LifeSource Lindale - Developing Fully Devoted Followers of God

LifeSource Community

The 3 core values of LifeSource that govern the church’s priorities:
Developing Disciples - Building Community - Practicing Mission

Are you new to LifeSource and don't know where to start? 

LifeSource Ministries

A.C.T.s

ACTS
A.C.T.S. stands for, “Acts of Compassion Through Service”.  This ministry exists for the purpose of sharing God’s love by reaching out to others, in times of need, as the Bible commands.
“But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won’t help him, how can God’s love be within him? Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions. Then we will know for sure, by our actions, that we are on God’s side, and our consciences will be clear, even when we stand before the Lord.” (1 John 3:17-19)
One of the values and purposes of LifeSource is to…Serve People. We are to take the blessings God has given us and share them with those in need. The A.C.T.S. Ministry seeks to fulfill the Service purpose of our church by providing regular opportunities to meet the practical needs of people in the community.
LifeSource Food Pantry

A.C.T.s: LifeSource Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is located in the kitchen. Bags will provided for the groceries. Food will be available for your family or families you know who may be in need.
Please see Cara Jones or Connie Hicks for more information. 

Suggested Non-Perishable Food Items:

Canned Meats
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Instant Potatoes
Beans
Rice
Soup
Pasta / Pasta Sauce
Parmesan Cheese
Pancake Mix / Syrup
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Ketchup
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Mac & Cheese
Cake / Brownie Mixes
Please bring items that have not reached an expiration date. 

Children's Ministry - LifeKids

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Welcome to LifeKids! We cannot wait to welcome your child into our ministry. Each week at LifeKids, your child will experience a safe and fun environment to explore God’s Word and experience His love. LifeKids provides age appropriate classes for nursery, preschool and elementary.  
On your first visit to LifeSource, bring your child to the Children’s area for check-in. Our trained volunteers will guide you through the check-in process at this point. All volunteers serving with children are required to have a background check due to insurance liability and safety guidelines.
children's ministry

Newborn - Kindergarten

We love children at LifeSource! It is our goal to provide a safe, warm, and welcoming atmosphere for your child. There is check-in procedure for each class for safety. You will check your child in and pick them up from the same room. There are three classes in the Children's Ministry: nursery, toddlers, and preschool.

Nursery: The nursery provides care for children from newborn to 24 months.

Toddlers: The toddler class is for children 2-3 years old. This class uses videos, activities, and bible stories to help kids learn about Jesus.

Preschool: The preschool class is for children who are 4-5 years old. This class provides a structured environment for learning using videos, teaching, and crafts.

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Grades 1 - 6

Children's Church at LifeSource is a vibrant and fun experience filled with worship, videos, activities, and learning about Jesus. It meets during the worship service and is for grades 1 through 6. On your first visit to LifeSource, bring your child to the Children's Building for check-in. Our volunteers will guide you through the check-in process.

discipleship

One of the values of LifeSource is to “develop fully devoted followers of Jesus”. We call this process…discipleship. At Life Source, we come from all walks of life and faith backgrounds, so helping individuals establish clear spiritual direction is crucial. While the details of our journeys may be incredibly varied, we believe God desires growth and transformation for each person. Regardless of where you find yourself on your personal faith journey, we want to help you discover and take your next step in your personal walk with God. Our intentional strategy of developing disciples offers a variety of opportunities, such as; spiritual growth classes, one-on-one mentoring, spiritual coaching using the 360 transformation process, missional application and small group interaction.

LifeGroups

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Do you ever feel lost in the crowd at church? Have you ever wondered how to get more involved so you don’t feel like an outsider?
At LifeSource, we are wholeheartedly committed to developing authentic relationships with one another.  We’ve found that lasting life change and intimate community happen best in smaller groups. Therefore, we strive to facilitate ways we can build into one another’s lives.

LifeGroups are a place you can be known, loved and accepted while “doing life together”.
Imagine – a place where you can come as you are and explore who you want to become.
Investigate – the Bible for answers to the questions you are struggling with in your spiritual journey.
Explore – who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him.
Discover – friends who will do life with you.

If you would like information about specific LifeGroups, please stop by the Ministry Connection Display at LifeSource or click below.

Life Kids' Preschool

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Life Kids' Preschool provides quality experiences and education to potty trained children who are 3 to 5 years old. Our mission is to provide exceptional care to each child by fostering the spiritual, creative, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth and development of our children and to inspire a lifelong commitment to Christ and learning.  

Life Kids' Preschool is a ministry of LifeSource Community Church in Lindale and is enrolling for the fall.

If you would like information about Life Kids' Preschool, please contact Ashley Barker at 903.882.3434 or by clicking the link below.

Men's Ministry

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LifeSource Men’s ministry is a source of spiritual growth to men of all ages through bible studies, accountability, mentoring and fellowship. The men’s ministry encourages men to be servant leaders…recognizing that, in Christ, all are equal, and all should be loved. The men’s ministry will assist you in building Christ-honoring relationships with your wife, family and those around you.
We have regularly scheduled events that will teach men how to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. 

Missions

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At LifeSource, we work hard to develop and maintain a focus beyond the walls of our building and the scope of our campus. We see our church as a sending agency from which Christ followers go out into their everyday lives as carriers of the good news under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Our priority is to equip and empower each individual to practice a lifestyle that presents a real life picture of what life in the kingdom of God is like. We place a priority on being involved in missional projects in cultures around the world. However, as members of the global church, LifeSource partners with other churches and ministries through prayer, finances and service. There are mission / outreach opportunities presented throughout the year for all experience levels.

