JAN / FEB
Hello Bridge Family!
through one of the strangest and most
This year, my prayer for each of you is
emotionally draining years that any
that you and your families grow in your
of us can remember. Needless to say,
relationship with God and discover his
I don’t think that any of us could have
continued love and grace in your life. I
predicted last January what the rest of
believe it is going to be a great year and
2020 would look like.
am excited to see all that God will do!
However, as we step into a new year, we
Jim & Linda
can remain confident that the same God who navigated us through the chaos of
Welcome to January, Bridge Family!
last year, will be the same God that will lead us in the days to come. He is still
Officially, we can say that we made it
TRADITIONAL EXPERIENCE 8:15AM
This experience offers a variety of hymns and messages from Kenneth McGee in the Chapel.
This experience offers a variety of hymns and sacred songs.
WORSHIP EXPERIENCE 9:30 & 10:50AM
This experience has a more laid-back atmosphere & guitar-driven worship.
Meet in the auditorium for worship and message series. For series topic check out Page 9.
EN ESPANOL 10:30AM
This experience takes place in The Connection building and includes Spanish Worship and a message in Spanish from Pastor Kenny Garcia. Children and Youth can take part in what is happening on our main campus.
This experience takes place in The Connection building and includes Spanish Worship and a message in Spanish from Pastor Kenny Garcia.
AFTER-HOURS CONTACT INFORMATION In case of emergency please contact our church office at 405.376.4538 and our answering service will contact us accordingly.
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a large church, the key to
kids’ experiences are
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find someone to answer any
making friends and having
outstanding. Make sure
through our mobile app.
questions you may have
community is joining a small
your kids don’t miss out on
about our church.
the amazing things we have going on just for them.
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CREATING A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER
JAN 6 / OUR CITY
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble
up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
prayed. Mark 1:35
wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. Jeremiah 29:7
JAN 7 / OUR NATION
their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 Prayer is most effective when it isn’t something we do every
JAN 8 / OUR WORLD
now and then, but when it’s a lifestyle we cultivate. To understand how to have a lifestyle of prayer, we can look at
This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven,
the example Jesus gave during His life on earth.
hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And
HAVE A CERTAIN TIME Jesus got up early in the morning
forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And
to spend time with His Heavenly Father. Make a daily
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
appointment with God — whether it’s first thing in the
Matthew 6: 9-13
morning, at lunch, or in the evening — and faithfully keep it.
JAN 9 / PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE Jesus had a specific place He went to pray. Having a designated place to pray helps us remove
I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the
distractions and frees us to worship and pray out loud.
Lord. Jeremiah 30:17
HAVE A CERTAIN PLAN When Jesus taught His disciples
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who
how to pray, He gave them a prayer outline. We call it “The
are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Lord’s Prayer.” As we pray every day, our plans for our prayer time can vary, maybe including worship music, Bible reading,
JAN 10 / OUTPOURING OF GOD’S SPIRIT
and quiet time to listen to God. It doesn’t always have to look the same; it just helps when we have a plan for connecting
…I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and
regularly with God.
daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
JAN 4 / OUR HEARTS
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
JAN 11 / MARRIAGES
2 Chronicles 16:9
And the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no
JAN 5 / OUR LEADERS
one separate. Mark 10:8-9
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all
JAN 12 / ALL PARENTS
those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy
our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a
burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let
knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4
me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 continues on page 9
SUNDAYS AT 10:50AM
The goal of joining a group is growing in your walk with Jesus and surrounding yourself with people that can support you in taking your next steps. We believe life is better when you live in community. SUNDAYS AT 9:30AM
RM 201 KENNY MCGEE | 30s-50s How does God’s timeless word apply to us in real life? Let’s figure it out together! In this small group, find the support, friendships, encouragement, and biblical answers that you need to face all that life may bring your way.
RM 105 KATHLEEN WILCOXSON | All Ages When you study scripture, you discover that the Word of God truly is living and active! So don’t miss this opportunity to join others in an indepth study of the Bible that will not only lead to great biblical discussions but will also educate and challenge you to pursue a deeper knowledge of Christ.
ROY PECK | 30s-50s Life can be unpredictable, but life can also be a blast! While the answers may not all be clear, we can definitely make sure you don’t have to go at it alone. Join us as we discuss how to navigate life as God intended, apply his Word every day, and make the most of every minute we have!
ARNOLD & PHILLIPS | 40s-60s Belonging to a community of believers who care is vital to our spiritual lives. Join this discussion-based small group that encourages, challenges, and shows each other how to implement our faith in God in practical ways.
KENNETH MCGEE | 50s & UP Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit will be our counselor and our guide until He comes again. With that in mind, join this small group as we explore the Bible and discover what it means for us today and how we can rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us each day.
KEN ISOM | 50s & UP We believe that our Senior Adults are a vital part of our church! This small group provides an opportunity for our “Prime-Timers” (Senior Adults) to fellowship, worship with one another, and engage in biblical discussion.
