location

 

Every sunday @ 10am! 

Osceola middle school

825 SW 28th ST

Okeechobee, FL 34974

come worship with us!

 


Elders

 

 

Our system of church government is an elder-led system that is both effective and biblical.

 

 

 


Pastoral STAFF

 

Vision:

The vision of More 2 Life Ministries is to be a Christ-Centered community of caring and belonging where lives are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit to reflect the glory of God.

Mission:

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We accomplish the vision of More 2 Life through the process of  Serving And Living Together, which in turn leads us on a journey of deeper involvement through these four essential elements:

 

“The Gathering of God’s people, celebrating the risen Lord Jesus Christ and His power to transform lives” – John 12:32

Revelation 12:11 tells us that we overcome our enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimonies. We have seen the Lord do some amazing things here at More 2 Life Ministries. Families that we once in shambles, restored through Christ; the lost and the broken, redeemed by the grace of the Savior; souls chained by addiction, set free by the mercy of Jesus. We believe that when Christ sets one free, they are free indeed (John 8:36). That is why we celebrate.

Celebration is what happens when God’s people gather every Sunday morning. This is a time of high-energy worship, break-through prayer, and Christ-centered teachings. We know that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3) therefore during this time, we seek to lift His name on high corporately, as one church, with one voice.

Join us this Sunday as we Celebrate our risen Lord. Come as you are. Come expecting the Spirit to move!
Every Sunday Morning in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium; 10:00am

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                     “Intimate, interactive worship, responding to God’s call to abide in Him through prayer” – John 15

At More 2 Life, we believe prayer is one of, if not, the most important things we do as a body of believers. During our corporate prayer times, we have watched the Lord break chains of bondage, bring physical and spiritual hearings, and restore the joy of salvation in the lives of our people.

Every Tuesday Night starting at 6:30pm, we gather together in the Life Room to participate in what we call  Sanctuary. All of us have busy lives with so many different things to do, but on Tuesday nights, we stop and allow God to be our power source as we enter into His presence.

Every Tuesday Night 6:30pm; the doors open at 6:00pm in the Life Room.

Answering God’s call to be the Body of Christ by personally engaging our lives into each other’s lives” – Acts 2:42-47

 

 

Community here at More 2 Life is the place where life happens. We were made to be in community with each other. We were designed to grow together, to be a part of each others’ lives; to be the Church.When you dive into the community here at More 2 Life,  you begin to see God’s plan for your life and how you fit as a vital part of Christ’s bigger picture. We invite you, better yet, we dare you to be a part of community. Here are some of the outlets we currently have to help you engage:

The Next Generation: We have been super blessed to have some amazing people and incredible ministries that serve and devote their time to raising up the next generation (Titus 2). M2L Kids happens every Sunday morning and helps lay the foundation for our children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). M2L Youth helps take that foundation to the next level and reaches out to middle school and high school teens. Thursday Night Live is a group of young adults that seek to make Christ the center of all they do, and to make a difference in their community.

SALT Groups: It’s easy to come to a celebration service and sit in the back where no one knows your name, but to belong to a body of believers and to be an active citizen of the Kingdom of God requires everything.  SALT GROUPS are the small, local gatherings of our people that commit to growing and serving together (Acts 2:42-47). This is place where lives are transformed.

Outreach: We are given a mandate to reach outside of the church and actually be the church (Matthew 25:34-40; Matthew 28:19). We seek to reach out to the hurting and to the broken in our local community.

Preparing God’s people for works of service” – Ephesians 4:12

We believe that one of our callings at More 2 Life ministries is to be a sending center for people to actively serve the kingdom of God. We are very intentional in our mandate to train up men and women for works of service and to empower them to be ministers of the Gospel in their everyday lives.

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. – Ephesians 4:11-16

Whether you are a part of Joshua’s Men; where men are challenged and empowered to be the servant leaders of their homes, or you are active in our M2L Women’s Ministry; where women grow and serve together, we are equipping men and women to be the church.

Beliefs

A. The Holy Scriptures:  We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, written by men under God’s control, without error and infallible in the original manuscripts, and the final authority in faith and life.  We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are God’s complete and sufficient revelation and therefore carry God’s authority for the total well-being of mankind. (1 Tim. 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 19:7-9; 119:1-9,11,97-104,160; Matt. 5:18; John 5:46-47; 10;35)

B. The Trinity (The Godhead):  We believe in one true God who has chosen to reveal Himself to us in three, yet equal, persons.  This trinity of One we refer to as the Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience. (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 4:3-4)

         1. God (The Father):  We believe that God is the One who created all things (Rev. 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power – Heb. 1:3.  In Him we live and move and have our being – Acts 17:28.  He is one and only God of truth and without iniquity, He is just and right – Deut 32:4, and He shall judge the world – Psalm 9:8.

