One Life Church in Concord, North Carolina is a church family bringing the Kingdom of Jesus to earth, one life at a time, through intentional relationships.
One Life Church in Concord, North Carolina is a church who aims to follow God with all our heart and desires to build a community of disciples who build disciples through consistent, intentional relationships. One Life’s goal is to set the Concord area on fire for God by building these relationships and serving the community in every way we can.
God is the Creator of all things, the sustainer of all things and the one who holds all things together. He is one, yet expressed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and live in perfect union.
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus came to show us what God is like. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to judge the hearts of all people.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is always present and always working in the world, drawing us to the Father and reminding us of our need for Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit is working within people today, and serves as our great counselor and encourager. Through the Holy Spirit we have access to God’s strength and power. It is because of the Gift of the Holy Spirit that ordinary people much like us have the ability to do extraordinary things in today’s world.
The Bible is God’s written word . We believe God’s Word is inspired, alive, active and relevant for us today. It is a light unto our path. It is eternal. To follow Jesus is to be a student of God’s Word. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
We believe that each person was created to bear the image of God and to have an intimate relationship with Him, but because of sin we have been separated from Him and the image we bear is that of Adam, broken and fractured. It is only through a relationship with Christ that this separation is redeemed and reconciled. Mankind is the supreme object of God’s creation.
Everyone will either exist eternally in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation or eternally separated from God by sin. To be eternally in union with Him is called Heaven. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. Mankind can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. The Gospel is the Good News that salvation is found in and through the person of Jesus. How does someone respond to the Gospel? They believe/trust the Gospel, repent, and be baptized.
Baptism is the wedding ceremony between an individual and the person of Jesus. Once a person has trusted Jesus as their Savior and King they are then united to him through baptism. Paul describes baptism in Romans 6 with powerful imagery where we are united in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Therefore, at One Life, we celebrate with Heaven when a person places their faith in Jesus and then they are immersed into the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Church is God’s ‘Plan A’ for introducing heaven to earth. The Church is the Body of Christ, living out the way of Jesus and proclaiming the Gospel to a broken, hurting and lost world. We believe that being connected to a local church is of upmost importance to an individuals relationship with God. The church is not something we do, it is something we are. We are the family of God, we are the church, we are the Body of Christ and we are the incarnation of Jesus in our world.
We’re a church that believes one life can make a difference. That’s our DNA. It’s why we do what we do. At One Life our values help us live in sync with our DNA.
First, we value church as family. We’re not like family. We are family. The church is God’s family, his sons and daughters, and his plan A for introducing heaven to earth.
Yes, we know this is easier said than done. And we also know that it’s a huge risk to put yourself out there. One of the first steps toward living authentically with this family would be visiting one of our 242 Groups. A 242 Group is a place where we learn to hear the voice of God and respond. It’s where everyone can belong and everyone can contribute. It’s a place of grace; where we explore, experience and live out the way of Jesus together.
Let’s go ahead and say this right up front. We don’t want to just be consumers. We want to turn around and invest in the person siting next to us, the person right in front of us and the world all around us. We believe that God has called every Christian to invest in someone else. So we go and we invest in the place God has planted us and we invite everyone into this way of Life.
Our kingdom truths are foundational truths about who God is and how God operates in the world. They remind us that God will help us live out our vision and values in and through His character.
is relationship with God. This Kingdom Truth is about how God desires to relate to us and how he is inviting us to relate to him.
It’s about God’s primary goal.
And that primary goal is relationship with him.
and in him there is no unchristlikeness. Jesus came to show us what God is like.
Hebrews 1v3 says:
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being.
Through the way, words and works of Jesus we experience God in his fullness.
right where we are so we can be right where we are. We don’t have to be a future version of ourselves in order to experience God. We don’t have to beg God to show up. We don’t have to fear that God will abandon us. What we see over and over and over again through the Bibilical narrative is a God that draws near and invites us to trust him.
on which we build our lives. When everything else seems out of control, when everything else seems like it’s slipping through our fingers, when everything is shifting under our feet, when everything is spinning…God remains the same.
and so can we. When we say, “God knows when to say ‘enough’ and so can we,” it is meant to be an invitation. An invitation to learn from our Creator, recognize that we are made in his image, and we are designed and equipped to do certain things. And one of those things is saying “enough.” Our doing flows from our being. Our doing flows from a place of rest.
He first does in us. God working in us and through us is not a one-time thing. You aren’t going to wake up one morning and say “ok, that “in” part is done for the rest of my life.” We will always have areas where God is bringing healing and transformation. And as God does that life long work in us, it will flow through us to the world where we have been planted.
to restore all things and invites us to participate with Him. As the church, the set apart people of God, we are sent out into a chaotic and dark world with the good news of restoration. We are sent to the shadowed places. We are sent out to The corners of our society. We are sent out to find the least of these in our neighborhoods and on our streets. We are sent out to see the least of these as God sees them.
Thank you so much for your interest in One Life Church, our ministry, and God’s vision for our church.
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