WHAT IS LIFE ON MAIN?
A Congregation, not a Church
LIFE ON MAIN is a missional congregation of LIFE FELLOWSHIP FOURSQUARE CHURCH. It is a unique ministry expression of the church that meets at a separate location in the community. It differs in location and worship style in an effort to reach more people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Traditional, but not Typical
Our worship style is traditional, comprised mostly of timeless hymns. When we come together, we worship God through music, rather than just singing songs. Our desire is that when people worship God with us that they experience the presence of God in their lives.
Interdenominational in Scope
Our aim is to unite with other God-fearing, Jesus-believing, Bible-adhering churches in our area for the purpose of advancing the kingdom of God. We see the value of each of these unique expressions of God's love and seek to build on each other's strengths for greater fruitfulness in our communities.
L.I.F.E. VISION & VALUES
LOVE = Love is at the core of all we do. We love God because He first loved us. We love fellow believers because God's love is the adhesive that binds us together. And we love the lost because God's love for them is in our hearts.
INSTRUCTION = Teaching the truths of God's Word is vital for any church that would grow up in the "unity of the faith," avoid error, and bring the body to the place of maturity the Lord has for them.
FELLOWSHIP = The Cross of Christ is both vertical and horizontal in nature. Our fellowship must first be heavenward in relationship with Christ, and secondly, peopleward in relationship with one another in the body.
EVANGELISM = "It's all about a soul." Jesus came to save sinners, and our charge is to do the same.
LIFE ON MAIN is part of a larger church known as Life Fellowship, who belong to a denomination known as the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The Foursquare Church was founded by Aimee Semple McPherson in the early 1900's. Today there are over 60,000 churches meeting in 140 countries! We are proud to be a part of this family and a part of something bigger than ourselves.
Our Pastoral Team
Timothy & Tamara Golden - Missional Pastors
Tim and Tamara are ordained pastors who have served in pastoral ministry within the Foursquare Church for over 20 years in various capacities, including church planters, interim pastors, and senior pastors. They have served Life Fellowship Foursquare in Charlestown as assistant pastors for 8 years prior to answering the call of God and being sent out by Life Fellowship to pastor Life On Main.
In addition to serving as missional pastors, they continue to serve the congregation at Life Fellowship in the place of leading and overseeing the many discipleship ministries, including "outlet groups" and marriage ministry. Tamara currently leads LIFE's women's ministry, as well as the couple's efforts with the Abundant Life Centre in Charlestown.
Lance Nelson - Assisting Minister
Lance is a ordained minister within the Foursquare Church and assists the missional pastors with the pastoral care and functions of the congregation at Life On Main. Lance and his wife, Dottie have served in a missional capacity in the past as "camp pastors" at a secular campground in south-central New Hampshire for 6 years.
The Nelsons continue to be actively involved in the main congregation at Life Fellowship where they have attended since 1990. Lance has served there as an assisting minister for 6 years. Lance and Dottie have a current ministry focus to seniors in the church and the community.
Dottie Nelson - Administrative Assistant
Dottie assists Life On Main with the clerical and organizational aspects of the ministry. She has served alongside her husband, Lance at Life Fellowship for the last 26 years. She has served in an administrative capacity for both businesses and ministries. We feel very strongly that a great administrator is essential to church growth, freeing up pastors to function in their calling.
Now retired in one sense of the word, the Nelsons devote their time to ministry. They have gleaned much experience over many years in many churches from coast to coast. Their knowledge and insights are touching many lives through ministry in New England.
Laurie Palmer - Children's Ministry Coordinator
Laurie oversees the children’s ministry at Life on Main. Laurie and her husband, Jim, have served in Foursquare churches over 27 years. Laurie has ministered to children, both teaching and leading, for most of this time. Laurie shares our belief that children are important members of the church, as they are the church's future. The ministry team strives to provide a safe, loving, fun environment where children learn the good news of Jesus Christ and share it with their family and friends.
In addition, she serves as Director of Greater Things Ministries, a non-profit organization supporting missionaries in the Philippines. At home, she helps her husband maintain their six-acre oasis, which houses raspberries, blueberries, fruit trees, a large garden, and several flower gardens.