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LifePlace Church exists to see people in Central California transformed into loving, joyful,

Spirit-filled followers of Jesus Christ!


LifePlace Church is committed to seeing the vision that God has called us to fulfill in Central California through what we call "OUR CORE FOCUSES."



Connect uplifts the importance of worship,prayer, and fellowship in our everyday lives. Connect means to be in vital relationship with God, other believers, the church, and our family. It reminds us of the priority of building positive, long-lasting relationships with people at work, at school, in the community, and at home.

As we connect first with God, He makes it possible for us to build meaningful relation-ships with other believers; they, in turn, help us connect to a church family. These inter-connected relationships enable us to welcome people who are not yet part of our church or who are pre-believers.



Grow means to know and obey God’s Word . Gaining knowledge is vital, but we need more than information. True discipleship means applying the word of God to our daily lives.



Serve reminds us of our responsibility to work alongside fellow believers. Our churches are full of ministry and service opportunities—from manning a food pantry to hosting a youth fellowship to teaching Sunday School classes. Every believer working together is required for a local church to function as God intended. God gifts and empowers us to serve and multiplies our efforts in exponential ways.



Go moves us outside the walls of the church and into our community and world. It may mean we drive a nail into a Habitat home, offer a cup of cold water, or tutor a child at an after-school program. It means we develop relationships and discern when it is time to talk about spiritual matters. Going is fed by a desire to experience firsthand God’s work in the lives of others, recognizing we are one instrument He is using. Go is different from Serve;  Go is outside the church while Serve is inside.

Our Vision

The vision is what we can become as we do what we're supposed to do. Andy Stanley said, "Vision is a clear, mental photograph of what can be, fueled by the conviction that it must be!"


Short-Term Vision

LifePlace Church endeavors to:


  • See a minimum of 100 people come to faith in Jesus Christ annually and be inspired to grow through the ministry of LifePlace Church by which their lives will be transformed.

  • Develop a citywide outreaches that would bless the community and opportune the church to share the love of Jesus.

  • Expand the ministry of LifePlace Church through live stream services, social media, and podcasts.

  • To see all who call LifePlace Church home participate and complete our Growth Track program in order to develop spiritual growth.

  • Our vision is to take our world missions giving to a greater level each year. 

  • To continually peruse a spirit of excellence with our campus cleanliness and upkeep. 

  • Take progressive steps to developing the new church campus on the corner of Franklin and Belcher Road



Long-Term Vision

LifePlace Church endeavors to:


  • Develop the building site on the corner of Franklin and Belcher.

  • Develop a Christian Preschool, serving children with a Biblical preschool program. 

  • Establish a weekly “Sidewalk Sunday School” program (PATCHES) throughout Merced County.

  • Develop a Ministry Training Center.

  • See LifePlace Church become a 24/7 ministry operation

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