Sunday Service begins at 10:00 am

Group Overview

Groups at Life Bridge are diverse – Interest/Study Groups and Serve Groups. Each has a different focus and provides an opportunity for individuals to “plug in” to an area in which they believe fits their need or calling.

Interest/Study Groups

Interest Groups provide the opportunity for individuals to engage in areas with specific appeal.

Study Groups generally, provide the opportunity to "Lean In”. These groups utilize a video, book, or discussion with the purpose of helping to learn more about our Heavenly Father and our Heavenly Brother – Jesus and to aid in deepening our relationship with God. As relationships strengthen within the groups, they develop into a small community, sharing a co-dependency of support, as they journey together in their walk with Christ. Some of the Study Groups “Launch Out” missionally as they serve the Fort Wayne area in various ways.

Serve Groups are focused, for the most part, on providing the foundation for Life Bridge’s Sunday morning service.

Life Bridge Groups are scheduled on a semester basis and begin with a Group Connection which allows individuals to “sign up” for the group of their choice or reconnect with their previous group. The Spring semester begins in February and the Fall semester begins in September. Often, groups continue to meet, at a relaxed frequency, during the summer.

If an individual misses Group Connection and wants to join a specific group, they can contact either the Group Liaison or directly contact the Group Leader.

A list of current groups is shown below.

Groups Directory

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Adults
Ray Hunt
Tue. @ 6:30 pm 46845

A 9 week class that focuses on managing our finances and on learning to do money God’s way.

Next opportunity to sign up is Spring 2018.

Childcare by reservation.

Ray Hunt

Deeper - Leaning in to the Next Level

Adults
Mike Williams
Sun. @ 6:30 pm 46845

The Bible is a mirror in which each of us can see ourselves as we are and is God’s studio in which we can find the true picture of ourselves. Would you like to see your photograph? This 9 week class explores ways to move to the next Level. The next class is Spring 2018.

Be sure to watch for class sign up at the Spring 2018 Group Connection.

Childcare is by reservation.

Mike Williams

Euchre Night

Adults
Corbin & Melissa Prows
Fri. @ 6:30 pm 46845

A fun evening with friends and family playing Euchre. Everyone brings a snack and drink to share.

Group meets monthly on the 3rd Friday (October thru February)

Sign up now for the Fall!

Corbin & Melissa Prows

Faith Friends & Fellowship

Adults
Maryann Cannady & Jim & Shirley Williams
Tue. @ 6:30 pm 46835

We are friends in all stages of life who come together to know Jesus in a deeper way in an environment that supports each other and builds relationships as we grow in our faith

Jim & Shirley Williams Maryann Canaday

Fun & Easy Jewelry Making

Adults
Robin Wietfeldt
Tue. @ 6:30 pm 46845

Come and join, as together, we make some beautiful jewelry. No experience is necessary. Tools and materials will be provided. Material cost will range between $1.00 & $3.00.

2nd Tuesday of the month - beginning 10 October.

Join in the fun and get your creative juices flowing!!

Robin Wietfeldt

Friends, Food & Fun

Adults
Jim & Robin Wietfeldt
Tue. @ 6:30 pm 46818

We explore God’s Word to grow closer to Him, create new friends, learn to love as Christ and… well… eat! Welcome to all ages 18 and above.

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

Jim & Robin Wietfeldt

Guardrails - Avoiding Regrets in Your Life

Adults
Corbin & Melissa Prows
Thur. @ 6:30 pm 46835

Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in areas of your life - areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step over the line? Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this 6 session, video based study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails. It will change your life. Book cost is $6.99.

Corbin & Melissa Prows

Hump Day Restoration

Adults
Jim Wietfeldt
Wed. @ 8:00 am 46845

Men’s Bible Study SOAP-ing through the “Life Journal” Daily Devotional. Includes coffee and oatmeal! Open to all men ages 18 and up!

Jim Wietfeldt

Insight

Adults
Chris Pranger
Sun. @ 6:30 pm 46845

Not just surviving but thriving in the storms of life.

