About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1Peter 1:2; 2Corinthians 13:14
About Man
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
About Eternity
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 3:5
About Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Act 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverb

Characteristics of a Christ-centered Life

Worship
We are God's creation and He alone deserves and demands our worship. This is best lived out through weekly worship gatherings and through individual, private worship by reading God's Word, prayer and other personal spiritual habits.
Biblical Community
Because we are created for community, we gather all ages into small groups for relationships built around God's Word. In small groups, Christ-followers are engaged in discipleship, community and service.
Service
We can't grow without serving and we cannot serve without growing. At LifePoint, we encourage each person to engage in two arenas of service: 1. Ministry inside the walls of the church and 2. Missions outside the walls of the church.
Influence
As Christ-followers, we each have the commission to influence our community and world as we "go" about our days sharing the love, justice and truth of God. This is lived out by modeling a Christ-centered life and sharing the Gospel with those in our circles of influence.
Generosity
Generosity with our time and treasures is often the greatest barometer of our spiritual journey. At LifePoint, we have found the Biblical practice and mandate of tithing is the greatest step we can take in the characteristic of generosity.

Exploring

People "exploring" Christianity are disconnected from God and have yet to begin a personal relationship with Jesus.

Beginning

Infant Christ-follower. Much like physical development, spiritual development begins with dependence upon other Christ-followers for development in their "baby steps."

Growing

Beginning to take increasing steps specifically through the five characteristics of a Christ-centered life. Enthusiastic about their faith with many significant steps still to be made.

Maturing

Moving into a God-first and others-first outlook. Beginning to make significant contributions to God's Kingdom and living for God's purpose.

Christ Centered

Experiencing the joy of Christ by defining everything in their life by their position and purpose in Christ. They are reproducing their faith and life in other Christ-followers in the preceding stages.