Seeking the Welfare of Our City


We, at the bridge, are blessed to be part of a new church located within such a wonderful, growing city. Yet, underneath the glamorous new suburbs, golf courses, palm trees and restaurants lie a host of problems, conflicts and human suffering. Last spring a group of folks at the bridge began discussing the problems our city is facing; wondering how the bridge could be a blessing – the tangible touch of God to our city.

Beginning Sunday, September 10th, we will be kicking off a new eight-week sermon and small group series titled: Seeking the Welfare of Our City. Based on Jeremiah 29, the first three weeks will look at the biblical/theological basis for peacemaking and our Lord’s call to work for peace and justice in our city. The last five weeks will look at the story of Nehemiah – a man who sought the welfare of his city through an ambitious building campaign.

The purpose of our Sermon Based Small Groups (SBSG) are to deepen the three connections in our mission statement: to connect with God’s passion and purpose for our life and with God’s people in our life.  If you’ve never joined a small group or haven’t participated recently, now is the time.  All meetings are at the bridge in the nursery room (enter by the side door).  There are several offerings for SBSGs:

Sundays at 11:45 a.m.
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays at 
2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Sign-up sheets for the sermon-based small groups are at the back of the worship center.  Everyone is encouraged to sign-up!

New Small Group- Begins September 14th

Bob Knerr will be leading a Study of the Book of John.  Envision a 7-week study in the evenings on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm beginning September 14.  It will be limited to 18 students and held at the Church.  Students must be committed to attend and read assignments.  (The whole book of John.)  Nothing would be needed for the participants except a Bible and an inquisitive mind.
Week one:  Introduction and orientation – discuss the author, when written, history of that time, etc.
Week two:  Prologue and chapter one – What makes John different and why?  What is he trying to get across?
Week three:  The “signs” and their meaning
Week four:   The “I AM” sayings and meaning
Week five:  The farewell dinner, discourse & prayer
Week six: – Arrest, trial, and crucifixion
Final: Resurrection, eternal life & charge to disciples

On-going Small Group

There are several on-going small groups at the bridge.  The Men’s Prayer and Share group meets for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. at Bojangles on Village Road in Leland. The Book Club meets the first Friday of each month.  There is also a golf group.  More information and sign-up sheets for these groups can be at the back of the worship center.

For additional information about small groups please contact Greer Broadwater.