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Community is a key foundation of Lighthouse for Life. Not only do we rely on our community partnerships, but we want to do all we can to help our communities grow in their understanding of Human Trafficking and the role they can have against it.

Throughout the year, we host a variety of both fund-raising and awareness events that we would love for you to join. Many of our events are put on by Lighthouse for Life, however, at times we partner with others as well. If you have an event you’d like us to be a guest, please contact us!


Ebenezer Freedom Run


Location: 501 Church Street West Columbia SC 29172
Time: 7:45 a.m.

We are so honored that the folks from Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church have put together this race to benefit L4L and fight against human trafficking in South Carolina!
Here are the details.
Cost: $25 Adults
$15 Kids (5-17)
All runners registered before September 5 will be guaranteed a race shirt.

Location: Ebenezer PHC
501 Church Street
West Columbia, SC 29172
Packet: Friday September 21 from 3:30- 4:30 Ebenezer PHC. 501 Church Street.
Late Registration: Online registration closes on Thursday, September 20 at midnight.
Race day registration from 7:45-8:45 am
Awards: Medals and gift cards awarded to top finishers in the following categories: Elementary, Middle, High School, Adult Male, Adult Female, 50+ male, 50+ female
Timing: The race will be officially timed by FasTrak Timing

To register visit


Living Real One Day Conference


Location: Radius Church 300 Main St. Lexington 29072
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Living Real Magazine was created by Melanie Shull almost 10 years ago to provide a platform for real people to proclaim God’s faithfulness and greatness as they grow up in their faith through real life experiences.

Lighthouse for Life is honored to partner with Living Real Magazine in this one day conference.

Our CEO, Jen Thompson, will be one of the featured speakers as will Misty Burton, who operates one of our local business partners, Tenfold Collective.

Curious about the theme of "What's Your Lemonade Stand?" - well the idea comes from the reality that each one of us have unique gifts, passions, abilities, personalities and experiences the Lord wants to use in our own spheres of influence as we express our faith in Him. Throughout the day you'll hear the original conversation where the Lemonade Stand idea was first expressed as well as a real life example of how real people have lived it out.

TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1! Go to and click on EVENTS to purchase your ticket for the upcoming Living Real Magazine Co-ed Conference hosted along with Lighthouse For Life. $25 covers the conference, morning coffee, and lunch. No other conference gives you more! #coedconference #faithstories #vendors #music #worship #drama #biblicalteaching #encouragement #funfoodfellowship

You will also be able to connect with several local faith based vendors in the lobby before, during and after the sessions. A complete list of speakers and vendors will be posted soon.




Community Awareness In Lexington SC


Location: Round Hill Baptist Church 230 Persimmon Ln. Lexington SC 29072
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Round Hill Baptist Church has graciously opened their doors and invited us in to do an awareness event with them. The event will feature the documentary Chosen which is by Shared Hope International. The event is free and we encourage attendance by anyone in grade 6 and above. There will be free childcare provided as well as light refreshments at the conclusion of the event.


Holiday Marketplace

Location: 300 Main St. Lexington, SC 29072
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To apply for a possible vendor space please email the following info to

Description of products
Mailing address
Phone number

Please allow 3 to 5 business days for a reply.

Space is limited. Thank you for your interest.


The Great Inflatable Race


Location: Saluda Shoals Park: 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia SC 29212
Time: 9:00 a.m.

The Great Inflatable Race is the bounciest fun run on earth! At The Great Inflatable Race, participants climb, slide and bounce on inflatable obstacles that are spread throughout the race course. And this year, The Great Inflatable Race is partnering with Lighthouse for Life for their Columbia race! A portion of the race proceeds goes to benefiting Lighthouse for Life, so get all of your friends and family to sign up for the race!

Help out Lighthouse for Life by signing up for The Great Inflatable Race on September 8, 2018. We have partnered with The Great Inflatable Race who will be donating a portion of their proceeds to our cause! For each person who uses the promo code LIGHTHOUSE2018, The Great Inflatable Race donates money to Lighthouse for Life, so the more people who use this code, the bigger the donation! Plus, using promo code LIGHTHOUSE2018 will get you 10% off of your tickets!

Race ticket prices are going up soon though, so sign up today using promo code LIGHTHOUSE2018 to get the best deal. Go to to get your tickets today, and thanks for supporting Lighthouse for Life.

Come support Lighthouse for Life by volunteering at The Great Inflatable Race on September 8, 2018. We have partnered with The Great Inflatable Race who will be donating a portion of their proceeds to our cause! For each volunteer we provide, The Great Inflatable Race donates money to the Lighthouse for Life, so the more volunteers we get, the bigger the donation! We are specifically looking for people to help out at Packet Pickup on Friday, September 7, 2018 and Race Day Registration on Saturday, September 8, 2018. But there are plenty of other shifts that you can sign up for. Check out the volunteer shift descriptions at

To volunteer on behalf of Lighthouse for Life, please sign up at

To learn more about The Great Inflatable Race, visit


Church and Community Leader Training


Location: Calvary Chapel Northeast 1120 Sparkleberry Lane Ext. Columbia SC
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us for FREE Leader Training. 

Calvary Chapel Northeast has partnered with us to host this FREE class.
 During this training, church + community leaders will be informed about sex trafficking. This is an epidemic that affects our local communities and needs to be addressed. We must shine light on this dark topic. Let's light up Columbia!

Class Objectives:
Understand the Realities of Human Trafficking
Define human trafficking
Describe basic terminology
Identify types of human trafficking
Differentiate between myths and reality
Recognize risk factors and indicators related to human trafficking
Understand the Dangers of Social Media
Know what to do if you suspect someone is involved in human trafficking
Gain insight into the mindset of a victim and the affects of trauma on the mind
Identify possible barriers one might encounter when talking to a victim
Receive helpful tips to use when talking with a victim

The class will last approximately 2 hrs and there will be time for questions.

This class is open to all community members!
However church leaders, educators, youth workers, childcare workers, counselors, etc. are highly encouraged to attend.

A light breakfast with coffee + juice will be provided.

Click HERE to reserve your seats.







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