Wide open world

The Wide Open World Missions Fund was born out of a trip to South Africa. It was there that the words “the world is wide open to the Gospel” were spoken by a church planter. Since that time these words continue to inspire the movement of Lifepoint Church to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches locally and globally.

HOW WE DO MISSIONS AT LIFEPOINT

We want to send every member—to our neighborhoods and to the nations. Everyone at Lifepoint can be a part of making disciples of all nations, whether through praying, giving, or going. How is God sending you?

PRAY. We prayerfully depend on God.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)

Prayer is foundational for the spread of the gospel and for the support of those that are being sent and have already obeyed. Through prayer the church participates in God’s work to advance the gospel to the ends of the earth.

"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer… it is the key to the whole missionary problem. All human means are secondary." – Samuel Zwemer

EQUIP. We train and equip Lifepoint attenders for global disciple-making.

We strive “...to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12)

The church is responsible to train its people to be missionaries and every Christ-follower should be equipped to make disciples and multiply churches. At Lifepoint we want to provide the necessary knowledge, training and resources to help you do that. Being an active member of a local church is the best missionary training a Christian can receive.

SEND. We want Lifepoint attenders to make disciples and multiply churches locally and globally.

“How are they to preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:15)

The local church is the center for sending God’s people to serve. It is a priority of Lifepoint to send out our members from our church family. We connect Lifepoint members to missional opportunities around the Columbus area and across the world in regions where there is little to no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Serve Your Campus

At Lifepoint Church our people serve through our Lifeteams. Our Lifeteams exist to create a welcoming, vibrant, Christ encountering environment for our guest and regular attenders.

The door greeter welcomes people at the Plain City Campus.
Students serving.

Serve The City

At Lifepoint, you’ll find that our local outreach is done almost entirely through our Lifegroups. We believe that across our 6 campuses and 100+ Lifegroups, we can simply do more and do it better when our groups take the initiative and serve where they naturally have influence and passion! Click below to see a list of our partners and / or find a list of serving opportunities through our Lifegroups. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to missions@lifepointohio.com.

Church Planting

At Lifepoint, we believe in reaching our world with gospel. One of the primary ways we do this nationally is through our church planting efforts. Each campus of Lifepoint has, or will have, a church plant partnership with whom they relationally lead. We connect with church plants through the SEND NETWORK of churches as part of our multiplication philosophy.

City during the day.
Steel City Church logo.

Steel City Church is located inside the city limits of Pittsburgh, PA, just minutes from downtown and the university hub of Oakland. Since their beginnings in August 2020, they have focused on engaging college students, young professionals, and families in 5 of Pittsburgh’s 90 city neighborhoods. Their mission is to help people learn and live the ways of Jesus by equipping and empowering their members to live on mission amid the rhythms of their daily lives.

Grace Church logo.

On the west side of Cincinnati, only 25 minutes from downtown, Harrison is a town of 13,500 people. Within a seven-mile radius, there are 37,000 people and only one SBC church. Harrison is projected to grow by 3,000 people over the next five years, making it the perfect place to plant a church. http://gracechurchharrison.com/

Hope City Church is reaching people far from God in Bismarck, ND. They launched in January 2021 and have been passionately serving the city of Bismarck and making disciple-makers in real life. Their passion is to be a gospel-centered, disciple-making, city-loving, kingdom-advancing church.

The Chapel logo

The Chapel is a new church plant coming to Greater Lafayette, Indiana. We are a multi-generational church plant that is intentionally trying to reach college students. We will launch The Salt Company (our college ministry), on the campus of Purdue University.

Salt Light Church logo

Joshua Ashwill is the lead pastor at Salt and Light, located on Parsons Ave. in Columbus. Salt and Light is reaching the people of Columbus with the Good news of the gospel.

King's City Church logo

King’s City is a new church plant preparing to launch in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas is one the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the country. It was the 2nd most popular moving destination in 2022. It is the 5th most unchurched city in America. The need is great for the Gospel in Las Vegas.

Serve Globally

God is making a great name for himself among the nations, and he has called all Christians to be an active part
of his mission. At Lifepoint we provide many sending opportunities for you in short and long-term missions.

If you have questions or would like more information related to missions, please email us at missions@lifepointohio.com or fill out this form.