Hello! We are glad you are here! Connecting with one another in authentic community lies at the core of our mission to become and make disciples, because we are convinced that life change happens best in the context of relationships. At The Bridge, we pursue these relationships through Groups, equipping classes, weekly Bible studies, and one-on-one discipleship. We desire to continually raise the value of community, hoping that every follower of Jesus who calls The Bridge home will pursue relationships that challenge them to grow deeper and more complete in Christ.

Although we have many Groups at The Bridge, check out the Groups that have openings below! We encourage you to join one (or two!) today by filling out the form here!

Meet our Groups

Foundations (Membership Class)

Scott Byrd
Day:  Sunday mornings (Begins on September 18) 
Time: 9AM
Location: Room 100
Who: Anyone who is interested in learning more about our church and/or membership

Foundations is a seven-week small group centered around the 5 Cs. In an informal setting we'll get to know one another and explore what the New Testament calls us to as followers of Christ. Foundations is the first step for anyone seeking to become a part of The Bridge.

We offer Foundations a few times  a year!

the Jordan Group

JJ and Katie Jordan
Day: Sunday mornings
Time: 10:45AM
Location: North Campus / Room 101
Who: This is for anyone! We will walk through the Bible Recap. The Bible Recap is a Genesis-Revelation chronological reading plan. Each day consists of roughly 12 minutes of reading scripture, and a corresponding 8 minute podcast. An optional daily study guide is available. We will be meeting weekly to encourage one another as we discuss and reflect the week's reading plan; with a focus on how God's character/attributes are revealed in His Word.


Anna Garmon & Amanda Robertson
Day: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: North Campus
Who: Mommas and their young children

Childcare will be provided. ⁣

A playdate and Bible Study for mothers of young children,
Sprouts is open to all mommas. We desire them to feel encouraged, supported, and known through their journey of motherhood. We pray that Sprouts would be a place of authentic community for friendships between mothers and children. And, most of all, our desire is that every mother who comes falls more in love with Christ and desires to serve Him in her role as a mother.

essentials of the faith

Wayne Smith
Day: Wednesdays // 6:15am (Begins Sept. 7)
Location: North Campus Room 100
Who: Men at The Bridge

We are looking at wholeheartedly following Jesus and excelling at the basics  by developing the lifetime habits of:
      Daily quiet time
      Saturation in God’s Word
      Fishing for men
      Passing it on to others.

Meet our Groups

Monday Night women's study

Laura Hall & Sandee Sledge
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Laura Hall's home
Who: Multi-generational ladies

We are walking through the Bible and diving into scripture together! 

Wednesday morning women's study

Gwen Dingler
Day: Wednesday mornings (Beginning Sept. 14)
Time: 9:30am
Location: North Campus
Who: Women

We are doing a verse by verse study of 1 Peter, with a video guided instruction by Jen Wilkin. The study will help us recognize our identity in Christ, and how we should live in a culture that is in opposition to Christianity. Kinda sounds like where we are today! Come join us as we open God's word and know what it says and how we can apply it to our lives.

Meet our Groups

Prescott/erickson group

Bill and Stacy Prescott & Dan and Dawn Erickson
Day:  Sunday evenings
Time: 6pm
Location: Prescott and Erickson homes
Who:  This is a multi-generational group. Anyone is welcome!

We focus on a balance of deep fellowship and discussing God’s Word-one book of the Bible at a
We would love to have you join us!

Bowman's men group

Tom Bowman 
Day: Thursday evenings
Location: North Campus
Who: A group of men in their 20s-70s

We gather weekly for a roundtable discussion and prayer. We also walk through books of the Bible, a few verses at a time.

Bowman group

Tom and Brenda Bowman
Day:  Sunday evenings
Time: 5:30pm
Location: We rotate homes
Who: We desire this group to be multi-generational. Anyone is welcome!

Our plan is to walk through the post-sermon discussion and share meals together! 

embrace Grace

Mary-Arthur Plette and Gracie Doyle
Day: TBD
Location: Downtown Campus
Time: TBD
Who: Women who are currently single and pregnant

Embrace Grace is a national Bible study that ministers to single moms in our community, allowing pregnancy centers to push moms/dads into into local churches. We are the first church signed up in our community and we are partnering with Life Choices!

Although we will primarily get our group attendees from Life Choices, it is also open to any single mom in the church that needs support and community.

Meet our Groups

morse group

Andrew and Stacy Morse
Day: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Andrew and Stacy's home
Who: This Group is for adults of all ages, married or single.