Discussion Topic:

- Maintaining our peace when things are difficult

- Understanding the promises of God and our faith in the midst of trial

- Understanding the weapons the enemy uses to discourage us

Childcare available with reservation. Cost of $1.00 per family.

6 week class beginning 15 October.

Chris Pranger

JW's Breakfast Club

Adults
Jim Wietfeldt & Jim Williams
Sat. @ 8:00 am 46845

This breakfast is for men only (sons are welcome with their fathers). This will be a time of fellowship with others from the Life Bridge community and to enjoy a manly breakfast. Our time together will include a brief testimony or devotional from a guest speaker.

Group meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday.

Please sign up when it is announced on Sunday Morning.

Jim Wietfeldt Jim Williams

Married & Singles

All Ages
Pat & Kim Bendele
Tue. @ 6:30 pm 46815

Our goal is for people to grow in the Lord as a result of hearing the Word, discussing it, and doing it. Our group is mostly made up of people in their 30s and over, but anyone is welcome to join!

This group meets Bi-Weekly on Tuesdays beginning 12 September

Pat & Kim Bendele

Movie Appreciation Night

Adults
Matt Burke
Fri. @ 8:00 pm 46815

Stories are a window into the values and beliefs of every culture. Modern film plays that role for our current Western context. Join Matt and other movie lovers as we watch a current (or no-so-current) movie and discuss how the writing, dialogue, camera shots, etc. inform what the film maker is trying to say about morality, ethics, humanity, God and more.

This group meets on select Fridays from 8:00 - 11:00 pm.

Email Matt Burke to get on the invite list.

Matt Burke

Scripture Engagement

Adults
Julie Reece
Thur. @ 6:30 pm 46815

A time to share our individual journeys in the Word. We encourage each other to engage with the Word and listen to God’s voice as He speaks to each of us in our own unique way as He designed us. We explore the many ways our Father captures our attention and share highlights of what God is speaking to us and how we respond. We leave knowing our triune God more intimately and grow in our relationship with each other.

This Group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday.

Julie Reece

Seasoned Women

Seniors
Sue Williams
Thur. @ 11:30 am

For women age 65 and over, gathering for food and fellowship.

This Group meets monthly on the 1st Thursday (April thru November)

Sue Williams

Shamaugh Elementary School Support Group

Adults
Chico & Gloria Simich
Mon. , Tue. , Wed. , Thur. , Fri. @ 10:00 am

One of Life Bridge’s missional outreaches is support for Shambaugh Elementary School. This includes a wide variety of activities - their fall carnival; school supplies; survival kits for parents night; etc. A real need not currently being supplied is for student support, boys & girls - e.g. tutoring; reading; lunch buddies; etc. For many activities, the schedule has flexibility. Please consider being Jesus’ hands extended.

For details, contact Chico or Gloria on any Sunday.

Chico & Gloria Simich

Women of Wisdom

All Ages
Pat Roberts
Tue. @ 10:00 am 46845

A group that prays for the needs of the church, the community, and our nation. The group is open to any women who are high school-aged and up.

Pat Roberts

RYM Adult Volunteer Leaders

Adults
Pastor Kyle & Mikayla Calhoun
Sun. @ 5:30 pm 46845

Adult Volunteer Leaders are the heartbeat of our ministry to teens. You can be involved in many different aspects including our Sunday night service, small groups, or administrative. No one is too old to be a leader!

Pastor Kyle & Mikayla Calhoun

RYM Bus Driver

Adults
Pastor Kyle & Mikayla Calhoun
Sun. @ 5:00 pm 46845

We need people who can drive a 15 passenger van/bus to pick up and take home students to / from the Sunday night Reckless service. This critical task helps bring students to Reckless and challenges them to become closer to Jesus. In a very real way, you can be a soul winner!!

Pastor Kyle & Mikayla Calhoun

RYM High School Girls Group

Young Adults
Mikayla Calhoun
Mon. , Fri. 46845

A small group exclusively for High School girls. We connect, drink coffee, discuss life, and seek Jesus together.

This Group meets one Monday and one Friday each month. Contact Mikayla Calhoun for details.

