Why “The Bridge”?
The Bridge is a ministry dedicated to preteens. The Bridge is just that, a bridge between children’s ministry and youth ministry. Preteens are an important group of adolescents who have different needs from first graders and different needs from ninth graders. They are at an “in between” age where they are too old for traditional children’s ministry, but not quite ready for the depth of youth group; and so they often fall between the cracks. Yet the preteen age is vital in the development of their faith. Research shows that more than half of all Americans who accept Jesus as their savior do so before the age of 13, and they remain more steadfast in their faith than those converted later in life. We want to reach kids before they need to be rescued!