About LifeBridge

Here’s some important info about makes us who we are. If you have questions, let us know.

Our Values

We Overvalue Relationships

Because they shape, change, and grow us.

We Fight for Life-Changing Community.

It’s never easy, but it’s always worth it.

We Stay on Message.

Jesus is ours, so we talk about him a lot. Everything else takes a back seat.

We Maximize our Impact.

Through collective effort, strong partnerships, and focused priorities.

We Reach Out.

Because Jesus has called us to love our city and our world.

We are Called to be Generous.

With our resources and our attitudes.

We Invest in Families

By supporting marriages and partnering with parents to raise Christ-centered kids.

We Dream Big.

Because our God is big.

Vision Statement

A Kingdom-Bringing Community

  • Where we are working to do our part in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth, knowing that only Jesus can perfect this work.
  • Where we compassionately seek justice for the oppressed and the marginalized, knowing that they bear the image of God.
  • Where we gather to worship, longing for and inviting more of the presence of God.

A God-Honoring Community

  • Where we are fulfilling our core purpose as individuals and as a community: to bring glory to God.
  • Where we gather to worship God as sacred, holy, and worthy.

A Christ-Centered Community

  • Where we point people to Christ for their salvation and disciple them into a growing relationship with him.
  • Where our theology is centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Spirit-Filled Community

  • Where the fruits of the Spirit are abundant evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • Where the gifts of the Spirit are welcome and present; ministering to the church body in orderly, selfless, and God-honoring ways.

A Bible-Believing Community

  • Where the Bible authoritatively guides our belief and practice.
  • Where the Bible is taught faithfully and accurately.
  • Where there is an uncompromising commitment to the orthodox understanding of the gospel.

A Life-Giving Community

  • Where we find joy in using our gifts to serve the body of Christ.
  • Where we live and give generously.
  • Where we meet each other’s spiritual and physical needs.
  • Where we encourage and build each other up.
  • Where we willingly give up some individual freedom to find community and purpose.

A Disciple-Making Community

  • Where we’re continually becoming more like Christ.
  • Where we make new disciples and welcome them into our community.
  • Where our Sunday gatherings equip Christians for mission in their context.
  • Where we are not isolated, but have strong and trusted presence in our local community.

A Relationship-Driven Community

  • Where spiritual formation and growth is driven by Christ-centered relationships, not by church programs.
  • Where we gather, are present, and engage each other in person.
  • Where we do the hard work of building deep, meaningful relationships.
  • Where we are committed to maintaining relationships in the midst of differences of non-essential doctrine and opinion, because it makes for a stronger and healthier church.
  • Where relationships are healthy; maintaining boundaries, practicing forgiveness, and making peace.

A Faithfully-Led Community

  • Where strong and healthy teams of leaders make decisions and lead the church.
  • Where those in authority lead not through control, domineering, or manipulation; but through selflessness, relationship, openness, and accountability.
  • Where operations, decisions, and finances are handled with integrity and transparency.
  • Where leaders continue to grow and be developed.

A Family-Supporting Community

  • Where we effectively partner with parents to raise Christ-centered kids.
  • Where we invest in the health and strength of marriages.
  • Where we function as extended family, with a sense of shared responsibility for each other.
  • Where we fill in the gaps for single-parent and blended families.

Our Beliefs

God

God is the creator of everything. He is eternally existent in three equal and fully divine persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Acts 5:3-4; John 1:1-4; Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Revelation 4:11; 1 Corinthians 8:6)

Jesus

Jesus is fully equal with God. He lived a perfect life and died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. He rose from the dead three days later, vindicating his deity and proving his power over sin and death. He is coming again to fully establish his rule and reign here on earth. (Hebrew 1:3; John 1:1-18; John 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16; The Whole Bible!)

Holy Spirit

He is coequal with the Father and the Son. In everything he does in the world he points people to their need for Jesus. He comes into a person’s life when they accept Jesus. He empowers Christ-followers to live as they should, convicting them of sin and guiding them to the truth and giving them gifts to be used for the benefit of others. (1 Corinthians 12:4, 11-13; Ephesians 4:11-12; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Titus 3:5; John 16:8)

Humanity

All men and women are created in God’s image and therefore, worthy of immeasurable dignity and value. Yet, people have freely chosen to disobey God (sin) and continue to do so, making all people sinful in both deed and nature. This sin separates us from God and leaves all in need of reconciliation to God. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 1:18-2:16, 3:10-20, 23; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3)

Salvation

Being that we are all sinful by nature and deed there is nothing we can do in and of ourselves to be reconciled to God. Jesus came to make that reconciliation possible. Therefore, salvation is found only in Jesus and only by our faith in his sacrifice on the cross for us. When we put our faith in Jesus we are then fully justified and reconciled to God. (Romans 6:23; 10:9-10, 13; Ephesians 2:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 14:6; Titus 3:5)

Bible

The Bible is God’s supreme revelation of himself to humanity. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source for Christ-follower’s beliefs and living. It is fully true and inerrant in whatever it affirms. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105; Mark 4:4, 7, 10)

Church

The church consists of all those who belief in and follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The global church is represented locally in a community of Jesus followers who gather regularly to worship, pray, learn from the Bible, and serve with their various gifts and talents. (Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-46; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 12:26; Hebrews 10:25)

Baptism

Baptism is a Christ-follower’s outward expression of their commitment of faith in Jesus Christ. It represents a person’s new life in Jesus, in which they identify with his death and resurrection. After believing in Jesus, baptism is the next step in a Christ-follower’s life. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41; Romans 6:1-6; Colossians 2:11-12)

Communion

In communion we remember Jesus’ atoning death on the cross for us. We participate as a church in communion on a regular basis. Everyone is welcome to participate with us. If you’re uncomfortable with it feel free to let the elements pass by. We promise not to put you on the spot.  (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:17-29)

Our Team

John Adams

Teaching Pastor

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Jon Thorngate

Administrative Pastor

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Tia Alexander

Discipleship Coordinator

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Kitty Cisler

Communications Director

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Jamie Cook

LifeBridge Kids Director

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Bevin Dawson

Connection Director

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Ian Ebler

Media Director

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Local Partnerships

Love, Inc.

Love provides services dedicated to serving disadvantaged families and individuals in Western Racine County

Transitional Living Center

TLC  provides people with temporary shelter and basic necessities while teaching them skills to become independent.

Exploit No More

ENM is Motivated by the love of Jesus to dismantle the local sex trade of children through awareness, advocacy, and aftercare.

Safe Families for Children WI

Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Global Partnerships

Compassion International

Compassion partners with local churches to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Healing Waters International

Healing Waters builds holistic clean water solutions and spreads God’s love in at-risk communities around the world.

International Justice Mission

IJM is working all around the world to free people trapped in slavery.

World Relief

World Relief’s mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable.

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