Bridge Network Retreat 2014

On April 11-13th, members of The Bridge Network (from all over Metro New York) gathered at Streamside Camp and Conference Center for our annual church retreat. Over 50 people came out to enjoy a weekend full of games, fellowship, worship, and challenging messages given by teachers from our very own Network. Engage was the theme of our retreat—engaging those around us with the gospel because God first engaged us! Speakers shared different reasons why we engage non-believers, followed by discussion and prayer in small groups. The weekend was peppered with organized activities (including an art . . . Read More »

Living Out Loud

Living out loud. It is one of the key values of the Bridge Church. What do we mean by “living out loud?” To answer this question, we are going to take a look at the Old Testament. In the book of Deuteronomy, there is a key passage known as the Shema. It goes as follows, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” This prayer—a declaration of God’s unity and sovereignty—is uttered by millions of Jews each day. Following the Shema, there is a section telling the Israelites how, in light of that declaration, they should . . . Read More »

Engage2014 – Our Theme for the Year

Our God is a Global God. He has a heart to engage people—from the person in a far-flung land, to the woman waiting at the bus stop. He wants to engage their hearts, thoughts, and their entire lives! Because engaging others is the heart of our Father, He also leads us to engage others with His love and good news. This year, “Engage” is our theme as a house church network. It is our prayer here at The Bridge that you will get a bigger view of God’s heart and join your house church in . . . Read More »