WHO WE ARE
WayLife Community is a cell-based church serving Mountain Top, PA and its surrounding regions. We are a non-traditional congregation in the sense that we meet in homes as small groups instead of church buildings as large groups. We are attempting to model the church as it was in the beginning when they met from house to house and did life together as a strong community. Since we have no paid staff or own property, we are more free to provide for the needs of our members, communities, and missionaries.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6
WayLife Community seeks to emphasize that true community occurs when believers, in unity with the Holy Spirit, edify one another to walk in the life of Jesus. Its goal is to not simply be a once-a-week gathering, but an integrated community who “do life” together. In this community, we seek to apply the truth of the Gospel to all facets of our lives. In the same way that the earliest believers were called “people of the Way” (Acts 9:2), we too wish to have a public reputation for conducting our lives in a way that is Christ like, full of love, and actively making disciples.
Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts. – Acts 2:46
In a day where society is becoming increasingly polarized, it is more important than ever to foster an environment where believers model true community with a sense of belonging and intimacy. Life in God was never meant to be lived in solitude and a Christian’s life is to be shared. Every believer makes up an essential part of the body of Christ. The church is not an organization, but an organism. As we grow together in Christ as a family of believers, we can edify one another and become one as Jesus prayed for us to be.
Whenever you come together, each one has a hymn, a teaching, a revelation, another tongue, or an interpretation. Everything is to be done for building up. – 1 Corinthians 14:26
Paul the apostle taught us that we should not only gather together, but also bring something with us to encourage our brothers and sisters. This ministry of edification through the Holy Spirit brings life to all when we gather. It is our goal to give room for the work of the Holy Spirit and allow Him freedom to use each one of us to build up others through His gifts.
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you continue in my word, you really are my disciples. – John 8:31
As disciples of Jesus, our goal is to receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Eph. 1:7). This goes far beyond knowing only what God’s word says, but allowing the Spirit to give us the wisdom and insight as to how to apply His word to our lives. As we journey together, we learn and apply scripture in practical ways with mutual accountability and encouragement. As we are disciples, we also make disciples (Matthew 28:19).
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. – Matthew 28:19
Life produces life. It has always been God’s desire that His church should multiply. If we are successful in building community, growing in discipleship, and fostering mutual edification, then multiplication should be a natural byproduct. Those who are genuinely growing in their faith and edified within a community of believers will naturally desire to share this life with others. We commit to encouraging and equipping disciples to effectively share Christ to others, stand ready to receive new believers into the family, and continue the cycle of multiplication.
Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. – Proverbs 15:22
WayLife Community is a congregation within the LMC family of churches, from which it receives oversight, support, and accountability. Our desire is to be fully committed to the LMC values and confessions of faith, and receive necessary oversight of the Northeast district, bishop, and the LMC conference. Please visit: www.lmcchurches.org.