What We Believe

WhatWeBelieve

At LifeWay Community Church we exalt one Savior, Jesus Christ. We proclaim one message, His Gospel. We purpose one thing, to demonstrate His love to our city, our nation, and the world. LifeWay is a nondenominational church where all people are invited to worship.

The Church strives to meet the spiritual needs of all persons regardless of ethnic or socioeconomic background.

The Holy Scripture
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, irrevocable and complete Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17)

The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the three in one. (1 John 5:7)

The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection. (Rom. 5:12)

Basis of Salvation
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8, Rom. 10:9-10)

Salvation through Grace
We believe that before salvation we have no righteousness of our own and must come to God through the righteousness of Christ. (Eph. 2:8)

Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ as Lord, we are justified before God. (1 John 1:9)

The New Birth
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a literal one and is the result of being born of the Spirit of God. (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20; John 3:5-7)

Daily Christian Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we live a sanctified and holy life, growing constantly in the Faith. (Heb. 6:1)

Water Baptism
We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of the inward work of salvation.   (Matt. 28:19)

The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of the bread and the juice of the vine. (1 Cor. 11:28)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power, and that His empowering is after the same manner as in Bible days. (Acts 1:8; 2:4)

The Spirit-Filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit continually. (Rom. 8:1-2; 14-16)

The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (1 Cor. 12:1-11; Gal. 5:22-23; Rom. 12:6-8; Eph. 4:11-13)

Moderation and Balance
We believe that all truth must be balanced with other scriptural truth in order to avoid any extreme or fanaticism and that moderation should show forth in our daily walk as a believer. (Phil. 4:5)

Divine Healing
We believe that divine healing is the provision of Christ to heal the sick in response to the exercise of faith, the prayer of faith, the prayer of agreement, anointing with oil, the gifts of healing or the laying on of hands. We believe that this provision of Christ is for everyone today. (1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; 18:18-19; James 5:14-16; 1 Cor. 2:9; Mark 16:15-18; Matt. 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33)

The Second Coming
We believe that the Second Coming of Christ is literal and inevitable. (1 Thes. 4:16-17)

Church Membership
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify and actively participate with the local and visible church of Christ. (Acts 16:5; Heb. 10:25)

Civil Government
We believe that the laws of the land should be upheld at all times except in matters opposed to the Word of God. (Rom. 13:1-5)

The Final Judgment
We believe that all shall stand one day before God in final judgment, and there receive eternal reward or eternal judgment. (2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-13)

Heaven
We believe that heaven is a literal place, eternally existent. (John 14:2; Rev. 7:15-17)

Hell
We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rev. 20:10, 15)