Art of Marriage

June 6th, 2016

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That’s why for more than 35 years, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

In The Art of Marriage, over 40 ministry leaders provide the biblically centered teaching while couples who have struggled in marriage openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness and grace.

Testimonies of participants attest The Art of Marriage has transformed the lives and marriages of countless couples. In fact, since The Art of Marriage released in 2011, more than 500,000 have participated in the event or series, with 97% saying they would recommend it to other couples.
Six Dynamic Sessions

Your marriage and the marriages around you are colored by personalities, passions, and experience. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form.

For more than three decades, FamilyLife® has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. In The Art of Marriage, we weave together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the street interviews, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design. Here’s what we’ll be covering;

Session 1: Love Happens (Purpose of Marriage)-July 29-7pm
God designed marriage and has a great plan in mind.
The primary purpose of marriage is to reflect God’s glory to a watching world.
It is important to receive your mate as God’s perfect gift for you.

Session 2: Love Fades (Drift to Isolation)-July 29-8:15pm
Couples naturally drift toward isolation.
Our differences and weaknesses push us apart.
Sin has affected every marriage.
The gospel brings healing and reconciliation.
Couples must learn to walk by the power of the Holy Spirit in marriage.

Session 3: Love Dances (Roles)-July 29-9am
God designed different responsibilities for men and women in marriage.
Though their responsibilities are different, men and women are still equal in value.
God calls men to sacrificially love and lead their wives.
God calls women to respect and support their husbands.

Session 4: Love Interrupted (Communication)-July 29-11am
Conflict is common to all marriages.
The goal is not to be conflict-free but to learn to handle conflict correctly when it occurs.
Healthy conflict resolution occurs when couples are willing to seek and grant forgiveness.

LUNCH DATE: Lunch is on your own and we encourage you to make it a date with your spouse (there is an activity from the morning sessions to complete as well). Kiddos lunch is included with paid childcare.

Session 5: Love Sizzles (Romance and Sex)-July 30-1:30pm
God created sex and has a wonderful design in mind.
A satisfying sex life is the result of a satisfying marriage relationship.
The ultimate purpose of sex is to bring pleasure and glory to God.

Session 6: Love Always (Legacy)-July 30-3pm
To leave a godly legacy, we must think about the impact of our lives on future generations.
Our hope for leaving a lasting legacy is through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Leaving a godly legacy requires putting a stake in the ground.

Cost is $45 per couple for the 2 day workshop and the deadline to sign up is July 20.

Childcare is available for $10/child or $20/family (covers both days).

Sign up today by calling (605)878-1000 or emailing Nate at Nate@thebridgewatertown.com

Christmas Eve Service

December 24th, 2015

You’re invited to a Christmas Eve service, 5pm at The Bridge! Bring your friends and family for a time of worshipping our Lord and Savior, Jesus and remembering His birth!

Victorious Living

October 9th, 2015

Victorious Living
The Bridge Church will be hosting a day-long women’s workshop called “Victorious Living.” This workshop is led by the North Central District Great Commission Women’s Team and will feature speakers Tanya Siebert and Esther Klassen. Below is a note about the workshop from the GCW leadership team.

“Victorious Living Workshop is a day-long opportunity for women to hear and be reminded of the fountain we have in Christ, tools to live in freedom in Christ, walking victoriously daily, and how to pass on these tools. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. This workshop goes along with our National Project theme; “GPS – God’s Positioning System, PLACED for a PURPOSE.” The Lord has placed each one of us where we are to live victoriously for such a time as this. Our prayer is that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened to know Christ better and the hope to which He has called you and His incomparably great power for us who believe. Eph. 1:17-19.

Victorious Living Workshop will take place at The Bridge Church on November 7. The cost is $15. Please register by October 28 so we can be well prepared with hospitality and materials. Email registrations for your church ladies to Megan Yoder at myoderart@gmail.com by October 28. Thank you!

Single & Parenting

August 5th, 2015

SingleAndParentingAre you a single parent, struggling to keep it all together?  Need some support, encouragement, and hope…to know that you’re not alone?  The Bridge is hosting a Single and Parenting support group starting August 19, 2015.  Come and find support and encouragement from a short video and discussion each week with other single parents on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.  A meal is served beginning at 6 and then support group for parents and faith formation for kids beginning at 6:40.  The class is limited to 15 parents, so call or email to register please!  To register or find out more information, contact Nate by phone at 605-878-1000 or by email at nate@thebridgewatertown.com.  Dinner and childcare is on us each week and the cost for the support group is $15, which covers our materials.  Scholarships/work opportunities are available if that is outside your budget.  Hope to see you soon!

Art of Marriage: July 31-Aug 1

June 10th, 2015



Cost is $45 per couple for the 2 day workshop and the deadline to sign up is July 19.
Childcare is available for $10/child or $20/family (covers both days).

Thanks to Holiday Inn Express, one lucky couple at the workshop will win gift certificate good for a one-night stay at the Watertown location!

Sign up today by calling (605)878-1000 or emailing Becky at rjkleinsasser@hotmail.com.