WHO WE ARE

Authentic Life | Authentic Church

We believe that life is one of the greatest miracles and gifts from God. LIFE church is full of genuine people with real stories, who are experiencing God’s life-transforming power and love.

Why we exist


  • To LOVE GOD
  • To LOVE PEOPLE
  • And live a LIFE THAT TRULY MATTERS

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Multinational

What started as a Czech Church, has taken on an international flavor, and everyone is welcome. That is what we love about Life church.

Multilingual

Though our Church services are bilingual (Czech + English), in our get-togethers you will hear many other languages spoken.

Mutlicultural

We celebrate the cultural uniqueness of each person. But we have discovered that the love of God transcends all cultural boundaries.

WHAT TO EXPECT

CARING PEOPLE

Caring people, not perfect people that is the best that any church can promise. We are growing too, so be patient with us.

FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

WARNING: If you are looking for a church to hide in, you have come to the wrong place. We will do our best to get to know you if you allow us to.

PRACTICAL TEACHING

If the word of God cannot be applied to every day living, or cannot be understood, what good is it? We will do our best to do both in every message.

We are saving a seat for you

We know, going to any new place can be a little bit scary, if you don’t know what to expect. Here are a few frequently asked questions that others have asked.

Do I have to be a Christian to attend?

Absolutely not. You will find people at various stages of their faith journey.

How should I be dressed?

There is no dress code for Church. We care about YOU, not what you’re wearing, so feel free to come in whatever is comfortable for you. (Just wear clothes)

What happens during the service?

Typically there will be lively worship, prayers to God and for people’s personal needs, relevant messages (visit the our podcasts on podbean) and we receive our weekly offerings. Children have their own programs parallel to the adult service. After the service our Life Cafe will be open to hang out, have some coffee/tea and get to know one another.

 

 

 

Can I bring my children?

Absolutely. Kids love our special kids church program, for kids ages 2-5 years and 6-12.

 

 

Do I have to make a donation?

Every Sunday, our members give their tithes and offerings; as a guest feel free to participate if you would like to, but no pressure.

 

 

OUR STORY

Every life has a story, a beginning, a middle and an end. Our Church is no exception, we have a story too. Most stories are written with letters and sentences, but our story is written with the lives of people who regularly come. It is as alive and as exciting as the people who are part of this family.

A Story with Deep Roots

February 1998 this church was started in Pastor Jerry and Ulli’s living room. From 1998 till 2009 we were operating as a civic club and a foundation. Since 2009 when we officially registered the 9 Churches of New Hope, we were called “Církev Nová naděje sbor Nové začátky”. As we enter our 20th year, we are changing our name to“LIFE Church” which better reflects who we are today.

 A Story with Purpose and Vision

We are convinced that God created each of us to know Him and to live out our unique purpose with him. The Bible teaches us who God is and how to live this Life. The Christian faith is about relationships rather than rules and more about Jesus Christ than a philosophy. Therefore, our mission statement is “Love God, Love people, and live a Life that truly matters.”

A Story with Open Chapters

Whether you are a long time believer in Jesus Christ or you simply have questions and want to know more about God, you are welcome to join us and become a part of the future chapters of our Life Church story.

I CAME SO THEY CAN HAVE ETERNAL AND REAL LIFE, MORE AND BETTER LIFE THAN THEY EVER DREAMED OF

- Jesus Christ -

MEET OUR PASTORAL TEAM

1-Ulrike and Jerry Lilliard

Ulrike & Jerry Lilliard

Founding Pastors

Ulli and I have been together for 37 years and we have four children and 11 grandchildren. I (Jerry) came to the Lord in 1976 while stationed in South Korea with the US Army. I thank God that he pulled me out of a spiralling lifestyle of addiction, and other self-destructive habits. I grew up in a military family, travelled extensively with them, and continued to do so after joining the military in 1974, and serving for 10 years. It was during this time that I met and led my wife to Jesus. We left the Army in 1984 to serve the Lord in Germany, where I helped a couple of Churches, and then planted a German Church, which Ulli and I Pastored for 8 years. This Church sent us to the Czech Republic in January 1996, where we served in bible schools, and local churches for the first 2 years, and then planted another church here in Prague. We are so happy to be the Pastors of this Church for the last 20 years. and are leading 10 other churches in the country as the elected Bishop of the New Hope Churches

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2-Pavel Gregor

Pavel Gregor

Asistent Pastor

I gave my life to Christ during the times of communist totalitarianism and I still remain in awe of His incredible goodness. My vision and philosophy is to serve God in the church, that walks in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. It is also my desire that the church will fulfill the prophecy of Haggai (2: 6-9). I am doing everything possible in my ministry to lead and build people on Christ's and the apostolic teachings.

