Champion Life Church’s Team Cadence

March 3, 2011

We are 45 days away from launch! Things are picking up and getting really exciting! We have been having some great meetings and our team is growing. This past week Pastor Larry taught on, Champion Life Church’s Team Cadence. The Cadence is something we came up with in one of our leadership meetings. We want the Cadence to be something that is ingrained in the hearts of the people of our church. You can read the list below and listen to Pastor Larry teach on each principle by listening to the podcast here!

Remember, we are launching on Sunday, April 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Black Hawk High School! Spread the word! We are honored to have you journey with us!

We love and appreciate you!

-The Champion Life Church Staff

A championship team can only accomplish the plan and purpose of God when it’s in step with the TEAM CADENCE. Champion Life Church has 10 awesome leadership nuggets to make a life-changing impact.

Serving others never fails = Love speaks!

Make people feel like a Superbowl M.V.P.


Be in the Moment, but never lose sight of the Big Picture.

Keep preparing, Keep learning, Keep asking, and Keep helping us improve.
Do whatever it takes quality service.
Take pride, initiative and ownership in your area

First class over-the-top excellence.

Act on and for the best interests of the person.
Generosity and Appreciation wins every time.

No job is too small or insignificant.


There is No Plan B

February 8, 2011

“Leaders are dealers in hope.” -Napoleon

Human nature always tries to have a back-up plan in case our original plan doesn’t work out. In the Kingdom of God, God never has a back up plan! God’s plan for redemption was to send Jesus. John 3:16 says, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

No Plan “B” needed. There was never any back up plan in God’s mind.

II Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” God’s purpose has not changed; He wants all mankind to win.

God’s plan is for the Church and His children to fulfill its destiny in our generation. We believe the Church is the Hope of the world. We also believe that those who are followers of Jesus Christ, sons and daughters of God, are here to share the plan of redemption and share the good news.

Champion Life Church’s purpose is to provide hope to people so they know they are winners and champions in God’s eyes. Our mission is to make victorious disciples of Christ who influence change with the love of God in our world.

As we are preparing to launch Champion Life Church on April 17, 2011, we are excited about the mission God has given us and to do our part in Beaver County. We see ourselves as “dealers of hope” to encourage individuals that with God all things are possible.

Remember, You are a winner and special to God. You are part of God’s plan. Even if you have gone off track or missed a step, God’s plan for you remains the same. Just ask God for help, get back on track, and know this, God doesn’t have a back up plan. ~Larry

The Assignment

January 12, 2011

Do you remember getting homework assignments when you were in school? We were all given assignments, some we liked, some we didn’t like, and some we just did not care about. However, every assignment you were given served the purpose of getting you to your graduation day.

Our walk with God is not much different. God’s given everyone an assignment.

The greatest part is that your assignment right now is ultimately connected to your destiny.

We can see this through Jesus’s life:

Jesus had an assignment. In Matthew 9:35 it says, “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” That was part of his assignment and destiny. His assignment enabled Him to spread the good news and provide hope for the world.

Kim and I have a new have a new assignment! We are honored that God is calling us to start Champion Life Church in 2011. We have had several assignments before this that got us to this one.

Champion Life Church has an assignment. Champion Life Church’s mission is to make victorious disciples of Jesus Christ who influence change with the Love of God in our world.

The purpose of Champion Life Church is to be a life-giving, non-denominational church (affiliated with the Association of Related Churches) that is casual, fun, and passionate, both in mission and in worship. Champion Life Church will be a Family Centered and relationally authentic church with first class youth and children’s environments. We will share the message of the love and goodness of God and His Word to live the victorious, spirit-led, faith-filled life with a focus on serving our community.

We are expected to fulfill our homework assignment and give God all the glory.

You have an assignment. Whatever your assignment is right now, whether you like it, hate it, or wish you had a different one, recognize that this assignment is connected to your destiny, mission, and purpose. Be faithful. Go after it. Complete the assignment. In time, God will bring you new assignments, and He will take you places you’ve never dreamed of.

Our prayer for you in 2011 is that you’ll complete and fulfill the assignment God’s give you!

-Larry and Kim

IMAGINE IF…The Dream Becomes Reality!

October 26, 2010

Tuesday night is usually “Family Night” in the Bettencourt home. We have dinner with our 4 girls, turn off the TV, cell phones and the computers and just hangout and play a game. Last night we played the IMAGINE IF game and had lots of fun.

Have you ever imagined running a marathon? Well it starts with talking a walk around the park and setting a goal to run a 5K race. Have you ever imagined shedding 10 pounds? Well it starts with simple decisions to cut back on 100 calories a day. Whatever you can imagine, you can do.

Have you ever imagined finding a place that loves and accepts you for who you are, not for what you do or have done? Well, we have not only imagined it, but we will purpose to create an environment where God’s grace and love will overwhelm you.  We wholeheartedly believe that “There is nothing you can do to make God love you more and there is nothing you have done to make God love you less.”

Over 18 months ago, Kim and I started sensing the Call of the Lord to start a church in Chippewa Township of Beaver Falls, PA. This dream of planting a church and doing our part to reach and love people is now a reality. In about 6 months, on April 17, 2011, “the dream becomes reality.”

Our hope and desire is that CHAMPION LIFE CHURCH will fulfill its part along with other wonderful churches in our area to “tell the GOOD NEWS that God so loves the world and He sent Jesus Christ, His Son to be our Savior.” Another desire is that we want to see that others believe that their dream can become a reality, also.

If you are interested in finding more out about the vision of Champion Life Church, our launch team gatherings, our informational meetings times and dates, please email us at LB.CHAMPIONLIFE@GMAIL.COM or call the office at 724-473-2213. We would be so glad to serve you in any way.

Hey, don’t ever forget that God created you to love you and desires that you would believe that you are destined to win!                                                              ~Larry and Kim Bettencourt, lead pastors



October 12, 2010

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NEWS FROM THE BETTENCOURT’S! Kim and I have an exciting announcement to share with you our family and friends.

THE CALL! God has been speaking to our hearts for over a year that He has been preparing us for the next phase of the call of God on our lives. With much prayer, counsel from my Pastor, the Finishline Ministry director’s board, and wisdom from our mentors, we are answering The Call of God to plant / pioneer a church. We have been approved and invited to become members of the ARC, Association of Related Churches, a national thriving church planters organization. The ARC network has a great record planting great churches mainly due to their passion to reach the lost and the equipping process of thorough training and a coaching network.

24 YEARS AGO! In 1986, I never would have imagined that when I came from New Orleans, LA to Beaver Falls, PA to play football and attend Geneva College as an eighteen year-old young man that this was a part of the destined plan that God had for me: to marry my lovely wife, Kim; have 4 beautiful daughters; serve in ministry in Western PA; and now, to start a church in Beaver Falls, PA (Chippewa Twp.). The name of the church is “Champion Life Church.” Our launch date will be in April 2011. How interesting is this, my first youth ministry volunteer position, as a college freshman, was working with Young Life at Blackhawk High School in Chippewa Twp.; and now by the grace of God we will see this church launched to touch lives where I had my start in ministry. One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11, it says it all, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for good not bad, a hope and a future.” Wow, only our good God could destine this!

PRAYER COVER! Pray for us as we are stepping into this Call and work that is in front of us, as we know God’s grace will sustain us, as we prepare to see the Kingdom of God expand. We will be updating you on our timeline and news as we move forward. Hey, if you have any questions you are welcome to contact us. We love you so much.  ~Larry and Kim