Classes

We hope you are both excited and curious about the many avenues to learn and grow in our Classes at Bridgeway! We believe in Faith Seeking Understandingwith a desire that everyone will be both inspired and equipped for powerful lives of informed faith, through participation and growth in our classes. We provide an opportunity to learn in a variety of fields focused on the Bible, theology, culture, identity, spiritual practices, parenting, relationships, finances, etc.    

Preview the class descriptions, time and prices below! Classes and details, while very unlikely, are subject to change.

We look forward to learning alongside of you as we grow deeper together!

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Bible & Theology Classes

Biblical Theology (Western Seminary)

This class, taught by Dr. David Nystrom, is for anyone seeking an advanced theology course. Its purpose is to introduce students to the subject and history of biblical theology and to investigate the unity of the Bible. In the class we will explore the ongoing flow of the revelation and redemption process, structured around God’s major covenants, that reaches its climax in Jesus Christ; and to learn a gospel-centered and Christ-centered interpretation. There are two ways to experience this course:

Audit the full course to experience the dynamics of a seminary class. This includes four hours of class time (5:30-9:30pm) for each of the seven sessions and includes a certificate of completion. (No homework or papers are required although reading and participation is encouraged)

Attend the partial course to experience a more focused involvement in a theology class. This includes two hours of class time (6:30-8:30) for each of the seven sessions (no homework, papers or reading are required) Childcare is available for the two-hour session.

Teachers: David Nystrom
Date
: Jan. 29th -March 11th (7 weeks)
Time:
Full Audit, Wednesday,  5:30 - 9:30pm;
Partial Class, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30
Cost:
Full Audit- $199 through Western Seminary; 
Partial Class- $49 through Bridgeway  
* Midweek Children’s Program available for partial class - $ 

Partial Class

Full Audit Western Seminary

A Day with c.s. lewis

See how the major works of C.S. Lewis can change your life in our "A Day with C.S. Lewis" class l. Many of us know him as the author of the children’s fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. But now you can discover why so many of his other books continue to grow in popularity while engaging the hearts and minds of every generation. Join us for an engaging 9 weeks of teaching and discussion on these topics that will deepen your faith and build your confidence in sharing Christ's love.

Teachers: Dr. Dennis and Dr. Janet Fisher
Date
: Jan 26th - March 22nd (9 weeks)
Time: Sunday, 9:00 - 10:30am
Cost: $35 Includes guide and other resources
* Kidsway available

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Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a money-management class taught by the Christian financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. And now you can experience this life-changing class with other people in a local group at Bridgeway. "This newly-revised Dave Ramsey course is taught by Dave on DVD teaching how to do a financial makeover based on Biblical principles." (You will never be asked to disclose your own financial situation in this group.

Facilitators: Matthew and Lexi Stewart, Kenny and Natalie Webb 
Date
: Jan.28th - Mar. 24th (9 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost:$99.00 includes book, access to online activities and assessments, and other printed/digital resources.

    • Couples can share book. Use discount code SHARE at checkout
    • If you have a kit already, please register and use discount code AGAIN at checkout to take the course at no charge.

* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

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Basics of Prayer

Prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God and our growth as Christians. Prayer can feel mystical, overwhelming or intimidating, holding many back from practicing it. God desires to communicate with us and Jesus showed us how to do it. This class will go through the basics of prayer using scripture and practice, and hearing testimonies of lives changed from prayer. There will also be in-class prayer time. By the end of class, you will be inspired and equipped to pray daily for yourself and those around you!

Teachers: Pastor Matt Bach, Cliff Appleby, and Nicole Andrade
Date
: Jan. 25th - Mar.14th (8 weeks)
Time: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm
Cost: $25 Includes book, snacks and other printed/digital resources.
* Kidsway available 

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Family Ministry

Preparing Children for a Pornographic World

The average age when child is first exposed to pornography is 9 years old. It’s a overwhelming and terrifying statistic, but parents can make a difference. This 7 week parenting series, designed for parents of young children (or parents of any age), will inform and equip you to lead your children towards sexual wholeness in a sexually-broken world. A variety of speakers will share from personal experience and/or professional expertise. Topics include: knowing the dangers of early exposure to pornography, talking about sex in a God-honoring and age appropriate manner, equipping your children with healthy coping skills, and creating a culture of grace in your home.

