Vision of LFPC: Treasuring Jesus, Transforming Lives
Our vision is for people to see that Jesus is everything and he changes everything. In him, we have been given every spiritual blessing. And his love captivates our hearts in such a way where we no longer live for ourselves, but for God and neighbor. As we grow to know Christ, he renews our minds, transforms our character, redeems our relationships, and puts us on mission to share his saving love with others. We pray that God would do this work in us, in our city, and in the world.
Values of LFPC: Our values express the distinguishing marks of our ministry and are the means by which we nurture and promote our vision.
We belong to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and believe that the message of Jesus Christ alone has the power to save and transform lives.
God created and redeemed us for the very purpose of worship. Personally, we offer our bodies as living sacrifices unto God. And corporately, we set aside every Sunday to give to God the first-fruits of our praises while feasting on the riches of His grace. Our Sunday gatherings serve as a foretaste of the heavenly glory to come.
The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and does the vital work of convicting us of sin and illuminating the glories of God’s grace in Christ. Under the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we grow in grace, bear fruit, and mature into faithful disciples of God’s Kingdom. We pray that the Holy Spirit is living and active among us.
The church is the household of God. Our spiritual pilgrimage is to be traveled hand-in-hand with our fellow brothers and sisters. We remain steadfast and grow in maturity as we commit ourselves to one another through discipleship, service, fellowship, and prayer.
God has a vision to see His name glorified among the nations and He calls us to be witnesses of His grace. We aim to do this in our relationships, our city, and throughout the world. We believe this is best done as we share the gospel in word and deed, as we build up churches, and devote ourselves to prayer.
God’s covenant of grace was made with both believers and their children. We recognize the inclusion of all God’s people, both young and old, in the covenant assemblies of our spiritual forefathers. We therefore value and rejoice in multi-generational worship and ministry. And in partnership with parents we hope to faithfully raise up future generations for Christ.
We are a part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of the Reformation. We are committed to the principle of Scripture alone, believing that the inspired Word of God is our only guide for faith and life. We are committed to the principle of grace alone, believing that our salvation comes from God alone through faith alone because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ alone. We are also committed to be Presbyterian, believing that the church is to be led by a plurality of elders as taught in Scriptures.