         2. Jesus Christ (the Son):  We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh (the Word made flesh).  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God to and accomplish the redemption of sinful man.  He accomplished man’s redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God’s righteous judgments against sin.  His bodily resurrection from the grave confirmed our redemption.  He then ascended to the right hand of His Father where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him. (John 1:1-2,14,18; Luke 1:34-35; 24:12; Rom. 3:34-26; 8:34; 2 Cor. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:12-19)

         3. The Holy Spirit:  We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.  As He brings glory to the Son, He works to convict all men of their sin and their need of salvation; salvation that can only be found in Christ.  The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ, baptizing the believer in one body of which Christ is the head.  The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for godly living – Mark 13:11; John 14:26; Rom. 5:5; 1 Cor. 3:16.  The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness of coming judgment (John 16:8-11).  We believe that the Holy Spirit gives to each believer spiritual gifts to be used in the edification, instruction, and ministry of the local church.  We do not believe that the Scriptures teach that any of the gifts have “ceased” but all gifts are still operable for today. (John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Eph. 1:22; 4:11-12; Rom. 8:9-17; 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 3:16; 12:4-5; 12:11-13; Gal. 5:25; Heb. 4:1-4; 2 Cor. 12:12)

C.  The Condition of Man:  We believe that the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, were created in the image and likeness of God in innocence and without sin.  We believe that their came a time when Adam and Eve chose to rebel against God’s law and fell from their sinless and righteous relationship they had with the Father.  Because of Adam’s rebellion and fall, all humanity inherited a sinful nature.  Therefore, all mankind is born in sin causing them to be spiritually dead and alienated from God.  In addition, not only are all people sinners by inheritance, but also by their own choice and therefore are under just condemnation of their sin.  Because of man’s sinful and fallen nature, every man and every woman stands before God in need of the salvation that is only found in Christ.  (Gen. 1:26; 2:1-24; Rom. 3:10-18; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3)

D.  Salvation:  We believe that salvation from the penalty of sin (justification), the power of sin (sanctification), and ultimately the presence of sin (glorification) is the gift of God’s grace.  It cannot be gained by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection.  Each person who places their faith in Christ and receives the Father’s gracious gift of salvation is born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby assured of their standing before God as His child. (Eph. 2:8-9; 1:7; John 1:12; 1 John 5:11-13; Heb. 12:3-13; James 2:14-26; Rom. 8:37-39: 10:9-11,13)

     1.  Eternal Security of the Believer:  It is God’s divine decision to save a person and it is God’s kindness, forbearance and patience that leads that person to repentance (Rom. 2:4).  All glory for the salvation and security of every believer belongs to God alone (Rom. 3:21-23; Eph. 1:7-9, 2:8-9; Jude 24-25).  We believe that everyone who is born again by the Spirit through Jesus Christ is eternally assured of salvation from the moment of conversion.  This assurance relies on God’s decisive grace rather than on the works of the Christian.  Obedience, good works, fruit-bearing do not earn or retain the believer’s salvation, but indicate the reality of the person’s love of Christ and profession of faith (Luke 6:46; John 14:21; James 2:17-18).

Eternal security in salvation relies on the Lord’s guarantee of each believer’s adoption as His son or daughter (Gal. 4:4-7), and His seal of the believer by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 1:21-22; Eph. 1:13-14), and the conviction that God gives the Holy Spirit to each believer as a down payment toward future bliss in heaven (2 Cor. 1:21-22).  A person who professes genuine faith in Christ immediately becomes His profession (Luke 23:42-43; Acts 2:40-41; 16:30-34), and nothing can snatch that person out of His hands (John 10:27-29).  Having been bought with the price of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion as complete payment of sin, Christians are not their own.  They are Christ’s possession      (1 Cor. 6:19-20).  This assurance is absolutely certain, reserved in heaven, protected by God’s unlimited power (1 Pt. 14:4-5.).

      2.  Process of Sanctification and Maturity:  A mature disciple is committed to a relationship with Christ focusing on his/her personal walk with Him, worship of Him, and work with Him.  A mature disciple will experience significant growth in personal sanctification and, therefore, will experience a closer personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and will become “complete in Christ” (Col. 1:28).  For this reason we are committed to multiplying the godly characteristics of mature discipleship into the lives of others (2 Tim. 2:2).

This multiplication of maturity is the key to the healthy growth of the church.  For mature disciples of Jesus Christ will minister to one another in the local church.  This ministry of maturity allows the church to better fulfill God’s desire for the body for it does not relegate the ministry of the church to one or a small number of professional pastors bearing total responsibility to care for the entire congregation.  The more the church ministers to each other the more the Lord is honored and the more the world is allowed to see the truth of God’s love among His people.

God has given spiritual gifts to all of His people to provide mutual ministry in the context of the healthy and strong local church (Eph. 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:8-10).  Therefore, it is the goal of M2L to encourage and equip each believer to use their talents and spiritual gifting to ministry to the church and a mature and godly manner.

E.  The Church:  Upon accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, a believer becomes a part of the body, which is the church.  There is one church universal, composed of all those throughout the world who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  The Scriptures command believers to gather in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfillment of the command of Christ to make disciples of all believers.  Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there abides the local expression of the church under the oversight of elders and other supportive leadership.  Those who compose the body of local believers are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.  (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:16; 5:23; Rom. 12:1: Acts 2:42-46; 1 Cor. 14:26; 12:13; Matt. 28:28-20)