Theme Verse: In the same way, let your light shine before others,

so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).


We know that Jesus is already present in our communities.  In some ways our most basic assumption is that God is already actively involved in every person’s life, preparing hearts and calling them to Himself through His Son, Jesus.  The church exists to display God’s glory to the world; to show the world, who God is and what God is like.  The role of the church is to shine a light into the darkness, showing forth God’s goodness and revealing God’s Son so that people can know and follow Him.  We would like to shine our light on Jesus by finding ways to become a blessing to those around us.  Our strategy is about people not programs because relationships are the conduit for God’s love.  So our invitations to others will always keep the end in mind, that our light is designed to illuminate Jesus Christ and show forth God’s glory!


Our strategy to introduce Jesus to our communities involves every Lightshine member and friend learning to become a blessing to their community in three distinct ways and by making three key moves: 


As Individuals - Individuals will become a blessing to others when Lightshine Church helps people to intentionally connect to their neighbors and communities, helping everyone discover a personal ministry and a “Third Place” to connect with people outside of work and home.  


In Small Groups - Lightshine will become a blessing to our community when our members and friends are connected into a small group of consistent people that intentionally decide to live life together, care for one another, and find ways to bless their community together.  We will do this by encouraging everyone to get connected to a small group and by encouraging our small groups to remain missional in focus.


Large Group - Lightshine Church will become a blessing to our community by intentionally partnering with organizations in our community and constantly engaging in service projects as a large group.