Although BridgePoint Bible Church has a detailed and comprehensive Statement of Faith, we can sum up much of what we believe in the following words...
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and as such allows us to confidently know about God Himself and about how we should live in relationship with Him and others.
WE BELIEVE that just as God calls us to community with Himself, He Himself is a God of community, existing in the form of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all of whom are worthy of equal honor and praise.
WE BELIEVE that all humankind was created by and for God, but that the human race has consistently chosen its own path away from God, both individually and corporately. The result of humanity's choice has been a broken relationship with God.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and through His death and resurrection has provided a way for all who trust in Him to have their sins forgiven and to enter into relationship with Him.
WE BELIEVE that simultaneous with an individual's trust in the person and work of Christ, the gift of God's Spirit is given to the individual so that life with God can be lived out by Christ's strength and on His terms.
WE BELIEVE in life after death for everyone who has lived. Those who have trusted in Christ will enjoy a relationship with Him forever, but those who have not trusted in Him will incur the wrath of a God whose offer of forgiveness and reconciliation has been rejected.
At BridgePoint our mission is simply this: to encourage every person we meet to take their next step with Christ. This means that we don’t want to just lead people, we want to come along side them. It also means we believe that whether you are just seeking Christ for the first time or have been a believer for many years, Christ has a next step for you and we want to help you take that next step.
Our vision is that when people start taking their next steps with Christ we will see big things start to happen, not just in the life of individuals but within our community as well. Rather than being focused on constantly building bigger and brighter programs that people “come and see,” our vision is to see those at BridgePoint going into their workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities as great expressions of grace and hope. You might say that our God-sized dream is that one day BridgePoint would have thousands of people who gather together to worship God, are instructed and refreshed, then sent out renewed as the hands and feet, eyes and ears of Jesus in this world. Then we would have stories to tell!
Every church has services and programs, but what really makes a church is what they value beneath the surface. At BridgePoint, there are five values that stand out…
• LIFE CHANGE
Because the Word of God is powerful, we don’t want to simply be informed but to be transformed by truth.
Since the church is to be a body, it is important to us that life at BridgePoint feels like family.
While we want to encourage next steps, we also strive to be a place where it is always safe to struggle.
From the very beginning, BridgePoint has had a heart for the world and we intend for it always to be that way.
• DEVELOPING LEADERS
A church dies if its leadership gets old. At BridgePoint, we believe that it’s important to always be
passing the baton of leadership to the next generation.
While it might seem as though BridgePoint Bible Church is the “new kid on the block” (having only moved to our Katy Freeway location in June 2007), BridgePoint is actually the “next step” in a visionary ministry to impact west Houston and beyond with the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ that began 80 years ago.
In 1933, as the westward expansion of Houston was pushing toward the Spring Branch area, several key leaders envisioned a church that would embrace the needs and opportunities of the growing community. Shortly thereafter Spring Branch Community Church was planted on Long Point Road. That would be our home for the next 74 years.
Over those years God would grow a passionate community of Christ-followers who would be instrumental in planting a number of churches throughout the greater Houston area, sending hundreds of missionaries out to serve around the world, starting camps and clubs and more, all with a view to helping others take their next steps with God.
In 2002, as we began to pray and plan, God made it clear that He had a “next step” in mind for the entire church. Over the next 5 years the Lord would help us take many “God-sized” steps as we purchased land, crafted building and ministry plans, built our new campus, changed our name, said good-bye to our long-time home and moved to our new location on the Katy Freeway just west of Eldridge Parkway.
As evidence that God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,” BridgePoint Bible Church opened her doors on June 10, 2007! Since that date, God has continued to call BridgePoint forward in reaching out to her most obvious neighbors in the Energy Corridor as well as to those in need across the globe.
Pathway to Membership
BridgePoint is an independent church which means that the decisions of the church are made right here at BridgePoint. Members of BridgePoint nominate the church’s leadership and vote on major issues, making membership at BridgePoint more than just a formality. To become a member, you are asked to attend ConnectionPoint and our Exploring Membership classes, agree with our articles of faith, and then meet with two of our elders so that they can hear your faith story.
Third Sunday of every Month
Church should never be about receiving a download of information, it should be about people getting to know one another and encouraging each person to take their next step with Christ, whatever that might be. That is what ConnectionPoint is all about. This one hour gathering gives you a chance to learn a little bit about BridgePoint and for us to find out a little bit more about you, so that together we can discover how to take next steps with Christ.
Takes Place About Once Per Quarter
The Exploring Membership class gets into the nuts and bolts of BridgePoint. We discuss the church’s heart and distinctives, governance, finances, staff, etc. while giving you an opportunity to meet with pastors and elders informally. We also share a meal together. If you are considering membership at BridgePoint, this is the place for you. For more information about the date and time of the next Exploring Membership class, contact the church office: 832.448.1330.