Who We Are

“United by Christ… to one-another… for mission”

Bridge Community Church (BCC) is a growing number of individuals committed to journeying together as we follow Christ in a world of paradox- a world filled simultaneously with tears of joy & sadness, laughter & grief, love & pain. As we journey together, our commitment is to following Jesus with increasing dependency on the grace of the gospel (our Communion)… following Jesus with deepening intimacy with others (our Community)… and following Jesus with a growing passion for loving and blessing others (our Co-mission)! It is a journey no one should travel alone.

We would love to have you join us!

Our Philosophy of Ministry

BCC is a gospel-centered church that is Christ centered, community focused and missional in orientation .

What do we mean by gospel-centered?  We mean that everything we are… everything we do… everything we envision flows from, is grounded in and points to the truth that “God made [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in [Christ] we might become the righteousness of God” (II Corinthians 5:21).  That truth is the foundation and cornerstone of the church upon which we not only build, but also stake our lives.  It is the truth that frees us to live not only as forgiven, but also as new creations for the sake of others.  And it is the truth that gives us the confidence and security to understand what it looks like to “cheer up because you are a lot worse than you think, but in Christ you are more loved than you ever dared imagine”!

How will we seek to stay ‘gospel-centered’? 

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 Through the word, prayer and worship.

Why the word?  Because it is through the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit that we encounter and experience the Word incarnate, Christ, who is the revelation of God’s will for our lives.

  • John 1:1ff, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning… In him was life, and that life was the light of men… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Why prayer?  Because it is through prayer that we die to ourselves – our wants, our desires, our self-reliance, etc. – that through the power of the Holy Spirit we might live by faith increasingly conformed to the image of Christ.

  • Galatians 2:20-21, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

Why worship?  Because worship, rightfully understood, is to continually live our lives set apart for God and for the sake of others that God’s glory might be manifest throughout this world.

  • I Corinthians 10:31-33, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.”

What We Believe

BCC is a member of the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America). For a synopsis of our beliefs as a member of the PCA, go here.

BCC is also a part of a network of churches called Ecclesia. To read more about Ecclesia’s core beliefs and values, go here.

Why Easton and Why Now?

Easton is a rich and beautiful mosaic of people, places and culture!  On any given day within the 4 square miles you may meet a number of the 2,500 students who attend Lafayette College.  In the downtown business district you may run into any number of the city’s avant-garde who are committed to the arts, sexual diversity and progressive thinking, all who desire to be a part of Easton’s urban renaissance (a nationwide trend).  As you explore other parts of Easton you will experience not only diverse worldviews, but also diverse people.  Throughout the small neighborhoods that make up Easton you will find a large community of African-Americans and Latinos.  Interspersed throughout you will find smaller communities of Asians, Eastern Europeans and even Native Americans.  (It is also worth noting that Easton has the largest number of Lebanese from one community in Lebanon than any other city in the United States.) Once you begin your way around the city, you will sense just how small the pieces of Easton’s mosaic truly are.  Within blocks of one another, often from one block to the next, you will have low-income housing and historic buildings, single parents and traditional families, institutional facilities and gentrified blocks, gang activity and small businesses, architecture and industry.  This is both the charm and challenge of Easton’s mosaic

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Although on the cutting edge of our nation’s urban renewal movement, all would acknowledge that serious problems still permeate the area, such as poverty, broken families and higher crime rates.  Many are already addressing problems and actively working to transform Easton.  Increasingly this activity is being carried on outside the church. More and more people in Easton are not involved in church.  Some are unfamiliar with the church, but many others have had negative experiences with the church and therefore are uninterested and even hostile to what they believe the church stands for.  Add to those trends that six evangelical churches within the last few years have closed their doors or their pastor has left.  Also there are many part time pastors and many who do not live in the city as well).  Of the few evangelical churches that remain, most have ‘commuter” congregations’ (i.e. church attendees who do not live within the city limits).

Those trends, coupled with the conviction that it is only through the eternal Kingdom of God breaking into the here-and-now offering true hope in this world of brokenness, injustice and suffering, causes us to believe God would have us plant a church in Easton.  We are convinced that God is calling us to plant a church where the power and proclamation of the gospel lived out on the streets of Easton will call together an increasingly growing group of people who love Christ and have a desire to live out their Christian faith in community with others.  Our desire is that God would grow a church where people would enjoy what is good in this culture, embody the love of God in their neighborhood and be a part of seeing the Kingdom of God manifest throughout Easton!

Who are our leaders?

See Our Leadership page.

How to contact us

We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions, or would like to get connected to a discipleship group, house church or join us in any of our events!
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Where we gather

We’d love to have you join us for worship! Click here to find out where we gather for worship.