OUR STORY

VISION

Life Church was planted in September of 2000 by Evangel Assembly of God in Milwaukee. The vision for Life Church was to have a relevant influence in Germantown. That vision became a reality on Sunday, September 17, 2000. Our first service was held in the Germantown High School auditorium with approximately 35 people in attendance. Those 35 people began to pray and reach their community for Christ.

STOREFRONT

One year later, Life Church leased a 4,000 square foot unit at the Germantown Center (present location) with about 65 people in Sunday morning attendance.

GROWTH

In November of 2002, one hundred people welcomed Pastor Aaron and Tammy Cole to become the new Senior Pastors of Life Church. The church began to grow rapidly, and as a result, Life Church expanded its facilities. Life Church also expanded its ministries and added a second Sunday morning service to continue to allow for the growth of its weekend attendance. By 2005, Life Church added multiple paid staff members, and a third weekend service on Saturday night.

PRIME PROPERTY

In 2006, Life Church had an incredible opportunity to buy the property that was being leased (present location) for $1.75 million, which was nearly $2.5 million less than the appraised value. Within 2 years, Life Church had expanded its sanctuary to nearly double the size of the previous sanctuary, and opened a 5,000 square foot Student Center.

ONE CHURCH, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

In November of 2013, Life Church announced the launch of an Appleton campus, which opened in early 2014.

TODAY

In May 2013, Life Church expanded its current facilities at the Germantown Campus from 17,000 square feet to 42,000 square feet. It’s hard to believe Life Church has now grown to reach over 1500 people on a weekend, and sometimes upwards of 2500 people. Over 2500 people have made decisions for Christ, over 400 people have been water baptized, and millions of dollars have been given to missions since its inception in 2000. God is doing amazing things, and Life Church cannot wait to see what the next chapter in the journey will be.

OUR FAITH

WE BELIEVE…

  • The scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
  • There is only one true God–revealed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
  • In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son, Jesus was both human and divine. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
  • Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
  • Every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).
  • Water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
  • The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
  • The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus Christ.
  • A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.
  • Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

OUR DNA

WHY DO WE EXIST?

Life Church exists to celebrate God’s presence, creatively communicate God’s Word, connect with one another in a sense of community, cultivate a vibrant and growing spiritual life, and commit to reaching the lost.

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO FULFILL OUR EXISTENCE?

Our mission at Life Church is to be a life-giving church within the local community that leads people upward in worship to God, inward in individual commitment and spiritual formation, and outward in evangelism to the community.

upward – inward – outward

HOW DO WE ACCOMPLISH OUR VALUES?

The mission of Life Church is accomplished in, through, and by our values:

  • Relevant Environments
  • Excellence in Ministry
  • Leadership Development
  • Authentic Community
  • Purpose-Driven
  • Innovative Creativity
  • Biblical Authority
  • Family Focused