This is God’s unique dream for our church.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
One Life Church in Concord, North Carolina is a church who aims to follow God with all our heart and desires to build a community of disciples who build disciples through consistent, intentional relationships. One Life’s goal is to set the Charlotte area on fire for God by building these relationships and serving the community in every way we can.
What We Believe About God
What We Believe About Jesus
What We Believe About The Holy Spirit
What We Believe About The Bible
What We Believe About Humanity
We believe that each person was created to bear the image of God and to have an intimate relationship with Him, but because of sin we have been separated from Him and the image we bear is that of Adam, broken and fractured. It is only through a relationship with Christ that this separation is redeemed and reconciled. Mankind is the supreme object of God’s creation.
What We Believe About Eternity
What We Believe About Salvation
What We Believe About Baptism
What We Believe About The Church
The Church is God’s ‘Plan A’ for introducing heaven to earth. The Church is the Body of Christ, living out the way of Jesus and proclaiming the Gospel to a broken, hurting and lost world. We believe that being connected to a local church is of upmost importance to an individuals relationship with God. The church is not something we do, it is something we are. We are the family of God, we are the church, we are the Body of Christ and we are the incarnation of Jesus in our world.
Our values help us live out our vision
We value Church as family
We value authentic living
We value a culture of investing
Our kingdom truths are foundational truths about who God is and how God operates in the world. They remind us that God will help us live out our vision and values in and through His character.
THE GOAL OF DISCIPLESHIP...
is divine union with God
GOD IS LIKE JESUS...
and in him there is no unchristlikeness
GOD IS ALWAYS PRESENT...
right where we are
GOD IS ALWAYS AT WORK...
and inviting us to participate with him
WHAT GOD DOES THROUGH US...
He first does in us
GOD CARES DEEPLY...
about the good things that we care about
OUR LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
One Life is a non-denominational church. There is no governing board, entity or agency that controls or approves what we do or don’t do
BOARD OF OVERSEERS
One Life is overseen by a Board of Overseers. Our Board of Overseers are nominated by the members of One Life and serve a 4 year term.
At One Life we have a vision to create a Roundtable Leadership Structure rather than a leadership structure based upon hierarchy. Currently this table is made up of our Board of Overseers, staff and ministry team leaders. We strive to invite diverse voices to this table so that we can experience what Paul describes in Ephesians 4, “So that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
WHO CAN LEAD?
We believe both men and women can hold all roles of leadership within the church body. For us, a fundamental truth of the Bible is that spiritual gifts are not gender-specific. In other words, we believe that the Holy Spirit releases gifts of leadership to both men and women. Our goal, then, is to disciple and empower both men and women in the areas of their gifting within their current context leading to maximum impact for the Kingdom of God. Practically, this means we value and celebrate the God-given capacity of men and women to lead without limitation, even as we humbly evaluate the best empowerment of that leadership in each situation and circumstance