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Posted On 12/21/2016

New Year's Day Online


Contributions to Life Bridge help create a church for people who don’t normally go to church. We are 100% committed to making our community a better place by sharing God’s love in practical ways.

Go Against the Grain

Make a huge change for New Year’s. Don’t just follow the pack, live how God wants you to live. If you have never actually read for yourself the story of David and Goliath its amazing. Why not read it right now? 1 Samuel 17

1. Go First

1 Samuel 17:32

David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”

2. Expect Opposition

1 Samuel 17:28

When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.

3. Grow

1 Samuel 17:34-37

But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”

So, what is holding you back?

If you forgot about what everyone else is willing to do and just listened to that quiet whisper of the Holy Spirit, what would you do different?


Plan a visit to Life Bridge

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We know that attending church for the first time can be intimidating. You are just curious and don’t want to stick out.
Here are a few questions we can answer for you right now:

1. Do I have to be a Christian to attend?

No. We are a church for people who don’t go to church. We have purposefully created a safe and open environment for you to get all your questions answered as well as allowing you the opportunity to discover what the Bible says and who Jesus is.

2. Do I need to be a member?

Many people have contacted us, prior to their first visit, to ask if they need to be a member to attend. Not at all, in fact, we don’t have membership. There is nothing you need to do to visit Life Bridge.

3. What should I wear?

We don’t have a dress code and there are no expectations. Well, maybe one….Please, don’t come naked. Most of the people on stage and in the audience dress very casually

4. What about my kids?1470046_872970262748734_1765183293579590594_n

We have an incredible and secure children’s ministry for children Newborn – 5th grade called UPSTREET.  We promise, they are going to love it! If it is your first weekend with us, you may want to come 10 min early to get them all checked in before the service begins.  After your first visit, children’s check-in is a piece of cake. Upstreet is offered during both the 10:00 & 11:30 service.

5. What about my kids 6th grade and up?

We work hard at engaging everyone 12 to 85 years old during our weekend services. We figure if the students like it then the adults are going to love it! Also, on Sunday evenings, we have an environment just for our teens. Check out our Encounter Student Ministries page for middle school and high school students.

6.How long are the services and what happens?

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All of our services are identical and last about an hour. We have a live band and an engaging teaching from the Bible.

7. Will I stick out?

No. We are a growing church and have many visitors each weekend. Again, we know it’s intimidating to be a newbie. We have designed each of our weekend experiences around visitors so that they might feel as comfortable as possible. We are just glad your coming!

Got more questions?

We hope you decide to attend. We think you will find we are a pretty welcoming bunch. Have more questions for us? Shoot us an email hello@242community.com or give us a call 734-309-7870

About The Author

Grant Agler

Teaching Pastor/Communications Champion Central

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Grant is our resident farmboy. He grew up in the cornfields of northwest Nebraska. He spent his early days living far from God. As Grant says, "I gave God the middle finger and didn't really care about faith at all." As a young man, he became convinced that God was real. He gave his life to Jesus and experienced God's amazing grace that previously made no sense to him. After experiencing that grace, Grant felt God calling him to teach the message of the gospel. Over the past 20 years, he has been preaching and teaching. Grant, his wife, Bethany, and their four children moved to Michigan in 2011, and he joined the 2|42 team in 2019. Grant is always good for a laugh, but more importantly, he explains biblical concepts in ways anyone can understand.
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