Mission & Vision

Go therefore and make disciples...

The Mission

The mission of LifeBridge Church is to extend the hope of a rich and satisfying life in Jesus Christ to every person we encounter. 

The Vision

If we are successful in our mission, we expect to see a community saturated with the life of Jesus Christ. 
Jesus said, “The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10

In John chapter 3, Jesus teaches us that unless we are born again, we will not see the Kingdom of God. If this is true, then all of us are half alive (born of the flesh), but only those who have met Jesus and been reborn spiritually are fully alive in Jesus Christ. Not only are those without life in Jesus missing out in this world, but the Bible teaches us that when life on this planet is over, an eternity of separation from God, the source of life, awaits those who are not in Christ.

There are over 45,000 people within driving distance of South Haven who do not have a life-giving relationship with Jesus and are destined to en eternity separated from God and from life. This is unacceptable. We have been called to be ambassadors for Christ, sharing the hope of abundant and eternal life in Jesus with every person we encounter. We believe that He will do the internal work of drawing men, women and children into a relationship with Himself if we will be faithful to reach out to them in love.

Our hope is to see hundreds, even thousands of people find and experience this joy-filled and abundant life. We will do whatever it takes to fulfill our mission. Life is here.

The Values that drive HOW we do ministry.

Anything done with excellence requires parameters and standards of behavior to unite and guide those working together toward a common vision. Below are the values that determine and drive how we will fulfill our mission. 

Christ Centered

Jesus is THE WAY. We will boldly proclaim full life in Jesus Christ and Him alone. Our message will always center around the person and work of Jesus.

Others  Aware

We will lay down our lives to extend the grace of God to people far from Him. This means we will forego our preferences and be willing to make sacrifices in order to serve those around us.

Life-Giving

Jesus came to bring life, not religion. We want to speak and live and love in such a way that people will feel inspired, not burdened by our message. 

Faith-Filled

We will exercise audacious faith in an all-mighty God for spectacular results. We will not settle for mediocrity, but will trust God to work in us and through us in powerful and miraculous ways as we surrender to Him. 

Missional

We will GO and make disciples who will make disciples both here and abroad. Everything we do must be tied back to the mission God has put before us.

Intentional

A simple and strategic approach to ministry will help keep people moving toward Christ. We want to REACH people with the Gospel of Jesus, CONNECT them to the community of believers, EMPOWER them for abundant life and meaningful service, then SEND them into the world to fulfill their own purpose and calling.

Authentically Relational

Life Groups and Ministry Teams will provide places for people to experience the kind of Christ-centered community where true life-change happens. We will work hard to make sure our church seems smaller even as it grows.

Team-Driven

We will work together as the body of Christ, each serving wholeheartedly in his/her unique role, to achieve maximum Kingdom impact. We want you to find your unique role in this body, be trained, equipped and unleashed to serve with excellence, then experience the joy and fulfillment of being an important part of a winning team.