Welcome to The Bridge
Thanks for your interest in visiting The Bridge! We currently meet at
4157 Tulip Park Way in Rancho Cordova – click here for map
Arrive at 9:30 a.m. Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Please call Brian at 916-304-3014 for more information.
What Are Your Meetings Like?
Our meetings are rather long (typically two hours or more) followed by a meal. You may want to give young children a snack prior to coming.
Here is what a typical gathering might look like:
9:30-10:00 – Arrive, greet one another, get something to drink, get family settled
10:00-11:15 – Open Session: Testimonies, Short Teachings, Praises, Prayer.
11:15 – 12:15 – Main Teaching
12:00-1:00 – Lord’s Supper (Pot Providence Meal)
1:00 on – Coffee and Casual Conversation
Should I Bring Food?
Please come as our guest the first time without bringing food. After that, you may bring something to share for our meal. Eating together is an enjoyable and important part of our evening, so please plan to stay for the meal on the very first Sunday you visit.
What Should I Wear?
Most of us dress casually, and we all try to be modest.
What About Children?
We love them! The children are seated with their parents for the meeting.
May We Bring Relatives Or Friends?
Yes, but it is best to let the pastor know. We want to be sure that our homes are set up for all who will attend. It may also help for you to know the intent of our meetings. Though we make considerable efforts to evangelize outside of these meetings, we design our congregational meetings mainly to edify believers, and to help genuine seekers who have earnestly expressed a desire to know more about Christ. You will want to keep that in mind if you bring others. Any person, converted or not, will be welcome, but the real purpose of the meetings should be understood.
Are There Other Meetings Of The Church I May Attend?
Yes, we have a Ladies’ Bible Study, and a Men’s Morning Study. Additionally, we meet Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. for an ETS (Equipping The Saints) Study. Check with the pastor for these options and locations.
Where May I Find Information About Joining The Bridge?
Information about joining the church is available both on this website and by contacting a Pastor. If you are interested, please discuss your desires with the Pastor of the congregation you attend in order to know what is involved.
How Long May I Visit?
We encourage guests to consider attending no more than four to six months before determining whether or not they wish to join. During this time we hope that you will discuss the implications of membership with a Pastor. If there are unique reasons to extend that time, you may discuss this with the Pastor as well. We enjoy having guests, but we do believe there are sound reasons for not permitting indefinite attendance without commitment to the body for those who profess to be believers.
In our view, it is God’s will for each guest, if a believer, to commit to a local church within a reasonable period of time. Delaying that commitment unnecessarily will eventually mean that the believer has become disobedient to God. We don’t want you to be in that position. Our church takes membership seriously. Therefore it is not possible to remain indefinitely among us without making biblical commitments to the church, and us to you. We do hope that four to six months is sufficient time to discover God’s will about joining. In some cases pastors will need to talk about the issue of baptism prior to membership.
If you have further questions, the pastors and members are ready to help. Thank you for considering a visit to The Bridge.