About Connect Groups

What are Connect Groups?

At The Bridge our mission is to “Connect all people to encounter God’s Word & Spirit”.  One way we live this out is through Connect Groups. Connect Groups are small groups that meet together regularly, united around common interests, a particular life stage or an activity.  Connect Groups are safe places where you can build relationships, share authentically and grow spiritually.

In Connect Groups, we desire to:

  • Promote healthy relationships
  • Empower people for ministry
  • Release the creativity the Holy Spirit stirs in believers
  • Impact our community

What does a Connect Group look like?

Connect Groups are relaxed environments where you can come as you are, and connect with others.  As a group you’ll explore a specific topic/interest together and have some element to build your faith: Bible study, prayer, worship or testimony.

How often will my Connect Group meet?

Each Connect Group will meet weekly over the course of a term (6-10 weeks).  As terms are brief to accommodate busy lifestyles, we encourage you to commit to the weekly gatherings.

Who can start a connect Group?

If you call The Bridge your home and have a passion to lead a group, we invite you to share your idea with us! Regardless of your experience, our Connect Group training will equip you to lead your own group. Stay tuned as we will be posting online training sessions.

To kick start the process,  fill out the online form to submit your idea to start a new Connect Group!

Is childcare provided?

Some Connect Groups provide the option for childcare during their meeting.  If childcare is provided, we ask that you share in the costs to honour those taking care of our children.  Please talk with the Connect Group leader for more details on childcare arrangements.