Our Vision


This is what we are all about as a church. It is our goal. It is who we are. It drives what we do. Note the active nature of the words: love, invite, and life-changing. The Christian faith must be active. It takes time, energy, and investment to love, invite, and change. As a church we have accepted this and are committed to bringing the hope of Jesus to the world around us. In other words, we are committed to The Great Commission given to us by Jesus Himself (Matthew 28:16-20).

Our Strategy: The Discipleship Pathway

To do that, we must become more like Jesus every day. Which is no easy task. Which is why we have developed a strategy that will help us do that. This pathway gives us practical steps towards a life-changing relationship with Jesus. The idea is to just take the next step. 

Step Onto the Discipleship Pathway

You can enter the Discipleship Pathway anywhere. But if you are not sure where to begin, these are great starting points. 

Worship God

We can not become like Jesus unless we have a relationship with him (John 15:4). This relationship is like all relationships. It takes time, investment and communication.

Build Others Up

Jesus told us to develop an attitude like his, for he came not to be served but to serve (Matthew 20:28). We believe that God has gifted us and prepared works in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). The church will fulfill its mission only to the degree that each person in the church is involved in service.

Connect with a Community

There are more than 40 “one another” passages in the New Testament (John 13:34, Romans 12:10, etc). Also, Acts 2:42-47 paints a beautiful picture of the church that God intended. Through these verses, and many others, it becomes apparent that God does not intend for Christians to be loners. As our church becomes a true family, growth occurs. 

Reach Others with the Gospel

Jesus came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10). God desires to accept us, change us, and provide us with the hope of eternity. It is our belief that this gift is to be freely received and freely offered. With this in mind, we are intentional to spend time investing in others so that we can invite them to meet God at BCC.              

Lead Along the Discipleship Pathway

This is not the exit off the Discipleship Pathway. There is no exit. This is you walking through it with someone else. 

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    • God exists as a trinity of three distinct persons (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
    • God is the Creator of all that is (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3)
    • Jesus is both Lord and Savior (John 3:16; I John 4:9)
    • Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-27)
    • Jesus was both fully human and fully God (Matthew 1:18; Colossians 1:19, 2:9) 
    • Jesus was placed on trial, falsely accused, and crucified on a cross to secure our salvation (Luke 23:1-46; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9) 
    • Jesus died and was buried and rose on the third day (Luke 23:44-56; John 20:1-31; I Corinthians 15:3-8) 
    • Jesus ascended into Heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God (Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1) 
    • Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 24:36-42) 
    • Jesus is the only name by which people can be saved (Acts 4:12)
    • The Holy Spirit exists as the third person of the Trinity (Matthew 28:19)
    • Jesus sent Him to us as our Helper (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:26-27)
    • The Bible is the Word of God (II Timothy 3:16-17)
    • The Bible is inspired, inerrant, and reliable (II Timothy 3:14-16; II Peter 1:20-21)
    • God created human beings, male and female, in his own image (Gen. 1:27)
    • Marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman and is the only context for sexual relations (Gen. 2:24, Rom. 1:26-28)
    • Expressing sexual love in any context other than marriage is contrary to the teachings of Scripture & God’s design. (1 Cor. 6:9-10)
    • Humans bear the image of God, but it has been distorted due to sin (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 5-12)
    • Apart from God’s intervention to save mankind, all humanity would be lost (Rom. 3:23-24, Rom. 6:23)
    • Salvation is a process where we are both “saved” and “being saved” (Acts 2:47)
    • Salvation involves: putting faith in Christ (Romans 5:1-2), repenting of sin (Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19, 17:30; II Peter 3:9), confessing Christ as Lord (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; I John 4:15), and being immersed into Christ by baptism (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; I Peter 3:21)
    • When Jesus returns there will be a physical, bodily resurrection (I Corinthians 15:20-23) 
    • Heaven is where the saved will enjoy everlasting life (I Corinthians 15:20-23) 
    • Hell is where the unsaved will suffer everlasting, conscious torment (Matthew 25:46)
    • Elders exercise authority over the local congregation (I Peter 5:1-4)
    • Christians are to have confidence in their leaders so that their work is a joy (Hebrews 13:17)
    • Bridgetown Church of Christ is an independent Christian Church/Church of Christ. Technically, we are not a part of any “denomination;” we are an autonomous local church. As one of the founders of our movement said, “We are Christians only. We do not believe that we are the only Christians.” Therefore, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc. are all welcome here. 

In Summary...

Certainly this is not all that we believe but we hope that it is enough of a snapshot to let you know that Bridgetown Church of Christ is a spiritually safe church. We rely on the Bible for direction and trust in God to provide all that while striving not to quarrel or divide, but to love our community, and invite them into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. That is what we are all about. It is our goal. It is who we are. It drives what we do. If you have any more specific questions, please feel free to contact us.