Core Values

Our core values reinforce what is uniquely important to the culture of Lifepoint Church. They guide the design and climate of each ministry carried out by the church.


Atmoshpere

At·mos·phere    
/ˈatməsˌfir/
noun
1. the pervading tone or mood of a place or situation
 
synonyms:    ambience, air, mood, feel, feeling, character, tone, tenor, aura, quality, undercurrent, flavor; informal vibe

We believe the good news of Jesus Christ is for all people. Therefore, when we gather together we are mindful to create a welcoming and anticipatory environment intended to draw all kinds of people, regardless of background or social status, to worship the one true God. Our goals are to remove any barriers to hearing the gospel’s relevance to our lives and to be a place where we feel unrestrained in dealing with our human struggles in a biblical way.




Relationship

Re·la·tion·ship
/rəˈlāSH(ə)nˌSHip/
noun
1. the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
 
synonyms: connection, relation, association, link, correlation, correspondence, parallel, alliance, bond, interrelation, interconnection

We believe part of God’s divine nature is revealed in scripture as relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God gives the gift of participating in His divine nature through developing personal, intimate relationships with God Himself and within His church. Developing these relationships requires time, intentionality and adherence to the principles of relationship laid out in God’s Word. We recognize God designed His church for the purpose of revealing Himself to the world and as a powerful tool of transformation as we live out our lives in relationship with other Christians. Our goal is for the people of Lifepoint to love God and love people with all their heart, mind and strength.


Authenticity

Au·then·tic·i·ty
/ôTHenˈtisədē/
noun
1. the quality of being authentic; relating to or denoting an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposeful, and responsible mode of human life.
 
synonyms: genuineness, bona fide; legitimacy, legality, validity, reliability, depend- ability, trustworthiness, credibility, accuracy, truth, veracity, fidelity

We believe Jesus is who He says He is and is therefore the perfect model of authenticity. We desire to follow His example and become a people whose words, thoughts and actions singularly and truthfully express God’s activity in our lives especially in the midst of our human failings. We have confidence God Himself, by His Spirit of grace, completes our imperfect witness of our perfect God.

Growth

Growth   
/ɡrōTH/
noun
1. the process of increasing in physical size.
2. the process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, or spiritually.
3. the process of increasing in amount, value, or importance.
 
synonyms: development, maturation, increase, exten- sion, development, pro- gress, expansion, augment- ation, proliferation, multipli- cation

antonyms: withering, failure, decline, decrease

We believe growth is indicative of life, and God expects growth in His people and His church. We cultivate individual and congregational growth by laboring for progressively deeper intimacy with God and others, continual life transformation, steady numerical increase, and expanding influence in our community. We pursue growth so that Lifepoint Church will be alive for generations to come and as a way to witness to the world that God alone is the sustainer of all life and activity within the church.

Impact

Im·pact
/ˈimˌpakt/
noun
1. the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.
2. the effect or influence of one person, thing, or action, on another.
 
synonyms: collision, crasheffect, influence, sig- nificance, meaning

We believe God has called Lifepoint Church to make a difference in our community by sharing the gospel by word and action. We desire to have a reputation of love and good works which speaks to the goodness of God and His love for the world. We endeavor to put our faith into action and serve the needs of those around us as God equips and leads. We are eager to be a channel for God’s working power in Chillicothe and the surrounding area.


Flexibility

Flex·i·bil·i·ty
/fleksəˈbilədē/
noun
1. the quality of bending easily without breaking.
2. the ability to be easily modified
3. willingness to change or compromise.
 
synonyms: pliability, suppleness, pliancy, plasticity
antonyms: rigidity, inflexibility, transigence

We believe God has specific and unique plans for our individual lives and for Lifepoint Church as a whole. We desire to be a church who willingly yields to His guidance as He reveals how these plans are to be accomplished. We recognize God’s ability to accomplish His will in an exquisite variety of ways while dually acknowledging His unchanging nature and the perfection of His Word.

Legacy

Leg·a·cy
/ˈleɡəsē/
noun
1. a thing handed down by a predecessor.
synonyms: consequence, effect, upshot, spin-off, by-product, result
 
We believe God intends for Lifepoint Church to be healthy and vibrant long into the future. With every present decision we make, we recognize that we are also laying groundwork for future generations to continue the good work God began through Lifepoint Church. Therefore we seek wisdom for and sensitivity to the future as we carefully steward what God has given us in the here and now.

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