Mikayla Calhoun

RYM High School Guys Group

Young Adults
Pastor Kyle Calhoun
Fri. 46845

This is an opportunity to just hang out and discuss issues and talk about life as young men in a healthy environment.

This Group meets one Friday per month. Contact Pastor Kyle Calhoun for details.

Pastor Kyle Calhoun

Bridge Cafe

All Ages
Corbin Prows
Sun. @ 8:30 am 46845

This is a great place for any junior high student and older to help set the mood for the church family and guests. Ever thought being a barista sounded like fun? Then this is for you! We train and make you feel at home. Openings for baristas, cashiers, cold drink makers, and more. Not all areas of service deal directly with the public. A once a month commitment to help Life Bridge will make it the caffeinated place to be!

Corbin Prows Allison Hamm

Childcare Team

All Ages
Lisa Dan
Sun. @ 8:30 am 46845

A group providing childcare to Serve Groups involved in our Sunday morning or Reckless services. We welcome those who view providing childcare as a ministry to children and the parents who give their time in ministry. .

Volunteers are Asked to commit to serve at least 2 times monthly.

Lisa Dan

Church Cleaning Group

All Ages
Kathi Moeller
Mon. , Tue. , Wed. , Thur. , Fri. , Sat. @ 9:00 am 46845

This is a group for those who would like to give back to the Lord and this church by cleaning the building. This would simply be a once a month commitment that would take 1-2 hours on a weekend. It’s also great for a family to do as service together! Training on how to clean the building properly is included

Kathi Moeller

Landscaping Team

All Ages
Ray Hunt
Mon. , Tue. , Wed. , Thur. , Fri. , Sat. @ 9:00 am 46845

No Green Thumb is required to help keep the church grounds looking well manicured. We all can pull weeds, trim a bush and / or pick up litter. We need your help and the hours are extremely flexible. Join with others or fit to your schedule. We have the tools. Please consider giving 4 to 6 hours per month to this important activity.

Support needed from April thru September.

Contact Ray Hunt for details.

Ray Hunt

Life Bridge Cares Team

Adults
Grace Campbell
Mon. , Tue. , Wed. , Thur. , Fri. , Sat. , Sun.

This team exists to pray for and encourage those who have experienced the death of a family member. Team members are paired with a family and commit to praying and encouraging them during the first year after a loss. Supplies provided. Most of activities of this team can be completed at home.

Contact Grace Campbell for details.

Grace Campbell

The Neighborhood

All Ages
Lisa Dan
Sun. @ 9:30 am 46845

The Neighborhood is our ministry to the children of Life Bridge ages 0-5th grade. Joining this team is for those who are passionate about training up the next generation of Christians starting now. Open to high school-aged and up. Involves some occasional training. Areas for serving include:

- Registration

- Little Lambs (birth - 2 yrs)

- Tiny Paisers (3 yrs - 5 yrs pre-K)

- Kid's Rock (K-3rd grade)

- Club 45 (4h & 5th graders)

Lisa Dan

Red Carpet Team

All Ages
Grace Campbell
Sun. @ 9:00 am 46845

This includes Ushers, Greeters, Welcome Center, the Prayer Team, and guest assimilation. For people with the gift of hospitality, who are passionate about rolling out the red carpet every Sunday morning, making Life Bridge a more friendly and connected place to be!. All ages 18 and up.

Actual time will vary depending on the are of service.

Grace Campbell

Tech & Media Team

All Ages
Ray Hunt
Sun. @ 8:00 am 46845

The Tech & Media Team are a vital part of what takes place behind the scenes to help create the Sunday morning experience and carry out the vision of Life Bridge. Volunteers are needed for both the Sunday morning service and the Sunday night Reckless service. High school age and above.

Ray Hunt

Worship Team

Adults
Joe Lott
Sun. @ 8:00 am 46845

Do you play an instrument or sing? Individuals with talent and ability are needed. Consider auditioning for the Worship Team and help lead the Life Bridge congregation into God's presence. There are 2 Thursday night rehearsals per month.

Joe Lott