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.

New Series: Capital "C" Church

With all the divisions in the world, it’s good to step back and realize the “Church” that Jesus started is unified under one Lord, one faith, one baptism Ephesians 4:4. All Christians, from all over the world, from every era of history and every era in the future. We call this the “Capital C” Church. What is the true Church? What should the Church do in this world? What should the Church be like?

The Advantage

October 14/15 The Protestant Reformation?
October 21/22 Catholics and Protestants
October 28/29 What is a True Church?
October 29 Kalamazoo United Event
November 4/5 The Church in Action
November 11/12 The Church Re-Defined
November 18/19 The Church Described