ADULT MINISTRIES

Our small groups  seek to be relational, engaging, and transforming,

allowing us to grow in faith and love for one another. 

SMALL GROUP MINISTRY

Small Groups at Bridge of Hope are a vital part of our ministry. It's here that community is developed, discipleship occurs and authenticity encouraged. It's a way to add blessings to one's life, involvement at BOH, and get connected with others.

Small Groups take on two forms at Bridge of Hope: As LIFE Small Groups or as LINK Small Groups. There are four dynamics that help shape these groups to be  relational, engaging, and transforming. These four dynamics are what creates the culture for everything that happens during LIFE and LINK small groups. In one shape or form, each meeting will have an aspect of Being, Caring, Learning, and Doing involved.

LIFE Groups
  • Life small groups allow for people of the church to deliberately make a commitment (2-3 years) for spiritual growth and relational care. These small groups do things together but focus primarily on helping each other find a rhythm of faith and life deeper in God's grace.

  • Life small groups give opportunity for "speaking into" each other's lives. They share a commitment that on this journey of spiritual growing in grace, we will not give up on each other. These groups take prayer and commitment seriously and believe in honest discussions. 

  • Life small groups generally meet once a month and study various Christian books and the Bible while consistently challenging each other to go deeper in living out God's truth.

Our Small Group Ministry follows our mission, "Come as you are, Grow in grace, Go and serve" in the following ways:

Come as you are: you are invited to a safe place where you can be real before God and others.

Grow in grace: you are encouraged to be deliberate integrating faith in two ways. One is by worshiping regularly with us. The second way is by being involved in Life and/or Link small groups as God gives guidance.

Go and serve: you are blessed in being equipped and ready to respond in hearing God's promptings and call to serve in His name.

LINK Groups
  • Link small groups allow for people who have busy lives to experience small group ministry on a short-term basis, meeting from as little as a few times and perhaps up to as many as 8-10.

  • Link small groups give opportunity to meet with people who don't know each other or are just new to BOH; these groups help you become a part of body life.

  • Link small groups have the diversity of being a mixed small group, a men's small group or a women's small group. The focus of why these groups meet is diverse. They can meet for fun or for spiritual growth; for a mission trip or a service project. They can meet for a book study or to just have dinner together.

  • Link small groups are the front door, along with worship, for inviting new people who have not been involved with this church. They also address felt and spiritual needs of people by being real with the struggles and open to the joy brought by fellowship.

Current active LINK groups:

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY

Small Groups at Bridge of Hope are a vital part of our ministry. It's here that community is developed, discipleship occurs and authenticity encouraged. It's a way to add blessings to one's life, involvement at BOH, and get connected with others.

Small Groups take on two forms at Bridge of Hope: As LIFE Small Groups or as LINK Small Groups. There are four dynamics that help shape these groups to be  relational, engaging, and transforming. These four dynamics are what creates the culture for everything that happens during LIFE and LINK small groups. In one shape or form, each meeting will have an aspect of Being, Caring, Learning, and Doing involved.

LIFE Groups
  • Life small groups allow for people of the church to deliberately make a commitment (2-4 years) for spiritual growth and relational care. These small groups do things together but focus primarily on helping each other find a rhythm of faith and life deeper in God's grace.

  • Life small groups give opportunity for "speaking into" each other's lives. They share a commitment that on this journey of spiritual growing in grace, we will not give up on each other. These groups take prayer and commitment seriously and believe in honest discussions. 

  • Life small groups generally meet once a month and study various Christian books and the Bible while consistently challenging each other to go deeper in living out God's truth.

LIFE groups at Bridge of Hope form organically or intentionally. Groups are currently meeting, with new group opportunities available as requested. If you are interested in being a part of a LIFE group, or would like to begin one, please contact our Adult Discipleship Team adultdiscipleship@bridgecrc.org.  

LINK Groups
  • Link small groups allow for people who have busy lives to experience small group ministry on a short-term basis, meeting from as little as a few times and perhaps up to as many as 8-10.

  • Link small groups give opportunity to meet with people who don't know each other or are just new to BOH; these groups help you become a part of body life.

  • Link small groups have the diversity of being a mixed small group, a men's small group or a women's small group. The focus of why these groups meet is diverse. They can meet for fun or for spiritual growth; for a mission trip or a service project. They can meet for a book study or to just have dinner together.

