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 Fall Growth Groups have started!


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GG#1 men's study-becoming a king

Mondays, 7:30-9:00 PM (9/20-11/1) MEN, IN PERSON

BECOMING A KING- The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Man by Morgan Snyder

Facilitators: Matt Hoffman & Ben Wutschke

Location: The Bridge Offices


In this 7-week men's study through Morgan Snyder's Becoming a King- The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Manwe will be discussing what "restoring the heart of a man" looks like. As a group, we will walk together on the narrow path of freedom, adventure, and depth that men in our society have difficulty experiencing. It will be a valuable experience learning more about the Father, what He thinks about us, and what this means for us as His sons in a world that desperately needs Christian men to love and lead. Please join us as we press into this critical topic.

GG#2 women's study-

get out of your head

Tuesdays, 9:00–11:00 AM (9/21–12/7) WOMEN, IN PERSON

GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD…Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts  by Jennie Allen (BOOK STUDY)

Facilitators: Laine Jorde & Alicia Condit

Location: The Jorde Home

 

Get Out of Your Head is a Biblical guide to discovering how to submit our minds to Christ because how we think shapes how we live. As we surrender every thought to Jesus, the promises of God flood our lives in profound ways. We will learn how to identify negative thought patterns that keep us stuck, understand the science behind why our thoughts can change our lives, and recognize our God-given power to confront and overcome our toxic thoughts. We will be reading through Jennie’s book and discussing it each week!

GG#3 women's study- 

get out of your head

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM (9/21–11/9) WOMEN, IN PERSON

GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD…Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts by Jennie Allen (VIDEO-BASED BIBLE STUDY)

Facilitators: Sue Cellan & Sarah Koeppen

Location: The Cellan Home

 

This is a video-based Bible study through Philippians that inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. The enemy is determined to get in our head to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. 

GG#4 sermon based study 

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM (9/21–11/2) CO-ED, VIRTUAL

SERMON-BASED STUDY

Facilitators: Willy & Laura Wendler

Location: Online

 

In this growth group study, we will dig deeper into the week's sermon passage. This study will provide weekly applications to impact our personal lives, our marriages and our families. (No homework is required except to listen to Pastor Jerry’s sermon.)

GG#5 women's prayer

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM (9/22–11/17, every other week) 

IN PERSON

WOMEN’S PRAYER

Facilitators: Karen Biel & Karen Condit

Location: The Bridge Offices

 

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work” by Oswald Chambers. When we pray, we are not alone. Come join us, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as we intercede for the needs of those we love, the local church, our country and the world. Scripture will be the basis for this greater work. 

GG#6 christian beliefs

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM (9/22–11/17) CO-ED, IN PERSON

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem

Facilitators: Kyle & Deborah Tobias, and Grant & Fern Brown

Location: The Tobias Home

Timeframe: 5:30 to 6:30 to share a meal, 6:30 to 7:30 study. Kids are welcome to join during the meal. Child care will be provided on-site for those interested. Timing designed to fit around 4:12 Ministries.

Maximum: 8 Adults + Leaders & Children

 

Theology is simply the "knowledge of God" and knowledge of God goes hand-in-hand with loving God.  Join us as we seek a fuller understanding of God as we desire to love God more fully.

GG#7 mom's group

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 AM (9/9–12/9, every other week) IN PERSON

MOM’S GROUP-FOUNDATIONS: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family by Ruth & Troy Simons

Facilitators: Renee Carlson & Rachel Orf & Brianna Shields

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

Cost: $8 (one-time fee)

Childcare is provided on-site

 

Connect with other moms over coffee and be encouraged in your relationship with God and sharing that with your children. We will be reading the book Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family by Ruth and Troy Simons which will help you connect your children’s hearts to God. 

GG#8 sermon based study

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM (9/23–11/4) CO-ED, IN PERSON

SERMON-BASED STUDY

Facilitators: Jerry & Sue Cellan

Locations: The Cellan Home

 

In this growth group study, we will dig deeper into the week's sermon passage. This study will provide weekly applications to impact our personal lives, our marriages and our families. (No homework is required except to listen to Pastor Jerry’s sermon.)

GG#9 marriage study-

you and me forever

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM (9/23–11/11) CO-ED, IN PERSON

YOU AND ME FOREVER: Marriage in Light of Eternity  by Francis & Lisa Chan

Facilitators: Luke & Laine Jorde

Location: The Jorde Home

 

Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of our most important earthly relationships: marriage. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is to not focus on marriage.

GG#10 colossians/philemon study

Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM (9/23–12/9) CO-ED, IN PERSON

COLOSSIANS/PHILEMON STUDY by David Jeremiah

Facilitators: Bob & Jamie Heldt

Location: The Heldt Home

 

This study is a passage-by-passage study of the books of Colossians and Philemon. The overarching theme of the study will focus on the lordship of Jesus. We will discuss the position of Christ and how to live a changed life through Him.