Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this by creating irresistible environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders and influence with outsiders.
Our ministry environments are designed to function like the rooms in a home. We invite guests to the foyer, develop friendships in the living room and grow as a family around the kitchen table.The following page will explain the role of each room, as well as give you examples of existing environments.
foyer (foi' er, foi ya') n. an entry. - It's the place in your home that serves as the welcome area for guests and new friends. It's the first step, and it's often your only chance to make your guests feel comfortable enough to return. That's exactly how we've designed our entry environments at LifeStyle Community Church. Our Sunday morning worship services are "foyer" environments. We want our guests to come back, so we do everything with them in mind. These environments are where most people will experience LSCC for the first time, and they serve as the perfect place to introduce newcomers to life at LifeStyle Community Church. So, come on in ...
living room (liv'ing room) n. a room in a home, with sofas, chairs, used for social activities, entertaining guests, etc. When guests arrive and are welcomed into your home, you invite them into the living room. Everyone finds a comfortable place to sit, and the interaction begins. At LifeStyle Community Church, this is where you connect with people like yourself. Smaller and more interactive than the foyer environment, these gatherings offer genuine opportunity to begin friendships...just like the living room in your home. For single adults, this environment is called FUSiON. For married adults, there is MarriedLife Live. The living room events for students are Transit and InsideOut. For college students this environment is simply called "The Living Room". Come into the living room and have a seat...
kitchen (kich'en) n. a room or place for the preparation and cooking of food. - Webster's definition doesn't help us much, does it? But think about it. What is the most popular room in your home? Where do you end up when friends or family come over? The kitchen. This is where lasting friendships are made. And that's the kind of environment we are striving for in our small groups. Small groups are where people meet regularly for Bible study and prayer, and commit to accountability, friendship and support. They are the safe place to open your heart, share your life, and ask the tough questions. Small group opportunities for adults include community groups, Starting Point, and Intimate Encounters. For students, small group time happens during InsideOut, Transit, and UpStreet Kids. Small groups are where life change happens here at LifeStyle Community Church, and we want to help you get there.
Chances are you are already familiar with many of these environments. No doubt they are a big part of what hooked you to begin with. As a member we will ask you to move beyond simply participating in these incredible environments. We are going to ask you to partner with us in creating, leading, and funding our environments as well.
Creating relevant, life changing environments is neither easy nor inexpensive. But with your help we can continue to impact our community through this unique approach to ministry.