We believe that community is essential for abundant living within our church walls as well as in the world around us. All of our groups for adults create space to:

Connect with others

Grow in our faith journeys

Serve alongside one another

All visitors, guests, and members are encouraged to check out our opportunities to Connect, Grow, and Serve in the church and community around us.


We have several ways  to connect with others and grow in your faith based on different interests and life seasons. We have large Connect Groups for senior adults (Pillars), young adults (Branches) and smaller Connect Groups like book clubs,  small groups, and topical support groups. Groups offer the opportunity to meet new people in the church and community, while having a chance to explore topics of faith and life in safe and friendly settings. 


Feasting on the Word – 9:00 AM – Sundays – Room 207-209 – Pastor Gary and Arlan Van Roekel (Begins September 4)

  • Follow the lectionary passages for the year, and take a deeper dive into their meaning. 

Right Now Media Group – 9:00 AM – Sundays – Room 201-203 – Dave Vanderwerff, Gerrad Clausen, and Lee Towe (Begins September 11)

  • Join Dave Vanderwerff, Gerrad Clausen, and Lee Towe as they help lead a discussion on a topical video small group. This class is also available as an online Sunday School option. 

Young Adult/Young Family Group – 4:00 PM – Sundays – Offsite

  • This group discusses the sermons preached on Sunday mornings and contains young adults, parents, and kids. It meets offsite in the homes of some of its members. 

Pillars – 9:30 AM – Wednesdays (2nd & 4th) –  Room 207-209 – Arlan Van Roekel (Begins September 14)

  • A place to connect with other retired individuals, share prayer requests, explore biblical teaching together, participate in service projects, and have social events. 

Men's Coffee Hour – 9:00 AM – Thursdays –  Room 207-209 (Begins September 15)

  • Join other retired men for a time of coffee and conversation at the church on Thursday mornings throughout the fall.

Women's Bible Study – 9:30 AM – Fridays –  Room 207-209 – Barb Van Roekel (Begins September 23)

  • A place to connect with other women and grow in your love of God and others with the study "The Gospel on the Ground" by Kristi McLelland. Email Barb ( if you'd like to join.


Worship and Prayer Night – 6:30 PM – Friday, November 18 – Sanctuary

  • Join us for worship and prayer night.


Level 2 ASL– Tuesdays, October 25-December 6, 6:00-8:00 PM 

  • The Level 2 ASL class is taught by Sherry Long. This class is for individuals 13 years old through adults who have taken the level one class. 
  • Cost: $10.00

    Bring your book from the Level 1 class.


Creating Connections (3-week class) – Sundays,  November 6, 13, 20 – 6:00-7:30 PM – 2nd Floor Triangle 

  • If you have been looking for a place to meet people at the church, learn about your spiritual gifts, and learn about how your gifts might fit in at the church, check out this 3-week gathering. You'll eat pizza together, get to know each other, and explore what connections God might be inviting you into in this next season.


Short Term Mission Small Group (6 weeks) – Monday, November 7 – 6:30 PM 

  • Our church believes that God calls us to serve people beyond our church walls, and we have a deep history of doing that through mission trips. As we prepare to re-enter more mission opportunities after Covid, come join others who are passionate about mission as we keep learning to do mission in ways that are effective and honoring to the people we serve. Led by Marlene Hummel and Heidi Zlab.



A great way to connect with others at The Bridge, is serving others by using our passions and talents on Sunday mornings, during the week, and for special events as they arise. Serve Groups also offer a chance to connect with other volunteers who share similar interests, as well as the members who attend our church and events.

  • Sunday Hospitality
  • Worship 
  • AV/Tech
  • Kids Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Outreach
  • Habitat for Humanity

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