We are excited to announce our New Members Class, entitled “Membership Matters.” This class is for anyone 18 years or older who has not become an official member of the church. If you want to become a member of Great Bridge, you must complete this class. This class will take place in the conference room upstairs.

This class will start on Sunday, June 4th, at 9:00 AM and will run for 4 weeks.

What We Believe

We believe many elements of New Testament Christianity can best be obeyed within the context of a scriptural relationship to a local church, and, in fact, many Scriptural admonitions cannot be obeyed by a believer without his commitment to being a part of a local assembly of believers.
For example, though Scripture does not command membership, it does command submission to the authority of a local church (Heb. 13:17; 1 Thes. 5:12-13), forbids the forsaking of assembling with other believers (Heb. 10:25), urges the exercise of spiritual gifts for the edification of others within the body (1 Cor. 12:7; Eph. 4:16), commands financially supporting the ministry (1 Cor. 16:2), and makes possible the practice of church discipline for the purity of the body of Christ (Mt. 18:15-18; 1 Cor. 5:1-13). In the context of a local church, a believer is also better enabled to fulfill the Great Commission (Mt. 28:19-20).

If the Lord is leading you to consider becoming part of the Great Bridge family, call our church office at 757-482-4688 or use the website contact form to let us know.  We’ll arrange a time when you can meet with the pastor and discuss your membership desires.
Some things we’ll ask of you should your interest in joining continue will be:

To read our Church Covenant (Can you commit to share in this covenant with us?).
To read through our Constitution and By-Laws (Can you wholeheartedly support these doctrinal positions of the church?).
To meet with the Pastor, and be voted in by the church body.
To get involved in a ministry here at our church where you can serve faithfully and use your gifts for God’s glory.