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 (Beginning on September 19)
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!

Men's Downline Disciple making 

Wayne Smith, Danny Graham, and Bill Hogg
Day: Monday mornings (Beginning September 13)
Time: 6:15am
Location: North Campus / Room 100
Who: Men

This will be a time for vision and application to help men make disciples.

There will be seven total sessions.

Women Discipleship Workshops

Kelli Skinner
Day: Oct 22 and 23rd (a Friday evening and Saturday morning) 
Time:  Friday from 7pm - Saturday at 3pm. (Not spending the night)
Location: TBD
Who: These stand alone workshops are designed to help women take the next step in investing in the lives of younger women. We had such an amazing response from our summer workshops, that we decided to add some on our calendar for the fall! 

Stephenson group

Chris & Jessica Stephenson
Day: Sunday evenings
Time: 7-8:30pm
Location: Stephenson's home
Who: Couples and/or individuals

We have 4 couples including us now, so we have room for at least 2 or 3 couples or a few individuals!
This group enjoys picking a study that helps navigate life according to God’s will & purpose for daily life. Although the group enjoys great discussion, they also look forward to time in fellowship. 

Meet our Groups

Sprouts: growing in missional motherhood together

Anna Garmon & Amanda Robertson
Day: Monday (Beginning September 13)
Time: 9-11:30am
Location: North Campus
Who: Mommas and their young children

This is a playdate and Bible study for mothers of young children. It will be 1x a month (first Monday of every month) Childcare will be provided. ⁣

"Our hope for this group is that mothers of young children would feel encouraged, supported, and known through their journey of motherhood. We pray that Sprouts would be a place of authentic community for friendship 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." ⁣

Monday Night women's study

Laura Hall & Sandee Sledge
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 6:30pm
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.

Mama Bear apologetics 

Tracy Bennett
Day: Wednesday evenings (Beginning October 6)
Time: 5:45-7:15pm during Hide and Seek Kids
Location: Room 101
Who: All Mommas are invited

A study of Christian apologetics with the aim of learning to defend our Biblically based
Christian faith. Our goal is to equip moms to teach their kids how to form their own biblical
beliefs about what is true and what is false.

Wednesday morning women's study

Gwen Dingler
Day: Wednesday mornings (Beginning September 15th)
Time: 9:30am
Location: North Campus
Who: Women

Study of the book of Hebrews
Jesus is BETTER.  This study is a verse by verse study of the book of Hebrews by Jen Wilkins.  Through this New Testament letter, we will learn how Christ is the substance of the shadowy truths of the Old Testament. We will discover how He fulfills and completes the work of angels, prophets, priests, and ceremonial laws, establishing a better covenant.  The 10 session video-based study will see how the entirety of scriptures point to Jesus Christ. Join us as we digest this powerful book!

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.

sermon on the mount study

Dalerie Moller
Day: Thursday afternoons (Beginning September 9th)
Location: North Campus
Time: Thursday afternoons 12:15-1:45
Who: All ladies welcome! 

Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5-7
An eleven week in-depth inductive  Bible study that will help in understanding God’s Word and give direction to life!

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essentials of faith

Hanna Peshoff
Day:  Monday afternoons (Beginning October 4th)
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Peshoff home
Who: All ladies are invited!

This is a seven week study of the Essentials of Faith.  We will look at what the Bible has to say about The assurance of salvation, The Word, the Attributes of God, our Identity in Christ and more!
If you were able to attend a Discipleship Workshop this summer, this is the follow-up to help you be grounded in the essentials in order to go forward in your walk with God and in pursuing the goal of investing in the lives of other women.

morse group

Andrew and Stacy Morse
Day: Wednesday evenings (Beginning on September 22nd)
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Andrew and Stacy's home (or virtual if needed)
Who: 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 on October 21st)
Time: 7pm
Location: Home of Stacy Morse (virtual if needed)
Who: This 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 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. 

Ramsaur/broocks men's group

James Ramsaur, Terry Burns, and John Broocks
Day: Thursday mornings
Time: 6-7am
Location: North Campus Breezeway
Who: We are looking for a few (2-3) more men to join this Group. 

This group focuses on accountability while praying for each other and investing in their lives. There is not a set curriculum for this group. The hope is to gather a group of me to invest in each other's lives. 

young marrieds group

James & Kelli Skinner
Day, times, and location TBD with the whole group.
Who: This group is designed for couples who have been married three years or less.

The Young Marrieds Group walks through various books and resources designed to lay a sturdy foundation in your Christ, your relationship with your spouse, and your relationship with other newly married couples.

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! 

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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. 

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. 

shape equipping class

James Skinner & Cristy Wagenaar
Day: October 17
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Who: Anyone who is interesting in learning more about your spiritual gifts and how to use them effectively for the kingdom. 

Meet our Groups

biblical foundations for missions

Lee Sullivan 
Day: Wednesday Evenings (Beginning on October 20st)
Time: 6-7pm 
Location: Bride's Room of the North Campus 
Who: This is a two week class for anyone who is interested in learning more about missions and how to effectively live on mission. 

Meet our Groups

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.