Bridge Church is an evangelical, protestant church that uses the Bible as our guide for faith and practice. We affiliate with the Northshore Baptist Association, the Louisiana Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention for local, state, and global missions and ministry.
Bridge Church seeks to utilize existing community and neighborhood space in order to live out the values of simplicity and reproducibility. This also helps to keep our overhead low, so that we can put more of our resources into our mission of connecting people to Christ and His mission. We see ourselves as partners with the West St. Tammany YMCA and other organizations as we utilize their space.
Bridge Church is an evangelical, protestant church, but everyone is welcome to worship and grow with us. We teach directly from the Bible. Dress is casual and the setting may seem too informal. The songs may be new to you. We have a class for the kids during the sermon. We will respect your desire to grow and learn at your own pace. You’ll probably meet other Catholics who reconnected with faith at Bridge Church.
Kids ages sitting through 6th grade have an age appropriate class just for them following our live worship and celebration time. This lasts about 25 minutes. They meet in the kids spaces around the YMCA. All our teachers and helpers go through Background checks and regular training through our Bridge Next Gen Ministry. We follow the rhythms of (1) Regular Bible Study, (2) Fun Events, (3) Camps and Retreats, for all our next gen groups. Learn about these opportunities seasonally at a Bridge Gathering.
On any given Sunday, about 30% of our attendance is under the age of 12 and they have a blast! Our Bridge Kid’s ministry offers environments on Sundays for babies sitting independently through 6th grade.
Here’s a breakdown:
We offer a nursery for babies sitting independently up to age 2.
Ages 3-K stay in with parents for worship & are then dismissed with a teacher for an age appropriate lesson during the sermon.
K-3rd grade stays in with parents for worship & are then dismissed with a teacher for an age appropriate lesson during the sermon.
Grades 4th-6th stay in with parents for worship & are then dismissed with a teacher for an age appropriate lesson.
Grades 7th -12th stay in service and meet for evening Bible Study during the summer.
All of our teachers go through background checks and regular training through our Bridge Next Gen Ministry.