W believe that the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and authoritative Word of God andwithout mistakes as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
We believe that there is only one God, creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
We believe that Jesus was true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. We believe He arose bodily from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
We believe that man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and during this age He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers those who believe for Godly living and service.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God but fell into sin and are therefore far from God. It is only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit that salvation and spiritual life can be obtained. We believe that the only way eternal life is received is by faith alone in Jesus Christ, that the shed blood of Jesus and His resurrection provide the grounds for justification and salvation.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
In 2006, Pastor & First Lady Standfield planted Love Fellowship Christian Center (LFCC) in Birmingham, Alabama. On March 5, 2006, LFCC officially held its very first worship service at 1589 Tomahawk Road with about forty people in attendance. Love Fellowship continued to grow and soon it was necessary to seek a larger facilities to better accommodate our goal of providing quality ministry experiences to the hundreds of people in our fellowship while reaching out to those seeking a church home. In the summer of 2009 God blessed us to move into our current facility.
Today, God continues to richly bless our efforts. We are experiencing phenomenal growth as Pastor Rodney and the ministerial staff continues to preach and teach the word of God. The church currently offers a variety of ministries that touch the lives of people not only locally, but nationally and around the world.
Numerical growth has never been the main objective of our church; but the spiritual growth of each individual and family attending Love Fellowship is paramount to our mission. We don’t look at the success of our church as a testament to our own craftiness or strategic planning expertise but we give all glory to God. While God certainly anoints effective, godly leaders and can choose to bless the work of our hands, we humbly give all the credit, the honor, and the glory to Him who reminds us through His Word that it’s “not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit”. At Love Fellowship we say, every thing good that happens… “God Did It.”
2 We value every Believer as a minister of Jesus Christ: We believe every Christian is called to service therefore we encourage every member to discover God’s purpose for their life and discover what they can do to help others.
3 We value Family: In our society, families face challenges that threaten to overwhelm them. LFCC is therefore committed to create a "family-friendly" environment, by having ministries and activities that enhance and strengthen family relationships.
4 We value the power of Prayer and Fasting: We believe they are essential for ministry, direction, protection and spiritual growth.
5 We value spiritual Growth: We are faithful in transforming believers both new and old into followers of Christ. We want every learner to become more and more like Jesus in his or her everyday life.
6 We value Worship: Worship is the response to God's worth. He alone is worthy of worship and he commands all creation to worship Him alone.
7 We value Fellowship and Fun: We are to love each other, live in unity and in forgiveness. Each week following worship service we gather for beverages, snacks and conversation. This informal fellowship time is a great way to get to know new people and build lasting friendships. With all the stresses of life, we want LFCC to be a place of enjoyment for everyone.
8 We value Children and Youth: We believe they have a special place in the heart of God and the church; and we invest time, money, and energy in our youth ministry.
9 We value Singles: We believe that the body of Christ consists of many members, which are each equally necessary to the health and function of the whole body.
10 We value Mentoring: We believe the first duty of mature followers of Christ is to nurture new believers. We believe people of all ages can learn, and help one another.
11 We value Men: We encourage every man to be their best for God, their family, and community.
12 We value Excellence: We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people. We expect high quality in every ministry and we are committed to give our very best in everything we do.
13 We value church Planting: We believe in being a reproducing church, intentionally seeking to support and establish other Christ-centered churches.
14 We value Outreach: We are devoted to impacting our community and the world through the gospel, personal relationships, services projects and fellowship events.
15 We value Christian Stewardship: We recognize that every believer is called by God to be faithful in honoring the Lord with our time, our talent, and our treasure.
To win non-Christians to the body of Christ, to train and equip church members to become disciples for Christ.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
To raise a nation of followers of Christ that go throughout the earth with the intended purpose of making other followers of Christ.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:2 KJV
To help people discover their God given purpose, to equip and release them into the earth to fulfill their assignment.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah 1:5 KJV
To change people’s mindset from “I” to “Others”… from looking to be served to serving others.
For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.
Matthew 20:28 NLT