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.
There will be good food, cool giveaways, and a chance to meet the staff and others who are like you newer to our church. No RSVP necessary; but we hope you can make it!
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.
What is the gospel? It’s the good news that Jesus loves us so much that He was willing give His life for us. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son (Jesus), so that whomsoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” Through Jesus’ death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, He took all your wrong and gave you all of His right. It’s amazing but true. He forgives all your sin, past, present and future forever! But there’s more, He frees you from following the broken ways of this world…addiction, bitterness, jealousy, lust.
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?
1. It illustrates Christ´s burial and resurrection.
“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?
1. Because Jesus was baptized that way.
“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?
1. Every person who has believed in Christ as Lord and Savior.
“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?
Yes! If each person understands the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment. However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family or group tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting on others to join you. This puts an undue pressure on them and delays your obedience.
What should I wear when I am baptized?
Women should wear shorts and a top or a swimsuit. Men may wear shorts, t-shirts or a swimsuit. Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes.
Will I have to say anything?
1. On the baptism day, a TLC Staff Member will briefly explain the meaning of baptism. You will wait for your turn to be baptized. The Staff Member will introduce you, briefly lower you just under the water, and then you can leave the water, dry off, and watch the others. Later you will receive your baptism certificate and a photo. We encourage you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism…it’s a celebration of new life in Christ!
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?
Reach out to a pastor to discussion baptism (form fillable name and email and question)
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?
Life Groups are TLC’s small groups of 8-15 people who meet together weekly around our community to spend time discussing interesting and important questions related to the sermon topic and text, and they are a safe place to meet new people, build friendships, ask questions, grow in faith, serve others, and have fun. Each group meets once a week for about 1.5 hours. We have a variety of groups to choose from and different groups meet on different days and in different locations making it easier to find a group that will work for you.
How long do they last?
Each group will meet for about 10-12 weeks each quarter. We have a Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters (Summers we take a little break). At the end of each quarter, you have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. The time between each quarter (about 5-6 weeks), our group leaders and members can rest, new leaders can be raised up, and new groups can be launched.
Why join a LifeGroup?
1. Here at TLC, LIFEgroups are the hub of our ministry and the main way to get connected. These groups are a great place for
- 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?
Life Groups meet on various nights of the week, some at homes and some at TLC.
What is the commitment?
Joining a LIFEgroup requires a 12-week commitment to attend weekly meetings and be an active, engaged participant in the group discussions. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but not much more. This commitment is the key to building and maintaining a strong group. You have the first three weeks to attend the group to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
What about childcare?
Life Groups are mainly for adults only. (Exceptions can be made for nursing newborns). We leave it up to each family to work out their own childcare. Sometimes it works best for families to share a sitter or to swap childcare with another family whose group meets on a different evening. We have safe and reliable childcare available at the church on Monday and Thursday nights (6:00 -8:00 PM). The cost is $20 per kid for the entire semester.
What will we study?
Most of the studies are based on the previous weekend’s sermon topic and text. Our hope is that all of us will read the passage of Scripture on our own to form a basic understanding of what it says, listen to the sermon to hear some additional thoughts on it, and then spend time in the group discussions applying what we’re learning to our everyday life. Each week there will be a series of questions (7-8) on the back of the sermon notes sheet to help us discover what the passage says, discuss what it means, and do what it says. It will usually take 20 minutes per week to complete these discussions questions, which we encourage you to complete prior to your group meeting.
How much does it cost?
Few things in life are free and LIFEgroups are no exception! But the cost is not monetary. It’s one of commitment. Along with prioritizing the weekly group meetings, each quarter the group will engage in at least one social event and one service project. So, when you join a LIFEgroup, you’re committing to share your time and life with others in the group. It’s this commitment that makes the groups work. We realize it’s a big commitment, but it only lasts for about 10-12 weeks. At the end of each quarter, you have the choice of recommitting for another, trying a new group, or taking a break.
