Family Ministries Mission
We exist to partner with families as they mature in Christ. Healthy families include strong marriages, confident parents, and empowered kids. In light of this, Family Ministries will resource, encourage, and equip couples in marriage and parents/guardians, as the primary disciple-makers in their home. We believe parents are the first and primary disciple-makers. Age-specific classes and gatherings are offered in order to empower kids and youth in their spiritual growth and are supplemental to their discipleship at home.
Age-appropriate, gospel-centered classes are offered on Sunday mornings for kids ages birth through 6th grade. Student worship gatherings are held on Wednesdays at 6:30p and small groups take place throughout the week for middle and high school students in grades 7th through 12th.
Young adults, ages 18 to 29, are invited to join Anchor Ministries on Tuesday evenings in the Backroom at 8:08p for worship, encouragement, and community.
Healthy families include strong marriages. We encourage couples to invest in their marriages by participating in the Grace Marriage Initiative. This ongoing initiative is a program that offers monthly online resources including date-night check-in lessons to keep couples engaged in intentional conversation about different aspects of marriage and life. In addition to online resources, Bridgeway Family Ministries offer four Grace Marriage Quarterly Coaching events a year. During this Saturday event, couples spend time evaluating their marriage, identifying the areas to celebrate and those to press into with grace and intentionality to bring transformation. Visit our Events page to register for the next event!
We believe that parents/guardians are the primary disciple-makers of their homes. Bridgeway Family Ministries partners with parents by providing resources, encouragement, and equipping with these words in mind, “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” Deuteronomy 6:7.
One of the greatest responsibilities of a parent is to disciple their children to know, love, and follow Jesus. We approach family discipleship through the lens of four plumb lines. These short statements are the truths through which we want to commission parents to the task of discipleship in their homes. These are neither the final word nor an exhaustive list of parenting instructions, but these four little statements help us to answer the question, “What does it mean for parents to disciple their children?” For more info, please visit our Events page to sign up for our next First Steps class.
1. Parents are neither saviors nor sanctifiers.
2. Parents are pastors.
3. Parenting requires modeling.
4. Parents must keep the end in mind — to send.
Growing and Expectant Families
We celebrate with growing families at Bridgeway. If your family has grown or you are expecting a child either through birth, foster, or adoption, we want to connect with you to offer encouragement and prayer. Please fill out our info form to get connected. We look forward to partnering with you in this exciting season!
Foster and Adoption Ministry
The Foster and Adoption Ministry (FAM) serves families at Bridgeway that are fostering or adopting children. The FAM team focuses on the various needs of families as they enter into or continue their journey through the challenges and celebrations of growing families through fostering and or adoption. For more information or to help click here.
Bridgeway is a diverse spiritual family that celebrates and recognizes the differences in gender, ethnicity, age, gifting and life stage. In 2020, Bridgeway Family Ministries hosted its first Connected Seminar in an effort to celebrate, encourage and equip the diverse spiritual family in the life stage of Singleness. You can access the teachings from this seminar here under the "Connected Resources" sidebar.