We value and embrace our continual transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will,” (Romans 12:2).
Transforming through Worship:
Genuine worship of God is to be reflected in all that we do. We demonstrate our love for the Lord by investing in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Some practical ways to draw closer to him include actively participating in church services, spending time with him in prayer, reading and studying the Bible, giving cheerfully, and worshiping Him alone.
Transforming through Love:
We were never meant to live the Christian life alone. The body of Transforming Life Church is a family, and we offer many opportunities to know and to love each other. Our love for him is also evident in how we love his people. “Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14).
In addition to weekly Sunday evening church and monthly fellowship dinners, we strive to support one another throughout the week. One of the best ways to experience this type of community is to be connected to a life group. These small groups meet during the week in the homes of our members and give us the opportunity to “carry each other’s burdens” and to “build each other up” (Galatians 6:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:11). The members of our small groups truly become extensions of our immediate family. Our younger members can experience this fellowship with their peers through youth group, children’s bible study and nursery.
Transforming through Service:
We have been called to “loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke” (Isaiah 58:6). As individuals, we seek to put this passage into action by helping each other, serving those in need, and submitting to God’s will whenever we are called. As a church body, Transforming Life Church reflects the value of service by initiating events such as the Food & Clothing Giveaway and the Christmas Store, and by providing benevolence when needs arise.
Additionally, we partner with Christian-based organizations in our community of Northern Anne Arundel County and Southern Baltimore City, seeking to connect with people where they are. Our current community partners include HOPE for All, Drink at the Well, The Pregnancy Clinic and The Way Homes. We further extend our financial support to global ministries such as Voice of the Martyrs and missionaries who work to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
Transforming through Witness:
We believe that every Christian has been given at least one spiritual gift through the power of the Holy Spirit, which is to be used to further the kingdom of God. “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). We aim to live our lives with purpose by discerning our strengths and passions, discovering our spiritual gifts, and managing those gifts in ways that bring glory and honor to God. Our members are encouraged to choose areas of service that align with their passions and their areas of giftedness. We further commit to boldly sharing the gospel with those God puts in our path.