What can we do better together that we have been doing seperately? This is a fundamental question we invite you to consider. The evidence of lives and communities being transformed when Christians from different spheres of life strategically partner together continues to grow. The Coatesville pastors who founded LTM experienced that themselves and wanted to share it. They envisioned Life Transforming Ministries as a way to stimulate ongoing growth through informed prayer, relationship building, team focused leadership development, and other fundamentals of Christian unity that would become the platform for addressing needs in the community they could not meet themselves. They recognized the opportunities to share unique strengths by partnering with the growing number of talented Christians and organizations from all spheres of society who want to see their resources and skills invested toward eternal significance. With this in mind, we invite you to join those who are partnering for the greater good around the mission of Christian unity and community transformation.
To demonstrate Christian unity through partnerships of local church and community organizations that help people transform their lives.
To one day see the Body of Christ in the Coatesville area operate as one, thereby stimulating each part's growth by being jointly mobilized for prayer, reconciliation, evangelism and justice.
We believe all social issues are rooted in spiritual issues, and that the Bible, God's Word, provides all the wisdom a community needs to become a place where peace and prosperity can be experienced by all (Ps. 119: 105; II Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe that the church is the ekklesia, God's unique, called out, transforming agency in the world (Matt. 5:13-16, 16:18-19; Eph. 1:18-23). However, we further believe that many practices in today's local churches and denominations are largely determined by a religious culture that is regularly accommodating to the ways of the world, and not fully led by His Spirit and truth (I John 2:15-16, Rev. 3:17-18).
We believe that Christian transformation occurs when ministry is done wholistically, addressing the spiritual and physical needs of the individual and community by incorporating discipleship and community development (Rom. 12, Acts 2:44-47, II Cor. 8).
We believe that the ideal way to mutually impact our community for Christ is by establishing relationships with strategic leaders, churches and other organizations that embrace the core ethic of denial of self (Mark 8:34, Acts 43-44, Phil. 2:3-4, 21).
We believe that our efforts should facilitate the empowerment of indigenous churches and ministries so that their impact is effective and their presence in the community is prevalent (Gen. 9:6; Ps. 8: Heb. 10:24).
We believe that lasting positive change is maintained in a community by local, regenerate leaders who lead out of a humble heart, toward a God-inspired vision, and who are developing the next generation of leaders (Luke 10; John 13, Psalm 15).
We believe that a multi-ethnic community can dwell in peace when the church leads the way in becoming exposed, educated and equipped for service in cross-cultural settings (II Tim. 3:16-17; Phil. 2; Matt. 20:28; Gal. 5:13; II Tim. 2:7).
We believe that the cause of Christ is advanced as His people sacrificially steward their time, spiritual gifts and material resources into His kingdom service (Rom. 12:5; Eph. 4: Gal. 6:2-10; I Cor. 12).
We believe that lives and communities are transformed when people serve the under-resourced and marginalized while being in authentic, reconciled relationships with one another (Psalm 133:1; Col. 3:14; John 17:23; Eph. 4:11-13).
We believe Christians need to recognize that cities have a divine purpose and are held accountable for fulfilling it (Ps. 107:6-9, 36; Isa. 60:1-22; Ezk. 22-1-31; Rev. 21, 22).