The wave starts here.
Bridge Students exists to engage, empower, and send out the next generation with the Gospel.
SPRING HILL STUDENTS | The Bridge Church
3005 Parkfield Loop South Spring Hill, TN 37174
COLUMBIA STUDENTS | Central High School
921 Lion Parkway Columbia, TN 38401
EXPRESSIVE AND ENGAGING WORSHIP
Bridge Students seeks to take worship seriously as a time for students to engage with the Creator of the universe through singing. We know the way we worship is always different, but we also know that when we have knowledge of something that is amazing and life-changing, we celebrate every way we possibly can.
We have only one message—Jesus. We are not here to preach good behavior or good advice. We are here to be a place where students can explore their faith and be renewed. Our goal is to form the heads, hearts, and hands of our students with the gospel, avoiding the ditches on either side of it – religion and irreligion.
WHY STUDENT MINISTRY MATTERS
Most students are not saved. But there are a lot of stories of people who were saved by God’s grace during their student ministry years. Knowing that “the field is ripe for the harvest,” Bridge Students will be aggressively evangelistic, calling students to respond to the gospel message in faith for salvation. Our desire is to create a great ingathering of students who respond in faith and repentance to the gospel message.
We believe that God will use the words and songs from corporate worship to start conversations with students and we want to provide a place to facilitate these conversations. Gender- & grade-specific small groups is where this happens. Students gather in circles with 6-12 of their peers and talk about the message and what God is doing in their lives. Both in-person and online groups are available for students to join.
The Bible’s theology of the family doesn’t include church age-graded ministries as a child’s primary spiritual influence. The family is. Biblically, parents are a student’s primary Youth Pastor and Kids Minister. With this theology of the family in mind, Bridge Students will seek a partnership relationship with parents to help equip and resource them, so they can be an encouragement to their students, rather than seeking to lone-wolf it in shaping our students.
BEYOND SUNDAY NIGHTS
Every year our Bridge Students offers two opportunities for students to develop spiritual depth and community through our annual retreats. We do an annual Middle School and High School retreat and have a blast at our Bridge Students Summer Camp!