Come to the Egg Adventure at The Bridge!Saturday March 23 from 2 - 4 DOORS OPEN AT 2:00For kids from ages 1 - 10 to join us in a time of fun and games!DramasCraftsPrizesEgg Hunt& More!
Why: To equip our youth to embrace others and engage in the cultureAll youth from 6th-12th grade are invited to join us each Sunday evening from 5:30-7 for a time of food, fellowship, worship, and relationship building.Key Dates for the Youth In Action Mission Trip:Sunday, April 14th Youth and parent meetingSunday, April 21th, cooking for Serenity PlaceSaturday, April 27th, Car Wash at Auto Zone from 10-2Sunday, May 17th, cookout at The Bridge and a huge picnic with games and funThe possibilities are endless……For more info contact The Bridge at email@example.com or see our facebook page here.
Time and TalentsIn 1 Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul teaches us that we are the body of Christ. In light of this remarkable truth, the band Casting Crowns raises a powerful question in their song "If We are the Body." Consider these lyricsin light of what Scripture teaches us:If we are the body, why aren't His arms reaching?Why aren't His hands healing?Why aren't His words teaching?And if we are the body, why aren't His feet going?Why is His love not showing them there is a way?Jesus paid much too high a priceFor us to pick and choose who should comeFor we are the body of Christ...Here's how you can partner with us and be the hands and feet of Christ in our world. There' something for everybody and every skill set.Team up with the DeaconsA church is never first, a building, but rather a church is the people who inhabit the building. With that in mind, there is much to do in the way of physical labor for both the people (church) and the building itself that we worship in. The deacon-led ministry provides services for The Bridge families and friends, demonstrating God's love by helping and serving widows, single moms and others with tasks such as small home repairs, lawn/home maintenance, moving, painting, etc. PrayerPrayer is perhaps one of the most visible ways in which we can demonstrate our submission to and utter reliance upon God. As Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians, we labor and plant but ultimately it is God who gives the growth. In light of this we must bathe everything we do in fervent prayer. We pray at 10am every Sunday and on the men come together on Wednesday at 6:30am at Panera.Nursery and Keystone KidsOur growing nursery and Keystone Kids are always in need of more helping hands. Come and help out so others have a chance to worship.Kids Klub and Youth in ActionEvery week many kids come to our church and we reach out to them through our Kids Klub and Youth in Action ministries. MusicIf you have the talent of music - we could use you! Our praise band is commited to excellence so auditions are required. Contact Nathaniel McDowell.CommunicationsWhile a church is not a business, it does offer a "product" to the world; t's simply the greatest and only eternal product - the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are many tools and many opportunities to get the message out in an effective, excellent and God-honoring way. We are always looking for skilled volunteers to help us in areas such as web management photography writing editing printingOur goal is to make as many as possible aware of what God is doing in our church, community and world.Contact: Greg Conover or Frank MartinezGreeting and welcomingYour gift of hospitality is needed at The Bridge. If you are willing to serve the church on Sundays with your smile, we'd love to have you on the Welcome Team. Areas of service include: greeting ushering welcome centerPlease help us guide those who attend our church through a Sunday morning experience with friendly ease.LandscapingPerhaps you have a green thumb and really enjoy working outside. We are praying for a leader to come forward who will be over the maintance of the church landscape. This would include planting flowers around signs and bushes as needed.
Why Give?The Bible tells us that one of the responses to God's grace is tithing. Tithing is showing God our desire to put him first in our lives because so much of our "happiness" comes from things rather than Jesus. Our holding onto money can be a reflection of our understanding of grace. The amazing reality of unmerited grace reflects in alll of our lives, including where and how we use our money. However, we are only called to give according to what we have with the right attitude. "Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have." (2 Corinthians 8:12)When the church tithes, regardless of economic climate or uncertainty, you can be assured that God will return to you in full measure grace, favor, mercy and blessings you cannot contain. Remember what Paul said, “Right now you have plenty and can help those are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it,” (2 Corinthians 8:15).Tithing is the only area in which God directly tells us to challenge Him. "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. (Malachi 3:10-12)So invest in Christ’s church by tithing and be a cheerful giver!To Give you can send a donation to:The Bridge257 Harrison Bridge RdSimpsonville, SC 29680To contact our church treasurer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
30 years old and passionate about our upcoming generation and getting them to engage their relationship with God, and live out the gospel in all that they do. I am also a Seminary student at Erskine Theological Seminary and serve in the SC Army National Guard in the Chaplains Corps.Mike Todd864email@example.com
The office of a deacon was presented in Scripture as one who lives their life after the example of Jesus. One way this is 'lived out' is to serve. We are priviledged to have several deacons currently serving at The Bridge. These deacons are:Frank MartinezRandall SteppBen O'DellKarl Sigel
The Church has always had ruling elders (also known as leaders). Scripture defines a ruling elder as one who has proven to: be wise, be able to use discretion, lives a Godly life, and has sound faith (I Tim 3).Greg Conover - Teaching ElderBoo Beaty - Ruling ElderNathaniel McDowell - Ruling ElderMike German - Ruling ElderJerry Davis - Ruling Elder
OPERATION CANDY CANE"We're Doing Something Sweet" PART 1: LADIES ONLYWhen: December 8, 2011 at The Bridge - 7:00 pmWhat: Sharing baked goods, hot chocolate, and apple cider as we listen to Christmas music and assemble bags with packets of hot chocolate, candy canes, scripture, and church info to deliver to families in a lower income neighborhood in Simpsonville.Needs: Each attendee should bring one plate of baked goodies to share.PART 2: EVERYONEWhen: December 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm at PineWood Mobile HomePark on Grandview Dr. in Simpsonville. Meet at 3:00 pm at The Bridge for carpooling.What: Caroling - Spanish and American Christmas songs while delivering the goodie bags to the families in the neighborhood.Needs: Folks willing to pile other folks into their cars for a 5 minute drive. Donations of Boxes of Hot Chocolate and packages of the small individually wrapped peppermint candy canes. Someone who is willing to lead the caroling.
