We are a family from a variety of cultures and backgrounds seeking to grow in our relationship with Christ, empowered to love and serve our neighborhood and world in the name of Jesus.
We love and value each member for whom God has created them to be and how he has uniquely gifted them to advance his purposes. The wisdom and experience of mature members enrich our life together while the perspective and energy of newer members invigorate us.
Variety of Cultures and Backgrounds
We treasure and embrace the diversity of our world and our place in it. We seek to learn from each other and strengthen and encourage one another in our growth as followers of Jesus.
Relationship with Christ
We know Jesus’ love for us is so great that it meets us where we are. It empowers us to look for and act on opportunities to put our faith into practice as we deepen our relationship with him.
Neighborhood and World
We live out our conviction that God wants us to make a difference in this world for his sake. We strive to share the love of Jesus with the world, starting in our own neighborhood.
While being Baptist in our convictions leads us to maintain a certain independence in some areas we nevertheless affirm those articles of faith which put us squarely within the stream of protestant evangelical belief, and therefore in unity with what the Church has believed in every place throughout the age.
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The Holy Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by an ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary basis.
The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Adopted by the Baptist General Conference in 1951, reaffirmed in 1990 and amended in 1998.
We take particular delight in having various ethnic groups gather at LifePoint on Sundays for worship. Meeting regularly are the Minnesota Thai Church beginning at 10:30 am, in the Fireside Room, and Trinity Karen Baptist Church, at 1:00 pm, in the Worship Center.
These are each independent congregations and yet we sometimes worship together, share meals, and help each other with various ministry needs. We rejoice in our unity in Christ and our shared desire to worship and serve Him.
From Pastor Peter
Church is not just a building, and following Jesus is more than worship on Sunday mornings. The people of God are called to live out the presence of Jesus in real and powerful ways and in that way advance God’s purposes and plans for this world. At LifePoint, our vision is to be a family in Christ loving and serving our neighborhood and world in the name of Jesus. Our ministries all seek to do that.
If you sense God calling you to get involved, please consider how God wants to use your unique gifts and capacities to advance his kingdom purposes in this world. Please let me or any other leader know if you have questions.
-Pastor Peter Vogt
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