Bridge Church is an authentic faith community of imperfect people, learning how to love God more deeply, care for one another more consistently, and effectively serve those around us.
Located in Fredericton, NB, the Church is more than a building; it is people on a journey toward Jesus, doing all of life together.
We are the relational and generational bridge bringing wanderers into a life of authentic faith, and connection to others.
Bridge Church provides emotionally safe spaces to connect with God authentically, experience life change through spiritual journeys as we give ourselves away in service to others.
Our congregation began in 1857 and met in a log structure. In 1870 a new church building was constructed near the log structure to accommodate the growing congregation. This second church building was dedicated in 1876. A third church home, built at 389 Canada Street and dedicated in 1905, was functional for nearly 100 years.
Yet, another chapter began in 2003 when, under the name of Marysville Baptist Church, a new modern facility was constructed at 150 Cowperthwaite Street.
In 2022, after two years of reimagining what church life could be, we relaunched as Bridge Church, with a renewed focus around two core principles: Jesus is the bridge between God and humankind, and we are invited to join God in loving, serving and engaging others.
Bridge Church no longer gathers only in a traditional church building. We meet in homes. We meet in offices. We share meals in the community. More recently we have added a live stream of our weekend gatherings allowing more people from around the world to experience The Bridge.
We are becoming an authentic faith community who, being rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, is passionate in spirit, creative in our expression and innovative in our mission, equipping Jesus followers to love, obey and serve God with all their hearts.
Wherever you are in your journey, we have a place for you. We are all becoming something. We believe that becoming more loving toward God and our neighbours is EVERYTHING!
You can read more about our vision, values and mission through the link below.
We see leadership a bit differently. We take a team approach in all we do. Rather than having a single hierarchical leader and structure, our team of pastors has fashioned a “first among equals” approach to leadership. We make better decisions and serve more effectively together as a team than as lone rangers. This approach to leadership extends to a broader congregational Leadership and Administration Team (LAT), which oversees policy, building and budgets. We are better and stronger together so we value TEAM in all that we do.
We recognize that for many, church experiences haven’t felt like the right fit. We believe that church isn’t a building, an event, or an institution—it’s forgiven people who are saved by grace for the purposes of God in this world.
In this way, our emphasis isn’t on seating people in a Sunday church service, but rather sending people into our community with a message of hope, loving and serving our neighbours as we go. We develop and equip people who do life together, by putting Jesus’ teaching to work in our own lives first, and then in service to others.
Our focus is on creating a community supporting one another, healing with one another, and practicing Christian values and teachings in more modern and real-world contexts. So regardless of your past or present, we are committed to journeying together with you toward your own wholeness, and then to the community around us.
We think this is best accomplished in smaller, closer groups and gatherings that we call Bridge Community.