If it's your first time at The Bridge, you are our honored guest. We do church a little differently than other places, so here are a few questions to help you plan your trip.
Our one-way parking lot is right out front of our building with always plenty of spots available. As you're walking to the building, our greeting team will meet you, give you a name tag (don't worry, it won't single you out as a guest, we all wear them) and show you where to find the main service, restrooms, and children's program. There is coffee, tea, water & snacks all available for your enjoyment. People typically start showing up between 9:00 and 9:15, get some coffee, chat a bit and settle into a seat. If you need anything throughout the day—hand outs, calendar, a Bible, or a pen—feel free to stop by the Hospitality table. Or, just ask, we’re a friendly bunch, and we’d love to serve you.
In Bridge Kids, children 8th grade and younger experience Jesus on their level. Bridge Kids is a safe, age-appropriate environment where kids have their own service with singing, a Bible lesson, and small group time. To read more specific details about each class, our curriculum & practices see our Bridge Kids page.
To ensure the safety of your child we use a check in system called Kid Check. To make your check in process go more quickly you can create a free account here. If you get stuck, no biggie, we can easily do it when you arrive on Sunday morning.
If you have a middle or high school student we have a mid-week group, Ignite, that meets on Wednesdays. Learn more about Ignite here.
For nursing mothers, we also have a Nursing Mother's Room where you can view the service in privacy while you attend to your babe. Also, if your kiddo needs to get the wiggles out a bit, we have a Family Room available in the main lobby area where you can still view the service on our big screen TV and not miss a beat!
Services last about one hour and 30 minutes. We start by singing three to four songs. Then after a few announcements, Pastor Tim or a guest speaker preaches. If you want to hear Tim's preaching style, click on our Media tab. You will also find our Sunday morning handouts that we have available every Sunday so everyone can follow along -- we even give you the answers right on the page in case you missed one!
The Bridge is what is considered a portable church - as in, we set up & tear down each week, and all of our church stuff is packed & hauled away in our trailers. Have you ever been to a church that has a trailer ministry? Didn't think so. You'll notice once service ends our different teams jump into action and start stacking chairs, packing bins & unhooking cables, but don't worry, we're not rushing you, we always have time to chat with you.
Don't feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Yes. The answer is always yes. We are a "come as you are church" so it doesn't matter if you're divorced, a single parent, broke, a recovering addict, gay, transgender, atheist, skeptic, etc. or whatever fear you have about not being welcomed. Everyone is welcome at The Bridge, we’ll see you on Sunday.