- Phone: (847) 910-9414
- Mailing Address: PO Box 7268, Algonquin, IL 60102
It is our belief that the process of spiritual growth and transformation hinges on 3 key practices that we describe as your Spiritual DNA. It is the framework of every effort and activity that we engage in at Lifeline. It describes who we are and defines what we do. It is the lifeblood that we believe should be developed in any Christ-follower - whether they've been following for 5 days or 50 years! It's what we teach parents and it's what parents can teach their children. It's not always easy, but it's certainly not complex. The simplicity makes it easier to remember. Living it out with others in community makes it easier to get better!
Jesus said (John 15:5), “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” "Depending daily on God" is about investing vertically in the priority relationship with God, learning to love Him will all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.
Humans were never created to be alone. We are social beings who were made for relationships. Our relational orientation is a reflection of the image of God in us. God Himself is relational and exists in a community—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is love because God is relational. "Nurturing Relationships" is about investing horizontally with the people in our lives and allowing them to invest in us.
We are here for a purpose. We have been commissioned by God to make disciples of all the nations. Before He ascended into heaven, Jesus spoke to His disciples and said, “As the Father has sent me, so send I you.” (John 20:21) His mission boils down to two commands: love God & love people. At Lifeline we call that "sharing HOPE & adding VALUE". That is a call to both serve WITHIN Lifeline as well as BEYOND Lifeline. "Advancing Jesus' mission" is about moving beyond success to significance by fulfilling the purpose we were designed for: sharing HOPE (leading people to love God) and adding VALUE (demonstrating God's love in practical ways to others).