How We Started

The LifeWorks organization was birthed in 2003 out of a desire of the Founding Board members, Bobby Medlin, Wayne Cassaday, John Duncan, Kim Scarborough, and Jody Gouge, to take the concept of the annual Charleston Prayer Breakfast and provide a quarterly event to encourage and equip Christian Professionals.  In November 2003 this vision became a reality to create an environment for the Christian Professionals to share experiences, challenges, and opportunities.  The initial vision was to connect Christian Professionals in a way which would facilitate growth in faith and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others in the marketplace.  The goals were to encourage, challenge, and facilitate Biblical principles in our circles on influence in the marketplace.  The mode to accomplish these goals was primarily through speakers who had experience sharing their faith in the marketplace and could encourage the Christian professional.

“LifeWorks will be a conduit for Christian professionals seeking to successfully apply their faith in the marketplace, providing education and encouragement through a commitment to biblical teaching and quality programming.”

Our Mission

In being a conduit, not just a stand-alone quarterly event, LifeWorks wishes to serve those seeking to connect and grow in their walk with Christ.   With this in mind, we will point out various opportunities in the Charleston Community.  These opportunities will be other local groups/organizations, events, books, and websites centered around the LifeWorks theme which seeks to explore our roles and responsibilities as Christian leaders in the marketplace. 

Our Values & Beliefs

Our Core Values

The Lifeworks of Charleston Core Values consists of the following non-negotiable foundation by which the organization is built:

  • Christ – Jesus Christ is the cornerstone by which the Lifeworks of Charleston organization is built, and it is Christ who is to be glorified through all that is done and accomplished through the organization.
  • Calling – The understanding that our calling is from God, whether a businessperson, CEO, entrepreneur, laborer, stay at home mom, pastor, or missionary.  The work we do with our hands is sacred and is worship unto God.  Lifeworks will work to encourage and promote the understanding of Calling in the Charleston Area.
  • Church – The Church of Jesus Christ is made up of the universal body of believers which reflect different denominations, ministries, and organizations.  Lifeworks will work with and through the Charleston area Churches to encourage and support the marketplace believers.
  • Community – Lifeworks will support and connect the Community of Charleston through various organizations which benefit the Community.

Our Beliefs

Lifeworks of Charleston has established the following foundational beliefs, which will not be compromised through the day-to-day operations of the organization:

  • WE BELIEVE the Holy Bible to be the complete, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
  • WE BELIEVE there is only one God, eternally existent in 3 persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.
  • WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • WE BELIEVE that the only way eternal life is received is by faith alone in Jesus Christ and His atoning death for our sins and in a personal salvation given as a free gift of God, received by faith.
  • WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of spiritual death.
  • WE BELIEVE that every believer is commissioned to go into the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and to teach them to obey the commands of Jesus Christ.