OUR MISSION

The Bridge Worship Community exists to connect people to God and each other

that we may present them mature in Christ. (John 17:3; John 17:22-23; Colossians 1:28)

 
OUR CORE VALUES

Worshiping God in spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24)

Loving one another in community.  (John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Philippians 2:3-4)

Witnessing for Him in the world.  (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20)

 

OUR PRIORITIES

Priority 1

Submitting to the authority of God and His Word the Bible in belief and practice.

(James 4:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22-25)

The relevant teaching of God’s Word, the Bible. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Titus 2:1; Acts 20:27)

Continually Praying in faith.  (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 11:6)

Presenting ourselves and resources holy and wholly to God. (Romans 12:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Corinthians 9:7)

Serving as a body through our Spiritual Gifts.  (1 Peter 4:10-11)

Always hoping in Christ and in His return.  (Romans 15:12-13; Titus 2:13)

Serving excellently in all we do.  (Malachi 1:6-14)

DOCTRINAL STATEMENTS
Article 1
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is a divine revelation.  The original manuscripts were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit.  This divine, authoritative, inerrant, inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of all 66 books as they appeared in the original manuscripts.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
 
Article 2
We believe God is a person who has eternally revealed Himself as a trinity in unity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three persons and yet one God.  Each member of the Trinity has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and is worthy of precisely the same worship.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 1:6)
 
Article 3
We believe Jesus, the eternal Son of God, is Himself God.  He came into this world that He might manifest God to humankind and be their redeemer.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin.  He received a human body and a sinless human nature.  He was fully God and fully man.  He was the “God-Man.”  He died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the whole world.  He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified.  He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now our interceding high priest.  He will come to earth again personally and visibly to set up His kingdom and to judge the living and the dead.  (Colossians 1:15; Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 24; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 11:15-17; 20:4-6, 11-15.)
 
Article 4
We believe human beings were originally created in the image of God and after the likeness of God.  However, they fell into sin and as a consequence of that sin, lost their spiritual life, became dead in those sins and came under the power of the devil.  This spiritual death, or total depravity of human nature, is the condition of all humankind.  The retribution of human beings in this state, wicked and non-believing, is conscious and everlasting.  (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 6:5; Psalm 14:1-3; 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6; 5:40; 6:35; Romans 3:10-23; 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 5:6; 1 John 3:8)
 
Article 5
We believe unless a person is born again, they cannot see the kingdom of God.  Salvation is by grace through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Repentance is a vital part of believing, and is in no way, in itself, a separate and independent condition of salvation; nor are any other acts, such as baptism, prayer, or faithful service, to be added to believing as a condition of salvation.  The reward of those who have been born again of the Spirit, the righteous and believing, is conscious and everlasting.  (Matthew 25:46; John 1:12; 3:3, 16-18, 36; 5:24; 6:29; Acts 13:38-39; 4:12; 16:31; Romans 1:16-17; 3:22, 26; 4:5; 10:4; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Galatians 3:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-17.)
 
Article 6
We believe the Church is an elect assembly of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ.  The Holy Spirit indwells each believer.  All who have believed in our Lord Jesus Christ for salvation are part of the church which is the body of Christ.  Being members one of another, we have been called to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all differences, loving one another with a pure heart fervently.  The church began at Pentecost.  Its mission is to witness concerning its head, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The church is to preach the gospel among all nations.  The church will be caught up to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the air when He appears in the clouds.  (Matthew 16:16-18; 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8; 2:41-47; 15:13-17; Romans 8:9; 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:3-6, 20-23; 4:3-10; Colossians 3:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)