A FAMILY ON A MISSION

We use a phrase to describe our church – “A Family on a Mission”. We borrowed this phrase from the larger family of churches we belong to called Salt and Light. By this phrase we mean not so much that we do “missions,” but that we are missional in our outlook and practice. The word “mission” is derived from the word apostle, which means “sent one.” Therefore, to be missional means we are constantly focused outward as a church family to take the gospel to all who need it. We see missions as reaching out to a neighborhood in our city with an after-school program for children, or touching the local university, or planting churches in nearby towns like Quincy, IL or Columbia, MO; or planting a church in Fresno, California; or even reaching out to the Philippines to help our friends Bobby and Noemi Pino as they work to win a city and an island to Christ.

LOCAL MISSIONS

CHURCH PLANTING

GLOBAL IMPACT

The world is not dying for lack of American church culture. What lost people need is Kingdom culture. And Kingdom culture is best expressed by sons and daughters taking the good news to those living in darkness. Whether that darkness is on a college campus or on an island in the Philippines, God wants to bring His light into people’s lives and break off the things that hold them in bondage. God wants to reproduce His family everywhere. To make this happen, churches must be missional in their focus to reach the world. Come join us in this vision. Work with our family as we endeavor to reach our neighborhoods; our city and other cities; this nation and other nations. Jesus told us to

“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15).

It is a big job, but we rely on the strength and grace that God gives as He directs our lives to extend His family.

LOCAL MISSIONS HIGHLIGHT

Located in Devlin Place, our afterschool program runs Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30 during the school year and 12:00-2:00 during the summer. We offer homework assistance, reading intervention, healthy snacks, and engaging activities to children ages 5-14, through community sponsorships.

Since 2010, we have been blessed to serve nearly 300 different kids in our city, meeting over 100 of them in this last year, and we look forward to touching many more little lives in the years to come!

Life Church + LifeLine 
At Life Church, we support Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic, a local faith-based nonprofit that offers free services to support women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Lifeline provides counseling, prenatal and parenting education, baby supplies, and other assistance to those in need in our community. We also support the message of sexual risk avoidance that Lifeline shares with thousands of young people across the region through the Pure Freedom program. For more information about the services Lifeline offers and how you can get involved, visit their website: friendsoflifelinephc.org

Philippines

Philippines Missions strives to declare the message of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom throughout the Philippines.  Our purpose is to extend the family of God into other Islands and regions of the Philippines.  This is done through developing leaders relationally in local churches.