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Vision

Our dream is that LifeVine Ministries would be used by God to reach present and future generations with life that reverberates from the heart of God.  LifeVine Ministries will do her best to raise up, equip, teach and reflect Christ Jesus until He be formed in all who put their faith in Him.  Yes, to be the church is only possible by the Spirit of God living and working in every believer from the inside out.  This is especially true of leadership in the body.   Leaders filled with the Holy Spirit, fervent in love and passionate about people being transformed by the power of God.  The result will be a body (peace army) of disciples surrendered to the Lord that help thousands find their way to God and equip thousands of Disciple-makers to reach the world for Christ.   We invite emerging leaders to join the mission.

To engage people with the loving-kindness of God
seeking to introduce and connect people to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We exist to introduce and connect people to the Living God
equipping them to be Christ’s disciple-makers.

…to see a city, a community, a people, a church transformed by Jesus Christ and His Gospel

Regional Church

Regional Church:

Our vision (objective) is to become a fully functioning Regional Church.  That is a church large enough and with enough Clusters and campuses all over L.A. County to influence the whole of this region for Christ.  As the Gospel changes the people of L.A. County with its multi-ethnic, multi-culture diversity, we’ve only to equip and mobilize disciples to reach the world.  We believe God’s plan for His church is to be fruitful and multiply from Greater Pasadena throughout Los Angeles county and the World for Christ.

Because of The Father’s great love and the Gift of His Holy Spirit within us, the passion to spread The Gospel of Jesus Christ burns in our heart.  This desire to influence Los Angeles County, California and the nations for Christ is a realistic expectation.  We know we’re far from perfect.  We also know that God changes people.  So we want to share the message and ministry of how to get close to God with all who will listen.

We realize we are the product of God’s church who has faithfully participated in living and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are thankful for the people of God who have gone before us.  It is our desire to associate and partner with other ministries who are interested in building the Gospel community.

Our Structure

Our Structure

The LIFEvine Network is the central thrust of everything we do.  This Group structure is designed to provide Pastoral care, evangelism, training, equipping, mentoring and discipleship.

The LIFEvine Network is being built on the Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets which is directed and held together by the Chief CornerStone Jesus Christ.  Our Structure consist of disciples that serve according to their giftedness, calling and maturity.  Some of these disciples serve in one of two leadership categories:

Elders

Overseers, pastors, shepherds, teachers, preachers, Evangelist, Apostles and Prophets are gifts and spiritual abilities among those in the Eldership of the church.  These leaders also participate as Cluster Leaders and in Leader development.  All Elders are to have an evangelistic zeal and a passion to equip the disciples for works of ministry for the building up of the Body to the fullness of Christ.

Deacons

Ministers, servers, Team Leaders, as well as Cluster Leaders and teachers:   These leaders are zealous to win people to salvation through Jesus Christ and develop them into totally devoted disciples.

Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church (our Senior Pastor/Shepherd).  We desire to be led completely by His will, guided by His Word and filled with His Spirit.  We know as we abide in the Chief Shepherd of our souls that His goals and purposes will become our goals and purposes.  Jesus has commissioned us to evangelize and make disciples of all peoples.  We must yield to the Holy Spirit in all things to have any hope of being successful in accomplishing this mission.

Christ desires all people to be saved, and those who are born-again to become mature disciples who bear much fruit.  Bearing fruit includes being devoted to seeing Christ formed in others as well.

Our Mission

Our Mission

LOVE   LIBERATE   LEAD   LAUNCH

Words that express our Mission from different perspectives
(Proclaim – Pastor – Prepare – Plant)

(Share – Connect – Disciple – Minister)
(Win – Mend – Train – Send)

LifeVine aims to reach out in redeeming LOVE to people of all ethnicities, ages and socio-economic backgrounds, with the Word of Truth that God may LIBERATE them from the power of sin and death. It is our aim to LEAD every believer to be a fervent and fruitful disciple of Jesus Christ that they will LAUNCH out in the power of the Holy Spirit to effectively reach the city with the Gospel.

