At BridgePoint our vision is 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 statement doesn’t stand alone, however; it fits with our strategy, values, and measures.
At BridgePoint, our mission is to encourage every person we meet to take their next step with Christ. The pathway we have created to help you take those next steps is as simple as Connect, Grow, Serve, and Impact.
Next steps almost always begin by connecting with others. To help you connect, attend ConnectionPoint, find your way to a “Meet the Staff” Reception, or join us at one of our Community Connections.
Taking consistent next steps means being in a place where you are challenged and nurtured to grow. That’s why at BridgePoint we want everyone to join one of our on-going Growth Groups and, when needed, take advantage of one of our Specialty Growth Opportunities.
One of the ways that God helps us to grow in Him and connect with others is through serving. To help you see how God has fitted you to serve at BridgePoint, chat with any of our staff and check out our Serve Opportunities.
Next steps with Christ means taking steps out of your comfort zone to make an impact in the world around you. To find out more about Impact Opportunities at BridgePoint, keep an eye on our calendar for events that highlight our impact opportunities, or contact John Hopper.
Churches consider their beliefs to be very important and therefore create doctrinal statements to insure that their beliefs remain over time. Various organizational features are important as well and may be preserved by a church’s constitution. Then there are more environmental or relational dynamics that create a church’s personality. Those factors are often more difficult to define, but in many cases are the very things that make a church feel like a good fit. Those important personality features of life at BridgePoint are what we refer to as our values.
Because the Word of God is powerful, we don’t want to simply be informed but to be ‘transformed by truth”, therefore: BridgePoint values…life-change
By describing the church as a body, the Lord highlights the importance that we play in one another’s lives. It is important to us that life at BridgePoint “feels like family”, therefore: BridgePoint values…relationships
Someone once described life in the church as “one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” The church family should be a place where it is “safe to struggle”, therefore: BridgePoint values…grace
An important part of life in the church is passing the baton of leadership on to the next generation. In other words, we always have “room to grow”, therefore: BridgePoint values…developing leaders
In commissioning the church Jesus said, “You will be My witnesses … even to the remotest part of the earth.” Jesus clearly has a “heart for the world” and we want to share His passion, therefore: BridgePoint values…missions
At BridgePoint we want to encourage every person we meet to take their next step with Christ. But how do we know if someone is taking those next steps? There’s no perfect way to measure one’s walk, but we have found it helpful to hold up a mirror to see just how well we are doing in the following areas:
Walking with God
Experiencing God’s hopes, dreams, and desires for our lives by learning and living His Word, coming to Him in prayer, and depending on His life throughout the day.
Pursuing honest and vulnerable relationships that cherish and challenge all the people God has put in our lives.
Freely telling others the message of Christ, cultivating relationships with non-Christians, and praying that they would come to know Him.
Joyfully pouring out our time, skills, money, and possessions to partner with God in what He is doing, both at home and around the world.