Kingdom Builders is a team led by Pastor Daniel of those who are passionate about financing the vision of Lifepoint. By committing to give over and above their regular tithe, they will further accelerate and fund the vision of Lifepoint in the following ways:
Kingdom Builders will help fund expansion efforts, building projects, and other initiatives to further strengthen Lifepoint’s ability to minister to the local community. Our new campus launches in King George and Richmond, as well as the construction of our new Spotsylvania campus building are examples. Together, King George and Richmond have seen 35 people begin a new relationship with Christ with an average attendance of 578 people between the two. But there is still more work to be done! Currently there are three additional pieces of property available to Lifepoint once financially prepared.
Our Home: Outreach
How has attending Lifepoint changed your life?
It’s changed my entire family! My daughter had been battling spiritually and with depression, too. She had walked away from her faith and was pretty mad at God. I came here with a friend one Sunday and the environment that I saw, the music, the people... it was just so inviting. I just felt like she might be open to come and check it out. So, I brought her back. It took some time, but her heart softened, and she came back to her faith and was baptized here.
How has serving in our local outreach impacted your life?
By starting an Outreach Group, God led us to a motel ministry here in Fredericksburg. My husband and I decided to partner with them to support their organization. It has been an eye-opening experience to see how much is needed right here in our area. We feel called to walk beside them, to help these families, and especially the youth that we work with every Monday. We want to give these kids hope for their future and just share God’s love with them. Through this group our desire is to share about [this local] need and to bring more people alongside them to help our community.
Our Home: Expansion
How did you hear about Lifepoint?
A friend of mine had been visiting Lifepoint Fredericksburg. She started telling me that Lifepoint was a really good church and that I should check it out. I knew that I would not be driving all the way to Fredericksburg to go to church. But then I discovered accidentally, via Facebook, that there was a Richmond campus and it was only a few weeks old.
When did you start attending Lifepoint Richmond?
I didn’t come into Lifepoint with any expectations, but I can tell you that my first visit absolutely blew me away. It was during the At The Movies series and after the sermon was over, I decided to go up for prayer. One of the biggest burdens that I had on me at the time was finding a good job so that I could continue to take care of myself and my children. After we prayed, [the woman I prayed with] immediately sprang into action.
She started asking all the Dream Team members if they had any connections or resources. Then she introduced me to Pastor Brent and 30 seconds into my conversation with him, he asked if he could pray with me. Church had just ended so people were [all over the place]. Right there in the middle of all that, he just took my hand and started to pray. I started crying uncontrollably. I usually don’t like to cry in front of my children, but I couldn’t help crying because it was the first time I had ever walked into a church where I felt like I was home. I felt like I was no longer invisible and for the first time that people saw me, like really saw me. Pastor Brent didn’t have to know me to know that this is exactly what I needed. That meant the world to me!
Our Home: Expansion
Lifepoint King George
How did you hear about Lifepoint?
My fiancé told me about it. He heard about it through one of his co-workers who works at the King George campus, Chip Blakley (King George Campus Pastor).
What is God showing you right now?
Honestly, it’s overcoming my mental illnesses that I struggle with. I struggle a lot with something called borderline personality disorder and self-injury. I think that becoming a part of the King George campus has already started to help me because I’m excited about joining a team and getting involved. It’s made me really excited about the future, whereas before I was depressed and lonely.
How has the King George campus launch impacted your life?
It’s actually been quite incredible. [Before attending Lifepoint], I didn’t really feel like I had community. And then, as soon as I walked in the door at Lifepoint in King George, it was like family. Everybody hugged me or said hello and asked me how I was. I was not used to that. I had always felt kind of ignored or like another number before coming here. It’s made me more of an outgoing person, when I would usually be very distrusting of people. It’s making me come out of my shell more. Pastor Daniel has done such a great job of creating a welcoming atmosphere.
I’m meeting a lot of new people and I’m building new friendships. It’s helping me learn how to trust people. This current series All the Feels has been so good for me. There have been issues in my life where there have been broken relationships and Pastor Daniel has shown me that I need to take responsibility for my part. In the past, my trust has been broken with people in general. Lifepoint has shown me that people can be loving and compassionate.
SPOTSYLVANIA CAMPUS BUILDING
The new Spotsylvania campus building will seat 750 adults and allow space for 225 children, Lifepoint College classes, the Grow environment, leadership training, and a Lifepoint Worship studio.
The local church is the hope of the world. Jesus established His Church to spread the good news of His love for us. Church planting is the most effective way to communicate Jesus’ message of hope and restoration to our nation. Through our partnership with ARC (Association of Related Churches), we were able to celebrate the launch of 120 churches and campuses across the country.
Over the last few years, Lifepoint has offered financial support to Samaritan’s Purse when disasters have struck the US and areas around the world. In 2017, Lifepoint began locking arms with the relief organization by serving alongside them as well. In August of last year, a Lifepoint mission team joined Samaritan’s Purse in Edgecombe, North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew flooded many houses in the area, as the organization committed to rebuilding more homes than ever before. Lifepoint’s team of eight completed two brand new homes at no cost to the families and had the honor of being present for the dedication. This was a true Romans 8:28 moment: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” The natural disaster that swallowed these families’ homes and belongings 10 months prior became a supernatural intervention, as they were blessed beyond their imagining. A few months later, Lifepoint sent a team to Naples, Florida for disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Lifepoint will continue sending teams throughout 2018 to aid Samaritan’s Purse in their relief efforts and rebuild projects.
The Gift of Hope
At the end of 2016, Lifepoint’s global partner, Hope Project, communicated a specific prayer request. Pastor Carlos and his wife Zulema from a church in Nicaragua called Casa Del Rey La Grancosecha, had actively been praying for a truck that would allow them to be more effective in their community. They had printed a picture of the truck they wanted, placed it in their bathroom, and persistently prayed for eight years. They continued to trust that God would provide. Because of your generosity, Lifepoint Church got to play a big part in financing their miracle. In March of 2017, Lifepoint’s short-term mission team serving in Nicaragua got to witness Pastor Carlos and Zulema receive their truck, the one they’d prayed about for nearly a decade. Thank you for your contributions toward Lifepoint Outreach! Together we are reaching the world.
Through global partnerships with mission organizations around the world, Kingdom Builder giving will allow us to reach more people in more areas with more impact.
How has going to Lifepoint College changed your life?
Lifepoint College has put me in an atmosphere where I’m surrounded by leaders who are daily imparting wisdom into my life. I’ve never been in a position like that. Coming out of high school, and throughout high school, I had a drug addiction. After I graduated, I attended a yearlong discipleship program called Teen Challenge, which is for people with life-controlling issues. I remember our college orientation day. That’s when everything started to come full circle; like, I’m really here. I’m really in a program that’s bettering me and it’s going to push me forward into my calling.
The college program has taught me a lot about myself and who I am as an individual and what it means to lead. I’ve learned what it means to lead myself, what it means to have healthy relationships, and what it means to have healthy finances. And all in all, the college program has stretched me and my faith tremendously. You really get a hands-on experience for what ministry is like, and some days are hectic, but we get to experience it all. We get to be a part of life change!