Changing the way people view God
Real and Relevant in Reaching people with the Light of Christ!
Our vision is to become a community that redefines the idea of church for the 21st century: an authentic gathering of people in an intentional worship experience, where Christ is encountered in contextual and culturally relevant ways, and where the radical expression of faith spurs our community of believers to take the love of Christ to all of Scott County and beyond.
“In the essentials we need unity, in the non-essentials we need freedom; but in all things we need love.”
WHY WE EXIST
Illumination Church exists in an effort to love God, love people and light the world.
Illumination Church has 12 values that we are committed to as a church. These are pieces of our DNA that form who we are, what we’re about and our passions as a church.
Biblical truth is a must! We believe in teaching the Word of God from the Word of God – no fluff and stuff – simply the life-altering truths of God in a fashion that people can identify with, relate to and apply to their lives.
Real or authentic is a part of who we are as individuals and is who we strive to be as a church. We aren’t called to play games, put on masks and fake our way through life and in our faith. Instead, we are called to experience life together; the good, the bad and the ugly.
Relevant both culturally and contextually is a part of everything that we look to incorporate within our church. We’re not about religion, instead, we’re about a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ and sharing that relationship with others in ways that matter and make sense without compromising the Word of God.
Reaching beyond the four-walls of the church and the comfort of ourselves, and into a world that’s in desperate need of the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is a fundamental piece of who we are and what we do. It’s our desire to meet people where they’re at, introduce them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and develop them in their walk with God.
Community matters to us! We strive for relational community; what we like to call doing life and ministry together. Humans are created for relationships with God and with others and we place a high-priority on facilitating and growing in community with others.
Discipleship is a game-changer for us. Some of Jesus’ last instructions to us as a Christian-community was to make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and teaching people to obey God. It’s our goal to raise up generations of faithful and prepared followers of Jesus Christ.
Giving to God is a part of who we are and what we do. We believe that God calls us to give the tithe in three areas: (1) through giving of our time, (2) through giving of our treasures, and (3) through sharing our talents and spiritual gifts with others.
Excellence in the way we live life and do ministry is a passion that we believe God wants from us. Make no mistake about it, there are no “perfect people” and we are not holding a casting call for perfection. Instead, we strive to give God our best through the way we live our lives; in the things that we believe, think, say and do.
Lead by example is something that we believe, teach and implore our community to do. Each one of us has the capacity to lead within our spheres of influence – it’s up to us to live out our faith in every way and in every thing and leading others to do the same.
Devotion to God and to the things of God is where it’s at. This world is full of lip service, and we desire to be a Christian community where we are devoted to God, to one another and to changing our community one life at a time.
Worship is not just something that we do; it’s who we are. As a church it is our goal to experience a life of worship together through our corporate Celebration Services in addition to educating and encouraging people to worship as a way of life daily.
Experience God in all things!
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