Every church, every community and every family has its own unique character and culture which is bonded together by a set of values, principles and beliefs.
Lifespring Church believes that character and culture are more important than charm and ceremony, so we endeavour to pursue the notion that what you see is actually what you get.
In the right column are the ten cultural elements that define who we are and what we believe we are called by God to do. Click on the arrow next to the cultural element and a brief description will appear.
Built within the DNA of every person on earth is the desire and capacity for worship whether you are religious or not, think you’re the center of the universe or not, or believe in a supreme being or not.
If you have lungs, if you are made of flesh and bone, if you can think, feel and touch, you can worship! Our desire is to have a worship culture where we give all of ourselves to Jesus without restraint and without excuse!
Have you noticed how apathetic and indifferent many people are today? The lack of enthusiasm is one of the main reasons why our world continues on a downward spiral. The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek word entheos, which means to be inspired by God.
When you are inspired by God you have everything you need to change your life and the lives of others. The culture of our church is a culture of excitement, encouragement and enthusiasm, so that everyone is ready and able to make a difference in our world!
The purpose of the church is to empower people to reach their potential in Christ. The Holy Spirit has authorized gifts in the Church to do exactly that.
At Lifespring Church we make every effort to have a “mentoring environment” where we look for potential, encourage potential and then release potential.
There are countless wonders that we receive as gifts from God because of His grace and love for us, but there are many more wonders that are available to us because He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Living for God requires diligence and sacrifice; it’s not just about gifts and grace, it is also about reward. The reason we sacrifice, the reason we work, the reason we serve is because we love God and we love His rewards!
There is a difference between believing faith and active faith. Our faith to be effective must be visible in acts of kindness, generosity and compassion.
Radical faith is not standing on a street corner yelling at everyone at the top or your lungs that the end is near.
Radical faith is where you are so committed, so convinced and so determined that nothing, or no one can stop you from being Jesus to a lost world!
Jesus said it Himself in the book of John, I don’t call you servants anymore, I now call you friends. The church has been established by God to demonstrate to the world what true friendship is all about.
Friendship with God inspires and promotes friendship with others, and the church has a more powerful role in society when we become a committed group of friends.
The Bible is very clear that prosperity is a direct result of practicing the principle of honour. Honouring the Lord with your finances, honouring those in authority, honouring our parents, our leaders, the elderly – these are just some of the principles that lead to a prosperous lifestyle.
At Lifespring Church we believe a church that practices a culture of honour is a prosperous church increasing in favour, increasing in strength and increasing in impact.
One of the most powerful elements of the life and ministry of Jesus is hope. Hope for the lost, the lonely, the broken, the poor, the wounded and the discarded. The Word of God is a Word of hope – The Church of God is a place of hope – The family of God are a people of hope.
We work, we witness, we love, we serve and we give because we are the hope of God to the world!
No matter what our understanding of grace is, we have probably only scratched the surface of what God’s grace can really do in and through our lives. His grace is the unlimited resources of heaven; the God given ability to be who God has called me to be and to do what God has called me to do.
D.L. Moody said this, “Grace isn’t a little prayer we chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straitens me out”.
No matter what our understanding of grace is, we have probably only scratched the surface of what God’s grace can really do in and through our lives. His grace is the unlimited resources of heaven; the God given ability to be who God has called me to be and to do what God has called me to do. D.L. Moody said this, “Grace isn’t a little prayer we chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straitens me out”.