- Phone: (847) 910-9414
- Mailing Address: PO Box 7268, Algonquin, IL 60102
Some may wonder, “Do we really need another church?” Don’t mistake our presence in the community as an implication that other churches don’t exist. But statistics revealed that close to 80% of the population in our community are not presently connected to a church. One of the most consistently effective ways to help people connect with God is through starting new churches.
Our aim is to simply be Christians…no other label, no other allegiance…we are committed to walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. We are an independent, non-denominational, Christ-centered, Bible-teaching church.
Our aim is to make the complex simple. There are three things we want to do well: be a lifeline to God, be a lifeline to others, and be a lifeline to the community. But “simple” doesn’t mean “easy”. We know that this world has enough challenges of its own, so we’re not looking to add complicated rules and regulations of religion beyond what Jesus has taught us to do. We’re content to let him lead the church; we figure it’s his anyways. He doesn’t need us driving from the backseat.
For too long the Church has developed a reputation for giving answers to questions no one is asking, resulting in a disconnect and a perception of irrelevance. We are working hard to listen to God, listen to others, and listen to our community to discern the best ways to invest ourselves and add value.
We believe that strong families make a strong community. That means that at Lifeline a high value we have is adding value to kids, parents, marriages, and relationships in general.
That’s right, we value fun and laughter! We’ve known too many Christians who act (and look) like they’ve been baptized in vinegar…sourpuss faces, sourpuss attitudes…no smiles, no fun. While we are very serious about what we’re doing, we just don’t take ourselves too seriously! Who says that “fun” and “church” have to be diametrically opposing ideas? Not us. And we know that God has a sense of humor…after all, he’s using US to build his church!
This just means that you don’t have to “get your act together” before you jump into Lifeline. We’ll take you “as is” because that’s the way God takes us. No need to dress up. No need to fake it. No need to pretend to believe something just so that you can feel like you belong. Just be who you are. All we ask is that you would also be open to the kind of person God can help you become.
We are committed to multiplying Jesus’ mission through more people in more places for generations to come. And we’re just getting started!
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. God also relates to us as a Father who hears and answers prayer. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Yet He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days in victory over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and one day will return 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, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity, is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus. He also lives in every Christian to provide them with power for living, understanding to discern spiritual truth, and guidance to do what is right. (II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
About The Bible
The Bible is God's Word to people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God's will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which it speaks. Since God's Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
We all sin by going our own way and not living up to the revealed will of God for mankind. The ultimate penalty of sin is eternal separation from God. But God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to cleanse us from our sins by dying on the cross for everyone. He sends his Holy Spirit to convict us of our need to be saved from our sins. When we are convicted we can choose whether or not to surrender to Jesus as our Lord who will save us. Salvation is a free gift from God. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
Baptism is a natural response of faith by those who have chosen to surrender to Jesus, who commanded us to be baptized. In the New Testament Church, those who believed were baptized (immersed) into the name of Jesus. Baptism is described in Scripture as an identification with Christ's death, burial and resurrection. Just as Jesus Christ was raised from the dead to walk in newness of life, those who surrender to Christ are raised from the waters of baptism to live a new life for Jesus their Lord. Baptism expresses our repentance and surrender to Jesus Christ. When we surrender he washes away our sins.
About The Church
The church is the body of Christ. It is not a physical building, but a group of believers; not a denomination, sect, or association, but a spiritual body. The Church's purpose is to do the ministry of Christ (evangelize, make disciples, show compassion) with the love of Jesus so that the world may see Jesus Christ in their lives.
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. When you die, you will either spend eternity in Heaven or Hell. Eternal separation from God happens in Hell. Eternal union with God occurs in Heaven. (John 3:16, I John 2:25; 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15)