Interview With TLC Church- Everyone Is Welcome

At Burning Love, we focus on individuals who are suffering from drug abuse and addiction. It does not matter what walk of life you are coming from; you will be welcomed at TLC. Some people, they would not necessarily admit it. But if they are looking for someone somewhere to go and worship, why would they want to come to TLC?

Why Come To TLC Church?

TLC is home, and we try to make it feel like home. We try to make it feel like family. One of our slogans is welcome home. It honestly, from the minute you walk in, if you are new to the church, you will not get ignored or forgotten or pushed aside. Several people will greet you. People love to meet and talk and engage, and pre-COVID, you would have got a hug because everybody loves to hug. Everyone is treated like family; it does not matter your ethnicity, your background. I am very much a visible minority at our church, and I love it. It’s fun, and it’s where we belong. It is where everybody belongs, and everybody fits in, and everybody is included and feels like they belong and are involved.

Are The Doors Open To Anyone?

Absolutely, and that is what our rules are. one of our goals is to reach the community; you have to be willing to engage and accept the community. Not everybody will be somebody who grew up in the church, or they could have been in the church and fell away from the church or had different life decisions that came about. We love you, and we accept you. We want you to hear the Lord’s word and want you to feel love and see what the church supports to feel like. You might’ve had a bad experience in the past, but we want to change that experience for you.

Well, a lot of people who suffer from drug abuse and addiction, they are looking for something. Usually, what that something is, is they are looking for love. And that is one of the things that is so prevalent at the TLC church. 

Why Does Love Exude From Everyone At TLC?

We had set the foundation for love and acceptance and understood that we are all equal when we come to the Lord. There is no difference. There is no hierarchy with the Lord. It does not matter what our past may look like. It does not matter what our struggles may look like. We all struggle, and we all fall. You know some of us to get up faster than others. Some of us need help to get up, but regardless, we have all struggled and all fallen and made that clear to the congregation, making that clear to the people we have to forgive. We have to love, and we have to move on. There is no benefit in looking back and harboring onto hard feelings or living with guilt. We have to lay that all aside and love and foremost, Jesus tells people or tells us that people know us by our love. If we can not love one another within the church, how do we take that outside of the church? This is why we practice and get a lot of practice within our church walls, learning to love one another, despite our differences, putting that all aside, and recognizing that the blood of Jesus unifies us, the cross is a unifier.

One of the things that we try and do is to set an example with that. For instance, in the mornings on Sunday, we get busy doing different things. Before we start service, we need to gather together to pray for the pastors, get out, greet everybody, and say good morning to everybody before service. We are very deliberate in doing that because we want people to know that we appreciate the effort they made in being there and their commitment to being there and that they are not forgotten and that it is recognized. Then at the end of service, we would say good day to them and wish them a happy week, letting them know we will be praying for them. We are very deliberate in making them feel welcomed and loved and missed if they have missed time. 

It does not matter what you are struggling with if you are struggling. It does not have to be drugs. It does not have to be an addiction to drugs. Whatever your issue is, do not wait until you are clean up. Our doors open at TLC for you. 

TLC’s Mission And Your Vision

Our mission is to be a community of believers devoted to God’s word, empowered by the Holy Spirit because we can not do anything without the Holy spirit’s power. There is a lot of that word love again, and to build up one another, encourage one another, reach people with Peter’s gospel, which is why that is our mission. That mission does not change. It does not change the fact that it is the word of God that we preach. It does not change the fact that it is the Holy Spirit who empowers us, and without him, we can not do anything. It does not change. It will never change that we are called to love one another and build each other up and encourage one another. And then to take that into the world and share that gospel, share that love with other people.

The mission of the church remains the same throughout the year. The vision, however, will change as we meet the goals of our vision. We have three keywords, and we go over them over and over again, it’s gather, grow, go. This means that We gathered together to worship Jesus as our Lord and savior. That’s the foundation of everything that we do. We are motivated to grow in faith and grow each other and grow together both spiritually and physically and numerically. That is what we are supposed to do. Then we are equipped to go into the community and the world to share God’s word that has been implanted and instilled in us and to be able to share our faith and be able to share and live and be able to live and be an example of it.

It’s TLC sounds like a loving welcoming community that you would like to be a part of and learn more about continue listening to the interview by watching the video above. Also check out their website to learn more information and get in contact with TLC.

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