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Lifebridge Begins Today

Jan 29, 2012   //   by Stephen   //   Blog, Church News, Discipleship, Life Groups  //  No Comments

Today, members of Decatur Christian Church voted to change its name to Lifebridge Christian Church, accept a newly revised set of Bylaws and Operations Manual, hire Michael Sikes as Senior Minister, retain current staff members Stephen Davis, Youth Minister and Sherry Yeager, Administrative Assistant, and for all current members of Decatur Christian Church and Hartselle Christian Church to become members of the newly formed Lifebridge Christian Church.

The vote was overwhelmingly positive, thus today marks the official beginning of Lifebridge Christian Church in Decatur, AL. We kicked things off with two of our Life Groups tonight, one at the Bennett house and one at the Davis house. There is a true sense of joy over this new beginning, and there is excitement about what the future holds for Lifebridge.

Everyone on our transition team has worked extremely hard over the past year, spending countless hours at dozens of meetings hashing out the new Bylaws and Operations Manual, shaping the leadership structure, and strategizing about how we can be a disciple-making community. These tasks were in one sense painfully slow and tedious, but in another sense, critical to get all of our leaders on the same page. We have had some rough moments and faced some tough decisions, but it has been clear that God was working on all of our hearts, teaching us patience, instilling us with compassion, and guiding us to a place of unity. Most importantly, God has taught all of us to trust Him on a deeper level.

This merger between two congregations could not have happened without a strong sense of unity between the leaders of both Decatur and Hartselle, and the results of today’s vote make all of the hard work well worth it. God has been moving in this place, and it is only the beginning of the true work God is going to do in both our local community and all over the globe via the ministries of Lifebridge Christian Church.

Today is a great win for God’s kingdom, and everyone at Lifebridge should be excited and ready to jump in and help bring many future wins for God in this world. We are embarking on this journey together, and only God knows where it will take us. As long as we are a church who seeks to serve others, a group of people who accept no glory or honor for the work that we do, but do all things to glorify our wonderful God, this will be a beautiful journey together.

Check out the story of how we got here.

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