“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.”
(1 John 5 :2-3)
It’s important to understand that once a person has been truly “born again” (John 3), by the grace of God, he or she is called and commanded to GROW as a Christian.
Jesus was clear. Churches are not orphanages for baby “converts,” but rather, equipping & serving stations for the development of discipled warriors (Matthew 28 & Ephesians 4). Here again, understanding the importance of spiritual growth, our commitment to “Truth in love” has led THE BRIDGE to intentionally create eclectic environments and a wide variety of growth-centered LIFE Groups.
Think about it… After experiencing what it is to KNOW and love God, biblical believers begin to love like the Lord. Such genuine Christ-like love requires a foundation of biblical truth for the HEAD, sacrificial love from the HEART, and missional service for the HANDS and feet of God’s people. Consequently, THE BRIDGE offers both budding and mature Christians opportunities to GROW together in “community” as their love for God overflows into a love for people.