Hello,My name is Frank Martinez. We are from New York and have been living in South Carolina since '03. Our friend invited us to The Bridge in '08 and it is the best invite we have had. The Bridge is a very warming and accepting place to be. It has opened our eyes and heart to what we have been missing, here we preach the word of God and know that iit s the most important part of our lives.I started to help around the A\V - sound area in October '08. If anyone has interest in serving around this area we could always use help. Just e-mail
me.God Bless All,Frank
Our Address:The Bridge257 Harrison Bridge RoadSimpsonville, SC 29680Phone: 864.967.2986To contact The Bridge for needs, comments or questions please use the contact boxes on the left of this page.
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The Bridge is a Christ centered, grace saturated church. We believe we exist to glorify God and give Him praise and glory that only He deserves. We do this because of what He has done for us. He lived a life we can't live, died a death we deserve to die and rose again to give us power and purpose.The Bridge is made up of folks from all walks of life who are not "good people" because of what we do...but because of what Christ did for us. We are a church sold out on making a difference in our communities and reaching out to hurting people. We have community groups that meet throughout the week who are committed to serving one another and those not in our church.Our worship is "contemporary" in style. We are not worried about what you wear to worship so come in jeans or a suit. We worhip for about an hour and a half. During worship we have a great nursery and during the sermon we have "Children"s Church" for those kids from 4-7 years old.We start at 10:30 each Sunday...so come early and grab a cup of coffee and a pastry. Communion is celebrated every Sunday!
Why Does The Bridge Exist?As a multiplying church, we exist to glorify God by embracing all people, equipping the church in the Gospel, and engaging the communities around us to make the Gospel known.
Answers to Common QuestionsOur worship starts at 10:30am on Sundays.Our worship is passionate and powerful.Our worship is a blend of new and old music.Our worship is God-centered, and we learn from the Bible. For the 2013 teaching series click HERE
.Our worship celebrates Communion every Sunday.Our worship has folks dressed casually but our faith is serious.Our worship is made up folks of all ages, colors and nationalities.Our worship is found at 257 Harrison Bridge Rd. Map HERE
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I & II PeterPeter writes from Rome as he tells his audience and us that suffering and persecution is something a believer should expect here on earth. The problem is we want heaven here on earth. So we fail to sacrifice til "it hurts" with our time, talent and treasure. We want it now and later. In his second epistle, Peter deals with false teachers who quite frankly, sound a lot lke what we hear on TV. Click HERE
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I have a wonderful wife and 3 kids who love Jesus. Prior to being called into full-time ministry I was an investment banker for 13 years. Then on a short-term mission trip God called us into ministry. After graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Charlotte, we moved to Mexico and served as missionaries. After returning God called us here to Simpsonville.My Blog is HERE
. I am on Twitter as @gregcbridgeSome of my core beliefs: 1. Christ is the only hope for the lost, the believer and for all nations (John 3:16). As believers we rely upon Him alone for our strength, hope and sanctification (Romans 7:24-25). As one without Christ, He alone is the answer for eternal life (John 6:51). 2. Christ is the head of the church and He is using the local church to build His Kingdom. As such we must engage the culture and speak into it (John 17:15; Acts 17:16-ff and 1 Corinthians 9:19-23). 3. We are in His grace and therefore our Father is not a ‘child abuser’. As we see His wonderful grace in light of our deep and ugly sin we love Him more and more. 4. We must always “contend for the faith” (Jude 3) and always “teach what is in accord with sound doctrine” (Titus2:1) in manner that is understood by those in front of us (1 Corinthians 9: 19-23). Jesus spoke about fishing to the fishermen and seeds and harvesting to the farmers! 5. Our ministries are to focus not just on “the members” but also on those whom Christ is going to save. We are an outward focused church participating with Christ as He builds His church. We are to be “more concerned for the harvest than the barn.” (Quoting Ed Stetzer) 6. The Bible is inerrant, without error, and infallible and is the only perfect rule for faith and life (2 Tim 3:16). 7. Jesus is both God and man, eternal, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died, was buried and rose again on the 3rd day. He will come again to gather His church, judge mankind and those without Christ are condemned to eternal punishment (hence the focus on points above) and those in Christ will be part of the “new heavens and new earth” (Revelation 21:1-4)–enjoying our Creator and Redeemer forever and ever.
