Life Church meets every Sunday for service at 10:30am! You are more than welcome to attend pre-service prayer in the Upper Room from 9:30-10:00am, and our Fellowship Time in the cafe area with free drip coffee & breakfast items from 10:00-10:30am. We'd love to get to know you! Each week, we want you to be able to experience the presence of God through great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and a creative atmosphere. We know that your first time at any church brings up some questions. How do I get there? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? What can I expect during the service? We want to make your time with us as smooth as possible!
Life Church is located in West Salem at 255 College Drive NW. You may find directions from your specific location to Life Church here!
Parking spots can be found in the upper lot at the north end of the building. If you need a handicapped space, you may find several in front of the building where the main church sign is located (the east end).
We greatly value our children here at Life Church. After all, they are the next generation of Christians in our world! We believe that they can experience God just as much as adults can. There is no Junior Holy Spirit! :) Our Children's Church on Sunday mornings, 'Kid's Life', facilitates kids in from 3 years old through 6th grade. You may sign in and drop your kids off with one of our Children's Ministry team leaders in our LIFE TRAINING CENTER, which is our lower building, on the end by the modulars. We start signing your children in by 10:15am. We'd love to meet your child! Please check in your children and you will be given an ID tag so that you can present that when you pick your child back up. This is one of our safety measures to ensure your children are checked in and then received by their parents or guardians. If you need help finding the check-in area or a Children's Ministry team leader, please feel free to ask the Info Counter attendant at the main entrance of the church for assistance. Click here for additional information about our Children's Ministry! If you have children ages 3 and under, you may drop them off at the Nursery before service (10:00 at the earliest), which is down the main hallway (where the bathrooms are) and to the right. You can sign your kids in there, and expect them to be well taken care of by our competent and loving staff. If you need help finding where the Nursery is located, please ask an usher. Click here for additional information about our Nursery.
Life Church is a non-denominational gathering affiliated with Global Legacy, which is a network of churches connected with Bethel Church in Redding, CA. We are a church who loves the Presence of God, pursues freedom of expression in worship and believes that supernatural miracles/wonders are one way God demonstrates His love for us! We greatly value the Word of God and encourage the pursuit of wholeness and freedom in Christ. Our messages from Pastor Don Finley are full of encouragement, hope, and life. He brings fresh truth and principles from God's Word every week! Our hope is that you'll leave the service feeling filled up and full of joy! As for how to dress, feel free to come as you are to Life Church. Most people come dressed in casual attire, so come as you are comfortable. You will find a group of happy, on-fire-for-Jesus people who are excited to meet you! Click here if you'd like to find out more about our purpose and values. If you have any additional questions, feel free to visit the Info Counter attendant, ask a greeter (handing out bulletins at the glass doors), or find an usher (all of our attendants and ushers will have their name tags on).
If you made a special connection with us here at Life Church and would like to get involved, here are several options for you to look into: • Have a look around this website and get to know us! • View the brochures and applications in our brochure racks. These are located at the back of the auditorium at the Info Counter & in the hallway. Feel free to take a few brochures home with you to look at. • Check out our Get Involved page to get plugged into a ministry and serve our community! • Contact us at the church office: We'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about getting connected here at Life Church. We look forward to hearing from you! Call us at 503.362.0362 or email to email@example.com
At Life Church, our contemporary style of worship and freedom of expression open the doors for communication with the Holy Spirit in many ways, such as prophetic words, dance, and song. Our talented worship band provides not only meaningful songs, passion and liveliness, but also brings a strong anointing to lead us into the presence of the Lord. Come prepared to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and to allow Him to minister to you!
Our aim in Children's Ministry is to lead kids into their own close, personal knowledge of God and His Word, and for them to experience His presence while taking part in bringing His Kingdom to their world.
The children spend time together in a large group setting, as well as in small groups. The small groups are broken up into the following age levels (age by September 1st): • See Nursery info below • His Treats (3-5 year olds) • His Treasures (1st- 4th graders) • His Torches (5th-7th graders)
Each child will experience similar blessings as found in adult church, but on a kid's level. They will learn about a big God who is passionately waiting to share Himself with them. He or she will experience worship, fellowship, creative learning times, and will discover how to spend quiet time with God. They will also be introduced to ministry opportunities amongst themselves and the larger church. Each week parents/caregivers will be given a hand-out describing an overview of what their children are being taught that week, along with some follow-up questions to spark discussion at home and throughout the rest of the week.
These vary from seasonal activities such as the Fall Kick-Off Carnival, Christmas party, and Easter special to special puppet ministries, world mission visitors, and inviting special guest speakers to share on particular ministry subjects (e.g. Worship).
We invite the children to be a part of the vision in the church, as they are the generation to follow in our footsteps. Remember the young lad with the bread and fish (John 6:1-14)? Some of these kids are carrying provision for thousands. They may be small, but their harvest is great. There is no “Junior Holy Spirit.” We believe the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in all believers, and we want to give these children the same opportunity to learn, grow, and experience all God has for them.
At Life Church, we provide a nursery for children ages 3 and under during the Sunday morning service. The nursery is a large, vibrantly colored room just across the hallway from the offices with plenty of toys, space, and other kids to play with! We also have a fenced-in, grassy outdoor play area just adjoining the indoor area. Your kids are more than welcome to spend their Sunday mornings in our nursery, and you can be assured that our workers will give them the utmost attention, care, and safety. If you have any additional questions concerning our nursery, please don't hesitate to contact us!