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
Time: 9:15am
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: 11am
Location: North Campus / Room 100
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.

SPROUTS: GROWING IN MISSIONAL MOTHERHOOD TOGETHER

Anna Garmon & Amanda Robertson
Day: Monday mornings, once a month (Beginning Monday, February 7th)
Time: 9-11:30am
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.

For more information or to sign up:
Anna Garmon: annapgarmon@gmail.com; 225-241-1827
Amanda Robertson:  acroberston21@gmail.com; 318-436-8295

2022 Men's retreat

Mark your calendars! 
Day: Friday night and Saturday (February 4th-5th)
Location: Camp Alabama (MedCamps)
Who: Men at The Bridge

$50 per person
Sign-up and more information coming soon!

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

In this 10-session study of Exodus 19–40, we will journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means: lives consecrated for service to God and to one another. Revisit familiar scenes of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the idolatrous worship of a golden calf, and of the intricate details of the tabernacle. And with fresh perspective, ask what these stories teach God's children today about how to live as those set free.

Wednesday morning women's study

Gwen Dingler
Day: Wednesday mornings (Beginning January 2022)
Time: 9:30am
Location: North Campus
Who: Women

Our new study starting in January is "Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven" by Dr. David Jeremiah.  Heaven is a real place where those of us who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ will live for all of eternity.  Many of us have had loved ones already take up their residence there. But, eventually we all will move! So what's it going to be like? What will we do? These and other questions will be explored through Dr. Jeremiah's in depth look at the scriptures. It is an 11 week study. Come join us!

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
time.
We would love to have you join us!

Bowman's men group

Tom Bowman 
Day: Thursday evenings
Time:
7pm
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: North Campus
Who: We desire this group to be multi-generational. Anyone is welcome! 

Our plan is to walk through the post-sermon discussion, unless group decides they would like a different format.

Hebrews Inductive Bible Study

Dalerie Moller
Day: Thursday afternoons
Location: Moller Home
Time: 12:15-1:45
Who: All ladies welcome!

The book of Hebrews, more than any other Epistle, shows how all that had been foretold and foreshadowed in the Old Testament became a stunning reality in the person of Jesus. In Hebrews we learn how Jesus is God's final Word to us - His Son is the definitive and ultimate Prophet, High Priest, KIng, Mediator, Sanctuary, and Sacrifice. As our eyes are opened to these truths as they are proclaimed in Hebrews, we come to more fully understand God's plan for us from the beginning of Creation. This in-depth study of Hebrews promises to deepen our relationship with our Savior and help us mature as His disciples.

Meet our Groups

morse group

Andrew and Stacy Morse
Day: Wednesday evenings (Beginning January 5th - but please join whenever!)
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Andrew and Stacy's home (or virtual if needed)
Who: This community group is for adults of all ages.


This community group is for adults of all ages! 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 (Beginning January 2022)
Time: 7pm
Location: Home of Stacy Morse (virtual if needed)
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.

college

John McCoy & 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, we would love to chat with you! 

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

Meet our Groups

middle school & High school 

Jake Handley
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. 

WOMEN'S WEEKEND 

The Bridge Women
Save the Date!
April 22-23rd, 2022
Location:
Camp Alabama
Speaker:
Kathy Nelson
Topic:
Trust

After 3 years of Women's Weekend cancelations (because of a catastrophic situations - 2019 Ruston tornado and 2020-21 Covid),
WE ARE BACK! Let’s try again! More information coming soon! 

young adults group

Kevin & Amy Beasley
Various evenings throughout the month
Location: Beasley home
Who: Young Professionals living in Ruston who are seeking community. We gather to eat a meal and pray together to form authentic community!

We also partner with other local churches for a Young Adult Ministry, worship nights,  and events! (YARD)

Meet our Groups

1:1 college Discipleship

*seeking adults to disciple students*
Our College Ministry is searching for men and women to disciple a college student this year! In one-on-one discipleship, students are paired with people in our church who provide mentorship through many challenges that college students face.
We like to view discipleship as a friendship, a safe place for a student to ask questions and receive support! 

ewing group

Adam and Kelley Ewing
Day: Sundays during the second service 
Time: 11am 
Location: TBD
Who: This new group is for anyone in our church! We will decide what to study together as a Group. We desire for our Group to have Biblical community with each other! 

aging parents support group

Ammi Schillinger 
If you are in a season of life where you are caregiving for aging parents, this is a place for you.

Dates and locations will be determined by the group. 

DIDIER, SHAMBURGER, HAWKINS GROUP

Sarah & Logan Didier, Ryan Hamburger, and John Hawkins
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Didier home
Who:  Anyone is welcome to join our group! We are currently going through the audiobook/book The Screwtape Letters! It has been really fun to do a different kind of "study" and it has generated some great discussion.