About us

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We are here to point people to life in Jesus

Born as a “God-sized dream”
Lifepoint continues to have God-sized dreams of reaching unchurched people in the Wilmington area and continuing to see lives changed, marriages restored, and addictions broken in Jesus' name!

In February of 2006, that dream became a reality; Lifepoint Church was born. The church has grown from just a living room full of people, and we’ve had the privilege of seeing lives changed, marriages restored, and addictions broken.

Lifepoint has been on the front lines, feeding the homeless, giving away gas, honoring teachers, filling food pantries, providing Christmas gifts to underprivileged families, doing work projects at public schools, and a whole lot more. The best is yet to come!

Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. We hope to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people.

We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.

Our Mission:

KNOW GOD

God wants to know us personally. More than just practicing religion, He wants a relationship with us. Our weekend services are where we focus on that relationship. Whether you're new to faith, have questions, or have been a Jesus follower for a long time, our services are a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.

FIND FREEDOM

One of the ways God designed for us to live in freedom is to have people in our lives to help us on the journey. Connecting with others in Lifepoint Small Groups is a practical and enjoyable way to find that kind of life-changing community.

DISCOVER PURPOSE

We're all an important part of God's plan, and our life will never make sense until we discover our purpose. Connect is designed to help us take steps in the important process of discovering our purpose, and there are opportunities to attend the 2nd and 4th Sundays at every Lifepoint location.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

This is God's ultimate plan for our life, to make a difference in the lives of others. When we do, the Bible tells us we will experience joy. Through the Lifepoint Dream Team, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to serve others in the church and the community.

Lead Pastor

Jeff Kapusta is the lead pastor of Lifepoint Church. Since Lifepoint began in 2006, the church has grown to have four campuses, and we’re known for our authenticity, generosity, and fun!

Pastor Jeff has a deep passion for presenting the Gospel in an accessible way and developing leaders. His heart for reaching Wilmington and the surrounding areas is evident in how he leads a church that is life welcoming and life giving.

Chris Hodges, Senior Pastor

OUR VALUES

AUTHENTICITY

What you see is what you get

COMMUNITY

We are better together

EXCELLENCE

We give God and our guests our best

FAITH

When we step out, God steps in

FUN

We take fun seriously

GENEROSITY

We get to give

GRATITUDE

There is always something to celebrate

SERVANTHOOD

Saved people serve people

SIGNIFICANCE

We value every "one"

SIMPLICITY

By doing less we accomplish more

OUR Beliefs:

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JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity. Jesus Christ is 100% man and 100% God. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 2:5, 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6, II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, Romans 3:23).

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. The Bible, in its original writing, is both inspired and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

SALVATION

We are saved by grace (which is undeserved and unearned) through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; I Corinthians 15:1-4).

THE TRINITY

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience. (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 1:15-17; Philippians 2:6,).

VIRGIN BIRTH

Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary. Therefore, Jesus is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 20, 23; Luke 1:27-35; Isaiah 7:14).

REDEMPTION

Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression fell; our only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12- 21).

CHRIST'S BLOOD

Because Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, His blood shed on the cross of Calvary is 100% sufficient to cleanse us of all sins when appropriated individually through repentance and faith. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for the sins we have committed, enabling all who believe to be freed from the penalty of sin (which is death) (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 25; 5:9; John 1:29, Hebrews 9:22).

REPENTANCE

Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. Through repentance we individually receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:38, 3:19).

CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by the Holy Spirit. They are putting their trust in what Christ accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 14:17, 23, 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).

WATER BAPTISM

After receiving the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 8:36-38, 10:47-48).

THE CHURCH

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Christ’s great commission. Every person who is born of the spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers (Ephesians 1:22- 23, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; I Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-28; Ephesians 4:1-16).

THE LORD'S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and wine (or grape juice), expressing in some spiritual way the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, are taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25; Matthew 26:26-28; John 6:53-54; Luke 22:1-20).

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT OR SECOND IN-FILLING

Initiated at Pentecost, Holy Spirit Baptism or Second In-filling is the promise of the Father, given by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the Church to supernaturally communicate the gospel throughout the whole earth (Acts 1:8, 14:3; Mark 16:20). When a believer receives the baptism in the Holy Spirit, Scriptural precedent demonstrates that he has both the potential and probability of experiencing various manifestations such as Scripture-based prophetic experiences, unknown tongues, and other visible outward signs (Acts 2:1-18, 8:14-18, 10:44-46, 19:6; Luke 11:13).

SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification is the ongoing process of being set apart for God, characterized by our yielding to God to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. A lifestyle of developing righteousness and holiness is the evidence to all men that Christ’s Spirit lives within us (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:11).

HEALING OF THE SICK

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and is included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. Healing is a provision of Christ’s atonement on the cross and is given as a sign which is to follow believers (Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; III John 2; Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:17-18).

SECOND COMING

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a time undisclosed by Scriptures (Revelation 1:7; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:30, 36; 26:63-64; I Thessalonians 4:15, 17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8).

RESURRECTION

We believe that Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. One day all believers in Christ will also be physically resurrected in glorified bodies to their reward in heaven with God (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15).

HEAVEN

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place of all who believe in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:1; I Peter 1:4; Hebrews 11:16; John 17:24; Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34).

HELL

After living one life on earth, those who have rejected Christ will be judged justly by God and sent to Hell, where they will be eternally tormented together with the devil and the fallen angels (Hebrews 9:27; Matthew 25:41-46; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8; Mark 9:43-48; Matthew 10:33).

MARRIAGE / SEXUALITY

We believe that God has created sexual parameters for all mankind through His word (I Thessalonians 4:3-7; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-10; Colossians 3:5). Sexuality is to be shared in the context of holy matrimony between one man, born as a man, and one woman, born as a woman (Hebrews 13:4; I Corinthians 6:15; Romans 1:26-27; Matthew 19:4-6). God empowers all believers with the power to transform their desires to His standards (Philippians 2:13, I Corinthians 6:11; Colossians 3:7) for the ultimate purpose of joy. Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff, and members will not participate in same-sex unions or same-sex marriages, nor will its property or resources be used for such purposes. Common law marriages are not recognized.

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