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What does it mean to walk the path towards God's dreams for your life?

The Pathway is a frame to help you see yourself in the big picture of our church community and then to take deeper steps in both your relationship with Jesus and with others. Each piece of the The Pathway (GPS - Grow in your Life with God, Participate in Life Together, Spread God's Love) is an element within the life of our church designed to empower us to live the life God dreams for us as we spread His love in ever-widening circles, and ultimately to do all of this not alone, but as a part of God’s family here, together in West Orange and online. With that said, The Pathway is not exactly linear - and there’s no one size fits all approach when it comes to following Jesus - The Pathway is simply a way of finding yourself within this local church (The Life Christian Church). This is an invitation to move deeper into our family - in your pace, in a way that matches your journey and in a way that fits within your limits.

Grow in your life with God


Are you new to following Jesus or are you ready to grow even deeper in your relationship with Him?  The Spiritual Growth Plan is a designed to assist you on your journey to following Jesus and includes resources around spiritual formation, the Spiritual Practices, Daily Devotional and access to our community groups. While this is our recommended pathway, all of our resources can be used individually at any point in your journey. We hope this plan helps you to live the life God dreams for you as we spread His love in ever-widening circles.

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Baptism is a way to go public with your faith to show others that you have started a personal relationship with Jesus. We follow Jesus' command and example when we get baptized, which symbolizes your old life dying (going under the water) and your new life beginning (coming out of the water). We look forward to celebrating this powerful moment together as a church family!

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Area Of Destiny will help you find and live out your God-dreamed life. AOD is found in the intersect of mission, passion and gifts and is a life-organizing principle. It defines the boundaries and possibilities of our lives. It is our place, the context in which we are to live, love, work and play. When we know what our life is supposed to be about then we can organize everything else around it, so everything becomes about the same thing: mission, passion, and gifting.


Participate in life together


Sunday worship experiences are the primary way we gather as a church to worship together, learn the Scriptures, pray for one another, and create space to hear from the Spirit. It is in these moments together that we collectively embody Jesus and his kingdom.



Life Groups are the way we gather during the week to connect in meaningful ways in a smaller group environment. We eat together, pray for one another, and share life together. It is in these ordinary rhythms of life that we grow in our faith together. Life Groups meet both online and in-person and are centered on either learning, activities or the Sunday teaching. 



Discover all the meaningful ways you can care for others, develop new skills or use your gifts by serving on a team. There are many opportunities for you to serve on Sundays and throughout the week. 

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There are many aspects to the journey of growing in your faith. This is just one step on your pathway to discovering God's dream for your life and an invitation to finding yourself within our church community. Welcome to the Life is a four session online course where you can move at your own pace, in the way that matches your journey, and in the timing that fits your limits. In this course you can learn more about who we are, what we believe, and how you can integrate into the life of TLCC. You are welcome here.

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Local and Global missions are at the heart of TLCC’s mission. All throughout the year, we have opportunities to serve local and global communities by providing essential resources and sharing the good news of Jesus.

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A key part of living out our faith is being generous with our resources. All we have in our lives is a gift from God, and God calls us to use what he’s given us in order to help accomplish his plan for the world. Click here to learn more about how you can support God’s plan for the world through the local church.

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An essential calling as a follower of Jesus is to serve as a "witness," to the faith. This simply means that what we have "seen," heard and experienced about Jesus is demonstrated by our words, actions and attitudes. One aspect of this includes being ready to share the hope that lies within us.  A small way we can do this in the context of our local church is by inviting someone into the life of our church or sharing your story with others. Below are opportunities for you to do either or both.

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