BridgeWay Church’s Beliefs
At BridgeWay, we believe in being biblical. That means we look to Scripture to understand God’s will and character. We trust the Bible and are led by the Holy Spirit–not by theological statements or denominational views. We focus on what we call “the irreducible minimums” or the essential beliefs that make us Christians. We believe that the following unite all followers of Jesus, regardless of denomination or theological distinctives.
We recognize that there are many secondary theological issues on which sincere believers may disagree. When these issues arise, we do our best to provide both clarity and conviction about what we believe and why. Most importantly, we strive towards being generous and humble when different points of view are shared.
Salvation cannot be earned, rather it is a gift that can be accepted through faith in Jesus. In response to grace, we turn from sin and are obedient to Christ in baptism.
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings, and is the final authority for all Christians.
2 Timothy 3:14-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:17-19
Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves. On the cross, Jesus became our substitute, bearing our sin and becoming the only sufficient payment for our sins . Through Christ, God brings forgiveness and new life to the world.
God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one. As they share in deep community with each other, we value the selfless relationships modeled in the Trinity. We enjoy the “grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.”
We are a body of believers called to share God’s love with the world. We are the visible expression of the Kingdom of God on this earth.
The Forgiveness of Sin
God brings forgiveness of sin and new life to us through Christ.