Outreach

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At LifeSource, we work hard to develop and maintain a focus beyond the walls of our building and the scope of our campus. We see our church as a sending agency from which Christ-followers go out into their everyday lives as carriers of the good news under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Our outward outreach priority is to equip and empower each individual to practice a lifestyle that presents a real life picture of what life in the kingdom of God is like. There are outreach opportunities presented throughout the year for all experience levels.

Prayer Ministry

prayer ministry
At LifeSource, we recognize that prayer is part of our spiritual exploration and growth. Prayer is the spiritual experience of talking with God — sharing our thoughts and feelings, the longings of our heart. It can be quiet and personal or in a small group setting or part of a large worship experience. Prayer is also listening for God’s response. Jesus’ example of prayer shows us to honor the father, to resist the enemy, to submit to the Father and to ask for what we need. The Prayer Ministry of LifeSource also believes that prayer opens the door to unleash the power of God in our lives and in the church. Through prayer, we can invite God to move in us, in our local church and in the Church throughout the world. The prayer ministry offers a variety of formats for anyone interested in prayer to actively participate in praying for specific requests, the church, or needs of people both locally and globally.

Serving

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In-Touch
This team stays “in touch” with the congregation of LifeSource by sending cards, letters and e-mails. Each week, this team contacts those who visited the church service, those who are sick, or those who simply need a card of encouragement.
Special Events
This team coordinates logistics for church functions such as, seminars, special services, retreats, fellowships, etc. This team will work closely with the hospitality team on any event requiring food. There will be events that will require organizational and communication ability.
Communion
This team obtains the elements (juice & bread), fills communion trays, and prepares the table for the observance of communion. At the conclusion of the service, the team cleans all trays and stores them appropriately.
We believe the church is at its best when people serve in the areas God wired them for.  Each week LifeSource connects with people of all ages and backgrounds. Ensuring an excellent experience for all who attend, requires a lot of work to be done. Some may ask, “What’s the secret”? It’s not really a secret, we have a fantastic team of committed, joy-filled volunteers using their gifts to make ministry happen every week. There is a place for everyone to serve in some capacity at LifeSource. 
While areas of service are an ever growing and ever changing process, there are some of the areas to immediately begin to serve.
Office Volunteer
This team provides assistance with church mailings, phone calls, e-mails or other requirements for the function of the church. Since the church does not have a secretary, this team may be called upon frequently.
Sound & Video
This team serves as technicians for sound, computer and video during church services and special events. Training will be provided for Media Shout software as well as sound if needed.
Parking Lot
This team provides assistance to those coming into the building once they have parked their car. During inclement weather, team members escort people from their car with umbrellas and offer whatever services are needed.
Greeter
This team helps make sure a person’s first impression of LifeSource is positive when they arrive on site. Greeters lead the way in welcoming each person when they enter the building for any service. They also provide direction to anyone needing any kind of assistance.
Social Media
This team keeps the church’s presence on social media outlets current and relevant. This will involve creating and regularly updating pages for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Graphic Design
This team works closely with the pastor in developing graphics for announcements, sermon series, promotional materials, etc. Computer graphic experience is required to serve on this team.
Hospitality
This team prepares coffee and picks up snacks for Sunday morning fellowship time and cleans the kitchen area after the service. They also coordinate the set-up, decoration and food for church dinners, fellowships and special meetings.
Web-Site
This team helps develop, maintain and update the church web site. Prior web site experience is preferred on this ministry team.
Facilities
This team provides custodial services for the building and assures the facilities are ready for each service.

Spiritual Mentoring

spiritual mentoring
"Plans fail for lack of counselor," says the write of Proverbs (Proverbs 15:22). At LifeSource, a spiritual mentor is someone usually older and more experiences in the faith, which advises and guides a less experience believer. A mentor provides the accountability, honesty, instruction, and guidance that are necessary to promote spiritual discover and fulfillment. Mentoring goes beyond personal spiritual growth to include guidance in marriage relationships, parenting, finances, forgiveness, reconciliation, etc. 

Student Ministry - Overflow

Overflow

Follow LifeSource Overflow on Facebook and Instagram to find out about upcoming events.

At LifeSource, we are intentional about transforming students (Grades 7-12) into wholehearted followers of Jesus. Student ministries exists to make Jesus clear to the next generation. We provide an environment where students can be known, learn about Jesus through relevant teaching; take their next steps of growth by serving in the church and throughout the community.  There are a variety of opportunities available throughout the year for every student to engage in authentic community and grow in their relationship with Christ.
We are excited to welcome Andrew and April Shipman and family ( Carson, Mason, Deklan, Paxton) to LifeSource. Andrew joins our staff as Youth Pastor...leading students in 7th thru 12th grade.

LifeSource Overflow meets every Wednesday
Doors open at 5, weekly meal at 6 and bible study at 6:33 pM

All volunteers serving with students are required to have a background check due to insurance liability and safety guidelines.

Women's Ministry

women's ministry
The LifeSource Women’s Ministry strives to be a resource and aid to women as their lives are transformed to become more like Christ while finding a fellowship full of warmth and acceptance. There are many opportunities available to help you along this journey to becoming the woman Christ wants you to be. These opportunities include women only bible studies, mentoring programs and other ministries for your involvement in the church and community.

Worship

worship
One of the most important things we do at LifeSource is to come together every week and experience the power of God’s presence. People from different backgrounds and generations join as one to engage in worship as a family. From the place of corporate worship, we go into our homes, schools, and workplaces as carriers of the joy, hope, and life found in an intimate experience with God. One of the simplest yet deepest truths about us is that we have been created to worship. Because of this purpose, we firmly believe that worship is not an event we attend…it is a lifestyle we practice. That’s what worship is all about! LifeSource worship provides opportunities for those who love to sing, play an instrument, perform in dramas or assist in other forms of creative expressions of worship.