We are a life-giving church located in Smithfield, NC. It is a place where you can belong before you believe. We believe that where you’re going is more important than where you’ve been.
We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the start of service. This will give you plenty of time to get some coffee, check your kids in if you need to, and find a seat.
There is plenty of parking available in front of The Bridge. We will have someone in the parking lot ready to greet you and direct you to a great parking spot.
Come as you are! Whether it’s a suit and tie or shorts and sandals, we want you to feel most comfortable. Our attendees tend to dress pretty casual.
We believe that community, fellowship, and growth are a large part of our Christian walk. This is why we value discipleship as a part of Bridge Groups where you have the opportunity to share and grow with people just like you. Bridge Groups are a great way to meet new people and serve in the community.
We believe that we should be Jesus to our community, so all groups are encouraged to do service and mission projects. Bridge Groups include men’s groups, women’s groups, mixed groups, groups that focus on addiction, and many more. More info: Bridge Groups
Bridge Kids is a children’s ministry uniquely designed for your child where it is our goal to share love and hope with each child. With age and development appropriate environments, your child will experience the Word of God in a creative, relevant, and fun way. We want your child to know God through our mission of BELONG, COMMIT, GROW and SERVE!
Bridge Kids exists to bring children into age-appropriate worship where they can BELONG to the family of God, COMMIT in their relationship with Christ, GROW a firm foundation of understanding of God and His Word, and learn to SERVE!
Bridge Kids is led by a team of staff and volunteers whose passion is children. Connections with peers and other adults are made in small groups using short videos, activities, and games. It is our desire to help them know Jesus and grow spiritually as they build meaningful relationships with other children and adults.
Because we are passionate about children learning about Jesus in a way they understand, the Bridge Kids’ environments and lesson materials are based on the physical, mental, and emotional needs of each age group.
NURSERY (birth to age 2)
PRESCHOOL (ages 3 -5)
ELEMENTARY (kindergarten-grade 5)
We know parenting is hard. Bridge Kids partners with parents by providing support and resources to help.
SAFETY FIRST: When you check your child in at the Check-In desk, your child will be given a sticker to wear that serves to alert Bridge Kids staff to allergies or medical conditions and to be matched with the parent security sticker you’ll receive when you pick them up for check out.
If for some reason your child were to need you during the service, the number on your sticker will appear on the worship auditorium screen. In that case, you’ll need to leave the worship auditorium immediately and go to The Bridge Kids Check-In desk.
Because your child’s safety is so important to us, each volunteer leader has gone through supervised hands-on training and a thorough background check.
On your way home, be sure to ask your child: “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?”
WARNING: Bridge Kids is so much fun that your child will not want to miss a single week!
WANT TO BE A PART OF WHAT’S HAPPENING IN BRIDGE KIDS? Sign up to serve!
Students experience a worship gathering with interactive teaching from God’s Word on their level. Every topic we cover is an attempt to give them answers to the things they deal with on a daily basis. We want to reach students where they are, and not only introduce them to a relationship with Jesus Christ but to equip and prepare them for the next stages of life. Whether it’s community service projects, or just hanging out, we pour encouragement and God’s Word into our teens.
We are passionate about worship and our response to the gospel of Jesus Christ. At The Bridge, we believe that worship is the time where we can express our admiration and show our affection towards God. All of our services have a time set aside to do this.
If you feel called to lead others in worship, have a musical or vocal gift and would like to use your talents, let us know here!
At The Bridge, we utilize a large amount of technology to present the gospel to others. If you like technology, have a creative eye and enjoy working behind the scenes, then working in Bridge Media may be a great place for you to serve.
Want to learn more about serving? Let us know here!
Our guest services team specializes in making your trip to The Bridge enjoyable. From the moment you drive into the parking lot, you will be greeted by one of our friendly parking lot attendants. From there you will be welcomed by our hospitality team who will open the door for you, give you a high five, and make you feel right at home. If you have questions, stop by the guest services desk where we will be happy to help.
If it’s your first time at The Bridge, you are a VIP! Our VIP team will ensure that your first time is exciting and comfortable. They can help get your kids checked in, show you around, and help you with seating. Before you leave, you’ll get a gift just for coming.
If you have a friendly and smiling face, know how to make people feel welcome, and would like to use that to serve others, let us know here!
Bridge Students Director
Guest Services Director
Bridge Kids Director