LIFE Mission Ministries was born from a desire to reach and equip as many people as possible with the Biblical understanding and Truth of what Christ accomplished on behalf of every believer when they are “born again” and thus partakers of“the riches of the glory of this mystery . . . Christ in you . . . ” (Col. 1:27), with the inherent resultthat believers would begin to live and help others like Jesus, (1 Jn. 2:6, Jn. 14:12) with the same love, nature, dedication, focus, power, effectiveness, and miraculous lifestyle inherent in living as a child of God, “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4:13).
Taking the step to organize and meet at a public place of worship was put off for quite some time due to not wanting to get involved in “non-essential stuff”, and so meeting in homes and “keeping things simple” was preferred. However, when eventually challenged with the reality of what will reach and impact the most people possible while taking the message of maturity in Christ even further, the step became clear to meet at a public venue where teaching, training, and equipping could be available to more people on a regular basis, while still, on other days, maintaining the small group interaction of “LIFE Teams” (groups of 12 or less) who generally meet in homes and band together to impact their communities.
We do not want to facilitate any venue, centre, or organizational structure if it doesn’t translate into individuals being transformed and empowered to live like Jesus in daily life, as Jesus’ Church is made up of individual believers, not stones, by-laws, theories, and “organizational glue”. We’re highly aware of this fact and desire to keep things real and pure for the benefit of everyone involved and for the glory of God.
Our heart’s desire is “the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God [the knowledge Jesus operated in], to maturity, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4:12-13)
There’s no higher calling or office than being a saint / believer / child of God. Every minister’s job is to help and serve every believer “till” they’re living “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” This means we’re here to work ourselves out of a job by helping YOU fulfill your destiny as a child of God. We’re all in the same boat, and we’re here to help each other. The only “big shot” is Jesus.
LIFE Mission Ministries is part of the International Apostolic Council (founded by John G. Lake in 1914). Our goal is to help EVERY believer live like Jesus, indifferent of denomination or what church they attend. We’re not looking to build an empire unique to ourselves, but our mandate is to equip the body of Christ both locally, and at large.