What to expect when visiting The Bridge Fellowship
Come prepared for a personal, uplifting worship experience. Come as you are and leave changed by the power of the Cross of Jesus Christ. It’s a place were we believe “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”
Bible Classes for all ages
Sundays begin with an hour-long Bible study known as Sunday school with classes for children through adults.
A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers to allow parents to freely worship and reduces distractions. This loving, comfortable atmosphere helps show children at the earliest age that church is a good place to be.
Music is a major feature of our worship. Inspired singing is the order of the day. Any given service may include traditional hymns, hand-clapping gospel songs, contemporary compositions or reverent worshipful choruses.
The service may include quiet times of waiting in God’s presence, spiritually savoring the sacred atmosphere. Other times may be vocal with collective praise as worshippers are invited to spontaneously express love and adoration to God. In everything, a flow of worship should be evident and despite the spontaneity and excitement a certain properness and order. No sincere worshipper need feel out of place in Church.
Ministry to the sick
As in the New Testament, specific prayer may be offered for the sick. They will be invited forward to be anointed with oil (James 5:13-16) and/or have the ministers, leaders or other believers lay hands on them and pray (Mark 16:18).
During the service, tithes and offerings will be received. More than a collection to pay church bills, this too is worship. Our members feel giving the tithe (the first tenth of income) and offerings declares that God comes first. It recognizes His blessing, expresses faith and seeks His guidance in every matter in life. The ministries of the church are supported solely by free-will giving.
We believe in the operation of spiritual gifts. The planned order of service may be suspended as individuals speak or share as prompted by the Holy Spirit, under the supervision of the pastor. 1 Corinthians 14:26 “What is the outcome then, when you come together, each on has a song, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all these things be done for the strengthening of the church.”
The climax of the service comes with the preaching of God’s Word, the Bible, and an invitation for hearers to respond. The messages are fervent, inspiring and practical.
We often close with an invitation for those who need forgiveness in their lives to come forward and accept Christ as Savior. Those who feel a need to rededicate their lives to Christ or to pray about other concerns are also invited to come. Believers are urged to ask God for the baptism in the Holy Spirit to further empower them for Christian service. Often everyone is invited to come pray during the altar service.
Come expecting a move of God not only in the service, but also in your life. We think you’ll agree that the comfort, help and strength He gives are better experienced than explained.