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Halloween Traditions

Hello Bridgeway, Kelly and I wanted to share some reflections on the upcoming holiday of Halloween with you. Some of the cutest pictures we have of our four children...
Posted by Jason Stewart (staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Jason Stewart (staff):

Thank you, everyone, for the comments and dialogue. I am excited about the thoughts I read here and the questions. As we approach this holiday in our culture, I want to share a post with you from a friend who is a Family Pastor in Texas.

I am having some great conversations with many of you around this topic. There are some great questions on how our family walks into the the tension of engaging our culture for Jesus (vs staying in the ends of the spectrum of conforming to the culture or avoiding culture). I find that how we engage this holiday and other aspects of this culture are not as black and white as we would like for it to be.

Here are some quotes from the the post, Instilling Identity in your Kids this Halloween, that stood out to me (I hope you will take five minutes to read and reflect):

  • …not about convincing you that one way to celebrate is better than another. 
  • The small shift from “you” to “we” is a powerful one.
  • The principle that our activity flows from our identity is seen throughout Scripture, where God frequently reminds us who we are before telling us how to live.
  • Starting with identity rather than activity is one way that we can parent our kids as God parents us.

Yesterday, I had the question “with doing this in your neighborhood on Halloween, how do you help your kids with the scary costumes and things of the holiday?” We are discerning. We trust God that He will lead us as parents and protect us while we as a family represent Him to the people around us. Just as this post gives an example, we take time to discuss what we value as a family found in Scripture and in the life of Jesus.

The truth of who we are determines what we do is foundational in every aspect for me and my family. That is why we have taken the time to put words to who we are and teach this to our children (and remind ourselves as parents). This helps us navigate our hearts and actions as a family. It gives greater purpose and intentionality to our days for the Gospel.

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Newcomers Dessert - Friday, October 24th

If you are new to Bridgeway, we’d love to have you join the pastors, staff, elders and ministry leaders in the HUB Chapel for an elegant dessert buffet on Friday,...
Posted by Bridgeway Christian in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Alisha Trask:

Please remove me from all the Bridgeway city emails!
I don’t remember my password that I put in so long ago . I only joined the homeschool group and started getting every events email and notice and now I can’t seem to get it to stop coming.

Thank you,
Alisha Trask
Drowning in emails

Sent from my iPad
On Oct 13, 2014, at 10:44 AM, Bridgeway Christian on The City <(email address removed)> wrote:

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2014 Leading In These Times Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2014 “Leading In These Times” Conference -"A City That Looks Like Heaven” Saturday 10.25.14 @ 8:30am-12:30pm – at St. Paul Missionary...
Posted by Tracy Benda (Staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Larry Lower:


Did you get all the volunteers you needed? If not I might be able to help.

In His Service


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Worship Based Prayer Workshop - October 4th

The Prayer Ministry is excited to welcome back special guest prayer leader Alice Moss for a training session on worship based prayer.  Alice is a Bible teacher,...
Posted by Bridgeway Christian in Bridgeway Christian Church
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Attention Single Adults! The Bridgeway Singles Ministry Fall Launch is this Sunday!

Hello Single Adults at Bridgeway! I want to make sure all of you know that the Fall Launch for Journeys, Bridgeway’s singles ministry, is THIS SUNDAY at 6:30pm...
Posted by Brian Kiley (Staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Pam Prince:

Hi Brian,

Is there child care, I am looking for an opportunity for my daughter to serve in the children ministry while I attend. :)

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Simply the Best Song of Songs Series and Contexts for talking deeper

Hello everyone, this last weekend we started in our Simply the Best: Song of Songs Series that focuses on Relationships, Love, Marriage and Sex. I am attaching my...
Posted by Matt Bach (staff) in FUEL High School Ministries
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Israel Sept 2015 More details & Opportunity to Join

Shalom Chaverim (Peace my friends!) So let me update you on how things are progressing and next steps: 1.    We passed 40 people (Yay! That’s an amazing start!)...
Posted by Matt Bach (staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Steve Moore:

Hi Matt,

I would love to go.  It will depend on the dates selected since I need to be around the first week of each month to do the month-end close.  Also, I’m a single so I would need to share with someone.


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Baby Dedication Special Service - Sunday, October 12th

Hello Bridgeway Families! Our next Baby Dedication Special Service is coming up on Sunday, October 12th at 2pm in the Bridgeway Worship Center.   If you would like...
Posted by Bridgeway Christian in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Bridgeway Christian:

Hi Kathleen.  Registration does not open until this Saturday, August 23rd — that is why you received that message.  Try again on Saturday and you should be fine.  

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40 Day Fast Begins Tuesday August 12th

AUGUST 12TH – SEPTEMBER 20TH Our All Church 40 Day Fast begins Tuesday, August 12th at 12:01am and continues through Saturday, September 20th at 11:59pm. Please...
Posted by Bridgeway Christian in Bridgeway Christian Church
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See the Bible in Color - Israel Tour Sept. 2015

As we are spending 2014-15 studying the Gospels in our Being Jesus series, the best way to watch the text move from black and white into color is in the places...
Posted by Matt Bach (staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Matt Bach (staff):

Ruth, Monica I put you down! Expect an email tonight or tomorrow with more details and next steps! Its exciting! Valerie, definitely pray for that miracle – if God wants you to go the money will come together. Until then, do little things to begin saving up just in case (change, recycling, little jobs for friends, everything!) 

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Critical News to talk about at our Parent Town Hall

The Summer is Over (or nearly over)! You may be glad your teens are getting back in the routine for the school semester or already anxious about all the load ahead...
Posted by Matt Bach (staff) in FUEL High School Ministries
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Message Notes from July 26 & 27 from Matt Bach

Hi Bridgeway, we hope you were blessed by the Youth Takeover Weekend and the Message this weekend. I pray it has reformatted your approach to prayer and inspired...
Posted by Matt Bach (staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Jack Exton:

Aaron Park, could you elaborate? I was not present at a service and was out of town.

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Baptism - July 19th & 20th

Hello Bridgeway, Next Sunday, July 13th, is the last day to register if you want to be baptized at our next All Church Baptism taking place on: Saturday, July 19th Sunday,...
Posted by Bridgeway Christian in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Phillip Kennedy:

Pam I just noticed my email is not working. Not sure if the email was already sent out if it was could I get it resent to me please. Thank you

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invest Commitment Weekend Review

If you were unable to attend this weekend’s invest commitment celebration, be sure to check out the videos below, and if you feel God calling you to get your commitment/donation...
Posted by Bridgeway Christian in Bridgeway Christian Church
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Baptism Class is This Weekend!

Hi Bridgeway! We’ll be having baptisms at Bridgeway on the weekend of July 19/20, and if you’re interested in being baptized I’d like to invite you to attend...
Posted by Brian Kiley (Staff) in Bridgeway Christian Church
Comment from Pam Erickson (Staff):

Hi Samuel. 

Yes, you can still be baptized.  There’s one more class before the baptism if you’d like to attend.  It’s being held on Sunday July 13th at 9:00am in Room 302 which is located between the church office and the Hub.

The Church Baptism is being held after 2nd service on Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th.

Since you have already signed up to be baptized, you will receive an email several days prior to the Church Baptism with all of the details you need to know for baptism weekend (such as when to check-in).  We hope you will attend the class as well. 

Hope this info helps.  Have a great weekend!

Pam Erickson

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Bridgeway Christian Church is a real church for real people. You’ll find an accepting atmosphere focused on genuine worship and messages that will apply to your everyday life.

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