• The ministry of Life IS the Mission is funded 100% by Runaway Campers America's Most Affordable Mini Camper
  • Dominican Republic Orphanage
  • Jica Marca, Peru Building with Honoring the Father
  • Stephen and Deidre
  • Pastors Byron & Gwen Mugabe - Rock Hill, SC
  • South Carolina Friends
  • Our Caribbean Sign Mission
  • Justin\'s First Mission Trip Oct. '03
  • Rebuilding Honduras after the Hurricane '98
  • Mercy School Honduras
  • School construction Honduras
  • Nicaragua Feeding Center 2009
  • Barbados Conferenece
  • Nicaragua Landfill Children's Outreach


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Contact Us

Finish Line Christian Ministries
1338 N. Magnolia Ave
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone 352-454-6522


  • We are a privately funded non-profit ministry

    All ministry oureaches of Stephen W. Shives and Life IS the Mission are 100% funded by Runaway Campers - America's most Affordable Mini Camper

  • Life Notes

    Be sure to check out Stephen's latest Life Note:

    The Parable of Prosperous Pursuits

  • Stephen W. Shives

     “What is my purpose in life?”


    This may be one of the most considered questions in life. In fact many of us spend at least the first half of our lives trying to figure it out. This site has been 15+ years in the making, and is dedicated to simplifying the answer...


    LIFE IS… the Mission!


    It’s been there, right in front of your face all of these years! You have something of significance to accomplish today; it’s called… LIVE! Jesus said, “I have come so that you might have LIFE and have it to the full!”


    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men. Colossian 3:23


    The truth is: You have a mission in life; and it starts right where you are. When you live a life of fullness and joy, you are then the most effective in encouraging and blessing those around you. It's hard to help someone else when you are miserable.


    We come from all walks of life, have different careers, educations, experiences, responsibilities, hobbies, etc. God has uniquely equipped us to live a life of fullness; and it often gets “botched up” when we're trying to live the life someone else wants us to live, instead of embracing what God created us to be.


    Just like this website, I am a work in progress. Over the years, I have been in over a dozen different businesses; I have served in ministry as a pastor, missionary, church planter, and teacher. I have been through ups and downs in my finances, family, and self-esteem. When I discovered “Life IS the Mission” I no longer had to work at finding fulfillment in life; I realized life gives me fulfillment.


    I pray that this site will be a blessing to you as you view it.


  • Order your copy of The Venturist here!!!

    We are excited to pass along this savings due to an increased volume of sales: "The Venturist" hardcover edition copies are now available for only $9.00 w/FREE SHIPPING! An easy read, The Venturist is the story of a man in search of purpose and survival. Through 11 different business ventures, Nolan Fletcher discovers the lessons of success as "One thing leads to another." Makes a great gift!!!  More about "The Venturist" CLICK HER

    Emai us at LINK@cfaith.com to request a paypal, credit or debit invoice and let us know if you'd like it signed with a message.




  • Debt Free Indeed!

    You can be a greater blessing to your family, church and community when you are debt free. Download a free copy of Stephen's book, Debt Free Indeed! as our gift to you, and get your finances in line with God's plan of abundance, today! CLICK HERE!

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