Why I Serve

Why I serve…Why children’s ministry? Why serve in the classes my children are in? Why serve at all?

Some days I wonder, I wonder lots of things…

I wonder am I really making a difference in the lives of these precious babes or am I just babysitting for an hour and half every Sunday? Is it clear that I am leading children to the Lord or am I just doing crowd control? Am I showing them what joy and love look like from the Father or am I just going through the motions?

I ponder these things in the depth of my heart; praying, seeking and asking is this really what I am supposed to be doing? Shouldn’t this always be an emotionally fulfilling experience? Shouldn’t I walk away satisfied, knowing that what I am doing truly matters to the one true King?

I think the questions themselves are not necessarily bad—all of those things are good to reflect on. However, when I allow myself to base my decision to serve on my own thoughts, desires and feelings, I am forgetting what it’s really about in the first place.  It’s never been about the way we feel or what we experience. Serving has always been about Him! When we choose to serve, we are choosing to worship the one True King. We are saying, “God you are worthy of my time and my energies. I am choosing to serve you and your people today!”  It becomes about humility: “In humility value others above ourselves.”

And for moments like these…ty

After a long day of battling with my very strong-willed child, I walked into the kitchen to find him teaching his little brother the lesson from this past Sunday. “God made water, Liam, and so we give thanks to the Lord with all our heart.” In that moment God reminded me that choosing to serve was choosing to lead His children to Him. Through all the prep, games, and activities, God’s word had really sunk in. Truth was written in Ty’s heart and he couldn’t help but share it.

And the icing on the cake…

On Sunday, 5 of our LifeBridge kids committed their lives to Christ and expressed their faith through baptism. What a beautiful moment in time for these families—to know that they are forever His! It’s moments like these that Jesus said, “There will be more rejoicing in heaven!” It’s moments like these that remind me that I’m not just a baby sitter or crowd control. I’m bridging the gap for these children and that’s changing their lives, forever. It’s for these moments—these eternity changing moments—I serve.

Written by Tara Sanders

 



Jared & Amber – Live at LifeBridge // Nov 15

jaredandamber01 (1)Fish Bait Music presents “Live at LifeBridge” featuring Jared & Amber, award winning singer/songwriters, live in concert on November 15th at 7 PM with special guests Rodney Bond & Corey Brown.  Tickets are Adults $10 & Students $5.  Buy tickets at www.fishbaitmusic.com or visit facebook.com/fishbaitmusic for more information. 


Step Up Seminars // Nov 16

GREY STEP UP SEM SQUAREOn November 16th, we’re holding our next Step Up Seminars. There are two different seminars to choose from. Our “Step One Seminar” is for those who are starting or restarting to follow Jesus and our “Spiritual Leaders Seminar” is for those who are ready to disciple others.

Step Up Seminars will meet each month on the third Sunday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and childcare will be provided. CLICK HERE to register.



Stop Hunger Now // Nov 22

Stop-Hunger-Now-BrittenfordStop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world

Join us November 22nd at 9am as we work together with Stop Hunger Now to package 20,000 meals! Click Here to learn more about Stop Hunger Now.

 



Don’t Forget to Fall Back // Nov 2

fall back squIt’s that time again!  Remember to set back your clocks one hour this weekend for the Daylight Savings Time change.



Baptism Sunday // Nov 2

If you have decided to make Jesus the forgiver and leader of your life, then your next step is to be baptized. Baptism is one of the first things Jesus asks us to do when we decide to follow him. It’s an unforgettable moment to celebrate with friends and family as you express Jesus > me. The Apostle Paul described it like this, “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Romans 6:4).

 

Click Here to let us know if you are interested in being Baptized.



Baptism Sunday // Nov 2

If you have decided to make Jesus the forgiver and leader of your life, then your next step is to be baptized. Baptism is one of the first things Jesus asks us to do when we decide to follow him. It’s an unforgettable moment to celebrate with friends and family as you express Jesus > me. The Apostle Paul described it like this, “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Romans 6:4).

 

Click Here to let us know if you are interested in being Baptized.



LifeBridge Parking Update

parkingBeginning this Sunday our parking process will look different. It will be a little more organized and intentional.  As we continue to grow, we want to make sure that our parking lot doesn’t get congested as people enter and exit our property.  Also, we’ve made priority parking up front for our expecting moms and moms with babies.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation!  We>Me



Women of Faith Simulcast // Nov 7-8

WOF SQUARE

Join us November 7th and 8th at LifeBridge Church for the Women of Faith Simulcast Event: From Survival to RevivalFriday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store. On Saturday, messages speak to heartfelt needs—transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends. Women of Faith weekends are for women who want to deepen their faith and women exploring what faith is all about. Guest Speakers include Anita Renfroe, Christine Caine, Lysa Terkeurst and more!

If you are interested in Volunteering at our WOF Simulcast, please email info@mylifebridgechurch.com.  The cost of this simulcast event is $35 and covers the event, Friday Dessert Bar, Saturday Continental Breakfast and Saturday Lunch. Deadline to sign up is November 3rdClick Here to register for this event. Details on the From Survival to Revival tour can be found HERE.

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

6:15pm – Check-in/Welcome & Dessert Bar

7:00pm – Women of Faith Event Begins

9:00pm – Event End

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

8:15am – Check-in/Welcome & Continental Breakfast

9:00am – Women of Faith Session Starts

11:55am – Lunch

12:30pm – Women of Faith Session Starts

4:30pm – Women of Faith Event Ends

 



At-A-Glance // Nov 2

AT-A-Glance SQUARE FINALAt-A-Glance is our orientation for those newer to LifeBridge. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff, learn more about the church, how to get involved, and ask any questions you may have. The next LifeBridge At-A-Glance will be held November 2nd immediately following the 11:15am church service in the auditorium.

 

Lunch and childcare are provided.  Click Here to register for our next At-A-Glance Newcomer Orientation.