Growth Groups


The mission statement of Bridgeway Church is, “Bringing people into life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ and each other.” Alongside our mission statement, one of our core values is “Authentic Community.” This simply means that no person should have to discover and engage in his or her own journey with God alone.

Growth Groups typically consist of about 10-15 people and are a great way to meet others, make lasting friendships, grow in a relationship with God, and make a difference in the life of someone else. Growth Groups offer our best environment of ministry care, support, and connection. We encourage everyone to get involved in a Growth Group this season.

This fall season some groups will be in-building and some will be online via Zoom, for those who are not yet comfortable meeting in-person.

There are two ways you can sign up for a Growth Group:

1) You can sign up right here by scrolling below and reviewing our catalogue and submitting a form by clicking the Register link below. 

2)  You can also visit the Growth Group Information Table in the atrium – ask any question you may have and register there with assistance if needed.

(After registering, you will be contacted by your group leader with specific details.)

Growth Groups Pastor
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Fall 2023 Catalog

Our fall growth groups begin the first week of September and are done by early December. There are groups happening 7 days a week for you to choose from.  We offer groups for men, woman, singles, and more. You can view our list of Fall groups below.  Once you have read through this season’s groups at Bridgeway, simply click the “Register” link to sign up.

Each group has it’s own individual “Sign Up” button.  Once you have reviewed this season’s group in their entirety, simply select the group you would like to be a part of. You will be contacted by your group leader with specific details after registering or one our staff members.  


Sunday - Growth Groups

  • GRowth GROUP: SUN 1


    Type: Open
    Topic: Bible Study for Internationals & Friends of Internationals
    Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Sundays @ 9:00am
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leaders:  Marcel & Yvette Fontin
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    A gathering of people of diverse international backgrounds and friends, to pray together and study the inspiring messages and advice of the Apostle Paul to the Church of Ephesus.

    SUN 1 - Sign Up



    Type: Open
    Topic: A study of the Holy Land
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 6:00pm 
    Location: Bridgeway Church
    Group Leader: Susan Roberts & Sherri Calkins
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Thinking about a trip to the Holy Land?  Recently traveled to the Holy Land?  Or simply hanging on to a desire to connect with the Holy Land?  Join us as we walk back through some of the sites visited during Bridgeway’s recent trip to the place that Walter Brueggemann simply called “the Land”. Sometimes referred to as “the 5th Gospel”, connecting with “the Land” will deepen your love and understanding of God’s Word as it is illuminated by the geography, history, culture and the people of the Bible.

    SUN 2 - Sign Up


    Discover Your Marriage Purpose

    Type: Open
    Topic: Marriage
    Date/Time:  Sundays @ 7:00pm

    Location: ZOOM

    Group Leaders: Joe & Brenda Tomassi
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    Want unity in your marriage? Want to live with purpose and direction but need a little clarity? This course will help you gain greater unity, dream together and live with more purpose in your marriage. You’ll gain new insights on how to build on common ground, celebrate your differences, and welcome GOD’S purpose for your life and marriage.

    SUN 3 - IS FULL

  • GROWTH GROUP: SUN 4 - Divorce Care

    Type: Open
    Topic: Divorce Care
    Study Material: DivorceCare video and material
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 5:30pm
    Group Leaders: Mark Ruiz & Julie Hoffman
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Divorce Care is a safe place where hurting individuals can find hope and healing after a separation or divorce. Divorce Care is a seminar/support group ministry. The 13 videos feature contemporary Christian counselors and teachers who share insights and testimonies of God’s mercy and grace, plus personal testimonies from people who have been through a divorce.

    SUN 4 - Sign Up


    Type: Open
    Topic: Book Study
    Study Material: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
    Date/Time: Sundays @ 6:00pm
    Group Leaders: Mike Linquist
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    We will be working through the awesome work of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Prior reading of the material is not required but encouraged. Each class will have accompanying graphic videos to help describe each chapter then a group discussion of the topic that was covered in the chapter.

    SUN 5 - Sign Up

Monday - Growth Groups


    Type: Open
    Topic: Remaining Faithful to God in Our Current Culture
    Date/Time: Every Other Monday @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Penny Unmisig
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    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Do you ever feel like your life is going from one battle to another? If you stop and think you may see that the enemy wants you fighting and distracted.  We will discover the what, when, where, why, who, and how of the enemy’s spiritual attack. He is after God’s purpose for your life, and he will use any means necessary. We will use scripture to learn what God wants us to do to prepare and stand against the schemes that we come against.

