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, college students, and high school students. 


New Groups will begin in the fall of 2018. 


  • follow the leader-The Gospel of luke | GG#1

    mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM


    Facilitators: & Rachel Orf

    Location: The Orf Home (1525 Drury Ave, EC)

    Begins February 5th.     Onsite childcare provided


    In this sermon-based study, we will dig deeper into the week's sermon passage the Gospel of Luke, ask questions, and discuss how we can become more like our Leader, Jesus, in our everyday lives.  This study will provide weekly applications to impact our personal lives, our marriages, and our families.



  • stepping up (men's group)| GG#2

    mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM


    Facilitators: Carlson, Willy Wendler

    Location: Location: The Bridge Church Offices (2316 N Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona)

    Begins February 5th. 


    Many men find it difficult to identify acts of courage while slogging through the daily challenges of home, work, and community. Yet these are the very battlefields where courage is demanded of us every single day. In this series, we will call each other out and boldly forge into courageous manhood. Do you want to show true leadership? Have a plan for your life? Make a difference in your world? Then men, it’s time for STEPPING UP! 

    (DVD/Book Series by Dennis Rainey). 



  • mom's group | GG#3 

    tuesdays, 9:15-11:30 am

    Facilitators: Jen Ailie, Adrienne Cayley, Krista Coddington

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

    Begins February 13th.    Onsite childcare provided


    Being a mom is a tough and sometimes lonely job. This Mom's Group strives to be a welcoming place for moms to come together to relax, laugh, encourage, share, pray and learn from God's Word and one another. We have a meeting every other week and gather with our kids for playtime on the opposite weeks. We will be working through the study "Proven" by Jennie Allen and we'd love to have you join us. 

  • FOLLOW THE LEADER-THE GOSPEL OF LUKE | GG#4



    In this sermon-based study, we will dig deeper into the week's sermon passage the Gospel of Luke, ask questions, and discuss how we can become more like our Leader, Jesus, in our everyday lives.  This study will provide weekly applications to impact our personal lives, our marriages, and our families.


  • WELCOME TO THE FAMILY | GG#5

    Sundays, 6:00-8:00 PM  **NOTE:  This group has changed to Sundays**

    Facilitators: Jerry & Sue Cellan

    Location: The Cellan Home (2915 Boston Dr, EC)

    Begins February 11th. 


    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. 

    Minimum of 10 Adults


  • DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD (WOMEn's group)  | GG#6

    thursdays, 9:00-11:30 AM

    Facilitators: Lisa Kundel & Georgine Rundle

    Location: The Cellan Home (2915 Boston Dr, EC)

    Begins February 8th.    Onsite childcare provided      

     

    Join us if you want to:

    • Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible Study
    • Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice from His Word
    • Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice
    • Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your walk with Him

    Maximum of 12 Women



  • DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD (WOMEN's group)  | GG#7

    thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm

    Facilitators: Sue Cellan, Renee Carlson, & Georgine Rundle

    Location: The Cellan Home (2915 Boston Dr, EC)

    Begins February 8th        

     

    Join us if you want to:

    • Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible Study
    • Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice from His Word
    • Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice
    • Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your walk with Him

    Maximum of 12 Women


  • SURFING FOR GOD (MEN's group) | GG#8

    THURSDAYS, 7:30-9:30 PM

    Facilitators: Jerry Cellan & Ben Wutschke

    Location: The Bridge Offices (2316 Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona)

    Begins February 8th


    In a world where over 70% of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year,

    it's no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy.  Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over.  Is the answer really that simple? In “Surfing for God”, group members will gain insight into how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins, and ultimately answer the question, “What are men really searching for?”


  • TEAM WORLD VISION  | GG#9

    saturdays 8:00 am

    Captains: Cameron & Kim Bump, Sue Cellan, & Kim Neal

    Location: UWEC-Zorn Arena

    Begins: February 10th.

    *KICK OFF-Sunday, 2/4, 1:30-3:00 pm, at Blue Ox Running, 417 S Barstow, EC


    We will train as a team for 12 weeks to walk or run the Eau Claire Marathon (5K, relay, half, or full) while we raise funds to provide clean water for children in Africa. Your coaches will help you every step of the way with training advice, encouragement, fundraising info, and weekly team long walks/runs.  Improve your health in 2018 while you help save lives!    


    (Q's? Info Meeting immediately after our 1/28 Service in ECCT Auditorium)


  • THE DNA OF RELATIONSHIPS| GG#10


    THE DNA OF RELATIONSHIPS- by Dr. Gary Smalley (DVD/Book Series)

                     

     

    God designed us for loving relationships with others, with ourselves and with God. It’s how He created us; it’s a part of our DNA. We especially desire a loving, fulfilling and healthy marriage relationship. If you would like to improve the dance steps within your marriage, consider this 9-week journey with other couples as we explore exciting concepts and methods shared by author and marriage counselor, Dr. Gary Smalley. 


  • SUCCESSFUL WITNESSING  | GG#11

    sundays 7:00-9:00 pm

    Facilitators: Kevin Koeppen, Lee Rickert

    Location: The Rickert Home (408 Lake St #4E, EC)

    Begins: February 11th.



    Do you want to increase the quality and quantity of your spiritual conversations?  Do you want more tools in your tool belt and more practical experience with evangelism? How can you bring God into the conversation without shutting it down? The Holy Spirit can do amazing things through everyday conversations where honesty and transparency allow for discovery and deep connection. Learn how to engage others in rich spiritual conversations that can open doors instead of slamming them shut. You'll find fresh insights and practical tools for connecting with others about the things that matter most. 

    Maximum of 12 Adults