  • Link small groups are the front door, along with worship, for inviting new people who have not been involved with this church. They also address felt and spiritual needs of people by being real with the struggles and open to the joy brought by fellowship.

Below are current LINK group opportunities. Additional LINK groups will continue to be developed.

 

  • Standing on Solid Ground --  You can face life’s toughest challenges and with-stand the world’s most hostile attacks when your faith is able to stand on solid ground. This 5-week LINK group will help individuals, couples, and families clearly know what is essential in the Christian faith.

    • Being offered: Sundays, Oct 20, Nov 3,10,17,&24 at 6:30pm; Location: Joel & Deb De Boer's home

 

  • The Story of Marriage – Once upon a time…marriage was forever. It was a covenant that knit one man and one woman together. This weaving made both stronger and more vibrant expressions of who they were created to be. They were better together than either had been on their own. How did we lose touch with this profound love story? We invite you to rediscover God’s original plan in this   6-week LINK group. Whether you’re married, single, or engaged, your story is a part of His.

    • Being offered: Sundays, Oct 27, Nov 3,10,17,24 & Dec 1 at 6:30pm; Location: TBD

  • Introduction to Bridge of Hope – If you are new to this community or been attending for a while and would like to know more about BOH, or you’ve joined in the last year, this 3-week LINK group is for you!

    • Being offered: Sundays, December 1,8,15 at 3:00pm; Location: Joel & Deb De Boer's home

  • Worship & Prayer -- If you would like to see God moving in our church and in the things you’re personally involved in, then come and join in asking God to release His power in all our lives. Join others in a time of worship, thanksgiving and intercession shared in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

    • Being offered: Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at the Ministry Center

 

  • Bridge Diners – Adults informally gather for a time of fellowship over a meal and/or games a few times a year.

    • Being offered: Friday, November 8, 6:00pm at the Pizza Ranch

 

  • Celebrate Recovery – A Bible-based recovery program that helps people overcome hurts, hang-ups and habits. CR shows people the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. If you or a friend are in need of this type of support group please join us.

    • Being offered: Monday evenings at 7:00pm at the Ministry Center

 

  • Women’s Study – Are you desiring to be a part of a group of women spending time learning together while fellowship is occurring? Following the holidays, a 4-week LINK group will be held. 

    • Being offered: Tentatively, the 2nd & 4th Wed evenings in January & February 2020, 7-9pm at the Ministry Center

 

  • All-Church Study – Coming after the first of the year.

 

  • Service Opportunities – Some people just want those one-day occasions where they can get together with others and do something like rake leaves for people in our community, fill silage bins for farmers in the area, help out at the annual Hallelujah Party, help make pies or pizzas, be involved in His Hands His Feet Sunday, etc. All these day-events offer an occasion for us to be with others building relational connections while “linking” alongside one another as a “doing” group. They provide opportunity to catch up with others and show care as we carry out the duty at hand.

 

If you would like to be a part of one of these LINK groups, learn more about them, or recognize or hear of a need or aspect of life that would be beneficial to be addressed and/or would like to form a LINK group, please contact our Adult Discipleship Team adultdiscipleship@bridgecrc.org.

The adult discipleship process of Bridge of Hope encompasses all aspects of the mission of this church--come as you are, grow in grace, go and serve by...

  • developing adult opportunities in a safe environment that meets people where they're at and helps them grow in their knowledge and understanding of God's Word

  • teaching adults to be disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of Bridge of Hope by engaging with fellow believers in worship, joyful giving, and learning opportunities

  • equipping adults to live out their faith in all aspects of their lives, share the Gospel message of salvation in Jesus Christ, and work toward the renewal of all of God's world

To learn more about Bridge of Hope's Adult Discipleship Ministry, please contact the Adult Discipleship Team: adultdiscipleship@bridgecrc.org

WORSHIP ADDRESS

Bridge of Hope meets in Te Paske Theatre in the Sioux Center High School

550 9th St NE

Sioux Center, IA

OFFICE/MAILING
ADDRESS

43 2ND ST NE

Sioux Center, IA 

712-722-3951

ABOUT US

Bridge of Hope is a Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. We worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Te Paske Theatre in the Sioux Center High School. Please join us; we would love to meet you!

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