What We’re All About
Focusing on Jesus not on religion. Following Jesus out of desire, not duty. Living from who we are in Christ, not creating an identity on our own. Living as human beings not human doings. Celebrating and embracing God’s desire to live in and through us. Extending God’s grace to others.
In a word, we’re about freedom. Freedom is priceless. Freedom is sought by the oppressed, the brokenhearted, and those held captive. It’s received by the brave, preserved by the courageous, and cherished by all. Unfortunately, freedom is truly experienced by a precious few. Lifetime exists to change that.
Lifetime Ministries has been teaching the essentials of the Christian Life since 1976. Beginning as a counseling ministry, Lifetime now ministers primarily through this website offering books, audio resources, video resources, articles, and devotionals.
Lifetime is known for communicating the timeless treasures of God’s grace with personal transparency, simplicity, and practicality. Lifetime plays a invaluable role in the body of Christ by emphasizing two foundational truths that result in the believer’s living the Christian life consistently and authentically.
We have a new identity as forgiven, righteous, and holy saints of God (Colossians 1:22).
We wholly depend upon the indwelling Spirit of Christ to express himself in us and through us (Galatians 2:20).
Embracing these two truths is crucial for experiencing the abundant life that God offers. Related to identity, a person’s behavior is deeply connected with his self-perception. In other words, you will “live out” whatever you believe about yourself. It follows that a failure to understand our true identity in Christ results in being ill-equipped to act like who we truly are in Christ. Related to our approach to everyday life, if we don’t learn to allow Christ to live His overcoming life through us, we will continually operate in sinful independence. Our faith-walk will lack intimacy with God and the daily consistency that only Jesus can provide. Discovering our true identity in Christ and learning to live wholly trusting in him moment by moment is the way of grace.
Lifetime exists to communicate the timeless treasures of God’s grace with personal transparency, simplicity, and practicality.
Lifetime communicates the truths of God’s grace by providing a full spectrum of resources to a multicultural, multi-generational audience. Our resources are readily accessible, culturally relevant, and easily applied in everyday life.
As we follow God’s lead in ministry…
- Lives are transformed.
- People share their stories and have a significant impact in the lives of others and ultimately in the body of Christ.
- People who are disenchanted with religion experience a renewed, fresh journey with God.
- People enjoy authentic, meaningful, and life-changing community.
Our Core Values
Our ministry is effective because of the transparency between our readers and contributors. Our identity in Christ, and struggles through life will be displayed exactly as they are. We pursue our purpose with profound simplicity and personal transparency.
We recognize that God’s design and desire is for his empowering grace –the life of Christ- to flow through us. Every interaction is characterized by the very life of Christ.
We keep Christ and donors in mind in all our decisions. We celebrate Lifetime as God’s ministry, not our own. We are invested in strengthening the kingdom and pursue excellence in all we do.
Our message is applicable to those in various walks of life and is up-to-date for our user.
Our Statement of Faith
The Bible is the inspired, the only, the infallible, the authoritative Word of God.
The Trinity is one God in three persons; God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Bible teaches concerning Jesus Christ:
His Deity (Matthew 16:16,17 and John 1:1).
His humanity (Hebrews 2:18 and 4:15).
His virgin birth (Luke 1:26-38).
His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15).
His Life (John 10:10) is to be expressed through new creatures in Christ, by faith (Colossians 3:3-4).
His miracles (Luke 4:18, Various Scriptures.).
His death reconciled us to God (Romans 5:10).
His Life through us, by faith, empowers us to live the life that overcomes (Romans 5:10).
His unique ability to regenerate man (give true life, re-birth from above) (John 3:5,6,16,17, Titus 3:5, I Peter 1:23).
His bodily resurrection (John 20:27,28, Romans 4:24, 6:4, I Corinthians 15:1-8).
His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Ephesians 1:20).
His return to earth in power and glory (Matthew 24:29-31, Revelation 19:11-19).
The Bible teaches about Salvation:
Salvation from the penalty and power of sin is offered to all as a free gift of God’s grace apart from any human works or religious deeds (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 6:23).
The gift of salvation can only be received when one realizes their hopeless condition and places saving faith in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and in His resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3:3-9; Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 15:14; John 1:12).
Those who are truly born again can never lose their salvation (John 10:27-29; I Peter 1:5; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:35-39; Ephesians 1:13-14).
The Bible teaches about Believers:
It is through the shedding of Christ’s blood that all of the believer’s sins are forgiven (Romans 5:9).
It is through Christ’s bodily death that the believer’s old man (former Adamic spirit) was crucified (Romans 6:6).
It is through Christ’s bodily resurrection that a believer is reborn (1 Peter 1:3) as a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), made one with God (1 Corinthians 6:17), granted every spiritual blessing and is seated in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3, 2:6).
The believer is given Christ’s life in exchange for his former dead Adamic spirit (Ephesians 2:1, 5; Romans 5:17-19; 5:10).
As the believer appropriates by faith their union with Jesus in their co-crucifixion and resurrection in their daily life, they can experience victory over the world, the flesh, and the Devil (Romans 6:1-14; Galatians 2:20, 5:22-25)
It is through the personal ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit that the believer is empowered to experience consistent victory over sin, but never sinless perfection (Romans 6:12-18; Galatians 5:16-17).
The Christian life is not to be motivated by law but rather by the grace and love of Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:1-3; John 14:21; I John 5:2). Christ-like living is not mystical or passive but is based in faithful obedience to God’s word (I Peter 2:1-2; Hebrews 5:12-14), empowered by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26) with the progressive replacement of fleshly values, emotions and behaviors with those of Jesus Christ’s (Ephesians 4:17-24, Col 3;1-17, Romans 12: 2).