When we say we exist to point people to a Christ-centered life, we are communicating our movement with conviction and intention ("point") to help each person take next steps on their Christ-centered Journey.
We fulfill our mission through weekly worship environments for all ages, relational connections in small groups, service opportunities inside the church, service opportunities outside the church—both locally and globally, and more.
Beginning in central Tennessee in the United States of America over 100 years ago as First Baptist Church Smyrna, LifePoint is a dynamic, growing church that has a heart for our local communities, the nations, and the world. LifePoint is a multi-site congregation, meaning one church meeting in multiple locations with campuses locally and globally.
Although the church has a long and significant history, LifePoint continues to adapt and change to the needs of families, communities and the world so that all can know the joy of a Christ-centered life. Through innovative practices and a culture that is real, relaxed, and relational, LifePoint continues to see authentic life-change in the lives of individuals, families, and entire communities.
We believe that the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) requires us to move beyond the walls of our local church buildings and sending the church to be the church.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1Peter 1:2; 2Corinthians 13:14
is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He
is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous
potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward
God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated
from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and
salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally
in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a
sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the
sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three
days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to
Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of
kings, and Lord of lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,
14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts
1:9-11; Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by
self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as
God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty.
Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure
in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and
power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace
and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 3:5
Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present
in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also
lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the
Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and
guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Act 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under
the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source
of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by
God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5