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Leadership Update: Pastor Josh’s Transition
Post by The Bridge Church on December 6, 2018

FROM BRIDGE ELDERS Bridge Family, We wanted to fill you in on something that brings us hope-filled sadness as soon as we could. Last week, our pastor and friend of 10 years, Josh Howerton, let us know that he and Jana were being called away to another ministry. It was sad for us because of how deeply we love Josh and how

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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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“It is ours for all time”
Post by The Bridge Church on November 1, 2018

by Andrew Kyle Saucier Suddenly you go white hot and think, “Is it just me? Yep. It’s just me. He’s talking to me and no one else.” Chris Hollomon is standing there in the soft light of the stage, holding up the Connect Card and talking about how we’re a church of next steps. Suddenly your eyebrow is twitching, but you

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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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