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The culture we create is more important than the vision we cast. At The Bridge, we strive to create a gospel culture that’s driven by our gospel message. Because we exist to be like Jesus and become like Him for the sake of the world, our values reflect our intimacy with Jesus, our identity in Him, and our purpose by Him.
BE is our INTIMACY with Jesus.
BECOME is our IDENTITY in Jesus.
THE WORLD is our PURPOSE by Jesus.
INTIMACY VALUES | Presence
These values can only be true of us if we take time to BE with Jesus—to know Him deeply, to listen to Him intently, and follow Him faithfully.
Apart from God, we can do nothing. We seek to better know the Father’s heart through intentional and consistent times of committed prayer. Have you talked with God today?
Ephesians 6:18, James 5:13,
We value intimacy with God over activity for God. Work on purpose, play on purpose, rest on purpose.
Are you practicing rhythms of Scripture and Sabbath, rest and recreation?
Genesis 2:3, Psalms 46:10,
Learn more about setting healthy rhythms for spiritual growth.
Join us in our year-long Bible reading plan, "Read The Book".
We are done pretending because, in Christ, we have nothing to hide. The church is more of a repair shop than a showroom. The more transformed by grace we are, the less shame we feel for admitting the reasons we need it. Have you been vulnerable with God and others you trust with your needs? Matthew 26:37-39, 2 Corinthians 6:11-13, James 5:16
IDENTITY VALUES | Formation
As we seek intimacy with Jesus, he will form us to BECOME like him in all we do—in how we love God and love others to make much of who Christ is.
We are made in the image of a communal God, which means we were not created to do life alone. We’re better together. We honor this design for our lives by loving, encouraging, serving, and lean into connection over isolation.
Are you prioritizing authentic relationships with others?
Colossians 3:13, Galatians 6:2, Proverbs 17:17
We are as glad as the tomb is empty. In the highs and lows, we choose joy because in the presence of God, there is fullness of it.
Are you making joy a habit?
1 Peter 1:8, Romans 15:13, John 16:22
We make less of ourselves so we can make more of God. We begin each task with prayer, asking, “God, would you do?” and end each task in praise, saying, “God, look what you have done.”
Are you living a life marked by dependence on God’s power?
Colossians 3:12, Ephesians 4:2, James 4:6
PURPOSE VALUES | Mission
The more we become like Jesus, the more the Spirit of God moves us out of our comfort zones into movement and action.
We agree with Jesus’ prayer in John 17 that we would be one and actively practice deep and growing friendships, striving to link arms with the “Big C” church wherever and however we can as we seek God’s plan for the world together.
How are you pursuing unity among believers?
1 Corinthians 1:10, Galatians 3:26,
We live radically generous lives because God was first generous to us. We give with joy and confidence that God will use our gifts and grow His kingdom beyond our imagination.
How are you living with open hands to God and to others?
1 Timothy 6:18, Luke 6:38,
1 John 3:17
Justice is what love looks like in action. Because we’re all made in the image and likeness of God, we believe all are worthy of dignity. More than merely value justice—we seek it; to care for the orphan, widow, displaced, and forgotten. If God declares us righteous when we don’t deserve it, the only reasonable response is to go and seek righteousness and justice for others.
In what way are working toward the wholeness of both our world and the world?
Micah 6:8, Isaiah 1:17, Zechariah 7:9
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