Lightshine Church produced this video to explain our missional church model.
Please watch and/or read below to learn more. 



What is a Missional Church?

At Lightshine, we believe that its not so much that the Church has a mission of God, but rather the mission of God has a Church.
God’s chosen method of redemption was the INCARNATION of Jesus. "The Word became flesh and blood and MOVED into the NEIGHBORHOOD."(John 1:14 The Message) 

We become agents of God’s mission when we live INCARNATIONALLY. Every follower of Jesus Christ is CALLED, GIFTED and SENT for the work of the kingdom.

Two Expressions of the Church:

Gathered - what happens when a church comes together.
Scattered - what happens when the church disperses.

We like to say "Gather well.. scatter better" as we seek to into God's desire to send us into our community. God is a SENDING God so the Church is a SENT people. “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21 

The Church only exists for the purposes of its mission. Missional Church is a community of God’s people that DEFINES and ORGANIZES itself around God’s mission for the purpose of being God’s agents of salvation in the world.

So we must ask the question:
 Where are people converging?  Where are they hanging out? We must go and be the church in those places.

Several years ago, God called a small group of individuals to start a new missional community. Abraham taught us that going in response to God’s command is called “faithfulness”. Some ask, "why start a new church?" We decided to start a new church in order to be faithful to God’s command to reach people both in word (evangelism) and deed (service) with the good news of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:16-20).  Since then, we have gathered weekly and have served our community in countless ways.

We want to do NEW things!  To be the church in NEW ways!  The vision for this new missional church was the following:
NO building
SMALL staff
FEW programs 

Worship and small groups help us to grow in Christ together (Romans 12:1). Reconciliation is at the center of our shared mission. (2 Corinthians 5:19) 


Thank you for your interest in Lightshine Church. If you would like to learn more, please contact Pastor, Rob Douglas by emailing