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Bridgeway Music Mission
Bridgeway Music exists to glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through song and creativity. We are a family of worshippers that seeks to use our gifts to proclaim the glory of Jesus and the beauty of the gospel in all that we do.
1. Gospel Identity
Our identity is not in what we do and how well we do it, but in Christ, to whom we belong. Jesus, by His life, death, and resurrection has done everything necessary to reconcile us to God. This is our confidence in worship. As sons and daughters, we do not worship to earn God’s favor. In Jesus we already have it. Our worship then is a spirit empowered response to who God is and what He has done for us in Christ.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Galatians 4:4-7)
As brothers and sisters in Christ, we recognize that we are all members of one body. We choose to celebrate one another, to honor and encourage one another, and to stand firm against the enemy who would seek to divide us. We will fight against envy and comparison, be quick to repent, and forgive one another as Christ has forgiven us.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. (Colossians 3:12-15)
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3–4)
3. Word & Spirit
The Word of God is our final authority. All that we sing, say, and do is governed by it and we joyfully submit to all that it declares. In corporate worship, we confidently proclaim the truth of the Word and eagerly respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we will strive to sing and say what the Spirit inspires, both what is previously planned or composed and what is prompted in the moment.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:18–21)
God, the Creator, the One who made everything out of nothing, has provided us with a multitude of gifts and resources. In all of our creative expressions of worship, we will seek to honor the Lord by skillfully stewarding what He has given us with excellence and with passion. We will hone our various crafts with zeal, in order to put the Gospel on display, encourage the Church, and glorify the name of Jesus.
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. (Psalm 33:2–3)
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD! (Psalm 150)