Our Ministries

How you can get connected

Ages 2-Grade 6

BridgeKids

Children are an integral part of our family and have their own gifts to bring. We encourage them to participate fully in all aspects of church family life, with opportunities to serve in Kids Ministries, hospitality, greeting, prayer, outreach and more.

We believe wholeheartedly that children, like adults, are created to have relationship with God and to extend His Kingdom rule wherever they are!

Mothers are welcome to use our Nursing Mother’s Room (inside the auditorium). It’s a private, quiet area where you can hear and see the service while tending to your little ones.

On Sundays, following our worship time as a whole family, we have an interactive kids church program BridgeKids tailored to each age group:

  • Prek (ages 2) to SK Explorers
  • Grades 1-3 Trailblazers
  • Grades 4-6 Young Warriors

We believe wholeheartedly that children, like adults, are created to have relationship with God and to extend His Kingdom rule wherever they are! We’re diligent in maintaining a loving and safe environment where our kids learn about the Bible, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through interactive media and engaging activities. Using memory verses and object lessons, they learn how to use the gifts and abilities God has given them to love others.

Grades 7 & 8

Junior High

We want our junior high-ers (Grade 7-8) who have just graduated BridgeKids to know that God has a plan and purpose for their lives!

At Beyond, we get practical about what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ and playing your role in the church. Beyond meets twice a month in the youth area – don’t miss it!

Grades 7+

Youth

Our heart is to EQUIP the youth to encounter God, be transformed by His unconditional love and build an unshakable foundation in Him. Our youth gatherings are where young people can come at the end of a long school week, relax, be real and be accepted while pursuing God.

We meet every Friday at 7pm to worship, study the Word, fellowship together and have fun.

Our heart is to EQUIP the youth to encounter God, be transformed by His unconditional love and build an unshakable foundation in Him. Our youth gatherings are where young people can come at the end of a long school week, relax, be real and be accepted while pursuing God. Our desire is that; all that we are, is not contained within our walls but to be a voice to the Durham region, and to impact our youth to:

  • Become more secure in their identity in Christ
  • Engaging other youth, from all walks of life
  • Moving in the gifts of the Spirit (and using them boldly even in our services)
  • Ready and able to share the gospel
  • Worshiping freely with their whole heart

Ages 18-25

Young Adults

The Young Adults (Ignition) are trailblazers, set on fire for Him. Our heart is for our Young Adults to encounter God personally and to know who they are in Him, living their lives as testimonies by His grace.

Ignition meets every Friday at 7:30PM to worship, study the Word, fellowship together and have fun.

In every gathering, we desire our Young Adults to:

  • Be transformed by His power and His presence.
  • Be rooted in the truth of His Word.
  • Be set on fire for Him, for His glory, to be His hands and feet to the world.
  • Be trailblazers, leading their generation to The way, The truth and The life.
  • Be empowered to become leaders wherever God places them.

Men

Frontline

Frontline come together for fellowship, to rub shoulders and develop into men of God. They aim to become men who lead well in their families, in the church and the market place.

At The Bridge, we believe the New Testament places men as leaders in the church and home, and that it defines leadership as servant-hood. Frontline seeks to empower the men of the church to love, serve, and protect the women and children in their lives. We believe this brings security and peace to a home, and creates an environment where family members can reach the greatest heights of their potential.

On the last Saturday of most months at 8AM, Frontline meets for a hearty breakfast and fellowship at the church. Check our upcoming events section to confirm.

We want to honour and celebrate what men bring to the Church. The men’s ministry strives to be for men for all seasons encouraging one another to:

  • Have an intimate vibrant personal relationship with the Lord
  • Be good husbands and fathers
  • Live out a good testimony in our community and workplace
  • Walk in holiness (especially sexual purity)

Ladies

Sparkle

The ladies at The Bridge embrace what it means to be relevant as women. They seek to discover God’s intentions for them as they unearth their treasures within and SPARKLE for Him.

Our women’s ministry Sparkle encompasses a variety of opportunities for women of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Sparkle meets every other month at The Bridge for delicious food, fellowship and a relevant message. Check out our upcoming events to confirm date and time & feel free to join them!

Through the Word and Spirit, Sparkle seeks to encourage our community of precious ladies in spiritual growth and personal development. Together they are discovering how to use the treasure God has placed inside of them to become better ambassadors for Christ, learn how to effectively extend and serve in His Kingdom. As women they desire to make a difference that has eternal value!

Ages 60+

Legends

Our Legends have great stories to tell, and a deep heart of thanksgiving to impart. The over 60s meet regularly for fellowship and encouragement in God’s Word, testimony and prayer. Collectively, they have served the Lord for hundreds of years! Together, the Legends aim to demonstrate the wonderful, powerful truth that an intimate relationship with Jesus transforms our “inner man” allowing them to become increasingly like our Lord and Saviour.

Sharing Life, Jesus & Faith

Alpha

Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people from any background can encounter Jesus. It’s the perfect platform to bring friends for a conversation about life, faith and Jesus.

Over 1 million people in Canada have experienced Alpha, and millions more have taken Alpha in over 100 countries and over 100 languages around the globe.

See What’s Happening or email Pastor Dom at dom@thebridge-can.com for more information on when we’re offering Alpha.

Explore life, faith and meaning together. through:

  • Connection: Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. It’s no different at Alpha. Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a cup of tea, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships.
  • Content: The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”
  • Conversation: The discussion time is an opportunity for people to respond to the talk, hear from others, and contribute their own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.

Healing through discipleship

Freedom Session

Freedom Session (FS) is writing your story with a new and God-inspired ending. FS is a 20 week, intensive healing-discipleship journey that uncovers the roots of pain in our lives and invites Jesus to heal those areas of our hearts. This is a Christ centred healing journey that will give you the tools to move from areas in your life where you feel stuck, to greater levels of freedom and hope.

See What’s Happening or email us at info@thebridge-can.com for more information on when we’re offering Freedom Session.

Do you battle with any of the below? Beneath these symptoms, you will find a wounded and empty heart, looking for hope and meaning. As Jesus begins to heal the heart, the unhealthy and destructive ways we used to escape the pain in our lives become less and less attractive. Shame loses its grip on our lives and the lies that controlled us are replaced by God’s truth.

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Broken marriage
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Pornography
  • Sexual woundedness

Freedom Session impacts people from every walk of life and addresses countless areas of struggle and pain. It’s for you no matter where you fall on the spectrum of having no church experience to have followed Jesus your entire life.