Kids Klub - Leader Allison Whitman
Join us on Facebook! Search for us under Kids KlubKids Klub is a safe, fun, energetic way to spend time with friends and learn about the love of Christ. Our goal is to learn about God love for us and then to live that love out to others. Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00, all children ages K4 to 5th grade journey through Discipleland. Here we learn about missionaries and God's teaching as we sing, play and pray together.Dinner is served each week promptly at 5:30. Please be sure to note any allergies on the information sheet kept for each child.Community Project: Serving our community is an important aspect to the Kids Klub ministry. We are currently working along with our Youth in Action to collect toiletry items for our local nursing home residents.For added fun and learning please go to www.disciplezone.com. This site provides added information on our missionaries and lessons each week. Nursery - Leader Ashlee O'Dell
Nurturing, Engaging, Loving, Safe - all these words come to mind when you think of the care of your precious child. At our nursery, you will find an environment with all of that, as well as a lot of fun. The infant nursery offers comfortable rocker/gliders for holding babies and feedings, cribs for napping, and a safe area for little ones to romp. The toddler nursery provides age-appropriate toys, games and books in a safe environment. Qualified and loving volunteers ensure that each child's individual needs are met, whether it's with a story, a cuddle, or a bathroom break. We have a toddler-size bathroom area for their convenience.Keystone Kids - Leader Sarah RobinsonYoung children need a place where the truths of Scripture can be taught in a way that is easily grasped by their ever-developing minds. We offer this opportunity to children ages 3-5th grade during our sermon time. Committed adults prepare hands-on activities, engaging story times, songs, movement, and exciting Bible lessons to give children a foundational understanding of Scripture geared to their needs and desires.
The purpose of our Community Groups is to have fun, make new friends, reach out to the community and learn more about Jesus.We do this in our homes, church building, and businesses in the community. Our Community Groups are focused on the community around us while being in the community of others.So most evenings during the week or early in the AM, we gather together and eat, talk, learn and serve. See Acts 2:42-46 for more information!To purchase materials go to our Amazon page HERE
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I am excited about the new directions God has been moving us in with the music ministry here at The Bridge. The praise team has been growing steadily in number and strength. With each new voice and idea flowing in, worship feels more powerful than ever before. Our corporate worship is so encouraging. There's always more to learn and experience. We sing new songs and old songs new ways! We sing from the heart to stimulate our minds as we worship in spirit and truth. Anyone desiring to join the praise team please email
me ... We are always looking for more additions!I have a wonderful wife, Adrienne, and a baby son named Carter.Nathaniel
Embrace - Equip - EngageOur Purpose: As a multiplying church, we exist to glorify God by embracing all people, equipping the church in the Gospel, and engaging the communities around us to make the Gospel known.We are a church passionate about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Come and join us as we worship our Creator and Redeemer celebrating His grace in our lives! We’re a “contemporary” church but we don’t forget or ignore the wisdom from the past. We love old songs done in new ways and new songs that lift up our Lord and Savior. Click on the video to get a sense of our purpose.Everyone is invited to prayer at 10am as we lift up our church, community and leaders, and to worship at 10:30.We believe that all of life is worship, not just what we “do” on Sunday morning. As we worship Him in our daily lives we also serve one another, living by His grace and His grace alone. We believe that you don’t have to get “cleaned up” to come to church or to God. All the ministries at The Bridge will be either an Embracing, Equipping or Engaging ministry.We are a ‘missional’ church, meaning that we see all of life as an opportunity to seek the lost and engage the culture for Christ’s sake within these ministries. Being MissionalBeing a missionary is what ALL Christians are called to be. Many believe it is only for those in foreign countries or for a committee at a church. Not at The Bridge - it"s how we"re called to live. It"s how we see the world...not as our enemy but lost and in need of a radical love.
Youth-In-ActionOver the next several month our Youth (Youth-In-Action) will be having many events to raise money for their mission trip. Details of all events can be found here
The Book of HebrewsWe're in a six month series working our way through this wonderful book. The author takes us through the person of Christ and His work for us reminding us of the superiority of Christ.
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