Everyone Has A Past. Everyone Has A Future.
WHO WE ARE
We’ve all been through stuff. We’ve all done stuff we’re not proud of. But the love of God is reaching out to all of us. God offers us forgiveness for our faults, healing for our wounds, peace for our fears, and the strength to live a life of intensity, courage, and love in order to transform the world around us. Do you want that? Come join us. Walk out of the past and into your future.
our path (Core Values)
We’re all seeking healing, community, and peace. We believe that comes through a relationship with Jesus and the power of the Spirit. At Life Springs, our path from seeking to salvation to wholeness looks like this:
Break the Ground
We believe in starting something new. That can mean asking questions, beginning to follow Jesus, taking a risk on new friendships, joining a new group, or stepping to serve in a new way. Always be asking God if you need to take a first step or a new step. Break the Ground.
We’re digging a well, and we’re looking for life-giving water. That means we have to dig deep. You can dig deep by worshiping your heart out, learning more about Scripture, seeking God in prayer, and through a bunch of other spiritual disciplines. But each one of us also has hard spots—broken pieces inside of us—that are unique to us. They come from our experiences, our bad choices, and the things that others have done to us. If we don’t let God deal with them, we’ll hurt others with them. So while we’re digging deep, we need to break through the hard spots.
prime the Pump
Faith is not a spectator sport. If you’ve found hope in Jesus, if you’ve found living water, you need to work to bring it to the surface for other people. Figure out your gifts and strengths and offer them to the church. Priming the pump could include finding a ministry to get involved in, finding a person to mentor, doing hidden tasks, tithing, and praying for the church. We are called to be contributors, not consumers (thanks, Elevation Church for this wonderful phrase).
Share the Cup
Jesus didn’t come to save individuals, he came to put us into a community that demonstrates his transforming love. We’ve got hope. We need to share it with others. Look for ways to create community. Share meals. Invite people over. Show up for community events, and most importantly, share love and truth with your neighbors outside the church. Look for people with a past, and offer them a future.
What we believe
We affirm with all Christians the truth of the Apostles' Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
For a more in-depth look at our United Methodist beliefs check out the Articles of Religion