At The Bridge Community we have people from diverse backgrounds; theologically, economically, and socially. Being the same is not a part of our core DNA. Being found in Christ is!
There are common core factors that make us Christ-followers. This is where we focus. We don’t exclude anyone who has an honest theological disagreement but rather we find unity in the essentials.
What are those essentials? We believe that the essentials have been simply stated in the historic creeds of the Church such as the Apostles’ Creed which says:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal* Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Bridge Community is a part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. If you would like to review a more formal Statement of Beliefs, you can find that on the C&MA national website along with the history, mission, and vision of our denomination.