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. We began to grow rapidly, and as a result, expanded our facilities, staff, ministries and services in a renovated leased space.
In 2006, we were able to purchase the shopping center that we were leasing on the corner of Mequon Road and Squire Drive in Germantown. We expanded from a storefront shopping center to a 12-acre campus with a focus on reaching Germantown for Christ.
ONE CHURCH, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Our heart has always been to reach lost people around the corner and around the world. With this in mind, we announced the launch of an Appleton campus in early 2014. This was the first campus that was part of a vision to open many campuses throughout the greater Wisconsin 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 when we were given a facility. In February 2018, Life Church-Milwaukee Campus was launched. This amazing new facility would serve not only as a building to hold church on the weekends, but also as an outreach facility. On Easter of 2018, Robert Bell joined our staff as the Campus Pastor.
In March 2019, we were given an opportunity to move into the heart of Brookfield. This 10-acre campus, located on N Calhoun Road, included a facility that was fully equipped with an auditorium, a full-court gym, and classrooms.
In August 2020, we purchased a permanent location in the heart of downtown Appleton.
"Life Church exists to lead people to experience
life change in Jesus."
Our vision is to lead people to experience life change in Jesus. We do this by helping people activate their faith and take the next step in their spiritual journey. We believe this happens when people gather together; grow in their faith; give their time, talent and treasure; and go out to spread the love of Jesus to others.
"We believe that there is only one true God–revealed
in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit."
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.)