The Life Center’s vision is to apply Jesus’ words in John 6:12, “Gather up now the fragments (the broken pieces that are left over), so that nothing may be lost and wasted”. TLC strives to be a gathering place for people who are broken and fragmented to receive the hope and healing of Jesus Christ. As we cross-reference this vision statement with the parable of “the good Samaritan” (Luke 10:33) we will quickly find the passionate heart of God toward hurting people – this is our mandate!
TLC’s vision is put into action through our mission statement : PRAY, GIVE, GO. All of our ministries are filtered through the mission as a means to facilitate at least one of the three actions of prayer (PRAY), service (GIVE), and discipleship (GO). We take it a step further and expound on why we use the mission of PRAY, GIVE, GO: We PRAY 2 STAY, GIVE 2 LIVE, GO 2 GROW.
- We pray to stay connected to the heart of God’s vision and direction for TLC and not our own.
- We believe if we give away our time, money and resources and understand that all provision is from the Lord, then our lives will be fruitful and we will be living to our full potential. In other words, without “giving” there is no living!
- Finally, we believe that if we go out into our neighborhoods, workplaces and world and spread the good news of Jesus Christ and make disciples, the church will grow. It is the mandate of God (Mathew 28:18-20) to grow the kingdom of good news!