Archives For Generosity

One Day BKKImagine reasoning that the only way to support your family is to sacrifice yourself physically, nightly in the darkest corners of society. Women in many places around the world, including Thailand, feel caught with no where to turn but to the last place they want to go…into an industry of sacrificing themselves so their family can survive. This is the life and incredibly difficult destination of thousands of women in Bangkok. The hurt is so great, our LP Bangkok team has discovered prostitutes outnumber Christians 4 to 1 in the city where we have been sent.

Along with our partner Benita and the Home of New Beginnings, LifePoint wants to show these women Jesus loves them and has a life of hope and wholeness. What a privilege and responsibility we have to make a difference! We will give and sacrifice one day’s salary through the One Day Offering so women can be “purchased” out of prostitution for an evening. During the evening, women will experience a dinner where they will be introduced to Jesus, given a sense of family as they are surrounded by the Body of Christ, and honored as creations of our Heavenly Father.

The need is enormous. The challenge and opportunity to give is clear: for the faith family of LifePoint Church to give one day’s salary as an offering above our tithes so:

Pray for your obedience and faith as we give. Pray for the resources we joyfully give to the work of the Kingdom to be multiplied beyond our own efforts. Pray for the lost and hurting to know the love of hope of Jesus.

Last week, we shared the One Day Offering initiative to support and serve Foster Children and the families who care for them. This week we are focusing on our second initiative: Making Him Known in Brussels.

The impact of LifePoint Brussels is increasing in a nation where less than one percent of the population claims to know Jesus Christ. In Belgium today, grandparents may attend mass from time to time, parents are Catholic “culturally” but don’t practice the Catholic faith and students do not claim any religious affiliation.

Adults, children, students and now interns are living incarnationally to display the love and life of Jesus. LifePointer’s connect each day with people in Brussels as they are going throughout their day-to-day life and routines. The primary ways include each day in schools, neighborhoods, and markets. They are also purposefully creating spaces to meet with people as they host groups, meet-ups, and English conversation groups. In Brussels, LifePoint’ers serve refugees and people caught in the snares of human trafficking.

As a result, LifePoint Brussels is out of room and space for their Sunday Gathering. Would you give to the One Day Offering enabling new space to be created for more people to learn what it means to be a follower and learner of the life of Jesus.  Together, we can provide more room so more disciples can be made for the Kingdom of God.

You can follow LifePoint Brussels on Facebook and see recent photos showing their reach and impact.

One Day Offering

One Day's Salary. Being the Church. It's Worth It.

The One Day Offering in December was a great success. Thank you is in order again! One that is of eternal significance. We are celebrating God’s faithfulness and your generosity. The response in the midst of challenging economic times and a busy holiday season is tremendous. Our total for this One Day Offering is $83,793. This total represents an increase of $23,710 from our One Day Offering in December of 2011. For you percentage point folks out there, that is 39% growth. Wow!

While it is fantastic to celebrate growth and increases, at the heart of our celebration is the needs of people being met across the globe. As a result of our generosity as a faith family and your gifts to the One Day Offering:

  • there will be less orphans and victims of human trafficking,
  • seekers in Brussels, Belgium can hear the truth of Scripture and the reality of the Gospel in their native language,
  • more young people in Bangkok, Thailand will take next steps to know Jesus and follow His plan for their life, and
  • our local brothers and sisters in Christ will discover hope during some of their most challenging days.

generosity_with_bleedsSo, let’s celebrate! Thank you for living out our characteristic of a Christ-centered life we call Generosity. We are making eternal investments. We are changing lives. We are partnering together to Send the Church to Be the Church where there is No Church. A great reminder of how bright our light is for Jesus through our collective generosity. Thank you for helping us accomplish such a wonderful response to the needs in our world for the Gospel. Be sure to mark you calendar for our next One Day Offering on Sunday, April 21.

One Day's Salary. Being the Church. It's Worth It.

An Offering of One Day’s Salary to Send the Church to Be the Church where there is No Church.

Send the Church to Be the Church where there is No Church. That is the Kingdom Dream that LifePoint has been given to glorify our King and bring His joy and peace to the world. It is vision that fuels our Biblical mission to point people to a Christ-centered life. The daily purpose of our lives to make disciples; men, women, and children who are learning from Jesus and living for Him.

One of our characteristics of a Christ-centered life is generosity. As we live generously, we break the chains of materialism, create spiritual momentum in our life and family, and we help make possible the incredible vision and critical mission God has given LifePoint. The One Day Offering is an opportunity to put into action as a faith family these very things. What a privilege we have during this season of gift giving to give gifts to God through His Body and give the one true gift, Jesus and His Gospel. This December’s One Day Offering focuses on Sending the Church and Being the Church in three areas.

