Classes @ Bridgeway
We are excited to offer a wide range of classes at Bridgeway! We believe in faith seeking understanding and classes at Bridgeway are a great way to be equipped and encouraged in your faith. We have classes focused on the Bible, theology, culture, identity, spiritual practices, parenting, finances and more, so scroll down to find a class for you!
Exploring Missional Community Leadership
Leader: Heather Johnson
A missional community is a great place to grow spiritually and build relationships at Bridgeway. Join us for a 90-minute introduction on how to start a new group. There is a lot of flexibility to create a group around a lifestage, interest, or geographic area and easy access to resources and support. Register for one of the times below to hear more about what and how to get a group started.
Option 1: Wednesday | 7:00-8:30pm | Apr. 14
Option 2: Sunday | 11:00-12:30pm | May 23
The Path is a discipleship class we want everyone who calls Bridgeway home to experience. It is a personal journey - one that will deepen your connection with God and His Church while helping you discover your part in the grand story God is writing. The Path isn’t just about learning information, it is an opportunity for transformation as you gather around tables and participate in experiences that allow you to ask questions and explore together how God has wired you to participate in His Kingdom. The richness of the class is found in the small group environments, and that richness develops as group members are consistent in their attendance. Please plan to attend all sessions and the extra experiences. If you are going to miss more than two sessions, please wait and sign up for The Path at another time.
When: Wednesdays | 7:00-8:30pm | Apr. 21 - June 9
Cost: $15 per person (Covers class materials and closing celebration); couples do not share materials
Financial Peace University
Facilitators: Matthew and Lexi Stewart
Financial Peace University is a proven financial makeover plan that has worked for millions of families over 20+ years. Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. Think about it, you could never fight with your spouse about money again! (You will never be asked to disclose your own financial situation in this group.)
When: Tuesday | 6:30-8:30pm | Apr. 13th - June 8th
Cost: $89.00 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.
Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
Leader: Pastor Paul Thome
This class will walk parents through the skills of emotion coaching their children - and is applicable to parents of children newborn through young adults. The focus is on developing the skills needed to build emotional health in kids by examining their current parenting style (complete with an assessment), learning how to listen better, learning how to ask powerful questions, offer choices and alternatives, and build a greater emotional bond with their kids.
When: Sundays | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm | Apr. 11 - May 16
Cost: $5.00 per person includes workbook
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
Leaders: Pastor Brian Kiley and Heather Johnson
"Who am I becoming?" That was the question nagging John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So, he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: "Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life." It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was - and continues to be - the answer he needs. Too often, we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil. In this class, you’ll find a fascinating road map to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.
Women’s Class Session 2
Wings of Faith by Joanna Thomas Session 2 - 5 weeks
Facilitator: Joanna Thomas
Join the author on a five-week journey of self-examination, leaving behind your old ways of managing trials as you learn to navigate challenging situations and seasons with biblical truth and a godly perspective. You will discover the power of authenticity and learn that self-medicating is really self-defeating. You will explore the purpose in pain and learn how persevering through trials can lead to victory, not just for yourself but for others, as well. If you’re ready to let go of things like denial, avoidance, and procrastination, and embrace the opportunities brought about by the storms of this life, get ready to do an about-face. Prepare to lean in to hardship—and take flight on wings of faith.
When: Thursday | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Apr 15 - May 13
Cost: $10.00, includes study guide
Book of Luke, Be Courageous (Luke 14 - 24) by Warren Wiersbe
Facilitator: Miriam Doonan and Barbara Baldwin
It takes courage to walk out our faith. Courage to stand for what we believe. To set our standards on Biblical truth, not cultural trends. To pursue a life defined by integrity and character. And we find no greater profile in courage than in the life of Christ. This study follows our Savior as he faced opposition, challenged critics, and courageously chose to make the ultimate sacrifice.
When: Friday | 9:30 – 11:30 am | Apr 16 - May 21
Cost: $20.00, includes study guide
We Rise Again! A Study in Ezra and Nehemiah
Facilitator: Kathy Lolas
Table Leaders: Virginia Edwards, Marge Durden, Becky Cardaronella, Nancy Nash-Lund, Michelle Bustos and Terri McCrae
After a year like 2020, we may be feeling more than a little depleted. Come, let’s gather together for some encouragement in the Word and learn how Ezra and Nehemiah marched ahead with the will of God (and a fair amount of confidence). We are concentrating on the book of Nehemiah in this session of We Rise Again!
Men’s Classes Session 2
Keep Climbing by Todd Phillips
Facilitator: Pete Gazzolo
Life is hard. We pray and ask God to help, but many times it seems like he's not there. We know God can perform miracles, yet our problems often remain. Is God listening? Does God care? In these four Bible study sessions, Todd Phillips leads a team to Russia to climb Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe. Todd uses their perilous trek as a backdrop to explore how God works with us through the challenges in our lives.
(Preview link - https://player.rightnow.org/174522)
When: Wed | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Apr 14 - May 5th Zoom
Cost: Free, PDF of material provided
Work as Worship
Facilitator: Mark Roome
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.
When: Tuesday , 6:30-8:30 pm | April 13 - May 18 (6 weeks on Campus)
Cost: $5 includes study guide