Our mission at The Bridge Church is to ‘make mature disciples who will innovatively take the Gospel to our neighbourhood, our networks and the nations’.
In addition to Connect Groups, we offer specific training and courses throughout the year, as well as tailored events, an intern program and all church days or weekends away. All of these are designed for members of The Bridge Church to draw closer to God in prayer, grow in their understanding of the Bible and build relationships with each other.
Read with a Christian
Over the course of the year, women of every age and stage of life meet and participate in a variety of ministries.
Our Women’s Connect Groups meet on Tuesday morning at Macquarie Park and Wednesday morning at Neutral Bay, during term time. There are also opportunities for women to meet in the evening in regular Connect Groups.
Encounter gatherings has launched on a Tuesday mornings at Kirribilli as a place for the women of The Bridge Church to worship in Spirit and truth, with head and heart, to encounter Jesus and to learn and be discipled by other women in the church.
Encounter Wednesday evening courses are available at Neutral Bay. Previous courses have looked at areas such as living a life of significance, finding freedom in trusting Jesus, strengthening your faith, depending on God in everyday life etc).
For information about Connect Groups please visit the Connect Groups page of our website here.
Our Women’s Teaching & Worship events are aimed at helping women spiritually refuel through a time of learning from other women and lifting voices in song to God.
We meet in a variety of ways, with our Connect Groups being key to our fellowship.
Some of these are men only, others are mixed. For information about Connect Groups please visit the Connect Groups page of our website here.
As a larger group of men, we meet at Recharge teaching evenings, social events and various men’s conventions. We also plan social activities that occur ‘ad hoc’ based on various interests of our men (e.g. golf, camping, fishing, movies, etc).
For those members who’ve been at church and in a connect group for a while and are ready to be stretched and challenged even further in their faith.
There are further opportunities to go ‘deeper’ in your faith and spiritual life in a group context, where you are challenged to further cultivate a spiritual life of rich intimacy with Jesus and speak into one another’s lives, alongside intentional teaching.
This community will be right for you if:
You’re hungry for spiritual depth and intimacy with God.
You’re ready to wrestle with God and with who He’s made you to be.
You’re willing to commit your year to orienting your life around Christ.
Contact your Congregational Pastor for more information.
It’s as simple as that! Anyone can do it. Just open the bible and watch God work.
We believe God speaks powerfully through his word. You don’t have to be a Bible teacher or church leader to read the Bible with someone.
Reading the Bible with another Christian is a great way to help each other know and love Jesus better.
You could read with:
Someone who is new to church or not well connected
An older or more mature Christian who can disciple you
A younger or newer Christian who you could encourage
It can be helpful to meet in threes, that way if one person has to cancel, you can still meet for the week!
We’d love to encourage you in reading one-to-one. Click here to get started and receive a starter-pack with some helpful tips. If you don’t know who to read with, we can help offer some suggestions from people at church.
Here’s some answers to FAQ’s in the meantime…
What should we read?
Start with Ephesians, 1 Thessalonians, or for something more challenging, Daniel 1-6.
How often should we meet?
Weekly is best, or fortnightly is fine too. Any less frequent and it is hard to keep up momentum.
Is this a long term commitment?
No – it doesn’t have to be. From the beginning, agree to give it a try for 3 months weekly or 6 months fortnightly!
Where should we meet?
Anywhere that is convenient for you both: a cafe, park, workplace (before or after work, or during lunch), school, university. The key is to find somewhere you are both comfortable.
How long do we meet for?
1 hour is a good amount of time: 15 mins catching up, 30 mins reading, 15 mins praying. But if you have more or less time, do what you can! A lot can be achieved even in a 30 minute lunch break.
What preparation do I need to do?
The beauty of reading the Bible one-to-one is that you can do it without really doing any preparation. God speaks through His word – we only need to read it to hear God speak. And this is meant to be something easy and relaxed, not a teaching session. However, it can be really useful if both of you read through the passage together before arriving – then you’ll be familiar with it and have questions and insights ready to share.
Find joy in the friendship, support, and encouragement that comes with meeting one-to-one. Most importantly, enjoy God as you spend time with Him in his Word and hear Him speak.