RM 200 KERRY & ROBBIE SHUCK | YOUNG MARRIEDS Starting off a new life together can be an amazing adventure! Join other young couples in this small group as we discover how to set our marriages and future families up for happiness, just as God designed.
RM 201 RYAN & SARAH SUMMERS | YOUNG FAMILIES Choosing to live a Christian life is not always the easiest thing to do. Let’s be honest, showing the love of God at home, at work, in the community, and even while attending little league sports is not for the faint of heart! Join us as we discuss what Christian living is all about and how we can succeed at it in this crazy world!
RM 105 ROB & SHERRI MCCLURE | ALL AGES We believe that scripture is incredibly relevant for our daily lives! Join with people of all ages and life stages to explore scripture verse by verse and discuss how to practically apply them to our lives.
RM100 BROOKE CARRUTH | WOMEN’S GROUP We say it all the time, “Connected people do life together.” Ladies, come join this small group designed just for you, and together we will discover how God fits into our busy lives.
RM203 & 204
STARTING JANUARY 10
ED DAMRON | 40s-60s Faith moves mountains! We need to trust and believe that God is who He says He is and He can do what the Bible says He can do! Join us as we explore scripture and discover how to grow in Christ and learn to handle real-life issues with prayer and deeprooted faith in God.
CONFERENCE ROOM This is a recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one.
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DOUG & TONYA WYATT | YOUNG ADULTS There is no greater transition in life than the one that leads into adulthood. Join this discussion-based small group as we explore how to establish a biblical foundation to help you navigate that transition.
BRIDGE STUDENTS Get connected in a weekly small group! This time is designed to help your students grow in spiritual disciplines.
TUESDAYS AT 9:30AM
THIRD WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH
DOUG WYATT | YOUNG ADULTS
Come hang out and grow with other moms while we watch the little ones. You know...a vacation! We will be going through the study Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer RM100
WRILEY & DAWN WEBSTER | NEWLYWEDS
(405) 204-4569 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(405) 414-4119 / email@example.com
JOSH & HOLLY JACKSON | 20s-40s (W/ KIDS)
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY
(405) 830-5878 / firstname.lastname@example.org
We are kicking off a brand new video-assisted series called “The Daniel Prayer” by Anne Graham Lotz. We will discover prayer that moves heaven and changes nations. RM204
LUKE & ANDREA PURKEY | 20s-40s (W/ KIDS) (405) 317-4560 / email@example.com
JASON & MARGIE TIMM | 30s-50s (W/ KIDS & TEENS)
(405) 613-4547 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an opportunity for all of our senior adults to get out, have fun, learn, and fellowship with other seniors. RM105
MARK & DIANA LEBSACK | 30s-50s (W/ KIDS & TEENS) (405) 830-0059 / email@example.com
ROB & SHERRI MCCLURE | 30s-50s
WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00PM
(405) 517-8635 / firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVING FREE SUPPORT GROUP
DONNELLY & GROVES | 30s-50s
Come let us help you on the road to overcoming life controlling issues, including life altering events, drugs and alcohol. . The End Zone.
(405) 740-3631 / email@example.com
ED & BRENDA DAMRON | 40s-60s (405) 823-7442 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGE UNIVERSITY For the months of January & February we will be offering classes on a variety of topics. Check out page 8 for classn descriptions.
KATHLEEN & LYNDEN WILCOXSON | ALL AGES (405) 820-2990 / email@example.com
KEN ISOM & KEN MCGEE | SENIOR ADULTS (405) 250-0619 / firstname.lastname@example.org Interest Based
BIKES & TRIKES | ROGER & RHONDA STEVENS (405) 830.0530 / email@example.com
JANUARY / FEBRUARY CLASSES BUILDING A HEALTHY MARRIAGE
STUDY ON JEWISH CULTURE & CHRISTIANITY
As with anything that we want to
BETTER DECISIONS, FEWER REGRETS Your decisions determine the direction
successfully build, work and assembly
If you are interested in finding a deeper
and the quality of your life. Not to
will be required! However, building a
understanding of Hebrew culture,
mention, they create the story of
strong and healthy marriage can still
language, biblical geography, and how
your life. And while nobody plans to
be a lot of fun. Join us as we share and
all of these things connect to our
complicate their life with bad decisions,
discuss how to build healthy, God-
modern lives, then this is a perfect class
far too many people don’t plan not to!
centered marriages in whatever season
for you! Join us and walk away with a
Join us as we discover several steps to
of life you’re in!
new understanding of your faith and
making better decisions, setting us up
for success in life!
DANIEL 8 & 9
Recently a TV series of the life of Jesus was released and it was called, “The
Join us as we take a closer look at
Chosen.” Join us as we look closer into
chapters 8 & 9 of Daniel, and explore
the life of Christ through the eyes of
the many prophetic signs of the times
those who knew him best, the disciples!
found in the book! Knowing these signs
This will be a great class no matter
can give us peace and provide hope
where you are in your journey with
for a chaotic world, preparing us for
whatever may come in 2021!
