As a church we never want to forget our story. We believe that remembering and communicating our story keeps our focus on what God has called us to do. When we look back and remember all that God has done to launch Bridge it gives us faith for what we know God wants to do through Bridge in the future.
In the Old Testament God taught the Israelites the important of sharing their story.
20 “In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?” 21 tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22 Before our eyes the Lord sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household. 23 But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors. 24 The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. 25 And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”
Knowing our story and history will help you connect to our purpose and focus.
While pastoring in Pennsylvania the Holy Spirit spoke out of Isaiah 58:12 to Pastors Bob and Stephanie that their ministry focus would be to help people rebuild their lives and community. They assumed this focus was for their church in Pennsylvania but God has other plans.
On August 21, 2015 Pastors Bob & Stephanie Hulett sensed God speaking to them to return to Cape Coral, and plant a church with one simple focus, “To connect people to the life only Jesus can bring.” After continued prayer, counseling with trusted mentors, and tangible confirmations, the Hulett’s clearly knew God had called them to plant Bridge Community Church.
On February 11, 2016 Bob & Stephanie Hulett received approval from ARC (The Association of Related Churches) to be an official ARC Church Plant. Along with three other families from Pennsylvania they transitioned back to Cape Coral and in June of 2016 held their first Interest Meeting.
With the help of 34 Dream Team Members, Bridge its first service on January 29, 2017 at Mariner High School. In the fall of 2018 we will be moving to a permeant location at 79 Mid Cape Terrace in Cape Coral.
While the story is just beginning, lives are being changed and people are connecting to the life only Jesus can bring.