SUN: 9AM & 10:45AM | WED: 7PM

What To Expect

Attending a new Church for the first time can be interesting. We work very hard to make everyone feel very welcome at Great Life Church, from our parking lot attendants to our greeters, ushers and everyone else. Most people like being where they feel loved and accepted, so we strive to do our best in this area.

At the same time, we know that being led by the Holy Spirit is really the best way to find where you belong. When you hear from God, you will always feel at home in the presence of the Lord. So what kind of Church are we? First of all, we are Non Denominational. Yes, our services are definitely lively, and have a Pentecostal style because that’s what we believe. We love the move of God, great anointed praise and worship, powerful, relevant, and life changing preaching, and practical ministry for every age of the family.

We dress, some formal, some casual, some in ties and some in golf shirts, but we do believe in looking our best when we come into the presence of God together. We clap, we sing, we shout, we dance, we get excited, and we are a little bit loud, but don’t let that scare you away, it’s not that loud. We speak in tongues, prophecy and believe in the operation of the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Having said all that, we could never really explain it all, because it’s something that is caught the moment you walk in the doors. We hope we will get to see you this Sunday or Wednesday at Great Life Church!

Where We Are

Great Life Church is located at 14494 Cortez Blvd. on Highway 50 right by the Suncoast Parkway. The Bible clearly identifies the importance of dwelling together in unity and the importance of fellowship in the Body of Christ. In brief, we have unity. Psalm 133:1 “BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” We stand before God as individuals, each accountable for our own lives...We have Liberty! “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters ... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls...So then each of us will give an account of himself to God ... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22)

The Love of God surpasses all human capability of understanding the breadth, the depth and the height of how much God loves us. “If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” (1 Corinthians 13:2)

About God

There is one God who is Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3: 22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15: 3, 4; Romans 1: 3, 4; Acts 1: 9-1 1; 1 Timothy 6: 14, 15; Titus 2:13)

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily and to be filled with His presence and power. (1 Corinthians 3:16; John 16:7-13, 14: 16, 17;  Acts 1:8;
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13 ; Galatians 5:25 ; Ephesians 5:18)

About The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1-20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119: 89, 105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)

About Us

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2)

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us; but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith and makes a commitment to Him as Savior and Lord. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; 
Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Romans 8: 17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)

Sanctuary Etiquette

We strive to give glory to God through each service and therefore want to keep distractions during Church services to a minimum.  Because we also broadcast live and tape each service for television production, we ask that you would help us by observing the following.

  1. Turn off all cell phones during the services to avoid distractions.  If you use your phone’s Bible app, or our Great Life Church App, then please mute your phone during services.
  2. If possible, do not leave the service once it has begun, and please enter the sanctuary and find your seating before the start of each service.  
  1.  If you sit in the front sections, closer to the platform, please be in your seat before each service begins.  Once service has started, the front section will be closed.
  1.  If the service has begun and you are seated in the front section and find that you must leave during the service, when you return, please sit in the back section to avoid distraction.
  1.  If you have small children in the Little Life or Baby Life ministry during service, please do not sit in the front sections if you anticipate having to leave during a service.
  1.  If you arrive after the start of a service, please allow an usher to seat you to avoid distractions during the services.

Most importantly, please honor and respect the moving of the Holy Spirit.  We consider the sanctuary the House of the Lord.  We do not want to do anything that would take away from the Lord’s Presence and in the lives He is moving in around you.  For this reason, we ask you to please refrain from moving around during any service.