Who We Are
The Life Church of Des Plaines exists to love God, serve people, and spread the passion of Jesus Christ.
The primary reason we meet together is to focus our attention on God, giving Him our worship and receiving His blessing and inspiration. Each of these occasions is a special time of spiritual refreshment. We hope this is what you experience as you visit.
Nothing quite compares to the joy of Christian friendship. That’s why we make it a priority to build lasting relationships between the members of our church family. We’d love to include you, too.
For every person at every age level we offer a wealth of opportunities! Special programs and ministries fill the church calendar for children, youth and adults. You can be sure that in this kaleidoscope of activities, there’s more than one place where you can be personally enriched.
Just as Jesus Christ came “not to be ministered unto, but to minister,” we accept our responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship.
Studying the Bible is vital, because it not only instructs us intellectually, it also guides us spiritually. We believe and accept the Bible as God’s Word to man, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today. Learning its truth is a thrilling adventure.
What We Believe
At TLC, we believe the Bible to be the inspired truth without error even to the very words, and that it is therefore the inspired word of God.
God created mankind to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully living life their own way. To rectify this, we need God’s saving grace to end our separation from Him. As the Bible teaches, we believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a sinner must believe the gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life, to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ, and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God’s grace to reconcile us to God.
The Oneness of God
We believe that the one God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament as Jehovah revealed himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus Christ was and is God. In other words, Jesus is the one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9). While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a full and true humanity. He was both God and man. Moreover, the Holy Spirit is God with us and in us. Thus God is manifested as Father in creation, in the Son for our redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration.
Living The Life
We believe that God, who is holy, calls each of us into relationship with Him. This relationship with Him manifests itself in every aspect of our lives, including our families. As such, TLC stresses and supports the family unit as God’s primary institution. With the knowledge of His plan for salvation, the revelation of who He is, and the blessing of the life He equips us to lead, we believe in covenanting the Spirit — anticipating the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
What to Expect
When entering in through our doors you will find a mulitcultural congregation. Some will be wearing suits or dresses, some will be dressed casual in jeans, and ALL are welcome. Please come as you are, feel comfortable, and sit anywhere you’d like. At TLC you can expect to feel love and care from other people. We love meeting and getting to know new people. This is what the body of Christ is all about. If you come often enough, you are bound to eat a good meal with us thanks to our many good cooks at TLC. We encourage our guests to stay after service and enjoy a time of fellowship. We have a place for you.
You’ll experience exuberant praise and passionate worship! At TLC, we love to express how we feel towards God. He’s been so good to us and it’s our desire to give Him all the glory He deserves!