Bridgeway Community Church | California, Maryland | Lexington Park, Maryland

About BridgeWay

Who we are:

We desire BridgeWay Community Church to be an active church in the community, in order to grow and spread the good news of Jesus Christ while becoming the church that God desires.

BridgeWay is working as a body to grow our visibility in the community and build the foundations of future ministries. This exciting work gives members the opportunity to build strong relationships with each other through prayer, discussion, and service.

If you seek to be a part of an authentic community of believers who have an active heart for serving God then we believe BridgeWay will be a great place for you.

What we believe:

SCRIPTURE IS OUR FINAL AUTHORITY:
The Bible, given by the inspiration of God, is true in everything it seeks to communicate. The Bible is our final and only infallible guide.

GOD IS TRIUNE:
We believe in the mystery of the triune God. God eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections and are worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence, and obedience. All that
we do is to the Glory of God.

MAN IS IMPERFECT & SINFUL:
We believe that all people, though created in the image of God, are sinners, completely and totally incapable of saving themselves. Man must have a Savior.

CHRIST IS PERFECT:
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, our Savior. Jesus is both fully God and fully man. Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, died, taking our place and penalty on the cross and rose bodily on the third day. Salvation is through Christ alone.

SALVATION IS IN CHRIST, THROUGH FAITH:
Salvation is only available because of Jesus’ complete work on the cross. Salvation is by God’s grace given freely to us and is received by faith.

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S TABLE* ARE MEANS OF GRACE AND EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH:
Upon coming to faith a new believer is to express faith in Jesus Christ by being immersed in water, we call this Baptism. The Lord’s Table is a celebration reminding us of God’s promise to forgive our sins because of what Jesus did on the cross.

THE CHURCH IS HIS BODY:
We believe that all people who have been united with Christ are members of Christ’s universal church. The church is the body and bride of Christ. We believe that by the same Spirit all believers are baptized into, and thus become, one body that is Christ’s, without regard for race or gender. This body is under solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, to rise above all non-essential differences, and to love one
another with a pure heart.

CHRIST IS RETURNING:
Jesus is returning bodily, at God’s appointed time and in His appointed way.

*The Lord’s Table is also known as the Eucharist, The Lord’s Supper, and Communion by various tradition.

Our Values:

PERSONAL & COMMUNAL-DEPTH:
God desires an ongoing covenant relationship with both the individual believer and with the community of believers. As this covenant relationship is cultivated, we are to grow not only in our love, faith, and knowledge of God but also in our love and knowledge of His people.

CULTURALLY-ENGAGED:
People need to hear the life-changing truth of Christianity taught and proclaimed unapologetically in their language revealing its relevance to their lives. Our goal is to live like Christ, meeting people in their culture. We seek to always speak the everlasting truth using relevant culturally engaged means.

TEAMWORK-CULTURE:
The work of any ministry is most effectively accomplished through teams of people working together with their God-given gifts. Through teamwork, believers lives are joined together, the church is strengthened, ministry is more effective, and the work of the ministry is shared, therefore sustainable.

ACTIVE-GROWTH:
We are responsible to share knowledge, skills, and opportunities with others so that the church may grow and God may be Glorified. A healthy church is a sending, replicating, and missional church.

ALWAYS-REFORMING:
While God is perfect and his timeless truth is perfect and never changing, we acknowledge that we are sinful people. We can
really make a mess of things by misusing, half-heartedly serving, misunderstanding, misrepresenting, or by just doing or saying dumb things. We
will constantly look to the Scriptures as our final guide to correct our all-too-often human failings. In other words, we will strive to be transformed by the Word to be more and more like our Creator.

TRANSPARENT-COMMUNICATION:
Communication is vital. All those who have decided to join our local group of believers are important parts of the BridgeWay family. We are committed to transparently communicating, as a family and on a regular basis, the joys, pains, successes, failures, finances, and general information about the church.