Doctrine is an essential part to the Bridge’s DNA. In the book of Titus, Paul commands we must “teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine” (2:1). Multiple times in the book of 1 Timothy, Paul urges, “watch your life and doctrine closely” (4:16) and, “command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer” (1:3). It’s obvious God cares about sound doctrine, so we do too.
The Bridge is a non-denominational church that affirms what is written in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
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One of the ways we guard both sound doctrine and unity in our church is through what we call the "Three Doctrinal Tiers." As we make decisions as a church and come together as a family, we sort out the issues that we are willing to defend (1st tier), dialogue about (2nd tier), and disagree on (3rd tier).
Three Doctrinal Tiers
1st Tier Issues — what we are prepared to defend. (i.e. the death and resurrection of Jesus, saved by grace alone, etc.)
2nd Tier Issues — what we humbly dialogue. (i.e. gifts of the Holy Spirit, baptism, church governance, etc.)
3rd Tier Issues — what we may disagree about, but shouldn’t bother us. (i.e. church attire, music preference, etc.)