sermons

5 Steps In Developing Apprentice Leaders
Post by Kris Dolberry on November 3, 2018

A few weeks ago we discovered some exciting yet humbling news: The Bridge had been named by Outreach Magazine as the 5th fastest growing church in the entire country. The fact is, there are 1000 people at our church today than were with us 1 year ago today. Each of them needs to connect in a spiritual family (a group)

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9 Ways We Can Be Involved in Adoption and Orphan Care
Post by Kris Dolberry on October 25, 2018

Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27 There are more than 163 million orphans in the world today. Even in the United States there are almost half a million orphans in the foster care system. Most of these

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3 Next Steps Every Group Member Should Take
Post by Kris Dolberry on October 16, 2018

The role of every group leader at The Bridge is to help each group member move one step in their faith throughout the season. What that doesn't mean is that it is your responsibility to take your members from being atheists to missionaries in one year or less. That's not the case at all. Spiritual maturity is about speedy obedience,

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4 Types of Challenging People in Every Group
Post by Kris Dolberry on October 11, 2018

Leading people is not for the faint of heart. Though rewarding, it can sometimes be frustrating and challenging. People are messy and groups are made up of people. But, remember, your role as a group leader is to help everyone in your group take one next step throughout the season– even the challenging ones. Some of the common "challenging people"

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Tips for Facilitating Great Group Discussion
Post by Kris Dolberry on September 27, 2018

For many Group leaders, one of the more intimidating things we do is facilitating a group discussion. Very few of us feel like we'll have all the right answers, or that we can handle every curveball thrown our way. To make matters worse, it's challenging to gauge whether we're doing a good job. But here's the good news: that's not what

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4 Ways to Share the Load in Your Group
Post by Kris Dolberry on September 20, 2018

Group leader, do you feel like you’re in this alone? Like you're the only one preparing and doing all the work while everybody else shows up and enjoys the group experience? If you can relate, you’re most likely “carrying the whole load” of responsibility in your group.  While it’s true that as a group leader you have general oversight of the

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