+ What denomination are you?
We are a non-denominational Christian church (but not the type of non-denominational that has recently become its own denomination). Seriously though, we share the same beliefs as several denominations, and everyone is welcome.
+ What can I expect when visiting The Bridge?
You can expect to feel welcomed and accepted. We know that visiting a new church can be a little intimidating. We will not embarrass you, make you stand up, bug you for money, or ask you to do anything else you feel uncomfortable with. Come dressed as you are, expect high energy worship, and prepare to hear the message of Jesus presented in a creative and relevant way.
+ Is this a cult?
Great question—after all, it is full of people singing songs and drinking the same beloved liquid (in this case, coffee)—but the answer is, no. Cults tell you what to believe, take away your freedoms, and forbid you to leave. At The Bridge, you’re welcome no matter what you believe, and we want you to experience the freedom that comes from Jesus (including the freedom to leave whenever you want).
+ What about kids?
BRING THEM. Bridge Kids is a place where your kids can be surrounded by adults who are committed to a safe, fun environment. It’s where kids can figure out what God and the Bible are all about.
+ What version of the Bible do you teach from?
Typically, we use the NIV or NLT translations.
+ The music is too loud!
That’s not even a question! Listen, we believe worship is supposed to be loud, according to examples in the Bible (Psalm 50, Revelation 5:10-11). Also we believe we have something worth shouting about (Jesus is alive!). Finally, we like it that way; we love the energy and the passion that comes from a room full of people singing to Jesus. We like that we don’t have to hear off-key people making a joyful noise, and we like that people can’t hear our tremendous singing as well. Our production team uses a decibel reader to ensure that the volume level doesn’t become dangerous, and we provide complimentary ear plugs at the entrance of the auditorium, should you wish to dampen some of the volume.
+ Are all the people I see working on Sundays, on staff?
Not even close. Believe it or not, 92.8% of The Bridge experience you encounter results from a group of volunteers. Volunteers care for our kids, arrive early to set things up, and sing on stage. It’s a huge undertaking and we have an amazing team.
+ Is The Bridge the right church for me?
We hope so, but we also recognize that we are only one small part of the much larger Body of Christ throughout our community and beyond. If you find that The Bridge doesn’t feel like home, we would love to help you get connected to a church where you can plug in.