Mission & Vision
Whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, you will be accepted and loved at theBridge. Why? Because love is what God has given us and He has called us to extend that same love to each other. We are all imperfect and make mistakes. We serve a loving God who picks us up from our failures, dusts us off and moves us forward. We seek to grow together, in community with one another, learning from our mistakes and encouraging each other toward all that God has for us.
We are a missional church at theBridge! We have a heart for the New River Valley and want to make an impact for the Kingdom. We know that to reach the lost, we have to make Jesus practical to everyone we meet. From our Open Hands Backpack program to our annual Serve Our City, we love being Jesus in our community. We're a real group of people from all walks of life who love Jesus!
The following are the core beliefs of theBridge Christiansburg based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
The Fall of Man
The Plan of Redemption
We believe that Adam and Eve, the precursors of the entire human race, were created in the image of God; however, they disobeyed God and became sinners. Through Adam, all people inherited sin’s nature and consequences, and all are in need of a Redeemer (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12, 19).
We believe that Christ died for all of us while we were still sinners; He took the punishment for our sin. With His own blood, He purchased salvation and redemption for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Isaiah 53:5; Titus 2:14).
Salvation through Grace
Repentance & Acceptance
We believe that salvation is totally an act of God’s grace that is accessed through faith in Jesus Christ. No person can be good enough to earn salvation, and “being good” does not contribute to receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8, 13).
We believe that, when people repent for their sins and accept Christ, they are justified through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross. To repent means to be sorry for sins, but it also means to turn away from a sinful lifestyle. Accepting Christ means believing in Him as the only Savior. To be justified means being declared “not guilty” in regard to sin (Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 1:9).
We believe that the change that takes place in people when they are “born again” is very real. They receive righteousness through Jesus Christ, and they are empowered by the Holy Spirit; therefore, they should have new desires, interests and pursuits (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17).