“Our mission is to make disciple-making disciples in the city of Worcester and the surrounding area, reaching into peoples’ lives with the love and power of Jesus, and understanding that mission is from the other side of the street to the other side of the world.”
After His resurrection, before Jesus returned to heaven, He commanded his followers to ‘go and make disciples’ (Matt. 28:19). Here at LIFEHOUSE, not only do we take His command seriously, we seek to help people to become disciples who will then cause others to become disciples too. Not only are we people on a journey, we are people on a mission. Jesus’ mission. And we are grateful that He has empowered us and equipped us to be able to fulfil that mission (Acts 1:8). We believe that this mission starts on our doorstep and reaches to the ‘ends of the earth’. We seek to do all that we can to show the love of Christ in many practical ways to those outside the church. We also want to confront people with the power of Jesus, and help them understand that their lives can be transformed by an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the bringer of hope, the bringer of peace, the bringer of forgiveness, and the bringer of purpose. And we want people outside the church to know that!
“We are a Kingdom-focused church, recognising that although our church has a distinctive emphasis and spiritual heritage, we are a part of God’s bigger plans for His Church in Worcester.”
We take seriously that part of the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ where we say “Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). We recognise that our mission is to see the Kingdom of God becoming more and more evident in this world. In our hearts. In our relationships. In our attitudes. In our lifestyles. We are committed to the Kingdom of God more than anything else. Although we are part of the Pentecostal tradition, and are pleased to belong to the Elim movement, our primary focus is on the Kingdom of God. We want to bring people to Jesus more than join any human organisation. For this reason we are pleased to work alongside, and to partner with, any other church, ministry or mission that seeks to bring the Kingdom of God into people’s lives too. We aim to do what we can to fight for truth, justice and righteousness in society, and we are thrilled when we see people’s lives transformed by the impact of the love of Christ. Personal transformation and societal transformation are both evidence of the Coming Kingdom. And here at LIFEHOUSE, everything we do is focussed on seeing God’s Kingdom come (Rev. 22:17).