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3-Kristina and Václav Janča

Kristina & Václav Janča

Asistent Pastors

Husband and wife, parents, ministers, teachers and students at the same time. To us, Life and Church are inseparable. Serving in the church (serving God and His people = you) is not something that is isolated from the "daily life". It is an honor and a joy to be a part of the wonderful LifeChurch family. Come and see for yourselves!

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4-Jana and Marek Bačovi

Jana & Marek Bačo

Youth Pastors

The Love of God has changed our lives in tremendous way during our youth and young adoldhood. This is one of the reasons why we have dedicated our lives to serve upcoming generations at LIFE CHURCH. As youth pastors we believe that next generation will turn the world upside down pretty soon. It is our great honour to serve God and to all young people at LIFE Church. Our hearts are already linked with so many young souls and we are blessed to see how they are growing up in love anc caring for each other. It is our passion is to help all the youth find God's amazing love and purpose for their lives. We also curently oversee national youth groups and activities called UPSIDE DOWN which are present at almost every New Hope Churches in Czech Republic.

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THE 3 FACETS OF LIFE

Is the Church relevant for people’s lives today? Yes, it is, and here are a few reasons why. The Bible says, “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.” If God is removed from Church you have dead religion, if you remove God from human relationships you are left with brokenness. Life Church is working to keep these foundational relationships real and alive. The first part of our mission statement is to “Love God and Love people”. The second part is “To live a life that truly matters”. Jesus gave his life for the Church, that shows us that the Church truly matters, and his command to love one another, shows relationships truly matter.

When someone says, "Lets get a cup of coffee" they are not saying, "you need caffeine, cream, sugar and hot water." They are actually inviting you to connect, to converse, and to share life. In our hectic crazy world, take the time to slow down, stop staring into a screen, listen and talk. Here is a thought, "Life happens, but a Coffee and good conversations can help."
The Cafe will be opened primarily during the activities of the Life Church and the Life Center. While the opening hours in the beginning will be minimal, we hope to increase the number of opening hours as our programs increase.

OUR UPCOMING & SPECIAL EVENTS

You are warmly invited and welcomed to our special events during the whole year

NEW HOPE CHURCH NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017

We are very pleased to annouce and open registration for national New Hope Church conference. Main theme for this year gathering is SALT. Salt adds flavor, it is subtle, and yet it is a basic element for life. Jesus sent the Church into the world to bring life, not as a fringe community, but to be a part of everything good in the world. The Church must re-enter the world we are trying to reach. We invite you to take a part and start in Olomouc where our conference be held.

  • local and international anointed speakers
  • special program for kids (in age of 6 -13) 
  • Whole weekend of deep learning and fellowship: 17th – 19th of November 2017
  • Clarion Conference Hotel in Olomlouc

Please register HERE

ON-LINE MESSAGES

“My WORD shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:11, Bible

You may find all our sermon on PODBEAN PODCASTS

TEMPORARY LOCATION

SERVICE TIME SUNDAY 11:00am

Due to our building reconstruction in Horní Počernice, our church meets regularly in a temporary place: The COPTH SCHOOL

Directions

COPTH school is a yellow-red corner building. The entrrance is through a reception at Poděbradská street, then there are church sings at the school yard to follow. Parking is possible at school yard.

Connections


  • Metro & Bus – take metro B line to Vysočanská and then 1 stop by Bus to Nádražní Libeň
  • Metro & Tram – take metro C line to Vltavská and take tram nr. 15 to Nádraží Libeň
  • Tram from center – take tram nr. 8 (from Florenc) to Nádraží Libeň
  • lTrain from center – go by train from Masarykovo Nádraží to Nádraží Libeň

NEW CHURCH BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION FUND

By the Grace of God and the generous gifts of many, we will be able to open our new Church and Community Center soon! With your help we could touch over 15.000 people in area of Prague 9 - Upper Pocernice.

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Reconstruction budget need (CZK)
Fund status 92% September 2017 92%

KEEP IN TOUCH

Feel free to contact us. If you have questions, if you need prayer, if you would like to share a testimony, or if you would like to give a donation, we are here for you. Please fill out the contact form with your information and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

GLOBAL AND LOCAL REACH

LIFE Church cooperates with many other Christian Churches in Czech and across the globe. We are a founding member of New Hope Churches in the Czech Republic and part of Church of God network.

LIFE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, NETWORKS AND AFFILIATES