Thanks so much for visiting. According to a study by Josh Packard PhD, a sociologist, professor and researcher at the University of Northern Colorado, there are currently 65 million “dones” who have walked away from the organized church. For the first time in modern church history, that equals the number who still has an affiliation with one.  

Light Church is a community of Christ followers in Jacksonville who desire to help those who no longer connect with what is happening in organized structures to find their way to healthy, life giving and encouraging relationships with others in the body of Christ who are on the same journey.

In 2017 we are changing some things. Please read our current blog, The First 4 Years, to find out what we have discovered as we have grown in our understanding of what God intends for His church.

When we started on this new venture 4 1/2 years ago, we had a goal of planting house churches all over greater Jacksonville and beyond. Since we now see a much bigger picture, we are no longer focused on house churches alone. In 2017 we will focus on

1) building deeper relationships with those whom God has brought into our lives for a purpose and

2) reaching out to the “dones” wherever they are and by any means available.

We are thankful for the tools that we have today to reach out beyond our local area such as social media, resource websites, Skype, phone and networking sites. That being said, there is nothing that can beat one on one, face to face interaction.  

Locally, we will have Connection Gatherings for the building up of the body here in Jacksonville. These gatherings will take you back to the simplicity of worship without the frills and a free flowing atmosphere in which the body of Christ can functon according to I Corinthians 14:26. These meetings will also provide the opportunity for "dones" to find a safe place to gather and interact with one another. If house churches or different expressions of the church result from this, it will be God’s doing and not by human effort.  

If you have left or are thinking about leaving institutional religion and desire find your place in His body, you are not alone. We are already on the path to find the church the Jesus is building, not the one made with human hands. We are here for you. 

If you are interested in meeting one on one or having a phone conversation, go to our contact page and send us an email with your information or leave us a voice message at 904-345-0045. We would love to connect with you.