Bridge of Life is a diverse community of people who enjoy God and each other.
We are committed to:
Pursuing reconciliation and justice
Inviting others on the adventure of following Jesus
Proclaiming His kingdom
Knowing and loving God
Becoming more like Christ
Growing in relationships with others to serve in ministry and to share the grace of Christ
To be a healthy multicultural congregation
According to a Calvin College report, this means that we are:
Motivated by a vision of the Kingdom of God
Reaching beyond our comfort zones to share Christ in a holistic way with people whose cultures may be different than our own;
Intentional about living out our core values
A congregation that values relationships and hospitality;
A congregation that embraces suffering as a common experience in our journey;
Honestly facing our differences and communicating openly;
Worshipping like a family giving thanks;
Seeking to have multicultural leadership in all levels of service;
Risk-taking and committed to ministry with our neighbors.
To be hospitable; praying, sharing, and caring with all those in pain- We are all in the same boat.
To engage in discipleship in God’s word and be transformed by the gospel of grace.
To grow in relationship with Him and others across racial, socioeconomic and other barriers.
To partner with other churches, ministries and organizations to pursue justice and reconciliation
To train believers to live the gospel of Christ and serve alongside our neighbors.
To support and encourage healthy marriages, family life, children, and youth in our community.
To think globally and act locally toward God’s Shalom in a broken and unjust world.
We seek to be followers of Jesus steeped in the gospel of His grace & truth. We are witnesses of the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in our hearts, our neighborhood, and the world.
To know, love and enjoy God through praise, scripture, creation and Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Psalm 18:46, Psalm 24:1-2)
To grow in the grace of Christ through prayer, fellowship, and humble reliance on the Holy Spirit. (Philippians 4:6-7, 2:1-11, Matthew 6:9-13, James 1:2-4)
To recognize God’s grace to us in Christ, and His call to serve Him & others alongside all of our neighbors. (Matthew 22:39, Colossians 3:23-24)