Why does faith matter?
At Lord of Life, we are committed to being shaped by the Word of God. As children, we accept and believe what our parents, pastors and other trusted adults tell us is true. Teens and young adults begin to question what they have been told is true. This process is healthy and leads the individual to first-hand faith; a set of beliefs that he or she can live with and trust. But faith does not stop there. Adults of all ages have spiritual longings that change over time, but which are powerful reminders that we are not alone and that we are lavishly loved by God. We hope to explore questions of faith and life together with you in ways that respect intellectual integrity, balance experience with Scripture, and make space for all voices and points of view. We seek God's Truth in a world where truth is relative, and apply what we believe to the daily living of our lives.
Meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM in the Shaw Conference Center. Led by Pastor Debi, we approach the Bible as Living Word - spoken to us by God in ways that help us see ourselves honestly and opens us up to the extravagant love of God in Christ Jesus. We open the Bible expecting to be changed! Each week, we study the text for the upcoming Sunday worship service. The coffee pot is always on, no experience is necessary, all questions are welcome as we explore the depths of God's Word together.
A four-week course in which a small group explores what Christians believe: Who or what is God? Who is Jesus and what difference does he make? Why do we exist and what is our purpose? How can I find fulfillment, satisfaction, joy? Faith Alive! is led by Pastor Debi and Bill Patterson, Director of Lay Ministries. The course happens throughout the year as needed. To register, please contact us via email or call 668-8000.
This October, a group of Lord of Life members and friends will gather at the retreat center at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center in Bemus Point, NY for a weekend of fellowship, learning, powerful worship and relaxation. Beginnings and Endings is the theme for this year's retreat. Registration forms now available. Contact the office for more info, 716-668-8000 ext 203.
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