At The Bridge Church we want to be intentional about building the Body of Christ in Redmond and the world so… we’ve created a set of Blueprints to show us how to get there. Don’t worry, these Blueprints are based completely on God’s master set of Blueprints for our lives, the Bible!
If you have been a Christ-follower for 50 years or have never been to church, these classes are for you. We really want you to catch the heartbeat of this church, and our vision of the church.
This class is designed to get you connected with The Bridge Church. We’ll explain our core values and the vision of The Bridge Church. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about The Bridge Church.
Time: 30 minutes, following a morning worship service
What’s Next? Blueprints
Pillar 1 – Discovering Church Membership
One of the first things we often realize in a church is that we do not all agree on where we we’re going. This is unfortunately also true with the leadership of many churches. Every pastor wants to win people to Christ, build them in their spiritual maturity, and equip them to share their faith; but many times we do not have one statement that points us in the same direction. It is not our desire to make everyone the same. We love the diversity that is within our church and want it to continue and grow. However, with everything that is going on we all have to be moving in the same direction. This first class is designed to help you connect with the mission and vision of our church. It also gives you an opportunity to connect with what we believe and ask any questions that you may have.
What’s Next? Pillar 2
Pillar 2 – Discovering Spiritual Maturity
This class focuses on four basic habits that every Christian needs to develop in order to grow and be spiritually mature. This class will equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits and will explain the tools you will need to continue these habits.
What’s Next? Pillar 3, Foundations, Small Groups
Pillar 3 – Discovering My Ministry
At The Bridge Church, we focus on an individual approach to ministry rather than an institutional approach. An institutional approach is when you center it around the church and people are just seen as resources. Most churches act this way. They make up a large list of jobs that need to be done. Then they go find people to fill the jobs whether they match or not. At The Bridge Church, we take the exact opposite approach to ministry. We center it around people and each person’s uniqueness. We don’t force a square peg into a round hole. Our goal is not to build an institution. Our goal is to build people. We want to develop you more than we want to develop an institution. This class will help you discover your God-given gifts and talents and how our mission to “BE the Church” applies to your life.
What’s Next? Pillar 4
Pillar 4 – Discovering My Mission
The goal of this class is that you will commit the rest of your life to being a messenger of God’s good news to other people, using your time, talents, and treasures for His kingdom regardless of where it leads or what it costs. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:9 “We make it our goal to please Him.”
What’s Next? Invite someone NEW to a weekend worship service!
This class is designed to give people a detailed overview of the Bible. Learn how to navigate the Bible with ease. Understand the Bible as a library and how to place each book in the correct genre. Place the books of the Bible on a historical timeline. Gain valuable tools for studying the Bible. Understand the Biblical basis for the sacraments. Learn key verses, stories, foreshadowings and prophecies for every book of the Bible. Learn dates, cultural context and authorship for each book.