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

3J's Breakfast Club

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

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

Sign up at the Welcome Center the Sunday prior.

Group meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday.

Jim Wietfeldt Jim Williams Joe Ruggerio

Breakthrough Fasting & Prayer

Adults
Jim Westerfield
Sun. @ 6:00 pm 46845

When you fast, your spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and amazingly sensitivity to the things of God. Once you experience even a glimpse of this and the countless rewards and blessings that follow, it changes your entire prospective. This is a 5 week class and includes an $8-$10 fee for the book "Fasting" by Jentezen Franklin.


The class begins on 21 October and continues through 18 November 2018.

Jim Westerfield

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Adults
Ray Hunt
Wed. @ 6:30 pm 46845 / 46815

A 9 week class, beginning on 3 October 2018, that focuses on managing our finances and learning to do money God’s way.

Next opportunity to sign up is Fall 2018.

Childcare by reservation.

Ray Hunt

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 and 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. On the 4th Tuesday, the group serves a meal at the Recue Mission.

Maryann Canaday Jim & Shirley Williams

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

Fun & Easy Jewelry Making

Adults
Robin Wietfeldt
Tue. @ 6:30 pm 46845

Come, join in the fun and get your creative juices flowing as together we make some beautiful jewelry. No experience is necessary and tools & materials will be provided. Material cost will range between $1.00 & $3.00.

2nd Tuesday of the month.

Robin Wietfeldt

Hump Day Restoration

Adults
Jim Wietfeldt
Wed. @ 8:00 am 46845

Men’s Bible Study SOAP-ing (reading Scripture, Observing the meaning, personal Application and Prayer) through the “Life Journal” Daily Devotional. Includes coffee and oatmeal! Open to all men ages 18 and up!

Jim Wietfeldt

Living by the Word

Adults
Pastor Grace Campbell
Sun. @ 8:30 am 46845

Arrive early Sunday morning to engage with the Word as we seek to grow in our understanding, transform our minds and challenge ourselves to live by it.Topics covered will vary and will be announced in advance. You are welcome to attend only those topics that interest you. This class is for adult believers. Please bring your Bibles.

The class begins on 9 September 2018.

Pastor Grace Campbell

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 living 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 11 September 2018.

Pat & Kim Bendele

Operation Patriot

Adults
Joe Ruggerio & Tamara Brown
Thur. @ 6:30 pm 46845

This is a group for veterans, active duty military, reserve or National Guard personnel. It will provide a unique opportunity for encouragement and to share common experience and challenges.

The group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Joe Ruggerio Tamara Brown

Prows Small Group

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

As you stroll through your day, does if fell like everyone else has it all together? Do you feel pressured to measure up to other people's social media status and left with more #struggles? This 5 week series studies the following topics: finding compassion, authenticity, relationships, contentment and rest among the pressures and distractions of social media.

This class is 5 weeks - beginning 6 September 2018 and ends on 4 October 2018.

Corbin & Melissa Prows

Seasoned Women

Seniors
Cheryl Oss
Thur. @ 11:30 am

For women age 60 and over, gathering for food and fellowship.

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

Cheryl Oss

Shamaugh Elementary Support Team

Adults
Lisa Dan
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, etc. A real need not currently being met is for student support, - tutoring, lunch buddies, etc. Please consider being Jesus’ hands extended.

For details, contact Lisa.

Lisa Dan

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 high school-aged and up.

Pat Roberts

Young Adults

Young Adults
Steve Mbai
Tue. @ 7:00 pm

This group is for individuals, ages 8 to 35 (single, dating or married), desiring to encounter God, build community and live out the gospel.

Meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Steve Mbai

The Neighborhood

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

The Neighborhood is our ministry to the children of Life Bridge birth-5th grade. This team is for those who are passionate about training up the next generation of Christians starting now. Involves some occasional training. The numerous areas available are as follows:

- Registration (Welcome Desk) Welcome families and help visitors get signed in and find their classes.

- Little Lambs (birth - 2 yrs) - This team gets to play with our babies.

- Tiny Paisers (3 yrs, potty trained - 5 yrs Pre-K) - This team works with our toddlers, teaching and showing God's love.

- Kid's Rock (K - 3rd grade) - This team partners with families to help our students on their journey to have and owning their relationship with Christ

- Club 45 (4h & 5th grade) - This team continues the journey of helping students own their relationship with Christ

Lisa Dan

Bridge Cafe

All Ages
Sun. @ 8:30 am 46845

Ever thought being a barista sounded like fun? Then this is for you! We will 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 a caffeinated place to be! This is also a great place for anyone junior high age and older to help set the mood for our church family and guests.

Greeters

Adults
Jim Wietfeldt
Sun. @ 9:00 am 46845

Greeters are the first point of contact for those arriving at Life Bridge and we want them to feel Jesus' love from the moment they arrive on campus. Help us share that love and joy by joining our team.

Jim Wietfeldt

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 & Phyllis Geary
Mon. , Tue. , Wed. , Thur. , Fri. , Sat. , Sun.

This team prays for and encourages those who have experienced the death of a family member. Most of activities of this team can be completed at home.

Contact Grace Campbell or Phyllis Geary for details.

Grace Campbell Phyllis Geary

Tech & Media Team

All Ages
Aaron Williams
Sun. @ 8:00 am 46845

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

Aaron Williams

Ushers

Adults
Pat Bendele
Sun. @ 9:00 am 46845

This is a group of servant leaders who help facilitate the logistical needs of the service and help in any way necessary to make sure that things go smoothly. We would love to have you join our team in the mission of humble service to the family at Life Bridge.

Childcare is by reservations only. Reservations must be made 1 week in advance at the Neighborhood Welcome Desk.

Pat Bendele

Welcome Center

Adults
Nancy Kopp
Sun. @ 9:00 am 46845

This is the information hub for Life Bridge and one more way that we help individuals know that they are loved and appreciated at life Bridge Church! We provide welcome gifts to new visitors and event information for the entire church. Contact us if you would like to be a part of this important ministry.

Childcare is by reservation only. Reservations must be made 1 week in advance at the Neighborhood Welcome Desk.

Nancy Koop

Worship Team

Adults
Joe Lott
Sun. @ 8:00 am 46845

Do you play an instrument or sing? Individuals with talent and ability are needed. If so, consider auditioning for the Worship Team and help lead the Life Bridge congregation into God's presence. Your talents and abilities are needed.

There are 2 Thursday night rehearsals per month.

Joe Lott