Welcome

 

Thanks so much for visitingAccording to a study by Josh Packard PhD, a sociologist, professor and researcher at the University of Northern Colorado, there are currently 65 million “dones” who have walked away from the organized church. For the first time in modern church history, that equals the number who still has an affiliation with one.  

Light Church is just a part of a growing community of Christ followers in Jacksonville who function as the body of Christ outside of institutional structures. We desire to help those who no longer connect with the institutional church to find their way to healthy, life giving and encouraging relationships with others in the body of Christ who are on the same journey.

2017 has definitely been a year of transition for us. Please read our current blog, The First 4 Years to find out what we have discovered as we have grown in our understanding of what God intends for His church. We have not figured it all out, but we are sure of one thing...we cannot go back.

When we started on this new venture 5 years ago, we had a goal of planting house churches all over greater Jacksonville and beyond. Since we now see a much bigger picture, we are no longer focused on house churches alone. In 2017 we have focused on

1) paying attention to and building deeper relationships with those whom God has brought into our lives for a purpose and

2) reaching out to the “dones” wherever they are and by any means available.

We are thankful for the tools that we have today to reach out beyond our local area such as social media, resource websites, Skype, phone and networking sites. That being said, there is nothing that can beat one on one, face to face interaction.  

Locally, we have gatherings for the building up of the body here in Jacksonville. These gatherings will take you back to the simplicity of worship without the frills and a free flowing atmosphere in which the body of Christ can function according to I Corinthians 14:26. These meetings will also provide the opportunity for "dones" to find a safe place to gather and interact with one another. If house churches or different expressions of the church result from this, it will be God’s doing and not by human effort.  

If you have left or are thinking about leaving institutional religion and desire find your place in His body, you are not alone. We are already on the path to find the church the Jesus is building, not the one made with human hands. We are here for you. 

If you are interested in meeting one on one or having a phone conversation, send us an email with your information or leave us a voice message at 904-345-0045. We would love to connect with you.