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Full Life Gospel Ministries / Full Life ChurchJohnny and June Hightower

Full Life Gospel Ministries was started in the living room of our Lithia Springs home in November 1999 with just 8 people. We grew quickly and moved into our basement and then converted our garage into a place to worship God. In 2001 we purchased a small building in Douglasville on Hwy 78 and God blessed us as we fixed it up and grew in spirit and truth. In January 2008 we sold our Douglasville building and rented a building on Prospector Drive in Villa Rica.We are now worshipping 102 Saber Parkway, Villa Rica.  We were and are called to be an Oasis of Rest for those who are weary and heavy laden.

In October 1999, my vision of Full Life Gospel Ministries was birthed in a motel in Dickson, Tenn. I wrote down what I believed a church of which I was a part should be as well as the mission for my ministry. It was incorporated into and made a part of our mission statement for Full Life.

FLGM Mission

Ephesians 3:19 (NIV2011)
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
The primary ministry of Full Life is the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21), Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. We declare this truth in word, in song and in action. Our desire is to help everyone come to the knowledge and acceptance of the free gift provided upon the cross. It is the foundation upon which every part of Full Life has been built and operates.

John 10:10 (NIV2011)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Colossians 1:22-23 (NIV2011)
22  But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23  if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (NIV2011)
11  Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12  We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13  If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14  For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15  And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 16  So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19  that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Timothy 4:9-10 (NIV2011)
9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

10:10 Life Groups
On Sunday mornings at 10:00am and Wednesday evenings we have life groups for various ages. They are led by different leaders with a heart for sharing the full life Jesus promised in John 10:10. All of our teaching is sound Bible based teaching with a heart to share the unconditional love and acceptance that Jesus Christ taught us.

Song & Praise Service
Our praise team is awesome; I believe that God has anointed our worship leaders to truly lead our congregation in praise and worship of God Almighty. Our Song and Praise services are a mixture of the old and new. A typical service will include hymns, some southern gospel, and contemporary songs. Recently, a visiting minister once described our music as Chris Tomlin meets Hank Williams. We desire to flow with the Holy Spirit in worship rather than a strict formula of music and songs. Our congregation is very mixed with 4 generations worshipping together which is a blessing for everyone. Our music includes keyboard, guitars, drums, tambourines and we have room to grow as God brings in the people with the talent and anointing to be part of the team.

Full Throttle Worship Service
During Sunday morning 11:00am Worship service I or one of our other ministers preach a Biblical message that is relevant to the needs of our congregation. Our services are powerfully anointed and we deeply desire and welcome the movement of Holy Spirit and the gifts within the Body including prophecy and the gift of tongues. On Sunday morning we have Children’s Church for elementary and younger children during the preaching time.

No Boundaries Worship Service
We have a very active youth group, who call themselves F*L*Y for Full Life Youth. They are very anointed and passionate about worship and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through music, dramatizations and spoken word. Sunday evening service is a youth oriented service with games, music by our youth praise team and an inspirational message.

Fellowship
Growing together as a family, the Body of Christ, is an important part of our church. We have various opportunities to visit and invest time with each other. It is a great time to get to know one another, eat and relax together. We also have retreats and other activities from time to time. Check our weekly newsletters to see what is going on.

Thoughts
FLGM is a church that is open to everyone. We want you to feel free to come as you are, to experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus died for the sins of ALL and it is our mission to share the love of Christ with the whole world. We pray that God will direct you to worship wherever He desires you to be. If it is at Full Life then come be part of our church. If He directs you somewhere else, then please pray for God to empower us for the purpose to which we have been called.

May God richly bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand and in the depths of His love and protection always, Amen.

In His Name,
Pastor Johnny

 

 

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