Care and Prayer
If you or someone you love is going through a hardship and you’d like prayer or to talk with a staff member, please let us know.
If you’re new to our church in the last few months, we want to INVITE you and your kids/family/friends to our next Newcomers Reception! It’s held in your honor on a Sunday after church. You’ll meet the staff and others who, like you, are newer to our church.
Have you ever felt like life is hard? While there are many joys and celebrations, life can be difficult, discouraging, and depressing. Relationship struggles, job loss, loneliness, we all experience the hardships of living in a broken world.
The question is, is there more? Is there a better life possible? Jesus says, “I have come that people may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Full life is possible, and the way to experience it is responding in faith to the gospel.
By putting His Holy Spirit inside you, He helps you follow Him and His word which leads you to fulfillment and purpose. So, Jesus gives us a new life of forgiveness, freedom, fulfillment, and fellowship with other Believers. And it’s available for “whomsoever”—and that includes you!
Even if you’ve messed up big time, Jesus loves you.
New life for you starts by believing the gospel and calling out to Jesus in prayer. Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you pray that and say that to Jesus with belief in your heart, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as turning from your way of sin and trusting to follow Jesus. Believing He is who He says He is, Son God, Savior of sinners and Lord of all. Beginning to follow Him is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. You haven’t finished the race—you’ve just gotten started.
The best is yet to come!
Celebrate your decision with us! A pastor will follow up with resources and encouragement
What is the meaning of Baptism?
“Christ died for our sins… He was buried… and He rose again.” — 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”
— Colossians. 2:12
2. It illustrates my new life as a Christian.
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” — 2 Corinthians. 5:17
“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead… so also we may live a new life!” — Romans 6:4
** Baptism doesn´t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it´s the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith… it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9
Why be baptized by immersion?
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.” — Matthew 3:16
2. Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
“…then both Philip and the man went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water…” — Acts 8:38-39
** The Greek work baptize means “to immerse or dip under water”. It best symbolized a burial and resurrection!
The founders of denominations agree:
Martin Luther… “I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immersed, as the work imports and the mystery signifies.” John Calvin… “The word ´baptize´ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.” John Wesley… “Buried with Him, alludes to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church.”
Who should be baptized?
“Those who believe and accepted His message were baptized…” — Acts 2:41
“Simon himself believed and was baptized…” — Acts 8:13
“But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News… and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” — Acts 8:12
2. At TLC, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them.
Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed. This is different from the baptism talked about in the Bible which was only for those old enough to believe. The purpose is to publicly confess your personal commitment to Christ.
When should I be baptized?
“Those who believe…were baptized…that day!” –Acts 2:41
“Then Philip began with the scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the man said, ´Look, here is water! Why shouldn´t I be baptized right now?´ Philip said, ´If you believe with all your heart, you may.´ The man answered, ´I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.´ So they went down into the water and Philip baptized him.” –Acts 8:35-38
** There is no reason to delay. As soon as you have decided to receive Christ into your life, you can and should be baptized. If you wait until you are “perfect”, you´ll never feel “good enough”!
Can my family and friends be baptized together?
What should I wear when I am baptized?
Will I have to say anything?
2. Prior to baptism day, we will schedule a brief meeting to discuss your commitment to Christ and story of salvation (Who you were before knowing Christ, how you met Christ, and who you are now in Christ). Since baptism symbolizes new life and the next step in your spiritual journey with your church family, we find that helping you compose and share a 2-minute testimony video helps the congregation support and celebrate the day better with you, as well as serves as an encouraging witness to those who haven’t taken the step of faith yet. We will help you prep and share your testimony on video.
Have questions about being baptized?
Request info about Baptism
Benefits of Church Membership: Why Do I Need a Spiritual Family?
I NEED HEALTHY, SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the one who falls and has no one to help him up!” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
I NEED A PLACE WHERE I CAN USE MY GIFTS
“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you…” – 1 Timothy 4:14
I NEED A PLACE WHERE I CAN GROW
“They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, sharing in the breaking of bread and prayer.” – Acts 2:42
I NEED TO BELONG TO SOMETHING BIGGER THAN MYSELF
“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” – Romans 12:4-5
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…” – Hebrews 10:25
Requirements for Church Membership:
What’s necessary to be a voting member of the TLC family
Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.
