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 6 week intensive is designed to help disciples at The Bridge dive deeply into the spiritual content in the letter to the Colossians. You will want to bring your own study Bible and be prepared to read, study, and apply.

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March 16/17 Purpose of Colossians
March 23/24 Paul’s Labor for The Church
March 30/31 Freedom
April 6/7 Rules for Holy Living
April 13/14 Final Greetings
April 19 Good Friday Service
April 20/21 Easter: What if... it's true?
April 27/28 Community Impact Weekend