About LifeLine 

Who We Are

 

Our Basis of Faith
A Radical Community
3 Key Operating Principles
The Outworking...

 

Our Basis of Faith


God is in charge!


In Romans 1:16 Paul states that the gospel is the “power of God to salvation for everyone who believes”.   This understanding is foundational to how we live and act, both individually and corporately as part of the expression of the global Church. 

Living from a different source.

It is God’s grace that saves us, not anything that we do or think (Ephesians 2:1-10).   

Therefore, through grace, God has made sure that we have all we need to enjoy a rich and real relationship with Him (Hebrews 4:16).  He has freed us from trying to please Him by following rules or believing harder.  
 


A Radical Community


We are characterised as a church that chooses not to settle, but is set on constantly moving forward in God (Psalm 84:5).  Our interest goes way beyond meeting of our own needs.  We look far beyond our present borders and recognise no ethnic, racial, national or territorial limits.
 

Having impact


We believe we will influence the world around us and cause communities to prosper as we live rightly before God (Jeremiah 29: 4-7).   We, the church, are an active force representing Him as we love from a pure, Spirit-filled heart, engaging in the world around us for example, being able to forgive when we are hurt, love people who annoy us, break free from fear and enjoy who we are.  
Jesus demonstrated to us what it means to be obedient to God at all times while he was on earth and only doing what His father asked Him to.  Therefore, we can expect to do the same including miracles!  In fact it says in John 14:12, that we will do ‘even greater things than these’.
 


3 Key Operating Principles


To Love


1 John 4:19 ‘We love Him, because He first loved us.’
It’s amazing! We can actually know the love of the living God  -  it’s real and tangible.  As we know His love, it causes us to surrender our lives totally to God, no longer choosing to do things our way (sin), living as Jesus did, in constant communion with His Father, free from anxiety, fear and insecurity. 
1 Cor 13 4-6 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;  does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
As we love God, we will love one another (John 13: 34, 35).  It’s outlandish to contemplate the radical nature of the love described in 1 Corinthians 13, yet we can really can love in this way, through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.    Loving people with God’s love will always be real and will always be choosing to put the needs of others above our own, letting people really matter to us. 
 

To Serve


Serving is love in action!   John 13 shows us that Jesus, instead of using His position and authority to demand that one of the disciples wash His feet before the last supper, He became a servant to them and washed their feet.  In the same way, we choose to use our gifts, talents, time and money to serve those around us.   This includes practical things, for example, decorating, babysitting;  it’s being really honest with each other – even when it’s saying things that the other person doesn’t want to hear;  it’s being there for one another in difficult times and celebrating with one another when good things happen. 
 

To Bring Peace


John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
God has called us to live a radical life both in our individual spheres and as a corporate body by challenging prevailing systems and bringing peace through the love and power of God which enables people to flourish and know wholeness in every area of life.  This includes:  how we are in households, in the church community, with our neighbours as well as engage in our nation.   Some of the outworking of this will be in such ways as;
Standing for righteousness where we see injustice, corruption or hatred,
Demonstrating God’s heart by loving Him, one another and our neighbours,
Bringing positive change wherever we are, by seeking God for His creativity, resolve and rule.
 


The outworking of this vision...


Over the years, our key operating principles and basis of faith have led us to place particular focus on the importance of:
 
  • Preparing couples before they marry so that their future together is built on strong foundations of love and grace.
  • Equipping parents so they have a strong understanding of how God wants them to raise their children.
  • Practising hospitality and generosity to ensure no one is lonely.
  • Equipping leaders to serve in practical and real ways to enable people to grow and develop in their relationship with God.
  • Investing in our children and young people to be Kingdom people.
  • Developing innovative Kingdom business and organisations which bring prosperity in our communities.
  • Invading and influencing the institutions of business, education and social care.
  • Engaging in real ways with the nation, bringing God for His wisdom and word through the doors He opens.
  • Initiate and develop new expressions of accurate powerful churches.
  • Being a global church in relationship with leaders across the world so that together we will impact nations.
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