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A place of their own

Church, we have great news to share. Eleanor and her 7 grandkids have found a place to stay!!! Many of you have been rallying to her cause and following the story of Eleanor who lost her daughter in December and was left raising 7 grandkids. One of the biggest needs was a place of their own. The challenge was to find something that fit their budget and the number of people. They continued to get turned away and placed on waiting lists. Well, this coming Friday she will receive keys to a place that has welcomed her and the kids! Thank you to everyone who helped...


YouthLife Leaders

YouthLife started up this week and we were greatly blessed with the number of leaders that signed up this year to serve the youth of the community. We now have three groups that meet throughout the week. The Jr. high YouthLife & KidzLife 4,5,6 meet on Wednesday nights. 6:45–8 for the younger ones and 7–9 for Jr. High. High School YouthLife meets Sunday evening 6-8. Having the 4,5,6 group has been a burden on our hearts over the past few years and we are so excited to launch this ministry this year. Now we will have an even greater presence in our neighborhood school. Pray that...


Loving our Neighbor

The mission of LifePoint Church is to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ through intentionally serving, giving, & caring for our neighbor. Biblically speaking, neighbor is a big word that encompasses every other human being on earth. Because of this, LifePoint pastors, elders, and staff make a concerted effort to support the global and local mission work that brings the Gospel to our neighbors. One of the ministries supported by LifePoint is Grace Without Borders Ministry (GWBM) which is a thriving prison ministry with reach in several states. This past week, our former intern stopped by the office for some prayer before he preached...


High School Conference 2019

If you ever want to be rejuvenated and reignite your faith, take a trip to La Mirada, California with 14 High School students for a week to experience and worship Jesus! Every year, CIY hosts the MOVE (www.ciy.com/move) conference for high school students at university campuses across the USA (they’ve even branched out to host one in Northern Ireland in August) where thousands of students get to experience God in a mighty way. Last week, me and Kristi Shamburg drove to La Mirada with 14 teens for the conference at Biola University; if you see a bunch of teens wearing Biola merch you know they went...


KidzCamp 2019

This last week our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders had the opportunity to attend Super Start, put on by Tonto Rim Christian Camps. We were up there for a total of 4 challenging days of spiritual growth both as a group and as individuals. The theme for camp was INCREDIBLE, the speaker Keith Poletiek spoke on our INCREDIBLE God, how we have an INCREDIBLE purpose, and how we have an IINCREDIBLE opportunity that all comes from an INCREDIBLE sacrifice. It challenged the kids to apply the lessons/stories to their lives. During our time at the Zipline, we got to overhear an encouraging conversation between a couple...


2019 Jr High Summer Camp

Twenty-one 7th & 8th-grade students packed their sleeping bags and headed up to Fool Hollows Lake near Show Low last week. The Experience 2019 brought forth a ton of fun, great opportunities to grow in their relationships with each other and most importantly, build on their relationship with Jesus and on His word. We teamed up with the leaders of Cornerstone Scottsdale to run our own camp that parents could afford and still have the impact of God’s Holy Bible. The days were jam-packed of creative fun mixed between the lake and the forest. A night game that was not only fun & entertaining but was...


Empowered Ministry

This past weekend, Pastor Nathan’s message on “The Tale of Two Fathers” is well worth listening to again. We encourage you to take the time to do so & allow the Holy Spirit to bring you into a closer walk with Jesus.  We are all learning “how to hear the voice of our Heavenly Father. God’s voice is quite different than that of our earthly father.  His wisdom, love, and compassion go far beyond the realms of mankind.  To hear God’s voice is the key to a healthy, living relationship with Him empowered by His Holy Spirit abiding in us. Through Jesus, God gives us life...


VBS 2019 was a huge success!

Vacation Bible School 2019 was a huge success! We averaged 262 kids throughout the week, topping out on Wednesday, salvation message day, with 271. This is over twice the number of excited elementary age students as past years. The theme this year was Time Lab. With that, we had a fun time of acting, using time machines & science to explore and explain the person of Jesus Christ. The kids had a blast creating interesting crafts with great messages attached to them, eating creative snacks that helped instill lessons, playing fun & wet games outside to burn off energy, and at the same time, eagerly soaking...


Thank You For A Successful Medication Fundraiser

The LifePoint Haiti Medical Team conducted a medication fundraiser on May 12-19th and it was a huge success. A big thank you to everyone who participated by purchasing medications for the patients that will be treated during the mission in September 2019. Over 60 people from LifePoint committed to supporting the team. The medications purchased will allow us to treat approximately 200-300 patients. The team collected much-needed pain and fever-reducing medication, multivitamins to assist with malnutrition, allergy medications, and multiple creams to treat skin infections and rashes that are very common in Haiti. A very generous couple also provided many boxes of gloves so that we...


Summer Extravaganza

In recent years, there have been other facilities within the Copper Basin neighborhood that held Summer Programs that provided breakfast and lunch to the youth in our community. Unfortunately, this year that’s not the case. In response, LifePoint was stirred to action. We did not want to see the youth in our own backyard go without a place to come together safely. Though at the time, we were told that we were not eligible to become a site for the Summer Program, God had his hand upon it. He placed a desire in our hearts to raise money and donations to provide at least one activity...