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The Gospel
 
We are by nature enemies of God and the only way to be made right with him is through faith in the person and work of Jesus.  This is the Gospel: the good news that God saves sinners through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 

Not only is the gospel the entry point into salvation, it is also what we grow up in to spiritual maturity.  Spiritual growth to maturity is believing the truth of the gospel to a greater and greater degree throughout our lives.  

Therefore, we exist as a church because of and for the cause of the gospel - all that we do as a is centered around the gospel.
 
Mission
Our mission is to engage in the disciple-making process
 
As followers of Jesus, our primary objective is to make more disciples – to reproduce ourselves as followers of Jesus.  As we do this, we join in the disciple-making movement that Jesus began – we are disciples making disciples who make disciples in the context of relationships with others (Matthew 28:19-20).  
 
The disciple-making process modeled by Jesus is:
Win the lost, build the believer, equip the worker, multiply
the disciple-maker.
 
Making disciples is the process of becoming more and more like Jesus and helping others do the same, wherever they are at spiritually.

 

Disciple-Making Environments

All that we do as a church is aimed at fostering intentional, disciple-making relationships. The environments for disciple-making at our church are the Corporate Gathering, Home Communities and DNA Groups. These three gatherings, working together, are the environment for you to intentionally engage in the disciple-making process – growing to spiritual maturity and helping others do the same.

Corporate Gathering
On Sunday mornings something transcendent takes place as the local expression of Christ’s Church gathers to rehearse and proclaim the gospel through the reading and proclamation of God’s Word, song, prayer, giving, communion and baptism. 
 
Home Community
Home Communities are where relationships happen. With the purpose of growth and multiplication, Home Communities are groups of 8 to 16 people who gather weekly to engage in gospel-centered relationships.
 
DNA Group
In a DNA Group, disciples are multiplied as their heads, hearts, and hands gets the attention it needs. A DNA group consists of 3 people who meet weekly for one year to engage God's word and apply it to their lives. DNA is an acronym that reminds us of the key components of a disciple-making relationship:
Discover (study God’s Word)
Nurture (speak the truth in love to one another)
Act (apply God’s Word in obedience)
 
Additional Teaching & Training: Build & Equip Classes
While the disciple-making environments explained above are designed to foster intentional relationships, Build and Equip Classes are scheduled throughout the year at various times to provide additional teaching and training. These classes are selected by the Elders based on the needs of the church and will vary in topic and frequency for you to attend as needed in your own life. (Examples include: Sunday School classes, Women’s Bible Study, Marriage Enrichment Classes)

 

Spirit-Empowered Disciple-Making

Spiritual life and growth only happens through the power of the Holy Spirit.  All of our efforts to make disciples in these environments will fall flat if we are not individually and corporately led and empowered by the Spirit.  Therefore we will seek to be obedient to what God has called us to do, while relying on the Holy Spirit for the results.
 

Vision

As we seek to accomplish the mission Jesus gave us to engage in the disciple-making process, our Vision is:

To become a gospel-centered, Spirit-led, disciple-making church, to the glory of God.
 
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What We Believe
 
LFB is in association with Conservative Baptist Northwest. 
The Identity Document which includes a statement of beliefs can be viewed here
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