We believe that community is essential for abundant living within our church walls as well as in the world around us. All of our groups for adults create space to:

Connect with others

Grow in our faith journeys

Serve alongside one another

All visitors, guests, and members are encouraged to check out our opportunities to Connect, Grow, and Serve in the church and community around us.


We have several ways  to connect with others and grow in your faith based on different interests and life seasons. We have large Connect Groups for senior adults, young adults,  and smaller groups for all ages like book clubs,  small groups, and topical support groups. Groups offer the opportunity to meet new people in the church and community, while having a chance to explore topics of faith and life in safe and friendly settings. 


Feasting on the Word – 9:00 AM – Sundays – Room 207-209 – Arlan Van Roekel

  • Follow the lectionary passages for the year, and take a deeper dive into their meaning. 

Video Study Group – 9:00 AM – Sundays – Room 201-203 – Dave Vanderwerff and Gerrad Clausen

  • Join Dave Vanderwerff and Gerrad Clausen as they help lead a discussion on a topical video small group.

Young Adult/Young Family Group – 4:00 PM – Sundays – Offsite

  • This group discusses the sermons preached on Sunday mornings and contains young adults, parents, and kids. It meets offsite in the homes of some of its members. 

Pillars – 9:30 AM – Wednesdays (2nd & 4th) –  Room 207-209 – Arlan Van Roekel 

  • A place to connect with other retired individuals, share prayer requests, explore biblical teaching together, participate in service projects, and have social events. 

Women's Bible Study – 9:30 AM – Fridays –  Room 207-209 – Barb Van Roekel 

  • A place to connect with other women and grow in your love of God and others with the study "Encountering God" by Kelly Minter. Email Barb ( if you'd like to join!

*Contact Pastor Sara Nielsen ( if you're interested in connecting with one of these groups. 


Young Adult/ Young Family Pizza Lunch - Sunday, February 19th - 11:00 am - Balcony

  • Join other young adults and young families for pizza and some fun "get-to-know-you" questions following the Sunday morning worship service. 

Lent Connections - 11:00 - Sundays - Balcony - Pastor Sara

  • Join us in the balcony after the service during Lent for donut holes and conversations around tables about the theme of the morning. There will be 3 questions each week about the sermon topic to help facilitate conversation with the people around your table. This is a great space to meet people, and a great place to invite any visitors you meet to come with you for more connection! No registration necessary. 

March Madness, Games, & Snacks - Friday, March 17th - 6-9 pm - Whole Building

  • On March 17th from 6-9 pm, We will have basketball games on the big screens, and in the student ministry triangle, and we will have games out in the balcony so the whole family can come and enjoy the night! Please bring a favorite game-day dip or snack to share! No registration necessary. 


Intro to Financial Literacy - Mondays - 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 - 6:30-8:00 pm 

  • Come learn about how to steward your resources well in this 3-week class taught by one of our members, Stephen Schuttloffel, who has a masters degree in finance with an emphasis in personal finance. As part of the class you'll learn the basics of investing, understanding retirement accounts, managing a budget. Childcare is available upon request. 
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A great way to connect with others at The Bridge, is serving others by using our passions and talents on Sunday mornings, during the week, and for special events as they arise. Serve Groups also offer a chance to connect with other volunteers who share similar interests, as well as the members who attend our church and events.

  • Sunday Hospitality
  • Worship 
  • AV/Tech
  • Kids Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Outreach
  • Habitat for Humanity

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