    MON 1 - Sign UP


    Type: Open
    Topic: Bible Study
    Date/Time:  Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Donna Stansell
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    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee


    Our group is a “melting pot,” open to anyone interested in Bible study.  This fall, we will be reading/studying the books written by the minor prophets, those small, obscure books at the end of the Old Testament. We may call them "minor" but no one and nothing in God's word is "minor" to Him.  Let's  learn how these writers fit into God's story and how we can apply what we learn into our daily lives.

    MON 2 - Sign UP


    Type: Open                                                                                         
    Topic: Bible Prophecies Through The Ages
    Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Don Mayberry
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    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Don't settle for anything less than the truth, God's truth.  How do we know it's true?  Much Biblical prophecy has already been fulfilled with flawless accuracy.  And true to the eternal changeless character of God, all of His prophecies will be fulfilled.  So find out for yourself and watch God's eternal drama of the ages unfold before your eyes.

    MON 3 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: MON 4 - Good Boundaries and Goodbyes

    Type: Women
    Topic: Loving Others without Losing Yourself
    Study Material: Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa Terkeurst
    Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00pm
    Group Leader: Ronda Mayberry
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    In Good Boundaries and goodbyes we learn it isn’t unloving to set a boundary and it isn’t un-Christian to say goodbye. Boundaries are more than a good idea, it is a God idea.  It is what we need to fully embrace others in order to love them and not lose ourselves in the process.  This 6 week study requires the book and workbook to to fully capture the freedom of loving the way God intends, while protecting yourself in the process.

    MON 4 - IS FULL


    Type: Mens
    Topic: Bible Study and Prayer
    Date/Time: Mondays @ 7pm
    Group Leader: Matt Webster
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    As a follower of Christ, God says you have influence. Powerful influence. Come join with other brothers to be strengthened, challenged and inspired as we share life together.

    MON 5 - Sign UP


    Type: Zoom
    Topic: Breaking Free from Stereotypes and Becoming the Woman God Made You To be

    Study Material: I AM NOT! (Video series by Semi John)

    Date/Time: Mondays from 7:00pm - 8:30 pm
    Group Leader: Paula O’Neil, Ph.D.
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    In a world full of voices that constantly try to define and categorize us, it is easy to have a crisis of identity. Culture has its own assumptions or half-truths that we call stereotypes that can easily make its way into our lives and control the way we perceive ourselves and others. It is time for us to change the narrative that culture says about women by becoming a different kind of woman. In this devotional study we will learn practical steps to help break free and become the woman God designed us to be.

    MON 6 - Sign UP

TUesday - Growth Groups


    Bible Study on the Book of 1ST Corinthians

    Type: Open
    Topic: Jennie Allen Study (RightNow Media)
    Date/Time: Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage)
    Group Leader: Bob & Nancy Jonsson; Paula O'Neil
    Contact info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    In this 12 part series, author and speaker Jennie Allen walks into the messy and broken lives of the Corinthians. We'll see from Paul's letter how the truth of the Gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to follow Jesus every day of our lives.

    TUES 1 - IS FULL

  • GROWTH GROUP: TUES 2 - Sisters in Christ

    Type: Women

    Topic: Life with Word Application
    Date/Time: Every 5 Weeks @ 7:00pm

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Pre-School Room)

    Group Leader: Darlene Hernandez
    Contact Info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Everything from fun, to prayer, to sharing in the Word. Women 18 years of age to 100 are all welcomed. There will be something for everyone.

    TUES 2 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: TUES 3 - Singles

    Type: Open
    Topic: Christian Living
    Study material:  The Bible
    Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 7pm
    Group Leaders: Beverly Gandy
    Contact info:

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee


    TUES 3 - Sign UP

Wednesday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: WED 1 - Sisters in Christ

    Type: Women

    Topic: Life with Word Application
    Date/Time: Every 5 Weeks @ 10:00am

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Pre-School Room)

    Group Leader: Darlene Hernandez
    Contact Info:

    Everything from fun, to prayer, to sharing in the Word. Women 18 years of age to 100 are all welcomed. There will be something for everyone.

    wed 1 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: WED 2 - Seconds, Please!

