, test, and fall of man as recorded in Genesis.
(Romans 5:12, 18; 8:1-9; 6:23; 3:23; 7:18, 21-25)

JESUS

WE BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of humankind – conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man, He died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples. He is returning to earth. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 17; Romans 4:25; 1 Tim 6:14-16)

HOLY SPIRIT

WE BELIEVE in the Spirit-filled life, a life of loving God and others fully and avoiding those attitudes and actions that God calls sin. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the Early Church. (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1; 1 Corinthians 12-14)

ETERNITY

WE BELIEVE in eternal life for believers: a literal heaven, where we will live and reign with Christ, and a literal hell for those who reject Christ. (John 5:24; Mark 9:43-58; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15)

SPIRITUAL REALM

WE BELIEVE in the reality and personality of Satan and demons. Christ has overcome Satan on the cross and eternal judgment awaits Satan and demons. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15)

SACRAMENTS FOR ALL

WE BELIEVE in baptism for all who decide to follow Jesus as Lord, and in communion (or the Lord’s Table or Eucharist) as symbols of the body and blood of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36, 19:1-6)

SALVATION

WE BELIEVE in the salvation of sinners by grace (not by good works), through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work
of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain forgiveness of sins. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12-15; Romans 5:11)

MISSION & VISION

MISSION

Our mission tells us why we exist and as a Jesus-centered community,
we are modeled after the life and ministry of Jesus as summarized in Matthew 9:35-38.

"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

VISION

Our vision is bold, God-sized! A vision is best imagined. So imagine the following with us for a minute, or five.
1. We see LLCF as a growing and diverse church embracing all people, locally and globally, connecting them with the transforming power of the Gospel.
6. We see LLCF being a refuge for the broken to find healing and restoration.
2. We see LLCF reaching out to its community through Spirit-empowered believers who use their gifts and talents to make a difference through loving acts of service.
7. We see LLCF offering the hope and tangible compassion of Jesus to our community and beyond.
3. We see LLCF discipling people into transformed daily living.
8. We see LLCF living out its unique call to be a River Church, training and deploying disciple-makers and healthy leaders with a multiplication vision.
4. We see LLCF equipping people to engage their community as their mission field through creative expressions that draw hearts to Jesus.
9. We see LLCF collaborating with civic and Christian organizations to promote the good news into spheres of influence everywhere.
5. We see LLCF advancing the Kingdom of God by influencing culture and the body of Christ with relevant messages of truth through music, storytelling, preaching and published works.
10. We see LLCF sending short-term mission teams and creating long-term partnerships with international locations.
Will you partner with us through your time, talent, and treasure to see this vision come to pass?