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Is LifeBridge Ministries affiliated with a specific church or denomination?
What makes LifeBridge Ministries Unique?
Why you do what you do?
Why Children's Home for the Orphan?
How is LifeBridge Children's Homes differing from other orphanages?
What are the benefits of Home based Children's Home?

Is LifeBridge Ministries affiliated with a specific church or denomination?

LBM is not directly affiliated with any specific church or denominations. We have strategic partnerships with several churches, ministries and denominations. We welcome partnership from any church that has a vision for training frontline church planters and caring for the orphan children and aligns with our Statement of Faith. [top]

What makes LifeBridge Ministries Unique?

LBM is strategically placed in the heart of the world's single largest unreached region. Our Founder and his colleagues have ministry experience in the region at the grass root level of training and releasing apostolic and pastoral leaders across the nation and abroad since 1993. We have the local know-how's to make it happen. We are nationals equipping nationals in a culturally relevant and biblically balanced way within the local context. We are not denominationally bound nor are we here to build a monument. We are definitely committed to leaving a legacy for the advance of the Gospel among the unreached. [top]

Why you do what you do?

During the past twenty-five years, a fresh spiritual movement has birthed thousands of independent churches in South Asia. Most of these churches are the result of thousands of men and women across the region who have responded to the call of God to obey the Great Commission. But a great majority of them attempt to do so without any formal Bible training or any form of equipping. A large majority of these folks have come from regions where there is no established churches to provide basic discipleship training. Subsequently, these church planters are not equipped to mobilize the laity into discipleship process. These pastors are often left to handle persecution, personal crises and other issues by themselves. Pastors have no place to receive instruction, guidance and accountability. Lack of knowledge in God's Word has resulted in some leaders being tossed around by all kind of false doctrines. Often these pastors do not have the financial ability or the freedom to leave the existing ministry and go for full-time/long term Bible college training. There is also an emerging need to disciple the believers. Finally, within the 10/40 window there is only one worker for every 450,000 people. Less than 10% of the Christian missionary force works on the unevangelized frontiers of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and native tribal religions. Faced with these immense needs, which could also be taken as unprecedented opportunities, we at LBM seek to make an impact by equipping church planters and caring for the poor.[top]

Why Children's Home for the Orphan?

LBM has heard the Father's heart beat for the millions of needy children in the nation of India. We have heard the Father calling these children into loving and caring homes to be trained in the ways of God to become next generation church planters. We have come to learn that these homes facilitate the planting of local churches as they are run by the pastor and his family in the context of a new church plant. It provides credibility and acceptance for the pastor in the village where he is ministering. Also, it helps bring protection from persecution and other harassments from antichristian elements since children belonging to the community have found a safe haven in the house of the pastor. [top]

How is LifeBridge Children's Homes differing from other orphanages?

Traditionally, we have seen the establishment of children's home as an institution, some connected with the local church and others having nothing to do with the church. God has given us new insight into better impacting children with the love of Jesus Christ. In the traditional style, children were taken away from their communities into a centre where hundreds or thousands of children are kept, looked after by employees. We have found that children in these homes grow up with negative attitudes and lack of proper personal care and Biblical upbringing. These children often suffer from isolation, institutionalized treatment, and lack of role model. Thus, we believe the most cost effective and impacting way to run children's home to advance the cause of Christ is in the context of a church plant in the home of the church planter. [top]

What are the benefits of Home based Children's Home?

  • Personal care and role model of Godly parents in the setting of a home.
  • With maximum number of children in one home being 10, there is personal attention and care.
  • They are sent to the local public school, whereby they feel equal with other children in the mainstream society.
  • No financial investment needed to set-up schools to provide education to the children as they are sent to local community school.
  • The pastor's wife has a unique ministry opportunity to the children and the church planters gain credibility and acceptance in the local community thus avoiding possibilities of persecution and other opposition to ministry.
  • The children grow up in an environment of prayer, worship and bible study since they live in the house of a pastor. Children growing up in such environment will definitely have an uncompromising commitment and passion for the cause of the Kingdom. This is reflected when we ask these children “who they want to become?” They respond by saying, “I want to become a pastor!” The church planters accommodation, food and basic needs will be covered partially along with the budget of the children's home – thus helping the cause of a pioneering work in an unreached community where there is minimum support locally for the church planting project.

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