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. 

Fall 2018 Growth Groups have finished. 

Watch for information about

Spring 2019 Growth Group Sign-Ups in January.



    mondays, 7:30-9:30 PM

    Facilitators: Grant Ailie & Ryan Kappal

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


    Why 4 Gospels to portray 1 person? Simply put, Jesus is the most interesting man in the world.  Men, join us as we explore each of these distinctive writings to discover Jesus, develop as His disciple and devote to walking with Christ. We will use DISCOVERING JESUS:  Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person? by T. Desmond Alexander as our DVD/Book study.


    mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM

    Facilitators: Jacob & Rachel Orf

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


    Maximum of 10 Adults

    For those of you who enjoyed The Andy Griffith Show, this study will begin by watching a classic episode of the show, followed by a discussion of lessons learned from the show that are based on biblical passages and principles.  Bring your Bible and expect to be encouraged and challenged by truths that were taught through this popular show of days gone by.

  • mom's group | GG#3 

    tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am

    Facilitators: Jen Ailie, Adrienne Cayley, Krista Coddington

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

    9/18-12/11.    Onsite childcare provided

    Are you a mom who’s tired of trying to be good enough? Join us as we study

    Jeannie Cunnion’s bible study entitled MOM SET FREE.  We meet every other Tuesday.  Cost is $1 per Mom per meeting.  Play dates are schedule for the off weeks.

  • WHITE AWAKE: An honest look at what it means to be white (co-ed) | GG#4

    TUESDAYS, 7:00-9:00 PM

    Facilitators: Adrienne Cayley & Sarah Koeppen

    Location: The Cayley Home (3604 Sharon Dr, EC)

    9/18-12/11.    Maximum of 12 Adults

    The conversations are happening all around us: Black Lives Matter, taking a knee, the quest for racial justice.  As Christians living in a predominately white community how do we process these conversations?  Do we have a role to play in the discussion?  Join us as we take an honest look at what it means to be white in the conversation about race and why it is so important, as Christians that we engage on this topic.

  • anxious for nothing (women's group) | GG#5

    Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM  

    Facilitators: Renee Carlson & Kayla Arnold

    Location: The Carlson Home (E03271 James Ln, EC)

    9/25-11/13  Maximum of 12 Women. 

    Do you feel weighed down with worry? Could you use some calm?  In Max Lucado’s book, ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, we will focus on God’s commands in Philippians 4:4-8, and reframe the way we face our fears.  Together, let’s win the war on worry.

  • god of creation (WOMEn's group)  | GG#6

    wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pM

    Facilitators: Sue Cellan & Georgine Rundle

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

    9/26-12/5    Maximum of 12 Women


    Where did everything come from and why are we here?  Why is the world so broken?  How can that brokenness be made right?  In its first 11 chapters, the Book of Genesis addresses our deepest questions, declaring to us a transcendent God and shaping our understanding of the Bible as a whole. We will walk verse by verse through Genesis 1-11, tracing the themes of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.

  • kingdom disciples (co-ed)  | GG#7

    thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm

    Facilitators: Jerry & Sue Cellan

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

    9/27-11/8       * THIS CLASS IS FULL *


    There’s a missing key in Christianity today.  It’s a critical one, and its absence

    has led to weak believers, ineffective churches, and a decaying culture. That

    missing key is discipleship.  KINGDOM DISCIPLES calls believers and churches back to our primary responsibility: to be and make disciples. Will you answer the call?

  • gospel principles for parenting (co-ed) | GG#8

    THURSDAYS, 7:45-9:15 PM

    Facilitators: Jon & Holly Peters

    Location: The Peters' Home (810 Sandalwood, Altoona)

    10/4-11/1    Maximum of 12 Adults.

    In these life-giving videos and book, Dr. Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do- list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents.  Outlining principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques.  Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God!

  • growing strong in god's family - nav 2:7 series (closed group)  | GG#9

    sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm

    Facilitator: Jerry Cellan

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


    *PILOT GROUP- Elders & Wives

    The Bridge Elders and wives will be piloting this 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.