NEXT STEPS

OUR MISSION

We dream of becoming a Church where the Great Commission

(Matthew 28:19-29) is our greatest priority.

      We strive to...

  • create an authentic community inspired by teaching that focuses on life change,                   participation worship services and relation-ally driven community groups.

  • provide a place where everyone of every ethnic background is welcome.

  • discover, sharpen and implement our God-given talents and gifts in ministry.

  • function as an effective Team at every level of ministry.

 

      We live out our faith by...

  • participating in servant evangelism efforts in our community.

  • providing Systematic Training of the core leaders of the church to help them become effective people.

  • providing viable tangible services that the community can benefit from (examples include): Childcare, Christian Education, Counseling, Economic Housing Development, English as a Second Language Classes, Home Buyer Education Resources.

  • providing entrepreneurial training and resources to help stimulate small business in our community.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

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CONNECT

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GROW

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SERVE

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LEAD

BAPTISM NEXT STEPS

What is the meaning of baptism?


It illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection. Christ died for our sins...He was buried...and He rose again. – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ. – Colossians 2:12 It illustrates my new life as a Christian. Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you; only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring: an outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart. When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand-new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead...so also we may live a new life! – Romans 6:4 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith...it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9




Why be baptized by immersion?


Because Jesus was baptized that way. As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.” – Matthew 3:16 Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion. ...then both Philip and the man went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water... – Acts 8:38-39 The Greek word for “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” It is best symbolized by a burial and resurrection. The founders of denominations agree: Martin Luther: “I would have those who are to be baptized to be completely immersed, as the work imports and the mystery signifies.” John Calvin: “The word ‘baptize’ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.” John Wesley: “‘Buried with Him’ alludes to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church.”




Who should be baptized?


Every person who has believed in Christ. Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized... – Acts 2:41 Simon himself believed and was baptized...– Acts 8:13 But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News...and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. – Acts 8:12




When should I be baptized?


As soon as you have believed. Those who believe...were baptized...that day! – Acts 2:41 Then Philip began with the scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the man said, “Look, here is the water! Why shouldn’t I be baptized right now?” Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The man answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God.” So they went into the water and Philip baptized him. – Acts 8:35-38 There is no reason to delay. As soon as you have decided to receive Christ into your life, you can and should be baptized. If you wait until you are “perfect”, you will never feel “good enough”




Can my family and friends be baptized together?


Yes! If each person understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his or her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment. However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family or group tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting on others to join you. This puts an undue pressure on them, and delays your obedience.




What do I do if I want to be baptized at TLC?


You can sign up for the next baptism or find out more about baptism by calling 281-318-7027





GROWTH NEXT STEPS

Administrative Team


You have skills in administration?
Grow in that gift through service to God’s Love Community known as
TLC.
More Info email Eric Lacy




Hospitality Ministry


Grow through service to others during our Sunday Service times and other ministry events.
More Info email Chantine Lacy




Life Groups/Maturity Ministry


Embracing people begins with embracing God’s word. We grow through life together in our small groups. Become part of the leadership team through being a Facilitator, Host Family, or
Hospitality Leader.
More Info email Donald Lacy




Media Ministry


Grow in service through Media Ministry. Our vision is to serve God
through relevant content that reaches the masses for Christ. We are looking for a variety of gifts to reach across all Social Media Platforms.
More info email Lydia Lacy




Faithful Youth Reaching Excellence (FYRE)


A youth ministry designed to create a fire in young people to be a light. Grow with us by being a volunteer at Children’s Church and/or SnapChat Tuesday.
More info email Min. D’Andre Lacy




Prayer Changes Everything


Join us as we pray for the needs of the church and watch God change things. Prayer is
sure to grow your walk.
More Info email Min Paula Lacy




Worship and Arts Ministry


We have four Praise Teams, Warriors for Christ and FYRE are designed to give the Youth an opportunity to be a part of the Worship service. IMPACT is for our Young Adults. JUDAH is our main praise team so grow in your talents.
More Info email Katrina Barrett





SCHEDULE

Sundays

Judah Praise Team @ 9 AM

Worship @ 11:00 AM

Wednesdays

Empower Hour @ 7 PM

Youth Rehearsal @ 7 PM

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CONTACT US

Prayer Line: 712-432-3900 ext 921371

281-318-7027

40 Wilson Road Humble, TX  77338

excellence@tlchumble.org

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