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.

Shabbot 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.


The Bridge is entering a significant historical review of The Old Testament. We’ll begin in Egypt and end with the Exile. This journey is designed to help us embrace the rich understanding of God’s character and development of His covenant plan with the nation of Israel.

March 6 — Egypt, 1446 B.C. May 1 — The Tabernacle
March 13 — Ten Plagues May 8 — 40 Years
March 20 — Seder Experience May 15 — King Saul & David
March 27 — Easter May 22 — King Solomon
April 3 — Out of Egypt May 29 — Prophet Warnings
April 10 — Covenant at Sinai June 5 — Return & Rebuild
April 17 — God's People? June 12 — Pastor Solomon
April 24 — Community Impact Sunday