Services We Offer

 

At Life Church we provide a number of services for the benefit of the people we pastor:

Contact the church office or talk to one of the pastoral staff for more information.

Baby Dedications

At Life Church we only baptize adults, and children who we consider old enough to make an informed commitment to follow Jesus Christ (normally age 12 and above although some exceptions are possible). We do however provide opportunities for parents to publicly dedicate their children to the Lord during a Sunday service. Baby dedications are normally conducted just before the sermon. Parents who want to dedicate their children will normally take the following steps:

  1. Contact the church office to request a baby dedication.
  2. Complete either the Life Church Baby Dedication class (currently in development) or a baby dedication counseling session.
  3. Show up for the scheduled dedication.

Baptism

Jesus commanded his disciples to make new disciples and to baptize them. We believe that everyone who makes a commitment to follow Jesus Christ should be baptized by completely immersed in water. Towards this end we conduct baptism services from time to time throughout the year. Candidates for baptism must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be committed to following Jesus Christ and be ready to publicly acknowledge him as your Lord and Savior.
  • You must be medically able to tolerate brief submersion in water.
  • You must renounce and reject any occult activity and any participation in non-Christian spiritual practices.
  • You must successfully complete our Life Church Baptism class.

Funerals

At Life Church we are committed to supporting those who are under our pastoral care during times of personal loss. Contact the church office for more information.

Counseling

At Life Church we provide pastoral counseling for those who want help in responding to challenging life situations in a biblical way. If you want to receive counseling services at Life Church you should meet the following criteria:

  • You should demonstrate a desire to put the Bible’s teaching into practice in your life.
  • Although some exceptions are possible, recipients of counseling services should be under the pastoral care of the Life Church pastoral staff. This will normally mean that they are faithfully attending both our Sunday services and one of our life groups.

Pre-marital Counseling

In order to promote healthy, successful marriages Life Church provides extensive pre-marital counseling (currently a 12-week program). Successful completion of the pre-marital counseling program is mandatory for couples who wish to be married by Life Church pastoral staff members. Those who wish to participate must meet the following criteria:

  • They must be of opposite gender. The laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other state notwithstanding, we will only provide pre-marital counseling for copules consisting of a man and a woman.
  • Both partners must demonstrate their commitment to following Jesus Christ.
  • Although some exceptions are possible, both partners should be members of Life Church or in the process of becoming members.

Weddings

The Bible teaches that marriage was established by God to join a man and a woman in a lifetime union that symbolizes the relationship between Jesus and his Church. At Life Church we want to do everything possible to support successful marriages. For this reason we require that couples who want to marry meet the following criteria:

  • They must be of opposite gender. The laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other state notwithstanding, we will only perform a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • Both partners must demonstrate their commitment to following Jesus Christ.
  • Although some exceptions are possible, both partners should be under the pastoral care of the Life Church pastoral staff. This will normally mean that they are current members or in the process of becoming members of Life Church.
  • Both partners must complete the Life Church pre-marital counseling program.

 

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