OUR BELIEFS

CORE VALUES

1. We are committed to the Bible.


We believe that the Bible is God's inerrant truth about Himself, humanity, and true life. It is what we rely on to point us in the direction that God is calling us to pursue. We are committed to the truth of Scripture alone, not a gimmick, false gospel, or a single personality. That is why the sermons we preach are a product of a Teaching Team, a conglomerate of staff members with the gift of teaching. It’s also why you will hear from several different teachers over the course of a year at LifePoint Church. To us, it’s not about the preacher, but about the Word being preached. We are committed to the Bible.




2. We are connected through community.


LifePoint is a growing, multi-generational body of believers, and the temptation in a growing church can be for people to get lost in the mix. Instead, we are passionate about developing deep, biblical community amongst our Covenant Partners. This is most effectively carried out in the context of LifeGroups. LifeGroups are small groups of people that meet regularly outside of our Sunday morning services. The purpose of a LifeGroup is three-fold:

  1. To cultivate spiritual growth through Bible study, conversation, and accountability.
  2. To develop deep relationships through fellowship.
  3. To care for the local community through ministry outreach and service projects.​
The early church was defined by their fellowship, and their commitment to care for one another and the community around them. Our desire is for every Covenant Partner at LifePoint Church to be an active, faithful member of a LifeGroup where they can grow spiritually and affect change around them for the cause of Christ.




3. We are missionally-driven.


Part of multiplying disciples is conducting ministry in our community (through our LifeGroups) and around the globe (by sending people on mission trips and partnering with full-time missionaries). We are driven to spread the Gospel to every corner of the map through the vehicle of missions. That’s why we refuse to spend more money on brick-and-mortar than on people. In fact, every year, we have an annual missions offering called the ShareCampaign. During the ShareCampaign, we ask our Covenant Partners to give above-and-beyond their regular tithes and offerings for approximately three to four weeks. Every cent gathered during the ShareCampaign is directed toward mission work, locally, nationally, and globally.




4. We are Kingdom builders.


And we aren’t talking about the “Kingdom of LifePoint.” Actually, we couldn’t care less about making the name of LifePoint famous. That name isn’t going to stand forever. Only the name of Jesus Christ will. And we are completely sold-out to building His kingdom on earth. For us, that means doing whatever it takes to unify churches for the common cause of sharing the Gospel. Barriers of race, class, and denomination have separated the Church for many years, especially in the southeast. Jesus, instead, prayed that His disciples would be unified (John 17). Our desire is to unify the Church by partnering with, assisting, and multiplying the churches around us. When we are all healthy, maturing, and productive, then we will be building the kingdom of God.





OUR DOCTRINE

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to man.  The Bible is God’s inerrant Word to us, infallible as originally given by God through human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is absolutely true and trustworthy. It is our only standard of faith and practice.


(2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12;
2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; Psalm 119)

GOD

There is one true and living God. God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He is infinite, eternal, unchangeable, and is revealed to us as the Godhead existent in three co-equal, co-eternal, and co-substantial persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:3-6, 13-14, 4:6; Matthew 28:19; Genesis 1:1,26-27; Genesis 3:22;
Philippians 2:5-6; John 1:1,3,14 & 18; Isaiah 9:6)

THE FATHER

The first person of the Trinity who orders and disposes of all things according to His own purpose and grace, and who continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events for His own glory. Fatherhood denotes spiritual relationship; first, within the Trinity; second, within mankind, creatively in relation to all men, but spiritually only in relation to those who have been saved by His grace from their sin and come to Him through Jesus Christ.

 

(James 1:17)

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah of the Old Testament, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross, rose from the dead to provide justification for every believer, ascended to the right hand of God where He presently intercedes for all believers, and will again, in the fullness of the Fathers’ time, return in visible, triumphant, personal form to overthrow sin, judge the world, and establish His Kingdom on earth.

 

(John 1:14)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Sprit is sent from God to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, cleanse, and secure from sin. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

 

(John 14:16,17; 16:8,13)

MAN, SIN, & SATAN

Man’s condition is one of sin and separation from God. Man was created in innocence directly and immediately by God, in His spiritual image, for the purpose of fellowship with God and glory for God. Man was tempted by Satan and sinned, and because of this all men have been born in sin since that time. Sin separates us from God, others, and all good things ultimately and eternally in hell.  All persons need to be saved from their sin.

 

(Genesis 1-3; Romans 3:23)

SALVATION

God has acted in Jesus Christ to deliver us from sin. Jesus Christ is the only Savior from sin. He provided forgiveness and atonement for our sins by shedding His blood on the cross, and rose again to provide life and justification. Apart from Christ, there is no salvation. All men are under condemnation through personal sin, and deliverance from condemnation comes only by the righteousness of Christ and not human merit. This righteousness is credited to the believer by grace through faith. The Holy Spirit regenerates or gives new life to one who commits his life to Jesus, and he is kept by God’s power forever, never to be lost.

 

(John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9;
Romans 5:1; John 10:29)

THE CHURCH

Jesus established the church to continue His mission and ministry on earth. A New Testament church is a voluntary association of baptized believers in Christ who have covenanted together to follow the teachings of the New Testament in doctrine, worships and practice.  We believe that the church is a self-governed organization served by three types of leadership called out by God:
pastors, elders and lay leaders.

 

(Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 2:42;
Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

LAST THINGS

Jesus Christ will return and God’s plan for eternity will be carried out. We believe in the imminent and bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth. The dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men according to their works.  Unbelievers will be cast into eternal punishment and outer darkness prepared for the devil and his angels who preceded them, and the saved will enter into the eternal state of glory with God and will, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, spend eternity.

(Matthew 24:27-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; Revelation 20:1-22:13)

DEATH & RESURRECTION

Everyone will face judgment before God; some to eternal life, others to eternal condemnation.  Death involves no loss of consciousness but the soul of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ and there is separation of soul and body until the first resurrection when the spirit, soul, and resurrected body will be reunited in glorified form in heaven forever.  All who have placed their faith in Christ alone will be bodily resurrected to everlasting life.

 

(1 Corinthians 15:24-58)

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Seneca, SC 29672

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