How can I join a LifeGroup?
1. There are three easy ways to get signed up:
- 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?
Yes, our Student Ministries offers Groups for Middle and High School students, as well as College and Young Adults. For more information, please contact Zach Imboden, our Associate Pastor email@example.com
If you have any questions (especially if you are new to TLC), please don’t hesitate to call the church, and we will gladly assist you. Keep in mind that it might take two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don’t worry, you’ll find it!
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-6th 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 9:00 am and 10:45 am.
Thanks for planning to visit Lifehouse Kids. We want your visit to be seamless. We invite you to fill out this Family Profile form in order to make check in quick and easy!
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?
If you are planning a visit, please stop by our New Here – Start Here table in the lobby. There, one of our friendly volunteer staff will greet you and guide you through the process of getting your information into our database system and your children (newborns – 6th grade) checked in. (You can also check here to fill it our online in-advance). You and your children will be guided to their age-appropriate classroom where any special instructions (allergies, special needs, etc.) for your child can be shared with our loving and caring age-group leaders.
A Safe and Clean Environment
At Lifehouse Kids we work hard to ensure a clean and safe environment for all age groups. Toys and furnishings are cleaned and disinfected regularly and often and special effort is made by our staff to facilitate the safest environment possible.
We value the safety and security of your children and go the extra mile to make sure your kids are in a secure environment. Every child’s name tag is matched to a parent-identification number at check-in and check-out, every volunteer is background checked and must complete and pass a sexual abuse training course. In addition, every hallway is monitored by security personnel and video surveillance.
Fun & Creative Bible Teaching
At Lifehouse Kids, we believe the most amazing book in the world is the Bible and we love to share how awesome God’s word is to your kids in a fun and creative way. Kids experience Scripture through interactive small group and large group settings aimed at helping kids understand that God loves them, He desires to be their friend forever and that He has a special plan for their lives.
Our environments and lesson materials are designed for the various age levels of your children and are presented in a way they can best understand. Every child is special so we will work with you to decide the best environment for your child.
Our approach is for your children to build meaningful relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their leader and other kids in the group. As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow.
We desire to see the next generation of kids have a strong and lifelong faith so we help equip parents to become more and more intentional about the spiritual formation of their children at church and in the home. We believe this spiritual formation starts at home and can never be started too early or too late in childhood. We resource parents with takehome tips and guides to encourage family devotions, leverage teachable moments, and celebrate God’s goodness in the everyday at home.
We celebrate those who serve the next generation and the privilege is not just for the adults; we encourage many of our older kids and youth to serve as well. We offer serving opportunities at every age group and every effort is made to ensure that every volunteer is confidently equipped, trained, communicated to and appreciated. Interested in being a VIP volunteer for the next generation? Let us know here! or contact email@example.com
(Newborns – toddlers)
Here our youngest children are cared for in a clean, safe and nurturing environment. Children are introduced to simple Bible themes and characters as well as fun songs and interactive activities designed to engage the children’s hearts and minds.
(2’s – PreK)
When your child is potty-trained they get the opportunity to move up to our Preschool environment where the classroom structure centers around three essential Bible truths: God Made me, God Loves me and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Weekly Bible lessons are taught in both small groups and in large groups.
(Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
In our Elementary environment, children celebrate God through exciting and fun activities, songs, games, and awesome characters that teach Godly values in both small group and large group settings. Kids learn that they need to make wise choices in life, that they can always trust God and that they should always treat others the way they like to be treated.
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 10:45am and High School meets 6:30pm
This strategy is comprised of three components
GATHER to worship God and invite students who are far from Him to gather with us, GROW together through community and scripture, GIVE our time, talent, treasure and testimony to serve Jesus, and GO as everyday missionaries to share and show Jesus in our home, at our school, and in our community.
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
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Upcoming Student Events
Want to make a difference in the next generation and be a volunteer VIP?
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