Life Church was planted in September of 2000. The 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. In November of 2002, one hundred people welcomed Pastor Aaron and Tammy Cole to become the Senior Pastors of Life Church. The church began to grow rapidly, and as a result, Life Church expanded its facilities, staff, ministries and services in a renovated leased space.
In 2006, Life Church had an incredible opportunity to buy the property that was being leased 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.
In May 2013, Life Church expanded its current facilities at the Germantown Campus from 17,000 square feet to 42,000 square feet. This new space would give the ability to reach over 2,000 people on a weekend and see more experience life change in Jesus than ever before.
ONE CHURCH, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
In November of 2013, Life Church announced the launch of an Appleton campus, which opened in early 2014. This was the first of a vision to open many campuses. In addition to Appleton, Life Church has a vision to have a campus in the 4 major counties in the greater Milwaukee area.
In January 2018, Pastor Aaron presented a vision to launch efforts to serve the inner-city of Milwaukee and establish a beachhead for our outreach endeavors. Within a few weeks, that vision became a reality. In February 2018, we launched a campus in the heart of Milwaukee. This amazing new facility would serve not only as a building to hold church on the weekends, but also our outreach facility. On Easter of 2018, Robert Bell joined our staff as the Campus Pastor. Today that campus has grown to reach over 200 people on a weekend.
In March 2019, Life Church was given an opportunity to move to the Brookfield area into a 50,000 square foot facility. This facility is equipped with a 400-seat auditorium, a full-court gym, plenty of kids classrooms and several rooms for Life Groups and ministries.
In August 2020, we moved into our permanent location in the heart of downtown Appleton.
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.)