Who We Are
The Bridge Church is a vibrant, energetic church that not only understands the challenges you face in day to day life, but where you will find the tools to help you live it to the fullest. Whether you are just curious about church and about God or you are a committed follower of Jesus Christ, you're welcome here. To help you as you prepare to visit with us, keep reading to learn some of the basics about our church.
When are your services?
Our worship services are held at 9 and 11 am each Sunday. We have a great K.I.D.S. Church program, held at the same time, for children 6-11 years old, fully staffed nurseries for our youngest guests, and a Junior High service for grades 6-8. We also have a midweek service on Wednesday evenings at 7.
Are there any other services?
Sure are! There are Bible studies, Life Groups, Young Adults groups and more that meet during the week throughout the year. Please call the church office at 208.710.6686 for specific times, dates, and locations.
What can I expect on my first visit?
From the moment you arrive, you'll be made to feel welcome. Our greeters will be waiting and ready to give directions and help you find your way around. As you enter, please feel free to stop in to Information Center to enjoy some free coffee and to learn more about the church and about our upcoming events. If you're new to the area, looking for a new church home or simply want a place to visit along your faith journey, here's what you will find at The Bridge Church:
Our band will lead us in a few songs of praise aimed at honoring God.
Someone will say hello and give a few announcements.
There will be a time to greet people and get started on some friendships.
One of our pastors will share a message from the Bible that is designed to help people either get to know, or learn to follow Jesus.
From beginning to end, we're committed to both honoring God and attracting people. No matter what methods, we are dedicated to an authentic and challenging presentation of God's truth that speaks to today's generation and to your needs. Our heart is to communicate in a way that speaks to both serious Christians and to genuine seekers of truth, with passionate, direct, and honest messages focusing on the real call of Christ, and on how to apply His teachings, in order to accomplish God's unique purpose for your life. After each message, there is a time of response through worship to allow you to apply the Word of God specifically to your home, work, relationships, and life.
How should I dress for Sunday service?
Jeans and a t-shirt, suit and a tie, cargo shorts with sandals, bunny slippers... dress however you'd like! We don't have a dress code at The Bridge!
How often do you have communion?
We usually celebrate communion on the last Sunday of every month. We practice open communion which means anyone can participate, we only ask that you be a follower of Jesus Christ.
What is there for my children?
On Sunday mornings, children (ages 6-11) enjoy their own awesome KIDS Church service during both our 9 and 11 am services. At our check-in station, you can safely note your child's special needs of any kind (food allergies, physical or mental disabilities, etc.), and our staff will be happy to help if you have any questions regarding your child's care. We are committed to every child regardless of any developmental issues or physical or mental challenges. Our staff is trained and prepared to minister to your child no matter what he or she might be facing. Every adult volunteer has to pass a thorough background check before they are allowed to work with children. We also have a security team stationed throughout the building to ensure each child is accounted for, and a child is never alone with a volunteer. All outside doors are monitored to make sure no one enters the children’s wing of the building, without our security team’s knowledge.
Your child will experience church like never before, with games, music, puppets, and video, all designed to present God's truth in fun and creative ways. They won't want to miss a single service! For the littler ones, our nurseries are available and staffed during each service, so you can relax and simply enjoy the service, knowing you will be immediately notified, should your child have any need.
Do you have a space set aside for nursing mothers?
Yes, it is located next to our TBC Café. Look for the sign located outside of the rear sanctuary doors or ask for directions at the information desk.
What about teens?
If you're a student in 6th through 12th grades, The Bridge is serious about helping you grow in your walk with God! Our Junior High youth worship with the adults each Sunday and then split off during the message time to receive a Bible-filled teaching from our youth leaders, play some pool, ping-pong, foosball and to build some friendships with others in their age group. Our Senior High youth have a service just for them on Friday evenings at 7 pm. We also have studies for all ages on Wednesday evenings at 7, and events all throughout the year!