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Date: Jan. 29th - Mar. 11th (7 weeks)
Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00 includes book and other resources
* Midweek Children’s Program available  - $

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Men’s Ministry

Conquer Series: The Battle Plan for Purity

Conquer is a cinematic series on sexual purity, here to help men get to the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom. The Conquer Series is not about behavior modification, but heart transformation. This life-changing, 10-week curriculum provides insights from top Christian leaders who lay out biblical strategies, scientific facts and teach men how to use God’s weapons to become conquerors.

Date: Jan.30th - April 2nd (10 weeks)
Time: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Cost: $49includes workbook and catered celebration dinner.

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Common Man: Uncommon Life

God created us to be courageous, honorable, and to fight with valor. We long for adventure, but somewhere along the way we’ve settled for less. It’s time to re-engage and embark on the incredible adventure God has in store for us. Join us as we feature a group of common men that have chosen to be set apart and live by a code. Their ethos is filled with honor, discipline, integrity, responsibility, and courage. Engage with an extraordinary group of Navy SEALs as they tell us how they’ve chosen to be set apart in a different way—as followers of Jesus. Hosted by former SEAL Jeff Bramstedt, we’ll hear stories of peril, bravery, and adversity as we dig deeply into the Bible to discover timeless principles that will help all men step into the life God has for them.

Date: Jan.30th - Mar 26th (9 weeks)
Time: Thursday, 6:30-8:00 am
Cost: $20 includes workbook

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FORGE: Work as worship

by J.D. Grearer

Many Christians—from the CEO to the teacher to the stay-at-home parent—spend a great deal of time working and yet do not realize how our work intersects with their faith. We compartmentalize our faith to Sunday morning and see the rest of their week as having little to do with their walk with God. Scripture, however, makes no division between the sacred and secular parts of our lives. God gives us our work, talent and skills so that through them we might worship Him. This study will challenge all of us to consider why He may have you in your current position and encourage you to look beyond how your job makes you feel and see the purpose and significance in your work. 

Date:
Jan.28th - Mar. 24th (9 weeks)
Time:
Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Cost:
$25 includes workbook and catered dinner
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

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Women's Ministry Classes

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Here at MOPS, we gather moms of preschoolers. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time, all sharing a similar desire to be the very best mom they can be. So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or fifth-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.

Option 1: Tuesday Mornings
Date:
 Tuesday, Jan. 28th - Mar. 31st
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:15am
Cost: $50 for Mom
*paid childcare available, $65 per child over six months. Infants six months and younger stay with their mom. 

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Option 2: Wednesday Mornings
Date: Jan. 29th - Apr. 1st
Time: Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:15am
Cost: $50 for Mom
*paid childcare available, $65 per child over six months. Infants six months and younger stay with their mom.

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Badge Brides: Discerning the Voice of God

by Priscilla Shirer

Note: This is a bible study for the wives behind the badge and specifically aimed at supporting the unique challenges law enforcement families and marriages encounter. Because of the sensitive nature of their conversations, we respectfully request ONLY active duty, sworn peace officers' wives register.

A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises. Through this study, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God - humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

Date: Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Leaders:  Kirsten Lauppe & Sarah Brown
Cost: $20, includes study guide
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

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How to Read your Bible

You love exploring the Scriptures in awesome sermons, but do you struggle to understand the Bible when you read it by yourself? Would you like to learn to read Scripture the same way our pastors do and gain better clarity and insight? In these seven sessions you’ll develop a greater appreciation for the Bible and develop your ability to read it in a way that lead to increased comprehension and application!

Leader: Kathy Lolas
Date
:
Jan. 28th - Mar.24th
Time:
Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:30am 
Cost:
$25.00 Includes binder, book, and other printed/digital resources.
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

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Mom’s Group studying Romans: 

by Melissa Spoelstra

[This group is for all moms with children still in the home, regardless of the child’s age] We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. It reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. He stepped out of eternity and into time to send us His one and only Son. The gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace personally and to share with others. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us.