We have been meeting
for a few years and are open to new members!  In the past, we have studied Books of the Bible- chapter by chapter or worked through a Bible Study together.  Our get-togethers always involve prayer, community, and living life together.

morse/leonard young adult (women) group

Susie Leonard & Stacy Morse
Day: Thursday evenings
Time: 7pm
Location: Home of Stacy Morse
Who: This young adult women’s community group is for graduate students, those in internships, and those just starting their career.

We seek to establish community with prayer, accountability and studying and applying God’s Word in our daily lives.


Trenton Fiscus & Jess Johnson
We encourage our college students to join various, multi-generational groups while they are at The Bridge. However, we do have multiple college-specific groups that meet throughout the week!

If you want to be a College Community Group leader,  or if you'd like to disciple a student, we would love to chat with you!

If you are interested, please fill out the form  and request a College Group! 

Meet our Groups

middle school & High school 

Jake Handley and Madeline Davison
Parents! Don't forget that our Student Ministry has mid-week events that includes age and grade-specific small groups to debrief the sermon series discussed. It is our hope that your student grows closer to Jesus through this intentional time.

If you would like to participate, please fill out the form and request a Student Small Group. 

white group

Toby and Jackie White 
Day: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6:30pm
Location: White's home
Who: Couples at The Bridge

We are a group focused on building community! We are going to be walking through 30 Days to Understanding the Bible  together. 

the yard (young adults of ruston downtown)

Multi-church Gathering 
Various evenings throughout the month
Location: Primarily meets at The Depot Coffeeshop
Who: The Bidge is a part of a multi-church ministry called The YARD for single/young married adults in their 20s and 30s that meets every other Tuesday night! Be sure to follow The Yard on Instagram to get their schedule!

**This is not a small group, but rather a gathering of young adults in our area. The YARD advocates for plugging in adults in their home churches and joining Groups there! 

Meet our Groups

Stephenson group

Chris and  Jessica Stephenson
Day: Sundays
Stephenson's home
This is a community group for those looking to study the Bible. We are open to anyone - single or married!

hebert group 

Jeremy and Lindsey Hebert
Day: Wednesday evenings  
Time: 6pm (You can drop off your children at HSK at 5:45, then head to the Bride's Room for our gathering.)
Location: Bride's Room at the North Campus during HSK
Who: Couples in their 30s-50s. We will be walking through Tim Keller's book The Meaning of Marriage.

Moore Group 

Bryan and Meg Moore 
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:30-12pm
Location: DTC
Who: Our Group is open to anyone! Kids are also welcome. We will begin by walking through sermon questions on the back of our outline as we establish community and consistency. 


Sarah & Logan Didier and Ryan Shamburger 
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Didier home
Who:  Anyone is welcome to join our group - single or married! We are currently walking through the Gospels.

Meet our Groups

Young marrieds

James and Kelli Skinner & Mary-Arthur and Michael Plette 
This Group will begin in January 2023! Details TBD.
During our time together, we walk through a Young Married curriculum of books together as we learn how to build a strong marriage from the start! 

Table 246 

Women of The Bridge 
Coming Fall 2022!
Table 246 is a way for women of different ages and different life experiences to meet once a month for conversation and connection.
2 hours  4 questions  6 women
Something special happens when women gather around a table together. The focus is not on the home or the meal (it is suggested the meal is a simple one), but instead the focus is on conversation and connection between women.
If you think you would be interested in hosting or attending Table 246, please let us know!

Moore Group

Byron and Melinda Moore 
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Moore home
Who:  This Group is open to anyone! We will begin by walking through the book “Basics of the Christian Life.” We will walk through basic principles, how to pray, how to read the Bible, how to have community, and how to share the Gospel with others. 

Mere apologetics

Mike Jones
Day: Thursdays
Time: Noon
Location: TBD
Who: This Group is open to anyone who is seeking to learn how to stand up for the faith in today's world.  This is an eight week study!  

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Moller Women's group

Dalerie Moller
Day: Thursdays
Time: Noon
Location: Dalerie's home
Who: Any woman at The Bridge. This is an in-depth study of a book of the Bible. 

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Grayson, Smith, Skinner Women's group

Jackie Grayson, Polly Smith, and Kelli Skinner
We would love to have you join us as we study what the Bible says about heaven.  We will be using the study guide “Revealing The Mysteries of Heaven” by Dr David Jeremiah.  What is heaven like? What will we do there? Who gets to go?
These and other questions will be explored through this in depth 11 week study.
Tuesday Nights @ 7pm-8:30 at the home of Jackie Grayson.