W E D N E S D AY S AT 7 : 0 0 P M JAN / FEB
JAN 13 / NEXT GENERATION
JAN 20 / PERSONAL FREEDOM & DELIVERANCE
”Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according
“He brought me out into a spacious place; he delivered me
to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a
because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18:19
sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you,
JAN 21 / PERSONAL GENEROSITY
‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut
You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way,
off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel
which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
forever.” Joshua 4:5-7
2 Corinthians 9:11
JAN 14 / MEN & WOMEN AT THE BRIDGE
JAN 22 / PERSONAL VISION IN 2021
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God
We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right
he created them; male and female he created them.
answer. Proverbs 16:1
Genesis 1:27 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay
JAN 15 / FINANCIAL WISDOM & PROVISION
my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of
JAN 23 / MY SPECIFIC NEEDS
his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the
ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know
Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10
that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15
JAN 16 / PASTOR & CHURCH STAFF
JAN 24 / THOSE FAR FROM GOD
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven
in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all
and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make
godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching
JAN 17 / MISSIONS
them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19
JAN 18 / THE VISION OF THE BRIDGE Where there is no vision, the people perish: But happy is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18
JAN 19 / MY NEXT STEP IN FAITH For I know the thoughts I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil to give you a hope in your final outcome. Jeremiah 29:11
BRIDGE MENS BREAKFAST Saturday, February 13 Come join us for a man-sized breakfast, great fellowship, and a short devotion. Happening in The Venue at 7:30AM.
CONNECT GROUPS WEEKEND
Launch on Wednesday, January 6
February 19-21 Be a part of one of our area Connect Groups. Their purpose is simple, to fellowship and build friendships with others from The Bridge.
BRIDGE MENS BREAKFAST
BRIDGE MEN BEAST FEAST
January BRIDGE U CLASSES
Sunday, February 23 This is always a night of great food, fellowship, and you might walk away with a great prize. Doors open at 6:00 pm to browse our Vendors. Food will be served at 6:30PM. Visit events.wearethebridge. church or open our mobile app to purchase tickets.
Saturday, January 9 Come join us for a man-sized breakfast, great fellowship, and a short devotion. Happening in The Venue at 7:30AM.
GRIEFSHARE Launches on Sunday, January 10
NEXT STEPS Sunday, February 28 Are you new to The Bridge? Come find out how we do church and we will break down the easiest ways for you to get connected. Coffee and donuts on us! Happens at 9:30 & 11:00AM in RM104.
TUESDAY MORNING GROUPS Launch on Tuesday, January 12
CONNECT GROUPS WEEKEND January 15-17 Be a part of one of our area Connect Groups. Their purpose is simple, to fellowship and build friendships with others from The Bridge.
BRIDGE WOMEN CRAFT NIGHT Sunday, March 7 Ladies, come join us for a fun night of crafting at 5:00PM in The Venue. We will have snacks & childcare will be provided up to 5th grade. The cost is $10. Visit events.wearethebridge.church or open our mobile app to purchase tickets.
NEXT STEPS Sunday, January 24 Are you new to The Bridge? Come find out how we do church and we will break down the easiest ways for you to get connected. Coffee and donuts on us! Happens at 9:30 & 11:00AM in RM104.
Bridge Kids BRIDGE KIDS EXPERIENCE Sundays at 8:15/9:30/10:50AM Join us every week for exciting worship, fun games, and biblical lessons!
2021 ANNUAL MEETING Sunday, January 31 Join us at 6:00PM as we take a look back at what God did through The Bridge in 2020 and look forward to what God has in store for 2021. Church members are stongly encourage to be a part.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS Wednesdays at 7:00PM We offer fun-filled programs every week for boys (Royal Rangers) and girls (mPact) that help them grow with God.
February MARRIAGE RETREAT
February 5-6 This is the perfect opportunity to fellowship with other couples and build your marriage. The cost is $50 per couple and will take place here at our Mustang Campus in The Venue. Visit marriage.wearethebridge.church or open our mobile app to get registered.
BRIDGE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE Wednesdays at 7:00PM Come join us for an amazing night each week tailored just for students from 6th thru 12th grade.
BRIDGE SENIORS MAGNOLIA LUNCHEON
Wednesday, March 3 Come join us for your favorite camp concession food snacks, camp games and, drumroll please... CAMP SIGN-UPS will officially be open! Food starts at 6:30PM.
Thursday, February 11 Are you a single lady over 50? Come join us for a Valentine’s Lunch at 11:30AM in The Commons. Contact Cyndi at 405.376.4538 to get signed up.
BRIDGE SENIORS VALENTINES DINNER
Wednesdays, March 10 Have you ever wondered what your student experiences on a Wednesday night in Bridge Students? We’d like to invite your entire family to come join us on March 10th to find out! We will serve dinner at 6:00PM and our service will begin at 7:00PM.
Friday, February 12 Bridge Seniors are going to Grill On The Hill in OKC for a Valentine’s Dinner! Vans will leave the church at 11:30AM.
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