What we believe

When it comes to beliefs there are many ideas and interpretations, so at Bridgeway we focus on the core doctrines and beliefs of Scripture that unite the body of Christ.

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe God created everything that exists or has ever existed, but that people are his greatest treasure. We believe God is infinite, holy and perfect, yet He still desires to interact relationally with each person.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world. We believe he lived a sinless life, and through His death and resurrection, we can be made right with God.

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity, and that He is actively involved in the life of every follower of Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit encounters a person upon their belief and confession that Jesus is Lord. We also believe the Holy Spirit offers special empowerment and infilling for the godly through spiritual gifts and talents that are used for His service.

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.