Tuesday, 9:00- 11:30am
Leaders:  Otilia Agrigoroae, Corinne Marks and Jill Raby
Date: Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Cost: $20, includes book
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

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Discerning the Voice of God

by Priscilla Shirer

A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises. Through this study, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God - humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

Tuesday Evenings:
Leader: Lori Gallian and June Lamb
Date
: Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time:
Tuesday, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost:
$20.00, includes study guide
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

Wednesday Evenings: Single Women's Group
Leader: Heidi Lawrence
Date
: Jan. 28th - Mar.24th
Time:
Tuesday, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost:
$20.00, includes study guide
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

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2020: Seen, Chosen, Sent

by Christine Caine

In this study, you’ll develop a new understanding of how God sees you and has chosen you to help make Jesus’ name known on this planet. Through biblical teaching and lessons from her own life, Christine will challenge you to share the story of how God's love has transformed your life right where you are.

Leader: Teri Saenz and Karen Cobb
Date: Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time: Tuesday, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $20 includes study guide

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Romans: Good News That Changes Everything 

by Melissa Spoelstra

We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news, the gospel. It reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. He stepped out of eternity and into time to send us His one and only Son. The gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echoes into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace personally and to share with others. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity.

Option 1:
Leaders: Nanci Butterfield and Cindy Perry 
Date:
 Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: $20, includes study guide
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $

Option 2:  
Leaders:  Miriam Doonan and Donna Allen
Date: Jan.31st - Mar. 27th
Time: Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Cost: $20

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Keys to Freedom

by Mercy Multiplied

A companion to Ditch the Baggage, the Keys to Freedom study from Mercy Multiplied is for YOU – whether young or old, new or established believers alike; our heart is to see the body of Christ educated, equipped and empowered to live free and stay free – to be whole, restored, transformed and ready to impact our world with a message of hope.

Option 1: Tuesday Mornings
Leaders: Linda Herrera and Michelle Bustos
Date:
Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:30am
Cost: $20, includes book
*Midweek Children’s Program available - $

Option 2: Tuesday Evenings
Leaders: Pam Robertson and Desiree Tawney
Date:
Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time:
Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost:
$20, includes book
*Midweek Children’s Program available - $

Option 3: Friday Mornings
Leaders: Marge Durden and Becky Cardaronella
Date:
Jan.31st - Mar. 27th
Time:
Friday, 9:00 – 11:30am
Cost:
$20, includes book

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Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture

by Jackie Hill Perry

While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception. In this study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.

Leaders: Melissa Kruthoff and Deana Chitambar
Date:
 Jan.31st - Mar. 27th
Time: Friday9:00 - 11:30am
Cost: $20, includes study guide

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Finding God Faithful

by Kelly Minter

In the midst of hardship, tragedy, and unanswered questions, it’s difficult to glimpse God at work. How do we hold onto our faith during these times? How do we trust God is working all things for our good and His glory? Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable.

Leaders:  Jane Jackson and Kathy Netto 
Date:
 Jan. 28th - Mar. 24t
Time:Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:30am
Cost: $20, includes study guide 
* Midweek Children’s Program available - $ 

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Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment

by Heather M. Dixon

Live intentionally and embrace the abundant life! Do you drift through the day not appreciating the gift of every moment? It’s easy to do. Learn how to make the most of each day by following in the footsteps of Jesus—the One who lived with a joy-filled determination, laser-focused on His mission to love the world.

Leaders: Sheri Woods and Elaine Gazzolo
Date:
 Jan. 28th - Mar. 24th
Time: Tuesday,  6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $20, includes study guide

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Precepts: James—A Faith That’s Real

by Kay Arthur

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God's principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.

Leader: 
Trudy Wolcott
Date:
Jan. 28th – Apr. 14th
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:30am
Cost: $25, includes study guide

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Precepts: Lord, I Want to Know You – A Devotional Study on the Names of God

by Kay Arthur

So much of our confusion and pain results because we don't know God -- who He really is, how He works in our lives. But with Lord, I Want to Know You, that will all change. When you know God more fully by studying His names -- Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others -- you'll gain power to stand strong. You'll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, and provision for your soul's deepest needs. And your walk with God will be transformed.

Leader:
 Marilyn Strong and Sheryl Carpenter
Date:
Jan. 31 – April 10
Time:
Friday, 9:00 -11:30am
Cost:
$25, includes study guide

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