Joyful Life Church Ministries began as an informal community of believers in our family room. Then and now, we seek to nurture relationships that demonstrate the love of God, bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to ALL people groups, encourage believers to live an unapologetic and transparent Christ-centered life, and build up reproducing communities of believers through discipleship and continuous learning.
As it is written:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to meet for coffee.
In Christ and for HIS Glory!
Our group first began meeting in 2010 for Bible studies and fellowship. By late 2013, we were engaging in some deep discussions about church planting and explored denominational covering as well as the independent model. Following much prayer, great conversation, and excellent and wise counsel, we launched the process to be formally recognized as an independent church in late 2014.
We worked with an organization called StartCHURCH because of their expertise in this area and by June of 2015, we had established all of our proper documentation (such as Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, etc.) and received our 501(c)(3) status as a tax-exempt entity.
Throughout this process — before, during, and after we planted — we leaned heavily on (and will continue to lean on) our partnership with Harvest Network International, a truly exceptional organization with Spirit-led leaders.
Our Continuing Ministry Journey
In late 2022, we sensed that God was telling us it was time to pause our House Church services. While we will miss the fun and fellowship in the family room, we will continue to pray for God’s wisdom in discerning how and where He wants us to engage in Kingdom work, whether it is in our local community, somewhere else in the USA, or somewhere else around the world.