At The Bridge, we want to CONNECT people to God others, GROW in our relationship with Christ, SERVE the world and GO out into the world to bring others to Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23
We exist to connect people to God and a growing church family as we go and serve the world.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
1 Peter 1:2
2 Corinthians 13:14
We are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God´s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called \”sin\”. This attitude separates man from God.
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
1 John 5:11-12
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven´s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
John 1:1-5, 14:10-30
1 Corinthians 15:3,4
1 Timothy 6:14,15
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God´s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin´s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
John 14:6, 1:12
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
2 Timothy 1:12
Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14
1 Peter 1:3-5
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17
John 16:7-13, 14:16,17
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16
The Bible is God\’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:20,21
2 Timothy 1:13
Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.
Ephesians 2: 8-9
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
1 Corinthians 11:23-29
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and have banded together for the purpose of Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship, and Discipleship.
1 Timothy 3:15
We believe that our beliefs must be translated into behavior or they aren’t worth much and that our deeds must match our creeds. That means every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:3