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Lifehouse Church is a diverse church serving Central Maryland, committed to helping people discover real life by making, marking, and maturing disciples.

Pastor Gavin Brown dreamed of leading a church that was passionate about one simple goal - helping people connect with Christ so that they can truly have the best life.  Pastor Gavin preached a message series in the fall of 2017 entitled "DNA: Understanding Who We Are," which was well received and became the catalyst to the “Let’s Do This” re-launch campaign.  

By "Let’s Do This," Pastor Gavin desires to see Lifehouse Church focus primarily on helping people discover real life by focusing on leading people to Christ, being a church that is crazy generous, connecting people in the church, building crazy champions of the faith and being a church that has a deep desire to serve and reach their community.  

Lifehouse is set to re-launch their 86-year-old church on Sunday, January 21 in hopes that this can be a recalibration of a church that is on mission.  Our hope is that a day will come very soon that hundreds of people attend Lifehouse Church and that our church has an influence all over the DMV area.  We invite you to see for yourself how exciting and powerful a church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to seek God with all of their heart.

We do our best to filter every idea, program, and budget request through our vision statement and values.  If what we plan doesn’t help us meet our purpose, then we don’t do it.

Our vision statement is based on three passages of scriptures:

Making Disciples

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)

Marking Disciples

As you come to him, the living Stone- rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him- you also, like living stones are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:4-5 NIV)

Maturing Disciples

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10 NIV)

LIFEHOUSE CHURCH EXISTS TO BE A CHURCH THAT IS ABOUT:

Christ - helping people go from death to life

Crazy Generosity - helping people go from consumers to contributors

Connection - helping people go from isolation to gathering and meaningful relationships.

Champions - helping to build disciples who fulfill their purpose

Community - going from hearing the gospel to proclaiming it

16 FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS

This "Statement of Fundamental Truths" contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church's core mission of reaching the world for Christ.

1. THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
2. THE ONE TRUE GOD
3. THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
4. THE FALL OF MAN
5. THE SALVATION OF MAN
6. THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
7. THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
8. THE INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
9. SANCTIFICATION
10. THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION
11. THE MINISTRY
12. DIVINE HEALING
13. THE BLESSED HOPE
14. THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST
15. THE FINAL JUDGMENT
16. THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH

This "Statement of Fundamental Truths" contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church's core mission of reaching the world for Christ.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD STATEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS

The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e., that we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10 [KJV/NIV]; Acts 2:42 [KJV/NIV]). The phraseology employed in this Statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.

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