Believer’s baptism by immersion.
3. ENGAGEMENT & COMMITMENT
Partnering with TLC by committing to support our leadership, vision, and values. Participating with TLC by faithfully practicing and engaging in our discipleship strategy: Gather in worship, Grow in groups, Give gladly and generously, and Go as an everyday missionary.
What is a LifeGroup?
How long do they last?
Why join a LifeGroup?
- CONNECTING WITH OTHERS – Your group will be a great way to meet new people and build healthy relationships.
- GROWING TOGETHER – Through your group you can experience spiritual, emotional, professional, and intellectual growth.
- SERVING OTHERS – Your group will be a rewarding place to discover your specific gifts and to use them in serving others inside and outside the group through sharing responsibilities and engaging in an outreach project.
- HAVING FUN – With a busy schedule, it can be hard to find time to just have fun. Your group will have this opportunity by doing fun social events together and engaging in encouraging conversations.
When and where do they meet?
What is the commitment?
What about childcare?
What will we study?
How much does it cost?
How can I join a LifeGroup?
- 1) Fill out a Connection Card during a worship service, indicating which group you’d like to join, and drop it in the offering bucket.
- 2) Visit the Connect Here Table on campus before or after the worship services and have staff help get you connected.
- 3) Sign up online at LifeHouse Church or download our Church Center App and register on the Events page.
Are there groups for teenagers and young adults?
Questions? Contact groups pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org
First, we want you to know YOU BELONG! Adulting can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Regardless of your background or where you’re currently at in your faith, we want to JOURNEY WITH YOU.
Our vision is to be a community that passionately pursues the presence of God in His word as we believe that it has the power to transform our college campus, our workplace, and ultimately our life.
If you’re planning to visit for the first time, let us know with the button below. We look forward to getting to know you!
We meet weekly for LIFEgroup on Tuesdays at 7 pm. We also meet monthly for hangouts and fun events.
Zach Imboden, Associate Pastor
The men’s ministry helps create fun and formative connection points for men of all ages through monthly serving, studying, and social events. You’re invited to our next MenConnect event!
Men’s Bible Studies on Tuesday at 7-8:30 pm at TLC and Thursday at 5:45 am at TLC. We also meet monthly for hangouts and fun events.
Zach Imboden, Associate Pastor
The women’s ministry helps create fun and formative connection points for women of all ages through monthly serving, studying, and social events. You’re invited to our next WomenConnect event!
Women’s Bible Studies on Tuesday at 9-10:30 am at TLC and Friday at 9-10:30 am at TLC. Stitching groups available Thursdays 12-3 pm at TLC and Thursdays 6 – 9 pm at TLC. We also meet monthly for hangouts and fun events.
Zach Imboden, Associate Pastor
The senior’s ministry (Just Older Youth J.O.Y.) helps create fun and formative connection points for adults 55+ through monthly serving, studying, and social events. You’re invited to our next JOY event!
We meet monthly for hangouts and fun events, as well as throughout the week in various LIFEgroups.
Zach Imboden, Associate Pastor
Sundays are special at TLC as kids (Newborns-5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a fun, creative, and engaging way. Our trained teachers are passionate about introducing kids to Jesus every week. Our goal is to partner with parents to help lay a foundation of faith for our kids so that they will follow Jesus for a lifetime.
We look forward to having your family visit Lifehouse Kids this Sunday at 9:30am and 11am.
When you get here, just let us know your last name at the Kids’ Check-in,
and we’ll print out your name tags. It’s as easy as that!
What to Expect at Lifehouse kids
What to Expect?
A Safe and Clean Environment
Fun & Creative Bible Teaching
Lifehouse Students’ vision is a mirror of our church. We want to make passionate
followers of Jesus who GATHER, GROW, GIVE and GO.
Junior High meets Sunday at 9:30am and High School meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm
If you’re a new student that will be joining us soon, let us know with the
button below. We can’t wait to meet you!
Every Wednesday, students
Student Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It is an opportunity for Middle School & High School students to engage in high-energy worship and authentic relationships while hearing the truth of God’s Word. Wednesday nights are a place for anyone, no matter where you are in life. Our goal is to create a safe environment where the message is biblical and relevant, where students are challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other, and where teens can apply their faith in their everyday lives.
Every Sunday, students
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