OUR IDENTITY: Scripture tells us that once we were not a people, but now we have become God's People. As His Church, God has brought us together to learn to Love God, to love others, and make Disciples. At Bridge42 we come from many different backgrounds and walks of life, but we have one thing in common that is bigger than all of that stuff....Jesus! We are parents, singles, children, newlyweds, and grandparents. We come from all walks of life. We are factory workers, business owners, teachers, businessmen, blue collar workers, and unemployed. We are a diverse family of members who hunt, golf, sew, play music, garden, homeschool, public school, and charter school. Above all, we are a family with members who are striving to have an intimate relationship with Jesus. We are made up of people who are desperate, lonely, struggling, abnormal, screwups, failures, successful, rich, poor, honest, winners, losers, quitters, whiners, black, white, or a ny other color, young, old, smart or stupid, single, married, divorced, or married again, upper class, middle class, lower class, or no class, rejected, accepted, the good, the bad, the ugly... EVERYONE LOVED AS IS.
OUR PURPOSE LOCALLY: Love God, Love Others, and make Disciples. We believe in gathering God's people together for worship and then scattering into our neighborhoods and communities to live out the gospel by loving and serving those around us. Bridge42 desires to reflect the light of Christ in the Morganton area and beyond by engaging our friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, all of this with the goal of helping people to learn to follow the ways of Jesus. We currently partner with the following ministries and community organizations to help us fulfill this call to show Christ to Morganton:
OUR PURPOSE GLOBALLY: Our call to Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples of Jesus goes far beyond the City of Morganton, and although we may not all be called to personally go to the ends of the earth, we are all called to support, give to, and pray for missions efforts around the world so that people from all tribes, tongues, and nations will have an opportunity to hear and respond to the offer Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Bridge42 partners with several missionaries and mission's organizations in an effort to spread the gospel of Jesus to the ends of the earth.
The Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board
The Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board
Youth With a Mission
Straight up Missions