Like a bridge, our mission describes the call God has given us to connect broken people to Jesus. At The Bridge, we focus on one central purpose:
Empowering broken people to become totally committed followers of Christ by
Possessing a heart for God
Possessing a heart for one another
Possessing a heart to serve
We value a church characterized by growth. Acts 2:47
We believe every member is a missionary. Matthew 4:19; 20:16-20
We believe in a Christ-centered and grace-oriented community. Ephesians 2:8-10
We believe that “We don’t do church; we are the church.” 2 Corinthians 3:2-3; Matthew 5:13
We value worshipping Christ in freedom and truth. John 4:23-24; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Rom.12:1
We value meeting people where they are. Romans 3:21-24; Matthew 9:10-13; 1 Cor. 9:20-22
We value community and fellowship. Acts 2:42
We believe in the Holy Bible as our Final Authority. 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12
We value prayer. 1 John 5:14; Matthew 7:7-11; Chronicles 7:14
Our DNA describes the type of God-honoring culture we want to be known for. We achieve our mission by living out the elements of our DNA so people can experience transforming values in Christ.
Things We Want to be Known For:
I am a totally committed follower of Christ:
Nothing is more important than our journey with Christ. Like any significant relationship, we are strengthened and refreshed through quality time and communication. Our personal journey with Christ and fully engaging in ministry are interconnected and essential for the growth we crave.
We Engage Wholeheartedly:
Ministry is the call of all, not the occupation of a few. As Christ draws us to Himself, we are radically changed from self-focused consumers to selfless contributors. Together, as the body of Christ, we steward the time and resources entrusted to us for the expansion of His work.
We Connect Intentionally:
Since God Himself is relational (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), the quality of our relationships as a church reflects the truth of who He is, not our programs or our buildings. We purposely look to build authentic connections with guests, regular attenders, members, and others in our sphere of influence.
We Equip Disciple Makers:
Each of us is called to make disciples of Jesus Christ in everyday life. This is rare and can feel daunting. Yet, we gain confidence to mentor others in the Gospel and Biblical truth through our unique gifting as we deliberately seek to be equipped. We actively pray for those who are not yet followers of Jesus and look for ways to demonstrate and explain the gospel.
We Serve with Compassion:
In response to the compassion of Christ to us, we become channels of redemption and blessing in a broken world. As we join God in His mission, we learn to see the world through His eyes and actively meet needs whether big or small, individually or in groups. God desires to do great things through us, not merely in us.