    Type: Women
    Topic: “Seconds, Please!”
    Date/Time: Wednesday @ 6:45pm
    Location: Home Hosted (Wesley Chapel)
    Group Leader:  Ginger Sciame
    Contact info:

    Every week we are richly fed with a message from Father God’s heart to His people at Bridgeway.  This weekly time together will give us an opportunity to “warm up a second helping” and further study the message and Scripture passages.  We will share what we have gleaned, encouraging each other in our walk with the Lord and praying for each other.

    wed 2 - Sign Up


    Type: Women
    Topic: Healthy living
    Date/Time: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Elementary Room)

    Group Leaders: Anita Alexander, Liz Lyon-Hall, Cela Webster
    Contact info:

    Our group will meet Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks to work through the Daniel Plan, discussing and implementing the five elements of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends.  The Daniel Plan is a life-changing guide to total health by focusing on abundance, not deprivation, which is why the plan is both transformational and sustainable.  We will incorporate a mix of information from the Daniel Plan book, videos, devotionals, and physical movement of our bodies.  People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate, as we offer “grace at your pace”.

    wed 3 - Sign Up


    Type: Men
    Topic: The Book of Hebrews
    Date/Time: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Pre-School Room)

    Group Leaders: Richard Rigg & Elliot Johns
    Contact info:

    Kingsmen Growth Group is for men who seek the truth in God’s word and commit to becoming more like Jesus; to love Him more, and thereby to love our brothers more as well. We will be prepared for servant-leadership in our relationships, our homes, and our church, as well as, to deliver the gospel to those who the Lord has placed in our lives. This will be achieved through a weekly hour of fellowship and a verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, which many believe was written by our brother Paul, and might well be titled: The Superiority or Pre-eminence of Jesus Christ.

    wed 4 - Sign up


    Type: Open
    Topic: Step-by-Step Plan to Win with Money
    Date/Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room) 
    Group Leaders: Bob & Jill Klorer
    Contact info:

    Cost: $79 (Bridgeway will reimburse $50)

    Childcare: $5 per child; One-Time Fee

    Financial Peace is a nine lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. For over 25 years, Dave Ramsey has been teaching common sense, biblical money principles that work. Every time. ~

    wed 5 - Sign UP

THursday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 1 - A Bible study on the Book of Job

    Type: Open
    Topic: Bible Study on the Book of Job
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 10:00am

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)

    Group Leader: Dianne Marchman & Roxanne Richards
    Contact Info:

    A fun mixed group of people meeting in the Heritage room for a Bible study and fellowship.  Great lessons, Wonderful discussions and Awesome fellowship.

    THURs 1 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 2 - Intercessory Prayer

    Type: Open
    Topic: Intercessory Prayer
    Study Material: Bible and a variety of references to be announced
    Date/Time: Thursdays, 10am   
    Group Leader: Jerri Caines
    Contact Info:  

    We, as prayer warriors, are learning to pray effectively, intensely and purposefully. Led by the Holy Spirit, we will experience and emphasize prayers for our nation, for revival, for our church and church family. The gifts of the Spirit are freely present as we seek the Lord's will in all that we pray. Growing in our prayer lives is an amazing outcome as we pray together in unity.

    Thurs 2 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 3 - Life Together

    Type: Open
    Topic: Bible Study and Prayer
    Date/Time: Thursdays; 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Home Hosted (Wesley Chapel)
    Group Leaders: Barkley & Stephanie Finsterbush
    Contact Info:

    You’re invited to join the “Life Together Group” to break bread and dive into God’s word together. The mission of our group is to grow closer to God through community, study, application, and support. After relocating across the country four times in the last eight years, the Finsterbushes learned the importance of connecting with other families and creating close bonds through fellowship; supporting one another through life’s ups and downs. Each week we will enjoy a taco-bar potluck (allergen-friendly) and discuss the previous week’s sermon. Older children will watch an age-appropriate movie in the loft, while infants and toddlers will remain with the adults.

    THURS 3 - Sign UP

  • GROWTH GROUP: THURS 4 - Celebrate Recovery

    Type: Open  
    Topic: Celebrate Recovery
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 7pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Pre-School Room)
    Group Leaders: Mark & Joan Yenny
    Contact Info:

    Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. It is a safe place to find community & freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives. Celebrate Recovery is in over 35,000 churches worldwide! If you really desire support, true life-change, and empowerment to become all you were meant to be, this is the group for you!

    THURS 4 - Sign Up



    Type: Open
    Topic: Life of Jesus
    Study Material: The Chosen Video series Season 3
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 7pm
    Group Leaders: Joe & Cindy Bray
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    In season three of “The Chosen” as Jesus’ popularity intensifies with His disciples and the common people, so does the tension of the Jews and the Romans.  Our growth group takes deep dives into the personalities and traditions that surrounded Jesus, how He handled them, and what life lessons He has for us today. To know Jesus better is to love Him more deeply.

