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Here are a few frequently asked question that we are asked. If you have a question please let us know and we will do our best to answer it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are located at 315 N Rogers Waxahachie, Tx 76065.
What time is the service?
SUNDAY AT 10:00AM
How are you keeping safe during COVID-19?
We took 3 very intentional steps to keep you safe.
Our 3 safety precautions:
1. Chair Spacing for Social Distancing
Rows of chairs have been separated by more than 6 feet so you can keep social distancing while at church. In fact we have blocked off every other row to insure a safe distance.
2. Seperate Entrance if you prefer not to be greeted on your way in.
On your arrival the door on the right side of the front of our building you may enter and sit in the first section you see and and not be greeted at the door.
3. No Contact Only Section
For those wanting to enter and leave the building with minumum contact with others this is for you.
Is there something for my kids?
The Bridge Church in Waxahachie is for the WHOLE family! We have a kids service for Nursery through 5th Grade to learn at there own level.
Kids are also welcome to attend the main service with you if you prefer.
How do I get connected?
Community Groups are the life of The Bridge Church. Let be honest real life happens! You don’t have to do life alone. Community Groups meet different nights of the week, however many of our groups have found that Wednesday nights have worked well for them. Join a group today. You are not meant to do life alone.
What will be the worship style at The Bridge Church?
Though the question of “style” is rather unimportant in comparison to much greater issues, it is a common one among believers. Our style will be determined by these questions:
How can we bring honor and glory to God in corporate worship?
How can we utilize music and other worship elements to aid the congregation in engaging with God corportely?
How can we communicate the gospel in the heart language of our community and in the cultural setting in which God has placed us?
How can we make the Word of God central to our weekly gatherings?
How can we worship in a way that celebrates what God has done, is doing, and will do among us?
The words “traditional” and “contemporary” are overused and have all kinds of baggage attached to them. We won’t use either in describing our approach to worship. Instead we will approach the issue of style as people who are bound by what will bring honor to God, but free to express that honor in a variety of creative ways.
And in more plain language, there will be bands, including drums, and other elements that may not create the most comfortable atmosphere for people who are bound by non-biblical traditions, but our greater concern will be communicating the gospel in a way that is culturally relevant and understandable to non-believers and new believers as well as “veterans” in the faith.
How is The Bridge Church governed?
The Bridge will be “governed” by the leadership of the Holy Spirit, but we will be led by Pastors and Elders, who have biblically been assigned the responsibility of overseeing the flock. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only and supreme Head of the church.
“Voting” is essentially a call to divide over a question. Decisions about the direction of The Bridge won’t be decided by a vote, by consensus, or by popular opinion. They will be made by spirit-filled, prayer-empowered leaders who are careful to be accountable to each other and to God for the heavy responsibility of doing what is best for the glory of God and the good of God’s people.
Administration will be handled, as much as possible, by the church’s staff so that the congregation is free to serve and minister to one another and to the community. Read more details about The Bridge’s Leadership Structure.
Why plan a visit?
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What do I wear?
The Bridge is a church for everyone. We encourage people to come as they are and dress in what feels most comfortable.
What type of church?
The Bridge Church is all about helping people find and follow Jesus. We believe it is possible for church to be the highlight of the week for the entire family. We know this happens when we focus everything on Jesus, connect in community, and learn straight from the Bible.
How long are the services?
Our services last about 60 minutes and contain music and teaching from the Bible that will apply directly to your life.
What do we teach concerning the baptism, filling, and gifts of the Holy Spirit?
We can’t offer a fully-stated position or defense here, but offer this brief summary. The “baptism with the Holy Spirit” is something that Jesus promised would occur and which we believe did occur on the day of Pentecost. It is never presented as an event that a believer must seek as an experience subsequent to salvation. Every believer receives the baptism with the Holy Spirit the moment they place their faith in Jesus Christ.
Being filled with the Spirit is a matter of yielding to His control and living in moment-by-moment obedience to Him. We are commanded to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit repeatedly and continually.
The Spirit’s primary role in the life of the believer is to shed light on God’s truth and lead us into closer fellowship with God. Another role He carries out is the gifting of believers to serve other people and share the gospel. We do not see any necessity for the Spirit to have ceased the giving of any particular gifts, nor do we limit the scope of His gifting only to lists of gifts mentioned in the Bible. The Spirit is sovereign and may gift anyone, in any way, for any task that brings Him glory.
We believe in divine healing, but also assert that it is not always God’s will to grant physical healing and that He more often chooses to work through the medicinal and healing capabilities developed by brilliant and gifted people in the medical field. Further, while He calls us to pray boldly, He does not call us to act as sovereign over Him in determining His will. Healing is always at the discretion of a sovereign God.
We do not practice speaking in tongues in our public worship services. This is based on our agreement with the Scriptures that this can be a very confusing thing for nonbelievers to encounter and our weekend services are designed to be a place where believers can always feel confident bringing their non-believing friends.
What denomination is The Bridge Church?
The Bridge is a place for everyone, regardless of religious background. Ultimately, we’re about Jesus, we’re about the Bible, and we’re about the least, the last, and the lost coming to know Christ. We do identify ourselves as Baptists for two good reasons.
One, it helps us quickly identify certain doctrinal distinctives, such as having the Bible as our sole authority, the autonomy of the local church, the priesthood of every believer, believer’s baptism by immersion, and the eternal security of the believer in Christ.
Two, it enables us to partner with other churches in an organized way to plant more churches, send more missionaries, and do greater works around the world for the glory of God.
What is the vision of The Bridge?
You can learn more about our purpose and core values here.
We dream of being a home for spiritually homeless people. We envision a place where people can begin to build a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and with fellow believers, where people do life together in genuine community, and where people grow spiritually in an atmosphere where the grease of God is celebrated.
We dream of a church where real problems are solved and real needs are met as people are drawn closer to God, where people recover from hurts, habits, and hang-ups that prevent them from enjoying meaningful relationships with God and each other.
We dream of a church where God’s Word is honored as our highest authority on earth and as the source of real and abundant life.
We dream of a church that joins in a conversation with the world and community around us about matters of faith and life, that is always bringing the relevance of God’s perspective to issues that face us, and that is willing to engage with the honest questions people have about life, death, God and eternity.
We dream of a church where people serve one another and the community according to the way that God has shaped them, where spiritual gifts, passion, talents, and experiences are a part of how we meet the needs of others inside and outside our church family.
We dream of a church that matters to its community, that makes a visible, noticeable, and tangible difference on behalf of Christ in the real problems that exist.
We dream of a church that celebrates changed lives, that cultivates an atmosphere of freedom to grow and serve and that empowers people with the confidence to do so.
We dream of a church that is seeing lives transformed and are passionately worshiping their Savior.
We dream of a church where movement is happening in the lives of the people in their walk with Christ and an impact being made on the community.
We dream of a church where people begin to build a relationship with Jesus Christ and with fellow believers in multiplying community groups across Ellis County.