Planning a visit to Bridgeway Church? First off, we would be honored to have you as our guests. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Bridgeway.
1. Where is your church?
We gather for worship at Amelia Elementary (5 East Main St. Amelia, OH 45102) on Sundays at 10:30am.
2. What do I wear?
This is one of the most asked questions. The answer? Whatever you want. Are you a t-shirt and jeans kinda guy/gal? Then wear it. Like to dress in your Sunday best? Absolutely. The term "come as you are" is overused in church lingo, but really applies to this question. Wear what you feel comfortable in.
3. What kind of worship style do you have?
We have a full worship band and play contemporary worship music. At Bridgeway Church we feel and believe that a blend of the "new" and "old" benefits the church as a whole. Modern contemporary music is great and we love playing these songs and worshiping to them, but we also feel that the great hymns of our faith need to be used in worship as well. Most of our renditions of these great hymns have a fresh and modern touch that blends well with the contemporary feel to our music. We sing all the contemporary worship from today's great worship bands.
4. Are there any programs for my kids?
Bridgeway Church is bustling with kids! We love kids of all ages and have a place to plug them in no matter what the age. We have our Children's Church programing where your kids ages 2 through 5th grade will be in a class with their age group. They will be immersed in a biblical based lesson using music, videos, teachers, and other various educational tools. For babies up to 2 years old, we have a nursery with a friendly staff to watch over them. No matter the age, we have a way for them to get involved, so check them in using our secure child check in system, send them off for a fun time, and sit back and enjoy your time in service!
5. Do you guys have Small Groups?
We do! We always have a great variety of small groups and classes to choose from here at Bridgeway Church. We have both Sunday and Midweek small groups to get involved in. Our small groups are designed to foster community as you dive into scripture together. You can get more information and see what groups are currently being offered by clicking on the button below.
6. Do I have to give to the offering if I visit?
You are by no means expected to give to the offering. The Bible teaches us that Biblical Giving is an important aspect to our faith (whether that is money, time, talents, etc.), but this is nothing that is expected of a guest. As most of our congregation gives online anymore, we ditched the awkward passing of the collection plate and installed offering boxes near the exits that people may give to should they wish.
7. I see your church in the community all the time. Why?
We are a missional church. God has called us to share the wonderful news of the Gospel. While we do have many visitors come through our doors, we feel a better way is to take our message to the community. We care for Amelia deeply. Not only Amelia, but Cincinnati, and the world. Bridgeway is involved in Amelia in many ways helping where there is need and actively involved in community events. We are involved in Cincinnati in a number of ways as well including volunteering at A Child's Hope International where we are able to help children all over the world. Finally, we are involved around the world partnering with missionary organizations and with Missionaries directly. We are also involved with Merciful Hearts Orphanage in Kitale, Kenya. We have started a sponsorship program for the near 40 kids. Our plans include taking this sponsorship program to a national spotlight. It is easier for us to share the good news of Jesus Christ when we are in the community living out the gospel in a practical way.
8. Are the people friendly at Bridgeway Church?
Our folks are some of the friendliest around. That may sound like a pastor bragging on his people, but it is 100% true. Bridgeway is not a cold and dying church. It is a warm and friendly church where you will be greeted with smiles and handshakes. If you don't believe me, you are just going to have to try us out!
We hope this answers any questions you may have before visiting Bridgeway. We are excited to meet you! If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us via our website or facebook. God is doing some incredible things at Bridgeway. Come and be a part of what is going on here. God will change your life! God bless, hope to see you soon.