I Tim. 2:3-6; John 6:66-69; 14:6;  Phil. 3:7-11;  Eph. 4:11-16;  I Cor. 12:4-7

 

Grow

God had an end result in mind when He created you!  Just as an artist has a picture in mind before they paint it, and a musician has a song in their thoughts before they write it, God had a clear picture of who He wanted you to be before you were ever born. Do you know what that picture looks like? It looks a lot like Jesus. Because God has created you to be like His Son, Jesus Christ. It doesn’t happen instantaneously it takes time to grow.

When a person comes to believe in Jesus and is baptized into His name, this is not a finish line or an ending point it is the starting line of an exciting race; the beginning of a lifelong journey that will lead to dramatic changes in their life here on earth and will culminate in an eternal relationship with God in heaven.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

To bring glory to God,

By doing the work He gives and empowers us to do.

Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:45-49; Mark 16:15-16; John 17:4; Acts 1:8

“Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”   -John 20:21; 17:18

It is impossible to be the church, to accomplish her purposes and thereby bring glory to God without the fullness of the Spirit dwelling within us.  So by His help, guidance, empowerment, wisdom and presence we are dedicated to do the work HE has given us to do.

Our Objective

Our Objective:

Making Disciples for God’s Glory

Ephesians 4:11-16;  Colossians 1:28;  II Corinthians 13:8-9;  Heb. 5:14

Our Goal

Our Goal

To help Every Believer become a Mature and Fruitful Disciple of Jesus Christ,

Mobilizing them to spread the Love of Jesus Christ in the world

That is:

To equip disciples who:

Walk with God (Col. 2:5-7), Live the Word (Col. 3:16-17), Contribute to the work of the Kingdom (Col. 1:28-29), Impact the world for Christ and the Gospel (Col. 4:5-6; Mark 8:34-38) until all the people of the world become the people of God.

That all peoples of the world know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.  As long as there are people who do not know the Lord we will passionately seek to introduce them to Jesus and His Gospel.

“And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.”   -John 17:3

We learn in the Bible, God is seeking to reconcile people to Himself and to restore their lives to working order, in harmony with His design.  He chooses to use the Church (His people) as a primary means to achieve His purpose.  It is God alone who has the power to restore and transform our lives into the image of His Son. Therefore, His Church only exists by the working of His power.

Jesus said, “…I will build My church, and the gates of hell will not overcome it!   “…for apart from Me you can do nothing.”  (Matt 16:18; John 15:5).

THE CHURCH MUST KNOW HER PURPOSE AND DILIGENTLY SEEK TO ACCOMPLISH IT.

The Church must be convinced, convicted and committed that:

  • As we diligently seek to proclaim Christ in word, deed and power it is God who causes the increase (I Cor. 3:7; Acts 2:46-47).
  • We are to preach Christ and serve Him, until the rule of Christ is in every heart of all mankind; until he dominates every word, thought, and act of our/their lives (Col. 3:15; Acts 5:42; 8:4; 8:12; 10:36; Romans 15:20; 1 Cor. 1:17, 23; II Timothy 4:1-2; Proverbs 16:12; Hebrews 4:12).
  • We are to evangelize and edify, to recruit and train people to be obedience believers in Christ.  This is the only way for anyone to find peace, light, life, hope, love, and many other blessings here and hereafter (Matthew 28:18-20).
  • We have a Message of pure truth, historic facts, clear evidence and convincing power and we must encourage and persuade one another to embrace it! (Hebrews 2:1-4)
  • We have a Ministry of Mercy (Reconciliation) proclaiming repentance and forgiveness of sins and we must beseech one another to care enough to participate in it! (II Cor. 5:18-21).
  • We must pray the Lord of the harvest that He raise up laborers for His harvest (Matt. 9:38).
  • The church that devotes herself to the Word, to Koinonia, communion with God, to prayer, and to obeying the Great Commission the hand of the Lord will be with her. The church believes the Word, does not doubt the message, but testifies powerfully the facts, the commandments, the warnings, and the promises of the gospel of Christ in love.  It is our duty to guard and preserve the message as well as to deliver it (John 8:31; I Tim. 4:16; II Tim. 1:13; Jude 3; I Tim. 6:20; II John 9).

We believe in stepping out in faith to attempt something so radical, so unattainable, and so huge that we are destined to fail unless God is in it, leading our steps, thoughts, insights and vision.