LIFEChurch

 

 
 
 
 
 
” ‘Jesus Christ … is the only true God and He is eternal life.’
(NLT, 1 John 5:20).”
 
 
 
 

LIFEMinistries

 
 
 
 

LIFEWorship

 
 
 
 

LIFEStudents

 
 
 
 

LIFEKids

 

LIFEFamily

 
 
 

LIFEGiving

 

 

We’re so glad you’ve visited our website.

Have you heard about God but never really done anything with Him?

I’d love to tell you the good news of the gospel of Jesus, and show you the way to begin a relationship with Him!

But before I share the good news, I have to tell you the bad news.
 
The bad news is that we are all dead in our sins Romans 3:23, having broken God’s commandments and turned away from Him. And God is holy, set apart from anything sinful, so we cannot enter God’s presence or have a relationship with Him in our sinful state. The payment for sin is death, Romans 6:23 eternal separation from God.
 
But the good news is that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 God showed His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Though the wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord, Romans 6:23.  Salvation is a gift–we do not earn it or deserve it, Ephesians 2:8-9, but God gives it freely to all who believe in Him, and through Jesus we have peace with God.
 
But the good news gets even better! Jesus didn’t stay dead–He came back to life on the third day, 1 Corinthians 15:4 and God exalted Him to the highest place, and He rules as Lord over all. When we choose to accept Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf, we receive God’s forgiveness of our sins, and we surrender control of our lives to Jesus.
 
What happens then is our dead spirits come to life, Ephesians 2:4-5, and we begin a relationship with God that continues for the rest of our lives and into eternity, John 3:16. We are adopted into God’s family as His children, so we no longer fear God but instead run to Him as our Father. God welcomes us into His presence every day, and His Spirit lives inside us, empowering us Acts 1:8, to accomplish God’s work here on earth and teaching us John 14:26 more and more about our heavenly Father. We can now boldly approach God’s throne of grace to find help in our time of need, Hebrews 4:16. And though we may still miss the mark of God’s perfection and holiness, when we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 1 John 1:9 and purify us from all wrongdoing. He frees us to Ephesians 2:10 live the life that He created us to live, filled with amazing projects, dreams, and good works that God prepared in advance for us.
 
The Christian life is not a set of rules, but rather a relationship, and God wants us to grow deeper and deeper in our intimacy with Him by intentionally seeking Him every day, Jeremiah 29:13. Though there is no 3-step formula to Christian growth (after all, what relationship works that way?), there are spiritual disciplines that we can practice to open ourselves to God’s work in us, as He grow us in spiritual maturity. The most common ones practiced by Christians throughout history include prayer, worship, reading the Bible, and gathering with other Christians in church.
 
If you want to begin a relationship with God, tell Him so in a simple prayer from your heart. Or, you can use the prayer I’ve written below to guide you:

Dear God, I realize that I’m a sinner and my sin separates me from You. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that He rose again on the third day. I accept Jesus as the Savior and Lord of my life, and I believe, based on what You promised, that I am saved from my sins. Thank You for the gift of eternal life, for sending Your Spirit to live inside of me, and for welcoming me into a relationship with You. Teach me how to grow deeper with You, and I look forward to an eternity of getting to know You more. Amen.

 

If you’ve just prayed to receive Jesus as Your Lord and Savior, would you let me know? I would love to celebrate with you! Woo-hoo! And I’d like to send you a gift to help you grow deeper in your relationship with God. Simply email me here. (Email Mark Gray)
 
 
 
 
 

OUR MISSION

God has placed LIFEChurch in this community to provide a different kind of church experience
for families and individuals no matter your race, gender, age or place in life.
 
We’ve been called to LOVE and SERVE the people in our community with genuiness, transparency, and without judgment.
 
You are always welcome!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plan a Visit

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit
 
 
 
 

Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at LIFEChurch a great one! We like to say there’s “no perfect people allowed.” This means we bring our messy, imperfect lives to church each week expecting God to show up as we pursue knowing Him together. Life’s too short for religious pretense. We’re more interested in reaching East Central Texas, and the world one child and family at a time. Whether you are brand new to this God / Church / Jesus thing or you have been following Him for a long time, LIFEChurch is a great place to make friends and grow in your faith. Learn more about LIFEChurch.

SERVICE TIMES & Directions

LIFEChurch meets every Sunday and offers identical service times to choose from:

  • Sundays at 10 am

477 FM 977 West, Leona, TX 75850

What can I expect?

HOW LONG IS THE SERVICE? In total, a LIFEChurch service is about 60 minutes in length. Services begin with the LIFEChurch band leading the church in music – song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the music portion of service is complete, our pastor will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus.

What’s the culture like at LIFEChurch?

Sunday’s at LIFEChurch are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. We’ve got a laid back atmosphere where you can wear t-shirts, shorts, flip flops, or whatever you feel comfortable in!

What about my little ones?

We call our nursery little ones: LITTLESprouts.

  • The nursery is for newborn thru 4yr. old’s.
  • It is a place:
    • Where we believe in consistency in our workers. For 52 weeks out of the year, the same two workers will be present to serve and love on your little ones and there always two workers present.
    • Where we believe in your child’s safety. Our workers have been background checked through the Texas DPS website as well as required to complete an 8 hour safety course presented by Ministry Safe (https://ministrysafe.com/)
    • Where we believe in a clean and welcoming space. Our nursery and it’s contents are cleaned after every use and checked regularly for broken toys and pieces that could cause harm.
    • Where, before you ever arrive, our workers have prayed over your child and themselves as they look forward to the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
  • Our nursery is always available at both services every Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings for LIFEFamily

What about my kids?

At LIFEKids, we believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week and we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety.  You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the LIFEKids experience. LIFEKids is offered at the 11am service for kids ages 5 through Grade 5.

What about youth?

STEKO is for students 6th-12th grade. We are passionate about training up and equipping the next generation to change the world. STEKO meets every Wednesday during the 6:30 pm service. We also have retreats and mission trips all aimed at empowering students to grow in their faith.

Let us know you’re coming

Ready to check out LIFEChurch in person? We can’t wait to meet you in person. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll make sure to give you the VIP treatment upon your first visit.
 

OUR STAFF

Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in Yahweh’s law.  Want to know your spiritual gift?! Take a quiz and find out. Click Here.

Mark Gray

Pastor

Janie Johnson

Children’s Ministry

Madison Hardee

Student Ministry

Mary Higgs

Secretary/Treasurer

Rachel Trice

 Worship Leader

 

 

 

 

Cory McMahon

Media/Tech

Women’s Ministry Leader

 

CONTACT US

 

 

Curious?

Come and see what God is building at LIFEChurch . We want to get to know you better and serve you in any way possible!
 
Sundays @ 10:00 am in Leona. 
 
 
LIFEChurch  
477 FM 977 West
Leona, TX 75850
903-344-2283
 
 

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