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Welcome to Faithbridge 

Churches can be pretty different – whether that is in what they believe or their values or their priorities. At Faithbridge, we are a church committed to fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) as we live out the Great Commandments (Matthew 22:37-40). The Great Commission keeps our focus on loving all people as we seek to make disciples of people from Jacksonville to the ends of the earth. The Great Commandments mean we want to please God above all else and care more about loving the people we encounter every day than getting what we want. Because of these commitments, Faithbridge is a hospitable and generous group of people.  If you visit us, we hope you feel welcomed and are encouraged. When you are ready, we want to help you grow in your walk with God.  In general, there are two NEXT STEPS that will help you build friendships and understand who we are as a church:

Biblical Teaching

We live in a world where anyone with access to the internet can promote their own ideas.  Proverbs 14:12 teaches us that, There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. In this world filled with different voices and opinions, God speaks to us clearly and decisively through His word.

As a result, the Bible is central to everything we do as a church – whether that is worship, small groups, community service projects or mission trips.  We believe the Bible is entirely true and God’s primary means for speaking to any of us.  

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12  

Engaging Worship

A typical service will last about 40 minutes. We sing a good mix of contemporary and traditional music that is led by our worship team. There is childcare available and activities for all age groups. Plan to hang around after the service for fellowship and meeting new people. 

Authentic Community

Faithbridge has the feel of being a large and extended family.  We believe that these close realtionships are a vital part of what God has in mind for us living together as His church.  Colossians 2 teaches us, hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is    Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In other words, we need each other in order to grow to full maturity in Christ.

The primary means by which community is created at Faithbridge is through our Connect Groups.  We believe it is important to be known and loved in God’s family.  It is through these groups that we care for and encourage one another
to grow as disciples.

In our Connect Groups the big church becomes the small church – it is a place where you will be loved and friendships are formed while learning about God’s word. We invite you to join us as we study the Bible together in a casual setting. Whether you are brand new and just learning the basics or have invested many years in studying the Bible, we welcome you and have groups for every age from Birth through Senior Adults.

Our Connect Groups take place on Sunday mornings as well as several nights of the week.  All our Connect Groups are welcoming new people join them and we are regularly starting new groups to make it even easier for new people to join in.  

Family Ministries

Partnering with Families to Raise the Next Generation for Jesus
 Faithbridge Church believes in the next generation. Through the leadership of our pastoral staff and ministry teams, we desire to partner with families in raising a generation of young people who will bring glory to God by making disciples of all nations.
 
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!  (Psalm 127:4–5).
 
For arrows to fulfill their intended purpose, they must be:
®    Shaped – “bring glory to God”
®    Aimed – “by making disciples”
®    Released – “of all nations”
 
Our ministries are designed to help parents shape, aim, and ultimately release their children to live on mission for Jesus. By partnering together, we hope to lock arms with families through ongoing ministry and resourcing to see this dream become a reality.

 From preschool through high school, our discipleship process for children and students helps them move along their journey of faith through intentional, age-appropriate ministries. Each ministry builds upon the former ones, striving to develop well-rounded disciples ready to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.