One Day’s Salary for ONEless

LifePoint’s campus and sending center in Bangkok is changing lives. We are seeing Thais place their faith in Jesus, new believers baptized, and new disciples preparing to plant churches in Thailand. LifePoint is reflecting the Light of Jesus, in a spiritually dark land. One of Bangkok’s dark corners is human trafficking and exploitation. ONEless Ministries was founded in 2011 by a group of individuals, primarily LifePoint’ers, passionate about helping the most vulnerable people while spreading the gospel throughout the world. The purpose of ONEless is to continually work towards one less: one less orphan, one less refugee and one less victim of human trafficking. The One Day Offering will help ONEless ministries establish non-profit status in Thailand, extending the partnership of the organization with LifePoint, and fueling the mission of our very own LifePoint’ers. This opportunity will also allow more open doors for ministry for our missionaries in Bangkok and other LifePoint campuses. One less victim or orphan is one more who experiences the love of Jesus.

Generosity to those in need through LP’s Helping Hands Benevolence

LifePoint’s Helping Hands ministry is our weekly, many times daily, response to critical needs from those in our local community and our faith family. In most cases the care provided through Helping Hands starts with a response to a critical financial need. Utility bills are overdue and need to be caught up. A family’s food supply is running low. The water or electricity has been turned off. Children are hoping for something, anything for Christmas. LifePoint is there to help financially, but also with love and care by LifePoint’ers pointing our neighbors to Jesus. Helping Hands ministry has seen great challenges and opportunities over this past year. With our region and nation facing challenging economic times we have had the opportunity to respond to a greater number of requests for help than ever before. Your financial generosity through the One Day Offering will allow us to build our Helping Hands reserves and respond to people with critical needs in our community and care for our neighbors when they need it most.

Being the Church in Brussels

The impact of LifePoint Brussels is increasing in a nation where less than one percent of the population claims to know Jesus Christ. In Belgium today, grandparents may attend mass from time to time, parents are Catholic in name but never go to mass and new generations do not claim any religious affiliation. LP Brussels is spreading the gospel to refugees in the city, connecting to locals through their Cafe Anglais ministry, and reaching into a culture that has a growing Islamic influence (25% of Belgium). A phenomenal milestone of the impact of LP Brussels is the expansion of weekly worship gatherings. Weekly worship services at LifePoint Brussels are bilingual. Preaching is in English and then interpreted into French. Your giving through the One Day Offering will fuel the ministry of LifePoint Brussels as our missionaries plant church and build disciple making communities through weekly worship gatherings, Cafe Anglais, refugee ministry, outreach in the Muslim community and more.

For more information, please visit One Day Offering. You may give now online or by making your donation, using the One Day Offering Envelopes provided for you at your campus.

The Five!

Jason Stewart —  October 30, 2012 — Leave a comment

Five Characteristics of a Christ-centered Life


LifePoint’s mission is to passionately and intentionally point people to life centered on Jesus and His mission. As we all take steps in our journey to be Christ-centered, how can we describe what a Christ-centered life looks like? What is the target? What are the key components? What are the expectations that we have for our faith family; more importantly, what are the expectations God has for us? Our five characteristics are key ingredients that we find in Scripture that we feel best described a Christ-centered life. We want to live these out corporately as the Body of Christ and as families and individuals. Our leaders work tirelessly to create environments where we can grow in these characteristics. The ultimate goal is for each and everyone of us to incorporate these five attributes in our daily life, allow them to build more in our life, and to multiply them into others.


We are all wired for worship. Often we direct our worship to the wrong things—career, others, ourselves, money or other material things. We are God’s creation and He alone deserves and demands our worship: our mind’s attention and heart’s affection. At LifePoint, we best live out the characteristic of worship through weekly corporate worship gatherings at our campuses and through individual, private worship by reading God’s Word, prayer and other personal spiritual habits.

Biblical Community

Because we are created for community, we gather all ages into small groups for relationships built around God’s Word. In small groups, men and women of all ages are engaged in discipleship, community and service.


It has been said we are never more like Christ than when we are serving. We recognize that each person has been shaped for service. We can’t grow without serving and we cannot serve without growing. At LifePoint, we encourage each person to engage in two arenas of service: 1. Ministry inside the walls of the church and 2. Missions outside the walls of the church.


The influence of Jesus extends across every continent, thousands of years and billions of lives. As Christ-followers, we each have the commission to influence our community and world as we “go” about our days sharing the love, justice and truth of God. At LifePoint, we best live out the characteristic of influence as we invest in people in our circles of influence and invite them to LifePoint or other next steps in their Journey—what we often call, “invest to invite.”


Jesus modeled and taught us to give our lives away. Generosity with our time and treasures are often the greatest barometers of our spiritual journey. At LifePoint, we have found the Biblical practice and mandate of tithing is the greatest step we can take in the characteristic of generosity.