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The Lifepoint Point

 

As I am following the Lord’s lead to take a more active roll in ministry at Lifepoint Church, I have recently had my attention redirected to what we refer to as “The Point.”  These are 10 core values which speak to the DNA of our church.  Last evening as I heard my pastor’s emphasizing these values to a “Newcomers” group, and I was impacted in a fresh way and wanted to share it with my readers.  This is the Lifepoint Point.

THE POINT

What’s “The point”?  Plain and simple, it’s Jesus.  Everything we do and everything we say should point people to Him.  These statements are all expressions of how we point to and honor Jesus at Lifepoint.

  • We keep it simple – We live in a complex world, so simple is refreshing.  At Lifepoint, we worship together, we walk together and we serve together.
  • We expect the unexpected – We expect marriages to be restored, addictions to be broken, and for God to do the unexplainable.  When no one else expects it to happen, we do.
  • We put rocks in the sink – We put rocks in the sinks because excellence & honor define us.  We will always give God and our guests our best.  [“Rocks in the sink” is symbolic of everything we do to make our guests and partners feel welcome and special.  We actually have volunteers that make sure the bathroom facilities are clean, have decorative rocks in each sink, special handsoap at the sinks, and mints available at the door.  This is just one area each week that our Dream Team volunteers go beyond what is expected to make Lifepoint feel like home the first time our guests arrive.] 
  • We value every “one” – We never lose the significance of “one.”  One more person in heaven.  One more life renewed.  One is always greater than none.
  • We are united under the visionary – Lifepoint is built on the vision that God has given Pastor Jeff.  We will aggresively defend our unity and his vision.
  • We give people gas – We will be pacesetters in our community and our world with generous living.  We believe generosity is not something God wants from us, but rather something he wants for us.  [Again, this heading is symbolic.  It began when we had a special day on which we as a church made free gasoline available to everyone in the community on a first come first serve basis.  The news media picked up on it and coverage ensued.  When our pastor was interviewed he said, “We want to known as a generous church.  We want to be known as the church that gives you gas.”  His inadvertant gaff stuck!  Always evokes laughs, but the concept is real and we are serious about it!]
  • We are unwavering – We will not cater to personal preference in our mission to reach this city.  We are more focused on those we are trying to reach than those we are trying to keep.
  • We act in ridiculous faith – In order to reach this city with the Gospel of Jesus, we can’t think small.  We must take bold steps, abandon the reasonable, embrace the ridiculous and watch God move.
  • We are the real deal – Lifepoint is full of real people with real struggles who are being radically changed by a real Savior.
  • We will not take this for granted – We will not overlook what God is doing here.  This is His church and we will remain grateful for His hand of favor.
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