About Lawrence First Church
Lawrence First Church is full of ordinary, everyday people who are trying our best to live God’s way. If that sounds like we don’t have it all figured out, you’re right! Faith is a journey toward God, and that journey was meant to be done together. When we say “together,” we don’t just mean those of us who are already here, but we believe LFC is a place for everyone to belong. It doesn’t matter where you are on your faith journey: we will be in this together. We don’t think God cares too much about what we wear or what our past looks like–we think his greatest concern is where we are headed. So, we invite you to come as you are and join us on the journey as we seek to LOVE BOLD, SHINE BRIGHT, and LIVE FULL in Jesus!
LOVE BOLD, SHINE BRIGHT, and LIVE FULL. These are not just words to us, but these are the standards by which we want to pattern our lives. Throughout the Bible, we see Jesus teaching people that there is a higher standard by which we are to live. Jesus often calls this “God’s Kingdom” or the “Kingdom of Heaven.” People in Bible times were used to living by rules and regulations that were set forth by the King or ruler of the kingdom in which they lived. Jesus’ message was that there is a different kingdom we should seek first: God’s Kingdom. The contents of Jesus’ life and teaching are the ultimate example of what it means to live for God and to pledge our allegiance to His kingdom.
Jesus set a high standard of love. This is a bold love which seeks to do what’s best for others instead of what’s best for us. As we LOVE BOLD, we also SHINE BRIGHT with God’s light in the midst of our often dark world. This is a light that God has entrusted us to share with others. As we do this, we begin to LIVE FULL as Jesus instructed us to do. Jesus said he came to earth that we might have life and have it to the full (John 10:10). He wants nothing more than for us to experience the full, abundant, and purposeful life he intended for us, and that should be our greatest desire as well. Let’s walk this journey together!