"But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matt 22:34-40
Jesus calls his followers to generous lives that share the love, grace, and care that he has given so generously to them in the gospel with others both locally and globally. Through our local and global partners, LBC seeks to fulfill that call.
Church is about more than Sunday morning.
At LifeBridge Church we believe in living a life that is meant to engage the culture and seek out needs in our immediate area. In addition to supporting global and national missions, through the formation of Missional Communities (MC) we can share with those in our direct area of influence.
Missional Communities are geographically oriented groups of believers that meet to share, pray, serve, and worship together. By partnering with local organizations, sharing the gospel in our neighborhoods, and making commitments to serve the vulnerable in our communities we aspire to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Currently, we are partnering with the Florida Dream Center through their Adopt-A-Block ministries in St Pete and Tarpon Springs, Shepherd's Village in Bellair Bluffs, and with outreach programs to the Pinelllas County Jail and Pacifica Assisted Living.
Since 2013, LBC has been partnering with local Ethiopian pastors to plant and grow churches in Addis Ababa. We believe in God's call to make disciples and to launch new churches that celebrate, grow and share the gospel with others in word and deed. With God's grace, there are currently over 10 LIfeBridge church communities meeting and proclaiming the gospel across the city and reaching out to other areas of Ethiopia. LBC supports these churches both financially and through periodic trips to Addis by LBC teams for training, mutual encouragement and worship.
For more information about Lifebridge in Ethiopia, email LBCpinellasinfo@gmail.com
Make your Mark
“Bringing Kids out of street life to a life with purpose”
Since 2019, Lifebridge has also partnered with Make Your Mark in Ethiopia. MYM is an international Faith based non-profit that is dedicated to defending the poor, orphans and vulnerable children on the streets in Addis Ababa. They exist to love, serve and build kids living in street life and impoverished children/families, by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social and emotional needs that they may overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.
For more information, visit Make Your Mark.