from our pastors
On behalf of the leadership of Lifeline, we want to welcome you, and we want you to feel welcomed too! We come from a mixed background of being raised and discipled in a church setting (Pastor Tiffany), to overcoming a life of addiction to find freedom in Jesus as an adult (Pastor Elliot).
That being said, we want you to know that no matter what your background is, how you were raised, what you have been through, no matter what race, ethnicity, color or creed; whether you have a rich religious background, or this is your first time setting foot in a church building-no matter what-we believe you have a place in this church! And we want to help you find your place among us.
Pastors Elliot & Tiffany Jones started leading Lifeline Church in 2012. There is one statement that conveys the mission for our church: reach people with the love of God, restore people to fullness in Christ, and release people to do the work of the ministry. Along with a life-giving culture, we are known for our passion for accomplishing this great commission from God. We’d love to have you join us this weekend!
We are JOYFUL on the JOURNEY
“We enjoy the journey as much as the destination. There is nothing like having fun and serving God with the people you love.”
We are FISHERS of MEN
“We will do anything short of sin to reach people with the love of God. To reach people nobody is reaching we have to do what nobody is doing.”
We are HOPE DEALERS
“Exchanging lies for truth and assisting God in rebuilding His masterpiece is our business. We don’t just show up, we grow up.”
We are RECKLESS GIVERS
“We believe it is more blessed to give than receive. We give beyond our comfort because giving adds value to others and honors God.”
We are LEADER BUILDERS
“We don’t maintain, we multiply. We refuse to simply entertain guests but insist on creating leaders.”
We are BETTER TOGETHER
“We never do anything alone we could do with someone else. We can accomplish infinitely more together than we can alone.”
We are COMMITTED to EXCELLENCE
“Excellence honors God and makes people feel cared for. We give our best because Christ gave his best.”
We are TRANSPARENT and UNASHAMED
“It’s our strength that people look up to, but it’s our weakness that people can relate to. We live unmasked, never afraid to be ourselves.”
We are FAITH FILLED RISK TAKERS
“Nobody ever did anything great by playing it safe. Faith isn’t simply believing God can…it’s living like He will
We are FOCUSED on the MAIN THING
“We will pray as though it’s all up to God, Worship like we are already in heaven, and follow God’s Word as if our life depends on it.”
WHAT OUR CHURCH BELIEVES
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible is Godinspired
(2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
(2 Corinthians 13:14).
THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man is created in the image of God but that by voluntary disobedience fell from perfection, thereby imputing sinfulness to all human beings
THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him
(John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross; salvation is God’s gift to us
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God
(Romans 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).
THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that a very real change takes place in people who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith
BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work
(Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4).
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of bread and the fruit of the vine
(1 Corinthians 11:24, 25).
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that the Holy Spirit’s incoming follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament
THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit
THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Galatians 5:22-25).
We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience
(Philippians 4:5, KJV; Colossians 3:12, 13).
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent
(1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11-13).
We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers
(Hebrews 10:24, 25).
We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God
THE FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death
(Revelation 20:11-15; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers
(John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior
We believe that the church’s primary responsibility is taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples
(Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20).
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings
(Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).