The LifeBridge Seminar

LifeBridge is a live, 8-hour Seminar that will assist each person in your church or ministry to refocus their life and ministry around God’s unique calling.

LifeBridge integrates solid Biblical teaching, group interaction, and the Holy Spirit’s guidance in a profound way.  Following the pattern of the call of Moses (Exodus 3-4) and Jesus’ disciples (Matthew 4), this Seminar will allow you to hear God’s voice and clarify your unique calling. You will walk away with a clear blueprint of the life God has designed for you to live!

You will discover how  to activate your calling in 4 critical areas of life—personal, relationships, profession, and church.

  • Session 1: Introduction and Purpose
  • Session 2: Write Your Purpose Statement
  • Session 3: Introduction to Mission
  • Session 4: Write Your Mission Statement
  • Session 5: Introduction to Vision
  • Session 6: Vision Statements, Goals and Faith Steps

LifeBridge emerged from Dr. John Studebaker’s intense struggles with ministerial burnout in the late 1980s to early 1990s. By discovering God’s unique call on his life, he was able to overcome his deep burnout and begin to walk in the joy and energy provided by this call. Then, in his Ph.D. studies (Trinity International University), John was able to closely examine several “call narratives” in the Bible. What resulted is a high-impact tool for helping Christian men and women to reach their full potential in their life, faith, and ministry.

John is Executive Director of the BMI Oasis, a retreat center for Christian workers in Michigan ( He is a certified Life Coach (in the Tom Patterson LifePlanning process).

John is also Professor of Theology with the LEMA Seminary, which is teaching African Pastors in Uganda, Nigeria, and Michigan. 

What Are People Saying About LifeBridge?

“We found the process of writing our personal purpose and mission statements very helpful in focusing on specific goals and action steps for this coming year.  Bill Goodrich, Pastor, Indianapolis

“This will get the wheels of your mind turning and your heart praying. It will spur you on.”  Nancy Burns, Dallas

“I consider this one of the best  spiritual experiences I’ve had.” Kristi Haithcock, Exodus Ministries, Dallas

If you are participating in LifeBridge Coaching with Dr. Studebaker, please contact him at

You may use this paypal link to register for the course.

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