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Adjacent Land Purchased!

LifeBridge Community Church is now in possession of additional land, increasing our overall acreage and allowing for increased opportunities!

The congregation of LifeBridge had overwhelmingly approved going forward with this opportunity and we look forward to seeing how the Lord will move us in it’s use in the days and years to come!

A very special THANK YOU to those on the Land Committee for all their efforts to bring this to fruition!

  • Alan Boehm
  • Vic Grisbee
  • David Pacher
  • David Penner

“Thank you, Lord!”

Special Congregational Voters’ Meeting

A special meeting of the voters of LifeBridge will be held on Sunday, February 16, following worship. (See Article XII. B. of the LB Constitution for more information on special meetings.)

There will be four items on the agenda: (More information on items 1-3 is below.)

  1. Request to approve the hire of the next LB Youth Leader
  2. Request for ratification and approval of a change to the Constitution & By-Laws of our national church body (“Synod”)
  3. A proposal for a PT director of communications and request for approval
  4. A status update regarding the possibility of the purchase of adjacent land

All are welcome to attend, though only members of LB may vote on issues.


Request to approve the hire of the next LB Youth Leader

On October 9, 2019, we posted information regarding the upcoming vacancy of the Youth Leader position at LifeBridge.

A search team was formed and received information on candidates. Following discussion, interviews, and prayers, the team came to a unanimous consensus in their recommendation, putting forth Giles Montgomery before the LB Board for their consideration.

At their monthly meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, the Board unanimously (minus Giles’ abstention) endorsed this recommendation and now, in turn, will put forth that recommendation to the voters of LifeBridge.

Request for ratification and approval of a change to the Constitution of our national church body (“Synod”)

Every three years our national church body, “The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod” (“LCMS”), meets in convention to discuss policy, doctrine, pray, celebrate, and take care of other various church and administrative business.

At their meeting last summer (2019), needed changes to the Synodical Constitution and By-Laws was proposed and passed by the delegates. Since it is a change to the Constitution & By-Laws, a certain percentage of member congregations (including LifeBridge) must ratify these decisions before they are fully approved and can take effect.

These votes must be received by the Synod from member congregations by March 16.

Some general information can be found here: blogs.lcms.org/2019/official-notice-office-of-the-secretary-the-lutheran-church-missouri-synod/

Should you desire more detail as to the background and reasoning for the proposed changes, you can look at page 189 of this PDF. titled, “To Amend the Constitution to Address Individual Membership and Advisory Representation. Resolution 9-05”. {Catchy, right?!}

More explanation and information will be shared at the voters’ meeting.

A proposal for a PT director of communications and request for approval

Questions often come up regarding if we have sermons available online and why don’t we post more on social media. The short answer is that, although we do record most of the messages, we don’t do anything with them. Additionally, we don’t have anyone who is regularly updating our main social ministry channels. These things take time, willingness, and expertise – and the right person to do them.

We know that when we have videos that are professional and they are posted, we see increased interest and engagement. We also know that these things do not “just happen” and that to do it right takes some specific talent and expertise.

While LifeBridge can’t do everything, we feel it is important to cover this area of ministry. The LB Pastor and Board are proposing the creation of a PT position to cover some of these areas. If approved, the position will be posted and the person will be hired on a probationary period set by the Board.

Special Voters’ Meeting re: Adjacent Land

** UPDATE **

December 24, 2019

The congregation of LifeBridge overwhelmingly approved going forward with negotiations for the land adjacent to our current property!

Should negotiations prove successful and fit within the scope of what was authorized by the congregation, the purchase will be completed and the deal executed through the Board of Directors. If, however, the counter from the owner is outside of the amount and terms discussed, the Land Committee will return to the Voters.

Please keep the process in prayers that the Lord’s Will is done – both through these negotiations and, if fruitful, in any future use.

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A Special Congregational Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 15, following worship to share, discuss, and possibly vote on adjacent land.

All are welcome to attend and voice. Voting Members only are allowed vote.

Come and hear what what has been researched and see if it’s where the Lord is leading LifeBridge.


* A correction/update was made from the December 16 update to reflect that the committee is authorized to complete the deal through the Board of Directors should it fall within what the congregation authorized.