Loving God, Loving People,
Making Jesus Known.
It is impossible to love God and not love people. Everything we do at Life Foursquare serves as a means by which we love God and our neighbor. This is in response to Jesus’ answer when asked which of the commandments was the greatest: “You must love the Lord you God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37-39)
What we believe...
We believe that the Bible is inspired, flawless, and God-breathed; it is the Word of the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:16-17The Bible
Salvation is a gift from the Lord and is only received through declaring Jesus as Lord and belief that God raised Him from the dead. It is an act of the Lord’s grace alone. Salvation is never earned through what we do, and it impacts not only our future eternal home, but also how we live in this world.
Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9Salvation
Jesus is God’s Son. He is completely man and completely God. By fulfilling the calling on His life - to be crucified, killed, and then resurrected - He broke the dominion of sin in this world and opened up the opportunity for all to receive God’s salvation.
John 1:1-5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit is the Helper Jesus promised to send us. His role is to teach and to remind us of God’s Word. God’s Spirit also exists to glorify and attest to the Lord through His gifts and fruits.
John 14:26Holy Spirit
Redemption is restoration brought to what was once broken. When Jesus dies, He freed us from the power of sin; we are redeemed back to full restoration in life with Him, ourselves, and others.
Ephesians 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Colossians 1:13-14Redemption
As our hearts are changed, we begin to shift focus off of ourselves and onto serving and helping others.
Galatians 5:13-14; John 13:35
The Lord has authored new over the old; we are not who we once were. Through the grace of God and the change His Spirit ushers in our lives, we are new people. We are not identified by the circumstances we’ve walked through, but by the new life we have in Christ. The old is gone and the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:5-6People Change
Through Jesus, we have become one body and one family. Therefore, we choose to live, love, and grow together as a family, where it is our privilege to care for one another and be a part of each other’s journey.
1 Corinthians 12:25-27Family
It is impossible to love God and not love what He loves: people
Locally, we have been faithful to our calling of reaching people with the love of Jesus since 1931. We have sent out leaders, pastors, and missionaries. We have had the opportunity to provide outreach locally through events, helping charities and providing Christian television for Central Illinois. We have had the joy of planting several churches and have invested many resources in foreign missions. Our plan is to continue this calling to reach people with the love of Jesus Christ until He returns and our work is completed.