Adults

Services

Sundays 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM • OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


CONNECT • GROW • SERVE

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.

CONNECT & GROW

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. 

SUNDAY MORNING OPPORTUNITIES

How to Read the Bible – 9:00 AM – Room 207-209 – Sara Gregory – Starts October 3

  • A place to connect with others and learn about how to read different parts of the Bible faithfully and thoughtfully.

Your Time Is Now – 9:00 AM – Room 201-205 & online – Dave Vander Werf and Gerrad Clausen – Starts September 26

  • A place to connect with others and discuss the themes of a video-based, biblical teaching.

Feasting on the Word – 10:30 AM – Room 207-209 – Gary Hanson and Arlan Van Roekel – Starts October 3

  • A place to connect with others and discuss the scripture passages that follow the lectionary each week. 

Enneagram Class – 10:30 AM (every other Sunday) – Room 201-205 – Gina Venteicher & Wendy – Starts October 3

  • A place to connect with others and explore how God uniquely wired you to love him and others using the tool of the Enneagram. 


WEEK DAY OPPORTUNITIES

Men's Group – 7:00 PM – Monday (every other) – Room 207-209 – Steve Sikkink & Chris Sampson – Starts September 20

  • A place to connect with other men and explore the ways that we can see Jesus in the Old Testament. 

Virtual Parenting Class – 8:15 PM – Tuesday – Zoom – Jonny Craig – Starts October 5

  • A place to connect over zoom with other parents and discuss how to follow Jesus in your parenting

Pillars – 9:00 AM – Wednesday (every other) – Second Floor Triangle – Arlan Van Roekel – Starts October 5

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

Women's Group – 9:30 AM – Friday – Barb Van Roekel

  • A place to connect with other women and grow in your love of God and others. 

Men's Group – 7:00-8:30 AM – Saturday – Kevin Smith

  • A place to connect with other men and discuss the book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. 

Register for a Class or Group


INTERESTED IN A SMALL GROUP

If you are interested in a group, but none of the above options work for you, please fill out the connection link below! We will work to get you connected with a small group that meets at another time.

YES, CONNECT ME WITH A SMALL GROUP!


SERVE

A great way to connect with others at MDRC 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

I would Like to Help Serve

UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information or to attend one of the events we have planned, please email Pastor Sara Gregory.

Habitat for Humanity

  • We are looking for eight to ten volunteers to help build a Habitat House. No previous or building expertise is required!  The starting date for this home is Saturday, September 30. Covid protocols will be followed. 
    • Saturday, September 30, 8:15 -11:30 AM
    • Saturday, October 23, 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, November 20, 8:15 AM- 4:00 PM

Sign up to Help Build

Pray & Eat in Johnston Night – 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 30 – Sara Gregory – Meet in Lobby

  • Meet together at the church to pray for the neighborhood, and then go out to local restaurants together for dinner!

Young Adult Cook Out – 6:00-9:00 PM – Saturday, October 9 – Ten Haken's

  • Connect with other young adults at a casual cookout hosted by Britta and Collin Ten Haken. Contact Pastor Sara Gregory for more information.

New Member Class – 12:00 - 2:00 PM – Sunday, October 10 – Senior Staff – Balcony

  • Interested in learning more about becoming a member? Join us for this one-time class after church to learn more about how we as a church feel called to serve Christ in the world. 

Building Bridges (Visitor Dinner) – 6:00 PM – Sunday, October 10 – Pastors Suzanne Vogel and Sara Gregory – Balcony

  • Want to get to know other newcomers at MDRC at The Bridge and learn more about the church? Join us in the balcony for diner and conversation.

Justice & Critical Race Theory Conversation – 6:30 - 8:00 PM – Tuesday, October 12 – Sara Gregory – Balcony

  • As followers of Jesus, we are called to do justice. In the past year, there has been a lot of conversation around racial justice and Critical Race Theory. Join us as we talk about what Critical Race Theory is, how it intersects with biblical justice, and how we as a church are trying to pursue racial justice. 

Grandparenting Workshop – Thursday- Friday, October 21-22 – Mission Church

  • Join other grandparents from MDRC at the Bridge for a simulcast workshop at Mission Church. Learn ways to be intentional about how you love your grandchildren and help them know Jesus. Learn more here: https://legacycoalition.com/summit/

Pray & Eat in Johnston Night – 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, November 11– Sara Gregory – Meet in Lobby

  • Meet together at the church to pray for the neighborhood, and then go out to local restaurants together for dinner!

New Member Class – 12:00 - 2:00 PM – Sunday, November14– Senior Staff – Balcony

  • Interested in learning more about becoming a member? Join us for this one-time class after church to learn more about how we as a church feel called to serve Christ in the world.