We believe that every church has the responsibility to walk in obedience to two important teachings that Jesus gave us:
- Jesus replied "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:36-40 ESV
- And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned….And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.
- Mark 16:15-16, 20 ESV
Every church has the responsibility to pursue these two commands, but how they accomplish them is what makes the local church unique. The local church is God's redemptive plan, and there are many shapes and sizes. The way that Lifehouse seeks to accomplish these commands is with a specific purpose in mind.