Who We Are
As a local church we are a community of everyday people in which Jesus is central to all we do as we seek to embrace our city and nation with the love, hope and goodness of our compassionate and faithful God.
Vision & Mission
A loving community experiencing Christ together.
Based solely on the authority of the Word of God and under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our mission is:
To express God’s love in our communities and our world by developing growing, serving, worshiping disciples of Jesus.
Values bring clarity to the things that matter most at LBC. They guide how we achieve our mission, influence leadership decisions as well as everyday ministry plans. They keep us focused on the unique call God has given us as a local church.
1. We value small groups as a place for caring, fellowship, accountability and spiritual growth. Acts 2:44-47, Luke 6:12,13
2. We value celebrating God together and learning from practical, Biblical preaching and teaching. 2 Timothy 3:16,17, John 4:23,34
3. We value a friendly, welcoming church with loving relationships that permeate every aspect of LBC while remaining doctrinally pure. Acts 2:42-47
4. We value being a community-minded church while at the same time having a global focus. Acts 1:8, 2 Peter 3:9
5. We value prayer. 1 John 5:14-15, 2 Chron. 7:14
6. We value doing everything with excellence. Col. 3:23, Eph. 6:7.
7. We value a unified community of servants using their spiritual gifts for the building up of the local church. Eph. 4:11-16, Rom 12, 1 Cor. 12,14
8. We value spiritual growth for every believer as a normal part of being a follower of Jesus Christ. Phil 2:1-11, 2 Cor. 8:7
9. We believe lost people matter to God, and therefore, they matter to the us. Luke 5:30–32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14
Statement of Faith
1. THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without doctrinal, historical, or factual error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
2. THE TRINITY
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
3. GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
4. GOD THE SON, JESUS CHRIST
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to the earth.
5. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
7. THE CHURCH
We believe in the universal church, a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerate persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Christ Jesus, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with a lost world.
8. CHRISTIAN CONDUCT
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellowmen.
9. THE ORDINANCES
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
10. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
11. CHURCH CO-OPERATION
We believe that the local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by co-operating with one another in a denominational organization. Such organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Co-operation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise co-operate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary, independent basis.
12. THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Life Baptist Church is affiliated with the Baptist General Conference, which has roots in the Swedish immigration movement to North America. In Canada, the first Swedish Baptist church was started in the province of Quebec in the 1870’s. In the next 100 years, BGC churches were springing up across the nation and in 1981 they joined in their mission to reclaim Canada for the Lord. The Baptist General Conference of Canada was born.
Life Baptist Church is a daughter church of Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was organized in 1954. In 1977, a small group of Ebenezer members, who lived in west-side Saskatoon, caught the vision for a church in their area. The charter was signed by 27 individuals and the diverse group of singles, couples and families with children met in homes until the group became too large, then in W. P. Bate School and later in Fairhaven School.
In 1980 a parcel of land in the Fairhaven subdivision was purchased and construction began on a building at 3532 Fairlight Drive. However, interest rates on the debt were high and the church did not experience the growth it had hoped for. By 1993 the pressure of debt limited the ministry of the congregation, and the decision was reached to sell the church building. Providentially, the congregation was able to rent a vacant church building at 3710 Diefenbaker Drive. With vision and sacrifice, they purchased the building in 1996 and completed phase 1 of its expansion in 2003.
While the faces in the church family have changed over the years, its commitment to teaching the truth of God’s Word, and assisting others to see and find Jesus Christ remains the same.