Message from the Pastor
What do you want in a church?
Through my years of ministry, I’ve learned that it’s difficult to find a church where you feel like you really belong. Everyone has his or her unspoken list of preferences, and every church congregation has its own strengths and weaknesses. Finding a match is not easy.
If you can find a place where people welcome you, show interest in you, introduce you to others, invite you to return, and remember you when you return, this is a place where you can feel at home. Now if you can add faithful proclamation of the Scripture, believing prayer, and uplifting worship, you’ve found a treasure worth keeping.
I want to lead that kind of congregation, and we want to be that kind of church.
We’re innovative and forward-looking. We think church should focus on relationships.
- Relationships encourage spiritual growth, transform attitudes, and build disciples.
- Relationship is the stuff that fills the cracks of life and holds us up when we’re struggling.
- Relationships enrich life by helping us change the ways that we think and act.
What do you get when you choose to worship with us?
- A sense of expectation that God can minister to the needs of every worshiper.
- Music based in Scripture, focused on God, and selected to lift our spirits into worship.
- Prayer that expects answers from God.
- Preaching that explains Holy Scripture and tells what it means for us.
- Discussion that applies Scripture and encourages clear thinking.
- Time to visit over coffee both before and after worship.
Lifeline Community Church is a congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, a denomination that is strongly committed to the truth and values of the Bible and to Reformed theology as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
~ Pastor David Johnston