The members of Spirit Life Church share a common philosophy of ministry: Our philosophy stems from what we believe the heart of God is for a local family of believers.
It is not an idealistic doctrine with teachings that cause us to deny the realities of sinful behavior or activities. It is not a legalistic teaching of do's and don'ts that cover up a deceitful heart of corruption with outward acts of religion. Our philosophy is based on a realistic acceptance of who we are as a fallen people.
We realize that Jesus is our only hope since He is constantly working in and through us: redeeming our weaknesses, forgiving our sins, healing our hurts, and restoring us out of our fallen-ness. It is in this context of total dependence on God that His Spirit equips us to use special enablements called "spiritual gifts." With this God-given ability we are empowered to reach out to others who are fallen, hurting, and searching for help. Thereby we bring hope and healing to all people; not just a special, elite group who measure up to our form or method of Christianity. This is the reason why God has given us our vision. God chooses imperfect, sinful human beings. Even when we make mistakes, have bad days, bad motives and bad attitudes, He still empowers us with His Spirit, His gifts and His revelation! Amazingly, if we are just willing to grow and change we imperfect humans are transformed into what God has called us to be. He never gives up on us. No matter how long He has to work or how much we need to change, He just keeps changing, restoring, and using us...forever!
Spirit Life Church exists for the purpose of:
1. Gathering: To encourage people to become a part of God's family and community of believers.
2. Giving: To equip people to be workers in the Kingdom of God by using their spiritual gifts to serve others and build a prevailing church.
3. Growing: To edify people to full maturity in Christ and to become all God has called them to be in life and ministry.
4. Going: To evangelize by telling others what God has done and how they can receive also.
5. Glorifying: To exalt God in all that we do and say. By doing this we become lights to those around us and become an example for the world to see.