Service Times & Directions

Times: 10:00 AM on Sundays; 6:30 PM on Wednesdays
Directions: 4303 Rice St., Lihue, HI

What to expect

How should I dress?
Casual is the word. People come to Breath of Life dressed in all sorts of styles. Whatever your style is and whatever you feel comfortable with. Of course, modesty in your style is all we ask but we have people wearing surf shorts, tank tops, slippers (or slippa’s as we say on Kauai), dresses, aloha shirts, jeans, tee shirt’s, hats, shoes, no shoes…be comfortable, just be here ready to meet Jesus.
What should I bring?  
First and foremost, bring your Bible! We use them all the time. Bring something to write with and take notes, because we are here to learn and grow. Bring an open heart to receive what the Lord would have for you this day. Bring thanksgiving and praise. So many people come in to church looking at what the church has to offer, what they can get from it, but we are suppose to be walking in with thanksgiving in our heart and praise for our Lord on our lips. Lastly, bring a friend!
What’s your worship like?
Our Worship is unique to to Breath of Life in the sense that we write most of our worship music. D’Lissa Iannucci has been writing worship songs for the last 20 years and we play many of these songs at our services. These have become the most known to us and favorites in the church. We try to maintain an island style of worship and utilize all sorts of instruments. At times we have people come play with us and we also play some popular songs that you have probably heard on Christian radio. But what we really try to do is to move past what is hip and popular, and concentrate on worshipping our Lord Jesus. That is what it is all about, not about having a sing along!
We want to bring in the presence of the Holy Spirit by worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth. We believe in a strong worship of our Lord and look to move past musicians and songs to enter into a place where we all, as the Body of Christ, are looking at and to Jesus. Where individually everything begins to fade away and we are left worshiping in the very throneroom of God. We want to be in a place where He inhabits the praises of His people and we feel His presence. We believe worship comes from the heart and that the worship leader and worship team leads worship by worshipping. As they begin to worship, we then follow them into that place where we are all worshipping togather. The whole purpose is to move past ourselves and magnify our Lord. To sing love songs unto Him.

How about the children?

We have a Children’s Ministry availble for your use. A seperate space for the kids where they have Sunday School. We have a time of worship with them and a time of learning that includes crafts, singing, coloring, workbooks; all led by wonderful teachers. We present Jesus to the kids at their level so that they will walk away with truth each week and know that Jesus Christ is Lord. We try to keep this fun and not like another day at regular school. The children at times will perform plays or sing special music at one of our services or even at our Christmas Eve Service. We have a gracious and talented Children’s Ministry Director in Christina Ensman, who loves pointing kids to Jesus.

What about the teens?

IMPACT is our Youth Ministry and it ranges from Middle School to High School. Just like with our little ones, we don’t want the youth to look at their time at church to be like another day in regular school class. We understand that more Christian kids lose their faith in while in college today, more than any other time in history. We believe this is because they don’t know what they believe, why they believe it, or how to defend their faith. So our heart is to equip them with the pure Word of God.
Currently the Youth meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM. The youth have their own worship and a good time together. Pastor Falcon & his wonderful wife Mary lead our IMPACT Youth Ministry. It is a time of fun and it is a time of prayer and the Word. Other youth activities can include retreats, bowling nights, sleepover’s, camp outs, beach days, and bon fires. These are just a few, but the Youth do all sorts of things together.
We encourage our Youth to bring unsaved friends with them and to reach out. We also encourage them to be real with themselves and their faith. On Sundays they are part of our regular church service, because they are part of the church and they are the future of the church. We want them to feel connected. So we like them to get the Word and be in tune with the rest of the body. It is a transitioning time for them and they get a lot of “hang time” with each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings, counseling, prayer, babies and baptisms
Yes, we have staff and lay ministers for all of these services. There are many people and opportunities for those who need and want prayer and the same is true for counseling. We have a healthy church body with many people that are willing to listen and help, stand with you in prayer, and others who can and will counsel with you. Our counsel is biblically focused and what the Lord has to say about each situation.
We do weddings for those in our church ministry family. We limit this service because we live in a premier wedding destination location and we get tons of requests from outside to perform weddings.We couldn’t even keep up if we wanted to. We prefer to just keep them within the church family. There are many Pastors on this island who will do your wedding on Kauai if you are looking for one, but we choose to keep them within our local spiritual family. If you regularly attend Breath of Life and want to be married, just ask one of the Pastors and they will get you rolling in the right direction.
We also perform baby dedications for those within our local church family. We don’t christen or baptize babies, but we bring them before the church body with the parents and pray over them and dedicate their lives unto the Lord. We ask Jesus’ blessing and direction over them. For adults who have made a decision for Christ, to make Him their personal Lord and Savior, we go out into the beautiful Hawaiian waters and baptize them like we are commanded. Full immersion, under the blue ocean waves of Kauai. Normally we do this on a Sunday after service for those who have not been baptized or want to rededicate their lives to the Lord and we have a time of prayer and worship right on the beach. It’s a powerful witness to everyone at the beack and a blessed experience to be a part of.

Do you have church membership?

No. We do not see formal membership (e.g. having a membership letter on file at the church) as a biblical standard. We are all members of one body, the Body of Christ. We understand that some churches have membership requirements, but we don’t feel that there should be rank and/or privilege by having members and non members. That separates people. You are a member of Breath of Life when you come regularly and are plugged in. Some people are loosely attached to us and some are whole heartedly attached to us. The dedication or lack thereof is between you and Jesus. We have no requirements but faith in Jesus the Messiah as your Lord and Savior. Breath of Life will work for some people and won’t work for others. If it works for you and you are like minded with the vision and direction we are going, your more than welcome to be a part of what God is doing in our fellowship.

What about giving, collecting the offerings?

Breath of Life has not passed a collection plate or bag, or taken up a formal offering of any kind since its founding in 1996. We fully believe in tithes and offerings, fully teach those principles, and fully believe that it is a form of worshipping our Lord. Giving God the first and best of our fruits. We also trust the Lord to work in people’s hearts. That a person who really has a relationship with Jesus, will adhere to His teachings about giving. We have a Tithe Box in the rear of the Sanctuary for people to use when they give their tithes and offerings.
The church operates on the tithes and offerings we receive and we operate in faith that the Lord will move in the hearts of all believers to give and give faithfully. Not only of their finances, but also of their gifts, talents, time, and abilities.