Life Bridge is about making disciples of Jesus Christ, one home at a time.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

- Matthew 28:19-20

Discipleship includes many elements, but at its core is the desire to bring God glory by being about Christ and His cause. We pursue Jesus passionately, modeling everything in our lives after the character and priorities of Christ.

“Making disciples, one home at a time.”

We do this with a Great Commandment mindset.

“You shall love the Lord your God will all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

- Matthew 22:37-39

We want to be known as a loving church whose passionate pursuit of Christ transforms the lives and families of our communities for God’s glory.

When a church has Jesus as their passion, they’ll love others and, in the process, change lives. The Great Commission and the Great Commandment must be held together in one continuous thought. We love God. Therefore, we love people and want to bring them into a right relationship to God and others.

At Life Bridge we focus on seven priorities. Each depends upon a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a love for God’s Word, rich worship, community with others and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Priority 1
Worship  & The Word

Our highest priority at life bridge is worshipping God, both as a corporate body and individually.

What is worship? Worship is the activity of glorifying God in His presence with our voices and hearts. We worship to remember and delight in the superior beauty of God in Jesus Christ.

First and foremost, it is a vertical experience. It's not about us. It's about seeing the beauty and greatness of Jesus Christ.

Second, it is a corporate experience that builds up the body of Christ. Something special happens when God's people come together to sing, pray, give and hear the word of God proclaimed.

Third, we worship Christ by how we live the other six days of the each week. (Romans 12:1-2)

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom, with psalms, hyms, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God”

 - Colossians 3:16.            

"At home, in my own house there is no warmth or vigor in me, but in church when the multitude is gather together, a fire is kindled in my heart and breaks its way through."

- Martin Luther.                


Priority 2
Loving our Neighbors

We desire to reach people in our community with the good news of Jesus Christ, on home, one neighbor, one neighborhood at a time.

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

           - Matthew 22:37-39          

We are committed to Loving our neighbors and helping them come to faith in Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to seeing whole neighborhoods impacted with the Gospel, one home at a time. Faith begins at home, eventually reaching into our communities and the world.

"A majority of the unchurched (57%) wonder why their Christian friends and neighbors never talk to them about spiritual matters."

-Thom Rainer                 

Priority 3
a people of prayer

A thriving church moves forward on its knees. We want to be increasingly known as a people of prayer. We desire to see prayer as more than something which is done before or after meetings, but as something interwoven throughout every element of what we do, both as a church and individually.

Priority 4
Growing Together in Community

“From Him [Jesus Christ] the whole body, joined together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

- Ephesians 4:16

We’re convinced that people grow and serve best when they connect with others in community. Growing into maturity must include community with other Spirit-filled believers. Jesus, who is the head of the body (church), works through it to bring health and life to others.

This is why we emphasize the importance of being in mid-sized Community Groups, smaller Life Groups, along with men’s and women’s groups. We need each other.

Priority 5
Strengthening Families in
our Church & Community

We want to be known as the church in our community that helps adults succeed in two of their most precious relationships: their marriage and kids. All families need help, whether nuclear, single or blended.

We believe that giving couples and parents solid, practical tools in marriage and parenting is a fundamental means to expressing Christ’s love. God created families. His Word tells us how to make strong, healthy families. Life Bridge feels an increasing urgency to dedicate our resources toward making vibrant homes.

Strong Christian families make strong churches and communities.

Priority 6
Restoring Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

To say that we live in a day of gender confusion is an understatement. Many do not know what true masculinity and femininity look like. At Life Bridge we’re committed to restoring biblical manhood and womanhood to its rightful place. Doing so helps men and women celebrate their unique differences given by our Creator.

We desire to raise up a generation of sons and daughters, men and women, who embrace their unique complementary styles, understanding how to live in harmony with one another. These men and women then actively mentor the next generation in the art of biblical manhood and womanhood.

Priority 7
Extending Compassion

Hundreds of individuals call our neighborhoods home. Many of them need more than food and clothing. They need extended compassion and healing from brokenness and addictions. Life Bridge wants to increasingly be a church that gives aid to those in our community experiencing physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We will enter into people’s pain whether it is marital strife, divorce recovery, healing from abuse, to name a few. We want to be a strong, helping presence in our community.

By God’s grace we will see these things happen at Life Bridge as we seek to make disciples, one home at a time. All will be deeply rooted in a passionate pursuit of Christ, deep worship, a rich understanding of God’s Word, community with other believers and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”

- Philippians 1:27

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