What was I created for? Why am I here? What’s my purpose? Who am I? The same questions we all grapple with along this journey we call life are no different when starting a church. We are in a beautiful season of creating, establishing, and answering, “Who is Lift Church?” Putting on paper and our website what we believe, what we are about, who we are trying to reach, etc. It’s easy to talk about vision and long-term goals but the practicality of narrowing it down, picking the right verbiage, etc. is difficult. A work-in-progress. I want you to know what we know and I know you can’t know in one tagline or catchy phrase we put on our website!
I want you to see our hearts through our actions, not just words. We have a our burden to impact this city. I want you to know that we will accept you the way you are and that we want our church to be a safe haven for you to come with questions and problems. Our services will be relevant to your everyday life. We care about kids and young people. We believe everyone was created by a heavenly Father who loves them and we are going to present God to you in a way that isn’t threatening or weird. Our desire is to attract someone other than “the religious guy” who already has all the answers. Rather, we want our building full of seekers and sinners just like us.
I personally am passionate about women who are in a tough spot, whether that be financially, relationally, or emotionally. Women who have been abused or who have no self-worth. I myself have been through some tough times and have met a God who loves me and has made me whole. I am going to introduce Him to you if you’re interested.
I care about investing in young people so they know they have a purpose outside themselves. Teaching them they can change their world for the better and find purpose by being open to what God has for them, living their lives to serve others.
We hope our weekend services will attract people who would say, “Church isn’t for me.” That’s what my husband used to think. Our teaching will be practical and our people non-judgemental.
Our public launch is imminent; so, our city is about to hear about Lift Church. A place where your life can be raised to new heights. Where leaders are developed and our community is better off because we are here.
Jesus described himself this way: “I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:9,10 MSG).
God, may Lift Church exist to lead people through this gate.