Our 7 Essentials

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

  1. Community of Worship – Living life together in a community focused on relationship with God as demonstrated by Jesus.
  2. Stewardship – Aligning our time, talents, and resources with God’s heart as demonstrated by Jesus.
  3. Prayer – Learning to listen and follow God’s Spirit as demonstrated by Jesus
  4. Word and Spirit – Learning God’s word and following the Holy Spirit as demonstrated by Jesus.
  5. Mission – Serving our family, community, and world with our God-given gifts as demonstrated by Jesus.
  6. Multiplication – Teach and make disciples as demonstrated by Jesus.
  7. 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. We're here to be disciples and make disciplesbe bridges and make bridgesbe one | make one. Jesus was a bridge between God and humanity and He has asked us to continue His work: building bridges to the world. Browse through our website to learn more about us and see how you can join with The Bridge community in serving God's kingdom!


Nobody plans for it to happen, but life can get pretty messy. Trouble with our relationships… harmful habits…feeling far from God…we look back and wonder, “how did I end up here?” Starting down a destructive path is easier than you might think, unless you know what to look for.

January 04 How to Lose Your Faith
January 11 How to Ruin Your Church
January 18 How to Destroy Relationships
January 25 How to become an Addict
February 01 How To Lose The Game