    THURS 5 - Sign UP


    inductive BIBLE STUDY through 1 Samuel

    Type: Couples. Newbs (noobs) welcome! New to Tampa/Bridgeway? So are we! (No Childcare Available)
    Topic: 1 Samuel: When God Interacts With Fallen People
    Date/Time: Thursdays @ 7:00pm  
    Location: Home Hosted (Wesley Chapel)
    Group Leaders: Peter & Cheryl Lackey
    Contact Info:                                                                      

    1 Samuel is a fascinating Old Testament book where we have the opportunity to see how God uses imperfect people in society to carry out His sovereign purposes. We will start the first week with a lesson on “How to study the Bible” then dive into each chapter weekly. You can go as deep as you like and you will be equipped to do it. Each week there will be initial teaching on the chapter, we will read through the text as a group, then discuss. Come join other imperfect people who are deeply committed to live life from a biblical perspective.


friday - Growth Groups


    A Bible study on the BOOK OF ROMANS

    Type: Men
    Topic: The Letter that Changed the World
    Date/Time: Fridays @ 7:00am - 8:00am
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leaders: Pastor Bob Jonsson, Dan Nash
    Contact Info:

    Every Friday 15-20 men gather for an hour to talk about life and challenges and to dig into the Bible for inspiration and guidance.  Our focus this fall will be to fill our hearts and minds with the key truths from the Apostle Paul's letter to the believers in Rome and to encourage each other to press on in the faith.

    FRI 1 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: FRI 2 - Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Type: Women
    Topic: Bridgeway Prayer Shawl Ministry
    Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Fridays @ 10:00am
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)
    Group Leader: Roxanne Richards
    Contact Info:  

    Bridgeway’s Prayer Shawl Ministry is designed to share God’s healing touch and comforting spirit through a crocheted or knitted blanket or shawl.  Each item is hand stitched by special people who love the Lord and have prayed over each stitch as they are constructed.  They represent Jesus’ loving arms enfolding the recipient in warmth, comfort, healing and peace.  We also have ladies willing to teach others to crochet and knit.

    fri 2 - Sign Up


    Type: Men and Women (ages 55+)
    Topic: Christian living, JOY (Just Older Youth)
    Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Fridays @ 11:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Auditorium)
    Group Leaders: Pastor Joel Eason and Pastor Bob Jonsson
    Contact Info:

    If you are 55 years or older, you will love Bridgeway’s JOY (Just Older Youth ) ministry! We meet on the first and third Fridays, 11 am to 1 pm for laughter, inspiration, fellowship and lunch. Come join us!

    fri 3 - Sign Up

  • GROUP ID: FRI 4 - Widows Group ‘GLOW’ (God Loves our Widows)

    Topic: God Loves Our Widow

    Date/Time: 4th Fridays @ 12:00pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church (Cafe)

    Group Leaders: Jerri Caines & Jane Condrey
    Contact Info:

    Our focus is revealed in our name, GLOW, which stands for God Loves Our Widows.  Our objectives are to reach all of our widows, sharing concerns, offering encouragement, fellowship and help with spiritual and emotional needs.

    fri 4 - Sign UP

saturday - Growth Groups

  • GROWTH GROUP: SAT 1 - The Gospel of Mark

    Type: Men
    Topic: Bible study and fellowship
    Study Material: The Gospel of Mark
    Date/Time: Saturdays @ 8am

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Gathering Place)

    Group Leaders: Sung Park and Fernando Rojas
    Contact Info: &

    This men’s group will focus on studying the Gospel of Mark through a verse-by-verse, in-depth, and disciplined approach to gain a deeper understanding and affection for the Lord Jesus Christ and the Gospel for the purpose of equipping men for ministry.

    SAT 1 - Sign Up

  • GROWTH GROUP: SAT 2 - Grief Share

    Type: Open  
    Topic: Grief and Healing
    Study Material: GriefShare curriculum
    Date/Time: Saturdays @ 9am

    Location: Bridgeway Church (Heritage Room)

    Group Leader: Pastor Travis Moffitt
    Contact Info:

    Cost: $20 GriefShare Workbook

    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare group will meet every week to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: a Video seminar with experts and counselors talking about grief and loss, support and group discussion, and personal study and reflection. If you’re grieving the death of a family member or friend, this group is for you.

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