Thriving in Our Faith

Ephesians 4:13 reminds us that: “God’s goal is for us to become mature adults—to be fully grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ.”

This speaks of the Christian faith of one that is constantly moving, constantly seeking to live more and more into the new life that Christ has given. Many times in life, our faith can become an endeavor in merely “surviving” instead of pursuing, even “thriving” in our faith.

At Tacoma Light & Life Christian Fellowship we seek to journey together to discover everything God has for us in life. We seek to THRIVE in the faith.

In order to pursue this goal, we have identified the CONNECT, GROW, SERVE model of ministry to help guide our relationships with God and others.



We were made to live in relationship with God and others. Like the branches of the tree, TLLCF stretches upwards seeking to better connect with God and stretches downwards to the earth as we seek to better connect with others around us. John Wesley once claimed that: “the gospel of Christ knows of no religion, but social; no holiness but social holiness.” Our connections with others helps to create an greater understanding of our faith in God.



Coming to know Christ as our personal Lord and savior is the beginning of the story, not the end. As Ephesians 4 reminds us, God’s goal is that we seek to become fully grown measured and defined by Christ Jesus. Just as the tree has a leaf turned upwards, drawing in the light of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – it also has roots that are digging deep seeking to grow strong in our relationships with God and others.



If we are intentional in our relationships by connecting and growing with God and others, ultimately we turn to a life of service to God and others. As the gift of salvation is so immense, that gift should not be contained within us. Reaching out in love and through the grace of God, we seek to serve God and others as a testimony of our faith. The apple on the tree reminds us of the necessity of bearing “good fruit” in all that we do.