Two Ways to Give

  • ON SUNDAY

    To give in person on Sundays, please look for the boxes located at each exit of the main auditorium.

  • You can give online at any time here.  It's simple and secure.

OUR CELL GROUPS

  • Sunday - 12:30 PM

    HillIard

    Married with young children

    CONTACT: ERIC HUGHES

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  • Sunday - 1:00 PM

    HillIard


    CONTACT: luke harms

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  • MONDAY - 7:00 PM

    GALLOWAY

    ALL ARE WELCOME

    CONTACT: RICK TAWNEY

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  • monday - 7:00 PM

    HillIard

    middle marrieds

    CONTACT: Mike donelson

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  • tuesday - 6:30

    HillIard

    all are welcome

    CONTACT: Matt dicke

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  • tuesday - 7:00 PM

    HillIard

    middle-marrieds and singles

    CONTACT: jim afflitto

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  • tuesday - 7:00 PM

    HillIard

    all are welcome

    CONTACT: bob uhle

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  • TUESDAY - 7:00 PM

    hilliard


    CONTACT: chris tallon

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  • tuesday - 7:00 PM

    clintonville

    all are welcome

    CONTACT: sara rismiller

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  • TUESDAY - 7:00 PM

    PLAIN CITY


    CONTACT: CURtis hundley

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  • wednesday - 7:00 PM

    HillIard

    married with young children

    CONTACT: ken stone

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  • wednesday - 7:00 PM

    plain city

    all are welcome

    CONTACT: ryan johnson

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  • wednesday - 6:00 PM

    dublin

    all are welcome

    CONTACT: roni dalchuk

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  • wednesday - 7:00 PM

    hilliard


    CONTACT: Dave Matheny

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  • WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM

    HILLIARD

    all are welcome

    CONTACT: Carissa barney

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  • WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM

    Hilliard


    CONTACT: John CASSELL

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  • WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM

    HILLIARD


    CONTACT: Christa Selvey

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  • WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM

    HILLIARD


    CONTACT: Shane berger

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  • WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM

    HILLIARD


    CONTACT: charles coleman

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We do two things...and we try to do them really well.


1 We do Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Large group, worship and teaching times.  


2 We do small groups. Honest, authentic people gather to apply the Bible practically, laugh together, pray together, cry together, challenge each other, and minister to each other with the spiritual gifts God has given each one.  We aren't a church with small groups; we are a church of small groups. 


Everything else we do flows out of these.  No really!  Everything else flows out of these.

Two Things We Do

What It's Like

Sunday mornings at Life Community Church are designed to be times of vibrant worship and relevant teaching from the Bible. 


Visit a Sunday morning service at Life Community Church, and you'll notice a couple things right away. One is that this is a place where the people are very real. They're authentic, honest people. They're not putting on a front; they're there because it's where they want to be.


The other is that everything that happens speaks your language. What we talk and sing about and focus on touches on where we live right now--very practical, very relevant, and completely understandable.


We believe worship and connecting with God and His message for our lives can be an immensely positive and enjoyable experience. We say we want to be the kind of service that becomes the highlight of people's week, and we think that happens regularly.


Our Sunday worship service is a bold, contemporary expression of love for God and the desire to know Him. Each week the musicians bring the house down with lively, upbeat music. The people join in with meaningful words of great, new songs - songs you'll love to learn and find yourself singing all week.


Then we look directly at the Bible to see and hear and apply the truth God gives us to our circumstances right now. The Sunday messages present the timeless truth of the Bible and the message of Jesus Christ in a way you can instantly relate to, in plain English. You'll learn not just what the Bible says, but why it matters to you and to the people you love.


You'll laugh a lot. You'll think a lot. Best of all, you'll come away with real answers and real hope for the very real challenges we face in our daily lives.


It all makes for an incredibly refreshing and relevant church experience we're confident you'll want more of.

History

Life Community Church (LCC) began as a vision to plant a different kind of church in the Columbus, Ohio area. In Summer of 1995, Tom and Marcia Bennardo and their daughter Lauren moved to Hilliard, a northwest suburb of Columbus to start that church from scratch.


They knew no one in the area, and began by talking to people about what it would be like to see that kind of church. Two college students who had been part of the Bennardo’s youth group at The Chapel in Akron, Ohio—Justin King and Steve Hyatt—came to town that first summer to help make the initial contacts. After several months of contact work and personal outreach, in Fall of 1995 the first cell group was formed. Outreach continued toward people who did not go to church, or who might have attended at one time but had become disillusioned, burned, or wounded along the way.


Leaders emerged, numbers of people came to faith in Christ, the church baptized people at the local pool and hotel pools on several occasions, and the cell group expanded into two, three, and then four groups. To move toward the launch of public Sunday services, Dan and Lara Burmeister were invited to town several times that fall, and Dan led combined worship once a month through the winter. Dan Burmeister officially joined the staff as Pastor of Music, Worship, and Programming at the start of ‘97, and plans were set in motion to birth the church officially in the fall of 1997.


Larry and Tina Ely were added to the team in July of 1997, raising their own support to serve as youth directors. Since most of the church body were either young parents or not parents, there were no teenagers with whom to start a youth group. They started from scratch and began reaching teens in the area with the gospel.


The church officially opened its doors to the public on September 7, 1997, distributing a color brochure to over 35,000 households in the Columbus area and emphasizing outreach to the unchurched. Over the next few years, steady growth continued as people came to personal faith in Christ and more leaders and cell groups were established. Ministry expanded in areas like children’s groups, the LCC Worship Band, Drama Team, and other ministries through cell groups. 


In 2002, through a series of remarkable events, the church secured the former Sutherland’s lumber site on Cemetery Road. After extensive negotiations with the city and major renovations, LCC opened its permanent facility at 4400 Cemetery Road in June, 2004.


Still further growth in both numbers and resources led to J.R. Kennedy joining the full-time pastoral staff in the summer of 2005 as Pastor of Children’s Ministries, enabling LCC to expand and develop the fastest-growing area of the church.


Rick and Sheila Tawney were welcomed to the staff in January of 2009, as Pastor of Cell Groups and Director of Support Ministries respectively. Later that year, the church brought on Bradley Reith to lead a church plant out of LCC. After forming a core group from among the church body, Catalyst Community Church officially birthed in 2010, and has seen success reaching people in the northwest corridor of the greater Columbus area.


LCC continues to expand and grow, guiding a new generation of spiritually thirsty people toward the life-altering message of Jesus Christ. As growth continues, the plan is to continue expanding through church-planting efforts to reach the Columbus metro area and beyond.