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Small Groups

Small-Group-Logo-Trans-Motto-1Life is not meant to be lived alone. In fact, God hates loneliness. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at theBridge, we encourage you to get into a small group.

A small group is a group of people who gather each week in a home, workplace, or online. In a group you’ll hang out, study the Word, and pray together.

Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you.

Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own by contacting the church office. Below are the groups for our Fall Semester.

Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Leader: Will & Juniece Fillingham

Contact Info: 540-239-0704

Location: The Home of Will & Juniece Fillingham (Christiansburg)

Time: Sundays 6:30p-8:00p  Childcare: Yes

Description: EXTREMELY FUNNY week video series featuring Pastor Mark Gungor. This isn’t your typical marriage small group study. Mark offers entertaining illustrations that are so hilarious and original, you’ll be sharing them with all your friends. His humor makes his teaching enjoyable, effective and memorable, helping husbands and wives remember these insights and immediately put them to work.

Interested: Click HERE

Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Parenting on Purpose

Leader: Matthew & Melissa West

Contact Info: 540-553-1988

Location: On the Christiansburg Campus

Time: Thursdays 6:30p-8:00p Childcare: Yes

Description: Weekly video messages by Chris Hodges discussing parenting followed by group discussions. Open to anyone with a desire to learn or share their experience in parenting. Topics range from parenting styles and seasons, to character development and discipline

Interested: Click HERE

Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: (North of 60) John: Light in the Darkness – D’esta  Love

Contact Person: Jane Gordon

Contact Info: 540-382-5892

Location: The Home of Jane Gordon (Christiansburg)

Time: Wednesdays 2:00p-3:00p Childcare: No

Description: Each week this group of young at heart folks (ages 60+) meet to discover where truths from God’s Word are shared and opportunities provided to apply those truths to their lives. Through meditation on the Gospel of John, we experience the life of Jesus, the Word of God made flesh. Written by one who calls himself “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, the Gospel of John paints an intimate portrait of Jesus as one who is intimate with God the Father, who calls disciples to follow him, and who gives signs that point his listeners to God.

Interested: Click HERE


Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Young Adults – Post High School

Leader: Andy & Holly Meyer

Contact Info: 540-200-5119

Location: Various Locations (depending on the activity)

Time: Various Days & Times  Childcare: No

Description: Focus on strengthening relationships and having fun with one another. Group is open to young adults that have graduated high school and up.

Interested: Click HERE


Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: The Gospel of John; The Upper Room Discourse

Leader: Robert Howe

Contact Info: 540-922-2507

Location: The Home of Robert & Karen Howe (Blacksburg)

Time: Every Other Sunday 3:30p – 5:00p Childcare: Yes

Description: Focus on strengthening relationships and having fun with one another. Group is open to everyone; adults, marrieds, singles & college students!

Interested: Click HERE


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Small Group Focus: The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus we’re Aching For – Lisa Harper (Women’s)

Leader: Dottie Burris

Contact Info: 540-392-0930

Location: The Home of Don & Cathy Couch (Christiansburg)

Time: Thursdays 9:30a-11:00a Childcare: TBD

Description: In The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For, Lisa Harper guides us through DVD-driven sessions, following Jesus through His days of early ministry to the cross and discovering what it fully means to be the recipients of His overflowing compassion and the very reason for His all-consuming passion. Discover how Jesus’ ministry on Earth still impacts us today.

Interested: Click HERE

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Small Group Focus: Young Marrieds

Leader: Josh & Maggie Pate

Contact Info: 904-994-9378

Location: The Home of Paul & Elizabeth Zalewski (Christiansburg)

Time: Mondays 6:30p-8:30p Childcare: Yes

Description: This is a group of young married couples with or without children that have committed to loving one another, providing support and encouragement, and caring for each other during an exciting and challenging stage of life. We want to invite you to become part of this wonderful community and share in the joy that comes from having friends who will invest heavily in your life and marriage. Building a good marriage is a challenge for many couples, but God’s Word reveals his plan for marriage and teaches us about living and enjoying married life.

Interested: Click HERE


Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Kingdom Man – Tony Evans (Men’s)

Leader: Rodney Riddle

Contact Info: 540-449-3767

Location: The Home Andrew Dunlea (Christiansburg)

Time: Wednesdays 7:00p-8:30p Childcare: No

Description: This curriculum challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. It provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives.

Interested: Click HERE


Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Defending Faith – Apologetics

Leader: David Smith

Contact Info: 540-239-7873

Location: The Home David and Lisa Smith (Riner)

Time: Mondays 7:00p-8:30p  Childcare: Yes

Description: This small group is designed to be an introduction into Apologetics which simply means defending our faith. We believe that through guided discussion based on lessons from the bible we will be able to grow into a deeper relationship and understanding of God and who He is in our lives.

Interested: Click HERE

Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Esther: Its Tough Being a Woman (Women’s)

Leader: Lisa Riddle

Contact Info: 540-449-3244

Location: The Home Meg Sherwood (Christiansburg)

Time: Wednesdays 6:30p-8:30p  Childcare: No

Description: The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman. Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to live courageously “for such a time as this.”

Interested: Click HERE


Photo Shape Editor: Group Focus: Home Quest

Leader: Brandie Hall & Meg Sherwood

Contact Info: 540-392-3557 or 303-885-9355

Location: Various Locations in the New River Valley

Time: Various Times  Childcare: Yes

Description: This group consists of stay at home parents and caretakers of little ones and is where parents & caretakers in a similar season of life can fellowship with one another, go on outings, and just do life together. The name “Home Quest” symbolizes what a stay at home parent or caretaker is: every day is a unique journey, a quest; it’s a mission field. Join in as we connect together monthly.

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