What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of LifeBridge Church of South Haven based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines. You don't have to think what we think or believe what we believe to be part of this movement, but we urge all people to investigate these beliefs and consider making them the foundations on which life is built.


We believe in one God, existent in three co-equal and co-eternal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the creator and ruler of the universe, never changing, all-powerful, all-knowing and unending in grace, mercy and love. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 3:22, I Peter 1:2, Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19, II Corinthians 13:14, Psalm 90:2, Isaiah 9:6-7)

Jesus the Christ

Jesus Christ (God the Son), eternally pre-existant with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, stripped Himself of His divine rights to become a servant incarnated in human flesh, and borne into this world as a human baby, being conceived by the Holy Spirit in a virgin named Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life on earth, demonstrating the limitless power, wisdom and love of God and then offered Himself, a perfect sacrifice as an atonement for the sins of all people through His death on a Roman cross. He rose from the dead after three days (in accordance with the prophetic scriptures) to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and was seated at the right hand of God the Father as an advocate and mediator for all believers. Someday He will return to earth to redeem believers and establish the Kingdom of God in power and glory. (John 1:1, 15:4-5, Colossians 1:15-20, Matthew 1:18-21, Philippians 2:5-11, I Timothy 2:5-6, 3:16, Hebrews 4:15, Romans 8:11, I John 3:5)

God the Spirit

The Holy Spirit of God, eternally pre-existant with God the Father and The Son, is currently present in the world to convict unbelievers of their sinful condition and show them their need for salvation in Jesus. He indwells all who trust in Jesus, supernaturally empowering them for Godly living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance to do God’s will. The Spirit gives believers spiritual gifts with which to serve fellow believers and reach out as ambassadors of God to lost and broken people. True Christians seek to live in surrender to His control daily. (John 16:7-13, Acts 1:5, 8, I Corinthians 2:12-13, 12:1-11, Galatians 5:16, 22-25, Ephesians 1:13, 3:16, I John 3:24)

The Bible

The Bible is God’s unique revelation to mankind, written by human authors as inspired and supernaturally guided by the Holy Spirit. As God’s Holy Word, it is the final authority for all truth and can be trusted for direction in life and faith. It is infallible and inerrant and cannot be added to, subtracted from or superseded in any regard. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21, Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:25-26, Psalm 119:105, 160)


All human beings are created by God, in His image, for fellowship with Him. People are the supreme object of God’s creation and were gifted the blessing of a free will. Although people have tremendous potential for good, all are marred by an attitude of rebellion and disobedience called sin. Because of our rebellion and subsequent separation from God, we experience many problems in this life and we deserve and can expect judgment from God and eternal punishment after this life. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Psalm 8:3-6, 139:13-16, Romans 3:10-19, 23, 6:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)


In spite of our rebellion, God loves all people and desires that all should be saved. Eternal life (salvation from punishment and death) is offered as a free gift by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus. Man must confess his sinfulness and depravity, repent from his attitude of sin, and trust in Jesus and His work finished on the cross for the forgiveness of sins. At the moment of salvation, the believer is reconciled to God the Father and experiences regeneration (new spiritual birth) by the power of the Holy Spirit.   (II Peter 3:9, Romans 6:23, John 3:16, 14:6, Romans 10:9-10, II Corinthians 5:17-21, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 3:5, I John 1:7-9, Acts 3:19)

The Church

The church is the bodily presence of Christ, manifest in the world through the habitation of the Holy Spirit. Every genuine believer is a member of the Church universal, united in Christ and is therefore empowered and expected to participate with God in bringing about His purposes of hope, redemption and grace in the world. The church is being prepared now to join with Jesus in a Holy union for eternity in Heaven. (John 17:20-23, I Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 5:24-27, Revelation 19:7)


Having been created as eternal beings, every person will exist somewhere for eternity. As Jesus was resurrected from the dead, so will all people – believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ to eternal life with God in Heaven and the condemned will remain separated from God to eternal punishment in a place of torment called Hell, created for the devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41, John 3:16, 14:1-3, Acts 4:33, 24:15-16, I Corinthians 15:42, Philippians 1:21-23, I Thessalonians 4:15-17, Revelation 20:15)