Bridge of Hope takes seriously the responsibility to educate our children in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. In this process, we look for ways to transfer head knowledge to heart knowledge so that their whole being may know Jesus Christ as their Savior and King over all creation. Because our middle school and high school students attend various schools, we are challenged to provide educational programs that allow kids to grow, even though they have different educational backgrounds.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when
they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
Our church education program for our 5th-8th grade students and 9th-12th grade students follows Bridge's discipleship process. We study topics pertaining to knowing Jesus, growing in faith, and learning to go and serve. The topics are studied in 5-week small group settings. After one 5-week session, a service-Sunday or break is offered after which the next 5-week small group session begins. The topics/sessions that are being studied include:
The Study of the Gospel of John
Classic Christianity Illustrated
Essentials of the Christian Faith
Our Youth Ministry program involves our Middle School students in 5th-8th grade. It's a newly formed ministry and we look forward to the ways it will grow and impact the lives of our kids. We recognize this is a significant age for spiritual influence and development and desire to support our Youth Director and Youth Sponsors as they engage in and interact with our middle school students. To learn more about this program, please contact Marcus, our Youth Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH PARTNER YOUTH PROGRAMS
We partner with other community churches for midweek programs such as GEMS & Cadets; more can be read about those in the paragraphs below. Our high school age kids are invited to be active in various local church youth programs.
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a faith-based program for girls in grades 4-8. They meet two Wednesday evenings a month during the school year from 7:00pm-8:45pm. Bridge of Hope’s GEMS Club is a joint effort with Covenant & Faith Christian Reformed Churches. The girls meet at Covenant Christian Reformed Church at 106 2nd Street NE. If you have questions or want to learn more about our local GEMS Club email the coordinator at email@example.com.
To learn more about GEMS Girls’ Clubs go to https://gemsgc.org/
Cadets is a youth ministry for boys in 5th – 8th grade. Bridge of Hope, Covenant CRC and Faith CRC’s Cadet program is combined and uses Faith’s building; they meet most Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:00pm during the school year. For more information regarding our local Cadet program email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Calvinist Cadet Corp go to https://www.calvinistcadets.org
Because the issue of abuse is relevant in our society, Bridge of Hope instituted an Abuse Prevention Policy in 2006. Its purpose is to safeguard our children, as well as all of our members, offer guidance and outline appropriate steps should a situation of abuse occur.
Everyone who serves our children is asked to read through the policy (click on the link below), and fill out, sign, and turn in the Volunteer Application form to our church office or a member of our Abuse Prevention Team before serving in any role which involves our children.