Life Groups

Some groups are meeting online via Zoom, so please check HERE for the most updated information on group meeting times and locations.

Why join a Life Group?
It’s simple. Life’s a journey. The happiest people walk the road with others. You can find your own traveling companions in a Life Group.

What happens in a Life Group?
People just like you come together each week in a relaxed setting to share their lives, their insights into the Bible, and their gifts and talents for serving Jesus Christ.

Do I need to sign up for Life Group?
No. Just start attending any Life Group you like.

When and where do Life Groups meet?
Our Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings, either on the BCC campus or online.

Some of our BCC groups are meeting in person, and some are using online video conferencing tools to “meet” virtually. For more information or access to any of the online groups, email Liliya in the BCC office: liliya@bridges.church.

LIFE GROUPS:

Common Ground: All ages
Online, 8:30AM
Common Ground welcomes any (and all!) age groups, couples, and singles. Through Scripture, prayer, lively interactive discussion, and with hearts for God, this class shares its many points-of-view, always seeking to discern the will, the grace, and the love of God.

Common Need
The Zone (Room 516), 8:30AM
The Common Need Life Group was originally created to bring together people who are Bay Area transplants and are learning to get by without the strong support networks they used to enjoy back home. Our members “do life” together, finding ways to share life’s burdens.

While we do not have a specific area of focus, many of our members have school-aged children. Christ-centered parenting is a common challenge for many in our fast-paced society, especially for those new to the Bay Area, and our members benefit from each other’s experiences and learnings.

We get together as a group to celebrate the many cultural festivals from our group’s eclectic background. In addition, we participate heavily in BCC’s various ministries and outreach activities.

Crusaders: Ages 65+
We are a small group who embrace our time together, continuing to learn about God and how we can honor and serve Him and care for one another. Many of us have played active roles throughout the history of BCC. Come share in our love of God and family.

Deeper Roots: Parents of Elementary Through College Students
Family Center Room 521, 9:00AM
We are a community that enjoys doing life together. We encourage one another, have fun together, and strive to deepen our relationships with each other and God.

We have teaching from God’s Word on topics relevant to our phase of life, small groups, sharing, and prayer. We also have frequent social events and community service projects.

Eagles Wings: Married or Single, Age 50-60+, with Kids College Age+
Online, 9:00AM
We study God’s word, enjoy service projects, monthly socials, small group fellowship where we share praises and prayer requests and great Sunday morning refreshments. Service projects vary depending on current needs and opportunities. Monthly socials include outdoor activities such as hiking, game nights, parties with different themes and an annual Christmas party.

The Gathering: All Life Stages, Ages 30s-40s
Under Large Canopy by Fourplex & Basketball Hoops, 9:15AM (1st and 3rd Sundays)
We are a group from all walks of life spanning a range of professions, life stages (single, married, married with child[ren], divorced), and ages (30s-40s). We desire to navigate life’s ups and downs together, learn from one another, and grow into the people God has called us to become. Currently we meet on the 1st & 3rd Sundays for Bible study, and on the 2nd & 4th Sundays we serve in other ministries on campus or gather informally for fellowship. One Saturday a month we also gather at a local park/home for fellowship over lunch.

Reflections: Adults
Room 522 at 9:00AM (and online)
The Reflections Life Group is a community of believers, both couples and singles, who seek to honor the Lord and grow together as a class in faith, love, and unity. We meet every Sunday for Bible teaching, hymn sing, prayer, and fellowship. During good and difficult times, class members pray earnestly for one another. Donations from the class are made to various missionaries and mission groups. Different members of the class are involved in para-church organizations such as Christ Care Ministries International (CCMI), Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), Answers in Genesis, Gideons, and bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Outside of Sunday morning, class members meet for socials including quarterly lunches, classic movies, game nights, trips to Mount Hermon and Gizdich Ranch. Come and join us as we grow in the Word of God together and joyfully endeavor to be reflections of Jesus, our Savior and our Lord!

Alpha Kara: Married, Married again, and Single Adults Age 60+
Room 220, 9:45AM
Our meetings are very informal. We’re just a group of friends who love hearing each week what God has been doing the past week in our lives. We sit in a circle, laugh and pray for each other, for our church and for others. We spend time discussing that morning’s sermon and applying its truths to our lives. We look forward to welcoming you to a time of fun and spiritual growth each Sunday.

Ambassadors: Ages 70+
The Ambassadors Life Group is the church’s senior life group, ages from mid 70’s and up to mid 90’s. Our efforts are to support each other and to support some seven missionaries or groups. We usually join with the Common Ground Life Group under strong teachers, including great discussions of the biblical materials presented. Together once a month we share in singing hymns from the church hymnal.

Harvesters: Ages 60+
Room 524, 10:00AM
We are an active, friendly group of seniors who enjoy fellowship and social events which usually include lots of good food. Good Bible teaching is one of our core focuses. We also focus on member needs and support one another with praises and prayers. We stay connected to the needs of our missionaries and give financial support for various projects.

Mariners: Ages 60+
Online, 11:00AM
Mariners are a very active, friendly, young-minded, and cohesive adult Life Group (many with adult children) who enjoy fellowship together, sharing each others joys, victories, and needs and giving encouragement and support to each other through prayer and care. We enjoy the study and discussion of God’s Word. We also stay connected and contribute toward the support of our selected missionaries and various outreach projects.

Mariners annually plan fun and exciting social events which draw us closer together.

New people always welcome!

Whom do I contact with questions about Life Groups?
Contact Liliya Gor in the church office: liliya@bridges.church or 650-948-5698 x116.