Our 7 Essentials

Essentials needed for the journey of being disciples and making disciples:

Community of Worship – Living life together in a community focused on relationship with God as demonstrated by Jesus.

Stewardship – Aligning our time, talents, and resources with God’s heart as demonstrated by Jesus.

Prayer – Learning to listen and follow God’s Spirit as demonstrated by Jesus

Word and Spirit – Learning God’s word and following the Holy Spirit as demonstrated by Jesus.

Mission – Serving our family, community, and world with our God-given gifts as demonstrated by Jesus.

Multiplication – Teach and make disciples as demonstrated by Jesus.

Shabbat Shalom – (Hebrew for “rest” and “peace”) – Create times of rest and peace in our lives to maintain balance in the discipleship journey as demonstrated by Jesus.

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The Bridge is a new church serving the community of Portage and Kalamazoo. As disciples of Jesus our mission is to
be one | make one.


This series is designed to ‘forge’ a Biblical view of the reality of the spiritual realm and train disciples of Jesus to: recognize spiritual realities, defend against demonic activity, and ultimately contend for the gospel and the Kingdom of God.

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April 7/8 The Conflict
April 14/15 Curses and Sins of the Fathers
April 21/22 Community Impact Weekend
April 28/29 10 Levels of Demonization
May 5/6 Detecting/Defeating Lies
May 12/13 Detecting/Defeating Temptation
May 19/20 Pentecost
May 26/27 The Book of Jude