Growth Groups

Growth Groups are a great way to connect with God and the community at The Bridge beyond our weekend services. Growth Groups are also the primary means of discipleship at The Bridge. They are small groups that meet weekly for a semester. 

Growth groups are great for adults and college students. 

The 2019 Spring Semester of Growth Groups have begun.

Check back for summer events later this spring.



    SUNDAYS, 1:30-3:30 PM

    Facilitators: Karl & Lisa Kundel

    Location: The Kundel Home

    2/10 - 4/28   


    With real-life compassion, Pastor Craig Groeschel offers you HOPE IN THE DARK, a book that reveals experiences of everyday people who have felt alone, as well as the little-known biblical story of Habakkuk and how he struggled with trust and doubt. HOPE IN THE DARK is for those who are hurting, struggling in their journey of faith, or wrestling with belief and doubt in God, due to life's difficult circumstances.   


    SUNDAYS, 6:00-8:00 PM

    Facilitators: Steve Coddington & Lee Rickert

    Location: The Coddington Home

    2/10 - 4/12


    White knuckling can never get you where you want to go. But grace can. You already know because you’ve tried: repeated attempts to earn God’s love and approval get you nowhere and leave you exhausted. When performance taints our relationship with him, the Christian life can turn into an unholy hustle. It was never meant to be like this. Drawing from Jesus' teaching in the Gospel of Matthew, SAVING THE SAVED proclaims the good news that once the pressure is off to perform, we are free to abide. Beyond the man-made rules and the red tape, there is a God who knows you by name. Come and meet him, as you’ve never known him before.

  • DEEPENING YOUR ROOTS (closed group) | GG#3 

    Sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm

    Facilitators: Jerry Cellan

    Location: Cellan Home


    The Bridge Elders and wives will continue piloting the Navigator 2:7 course in personal discipleship for future use in training all of our church family to grow deeper in their walk with Christ.

  • MOM's group | GG#4

    TUESDAYS, 9:30-11:30 aM

    Facilitators: Jen Ailie, Krista Coddington, Rachel Orf

    Location: Salem Baptist Church (1210 E Clairemont Ave, EC 

    Join other Moms as we view and discuss THE COMPARISON TRAP by Andy & Sandra Stanley. The temptation to compare ourselves with others is always near. Whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It’s a trap. We will focus on choosing contentment in an age of awareness. We are planning 7 meetings every other Tuesday. 

    Registration Fee: $7

  • welcome to the family (co-ed) | GG#5

    Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM  

    Facilitators: Jerry & Sue Cellan

    Location: The Cellan Home

    2/12 - 4/23  


    Whether you are new to The Bridge or have been around a while, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY is a great starting point for building new relationships and getting to know what The Bridge is all about. We will talk about why The Bridge exists, what we believe about the Bible, and how we plan to impact our community and world for Christ as a church. Pastor Jerry will lead us through our Statement of Faith, answering any questions you may have about the Bible and faith. When you complete WELCOME TO THE FAMILY you will have the opportunity to become a voting member of The Bridge. 

  • JOB (WOMEn's group)  | GG#6

    wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pM

    Facilitators: Sue Cellan & Georgine Rundle

    Location: The Cellan Home

    2/13 - 4/24    Maximum of 12 Women

    Pain is inevitable. You just can't avoid it. In the pages of the Old Testament we find Job, a good and godly man, who suffered devastating loss. His plight seemed unfair. His comforters became critics, His questions went unanswered. Yet in the midst of his darkness, light peeked through, hope stayed the course, and unlikely joy emerged. Join us for this 7-session study as we dig into Job's story and seek to understand and apply the lessons that emerge.

  • LOVE & RESPECT (married couples) | GG#7

    THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:o0 PM

    Facilitators: Willy & Laura Wendler

    Location: The Bridge Church Offices

    2/21 - 4/25  

    A wife has one driving need to feel loved.  When that need is met, she is happy.  A husband has one driving need to feel respected.  When that need is met, he is happy. What do you want for your marriage?  Want some peace?  Want to feel close?  Want to feel valued?  Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some LOVE & RESPECT ?

  • team world vision (Co-ed)| GG#8

    saturdays, 8:00 am

    Coaches: Cameron & Kim Bump, Buck Buchholz, Sue Cellan, Kim Neal

    Location: UWEC - Centennial Hall

    2/10 - 4/27

    *BRIDGE LAUNCH, Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 10:00 AM Worship service

    *CITY-WIDE KICK OFF - Sunday, Feb. 10th, 2:00 PM at Valleybrook Church


    We will train as a team for 12 weeks to run or walk the Eau Claire Marathon (5k, relay, half, or full) while we raise funds to provide clean water for children in Africa.  Your captains will help you every step of the way with training advice, encouragement, fundraising info, and weekly team long walks/runs.  Improve your health in 2019 while you help save lives!  

    (Q&A info meeting immediately after Feb. 3rd service in ECCT Auditorium)