Bridge 46 is for students in 4th thru 6th grade. It meets Sunday mornings after the corporate worship portion of our service. Students will be dismissed by one of the pastors from the stage before the main message begins. At the conclusion of the service, students will be walked back into the sanctuary by their teacher to rejoin their family in the final song, prayer and benediction.
Bridge 46 is a unique class structured to cultivate the individual gifts, talents and hearts of our preteens as they start to become more independent in their personal relationship with God, while still being connected to the body of Christ and the big picture of a Christian’s life and journey.
Taking the foundation of a heart that knows God’s love and is beginning to seek to listen for the Holy Spirit, search scripture and become accountable within their circles for their choices and decisions that have the ability to Glorify God. Believing in them when they may not believe in themselves and using biblical truths to help them navigate real life situations for God’s glory and their good. Instilling seeds of habits and tools that can be applied in any situation they may come across in real life.
Offering a safe place they can explore who they are in Christ and what He might have for them, even at an early age without judgment or cookie-cutter expectations.
Bridge 46 uses The New City Catechism for its solid gospel based, real life application approach.
“Catechisms were written with at least three purposes.
- The first was to set forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel—not only in order to explain clearly what the gospel is, but also to lay out the building blocks on which the gospel is based, such as the biblical doctrines of God, of human nature, of sin, and so forth.
- The second purpose was to do this exposition in such a way that the heresies, errors, and false beliefs of the time and culture were addressed and counteracted.
- The third and more pastoral purpose was to form a distinct people, a counterculture that reflected the likeness of Christ not only in individual character but also in the church’s communal life.”