Get Connected

So what’s the path to getting connected at The Bridge?

PathWe know it can sometimes be hard to know the purpose and distinctives of a particular church. Whether you’re new to The Bridge or you’ve been with us for a while, our hearts’ desire is that you would attend a Membership Class specifically designed with you in mind. These will help you to learn more about our church and how you might be a vital part of us. This class is offered several times throughout the year in hopes that there will be one date that will be convenient for you.  To sign up for a Membership Class, please contact the church office at 818.776.1500. We’d love to see you GET CONNECTED!

Meet the Pastor Luncheons

Paul-Brown-treeEnjoy a wonderful lunch and fellowship with others who are exploring The Bridge Bible Fellowship. You will meet Pastor Paul and his wife, Diane, and learn about the history, mission and vision of The Bridge Bible Fellowship.

If you are new to The Bridge, contact the Church Office to find out when the next Meet the Pastor Luncheon will be offered.

 

How do I become a member of The Bridge Bible Fellowship?

We invite you to join this local body as we seek to know our Lord Jesus Christ and to make Him known!

To become a member of The Bridge, you would need to take our one-day Membership Class (12:15-3:30 pm on designated Sundays) and submit an Application for Membership to the Church Office. Upon completion, it will be approved by a Pastor and an Elder who will also interview you.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Baker in the Church Office (818.776.1500 ext. 136).

Within this class, we will go over the following:

(1) What We Believe

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This is an introduction to the doctrinal statement of The Bridge Bible Fellowship. We will review some particular doctrinal distinctives of our church, including the doctrine of God, the doctrine of the Holy Scriptures, the doctrine of Man, the doctrine of Salvation, the doctrine of the Church and the doctrine of Last Things. Click here for a complete doctrinal statement.

(2) Membership

This will answer some important questions: What is church membership? Why is membership important? What’s involved in becoming a member and identifying with this local body of believers? Scripture places a high value on the local body of believers as we follow Christ. Membership at The Bridge Bible Fellowship is identifying with this local church.

  • What does this “identification” mean?
  • Knowing that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have been baptized (John 3:16, Rom. 10:9-10).
  • Growing in your relationship with Christ and others through personal discipleship (Acts 2:42-47).
  • Supporting this church through prayer and with your tithes and offerings (1 Cor. 8:1-5,12:4-11).
  • Serving in a ministry that utilizes your gifts and talents (Eph. 2:10).

(3) Discipleship

We are committed to you! Our desire is for you to be encouraged and strengthened in your relationships with Christ and others (Acts 2:42-47). We have numerous discipleship groups for any adult age, life stage and gender. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the church or have just been disconnected, there is a group waiting for you to join them.

What is discipleship and why is it important? What is the purpose of a discipleship group (small group)? What kinds of discipleship groups do you have? Is there a place for me?

(4) Baptism – A separate Baptism Class is offered shortly after each Membership Class

We look at questions like…What is baptism? Should I be baptized? The Bridge Bible Fellowship follows the Lord’s example of baptism. We2013-07-21 Ron Louden Baptism practice baptism by immersion as it provides a clear picture of our new life in Christ (Rom. 6:3-4). Actual baptisms are scheduled after the Baptism Class in the 9:00 am Worship Service. Please contact the Church Office (818.776.1500) for Baptism Class dates and to register.