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 goal of this series is to dive deep into the content and message of the Book of Acts. Learn patterns of Bible study to apply to all scripture, and "apply" New Testament Church "practices" to our church.

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Jan 20/21 Intro: Acts of The Apostles
Jan 27/28 Peter Takes the Stage
Feb 3/4 The Church in Jerusalem
Feb 10/11 Saul’s Conversion
Feb 17/18 Antioch
Feb 24/25 Council at Jerusalem
Mar 3/4 Paul’s Journeys
Mar 10/11 Back To Jerusalem
Mar 17/18 Off To Rome
Mar 24/25 Paul’s Legacy & Death