Stealing in Church

Here at the Bridge Network, we practice House Church. And House Church necessitates EVERYONE participate. Church is not a service that is observed, but a gathering where we give and minister to each other. I was recently convicted because I had been acting as a receiver during church—not a giver. During the week, I started to neglect praying for my brothers and sisters. I neglected to ask God how I could serve them and build them up. I started to keep my spiritual gifts to myself and not give them to Christ’s children. In this . . . Read More »

Annual Bridge Network Retreat

Join us for our annual Bridge Network Retreat! This is a great time to get out of the city and connect with other house churches in the Network. We will enjoy several times of worship, teaching, outdoor activities and group games! Here are the details: Date: April 15-17th (Friday night-Sunday afternoon) Location: YMCA Camp Greenkill, Huguenot, NY Cost: Contact your HC leaders from Retreat prices Remember, Retreat money is due by Sunday, March 20th!  

Bathtub Baptism

Huddling in the narrow hallway of a NYC apartment, I stood on my tiptoes to see into the bathroom at the end of the hall. A group of people stood in front of me, all smiling and all straining to get a good view. Just beyond them, sitting in the tub, was Zhen*, a Chinese national that had just come to faith. Beside her on the floor, her Bible study leader, Carol*. Small tears slipped down Carol’s face as she spoke with Zhen right before she baptized her. After Zhen professed her faith and Carol . . . Read More »

Bridge Network Retreat

The Bridge Church is excited for our upcoming retreat this April! Here are the details for Bridge Church folks: Dates: Friday April 17th-Sunday April 19th Location: Camp Greenkill in Huguenot, NY.  You can check out the camp’s webpage here. Cost: Adult: $115 Age: 6-12: $60 Age: 3-6: $20 2 and Under: Free Details: Retreat payments are due to your House Church Leader by March 31st to reserve your spot. The cost includes: 5 meals (3 on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and bunk-style lodging. Make sure to eat dinner on Friday night before . . . Read More »