I'm New

Welcome!  We want to give you all of the information needed to make your first visit the best.  We have tried to think through the questions that first time guests might have before coming to visit with us and hopefully, we have been able to answer them.  If you should have an additional question for us, please feel free to contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you soon!
1.  What should I wear?

We have a relaxed casual atmosphere at Bridges of Hope.  Some wear dress clothes, but most dress casual.  So, as long as your modest and comfortable, it really doesn't matter. 
2.  Who is the Pastor?
We believe we have found God's man to lead our congregation as our Senior Pastor.  Reverend Jamie L. English, jr. has been called as our Senior Pastor.  He is married to his wife, Tina and their two children Savannah Ann and Samuel Joseph.  They live right here in McMinnville. 
Brother Jamie has been pastoring for 17 years, and has also served in many various roles in church and mission ministries. Currently brother Jamie is bivocational. That means he still has a full time vocation as well as serving as Pastor.  
3.  How do I get to Bridges of Hope Fellowship?
Bridges of Hope meets at 4023 Smithville Hwy. McMinnville, Tennessee. You can get a great map by clicking here.
4.  When do you connect with other people?
We gather for a time of Worship & Celebration each Sunday morning in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.  
*  Sundays at 9:30 & 11 a.m. (Worship Celebration)
Enjoy a great time of worship with a blended style of upbeat music from hymns to praise & worship.  You'll meet some new friends, hear real life messages for today, and leave being encouraged about life!  A place that is Word centered and dynamic in nature.
*  Life Groups
A great way to connect with others in our fellowship is through our LIFE groups, where our real community is found. Click here for more information about current groups, times, etc.
5.  What About the Kids?
At Bridges of Hope, we love our kids!  We have a special place for infants through PreK in our Lil' Builders Nursery area.  You will find it staffed by competent and loving people who feel called by God to care for your little one(s).  Or for those children who are older, K-3rd grade, we have a special Worship Service just for kids in HOPE Kids.  In Hope Kids, your children will enjoy high energy music, real life stories that they can relate to, cool activities that point kids to the Creator, and much more.  Kids will want to come back week after week.  All of our childrens workers are members who have been background checked and screened for the safety of your children.  You can feel safe and secure leaving your children in our care while you connect with God during our adult celebration service.
Our youth (grades 6-12th) meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  We believe in leading our students to know Christ and make Him known.  Your teens will love hanging out with other students and serving their creator.
6.  What do you believe?
Find out what we believe by clicking here.
7.  How do I join?
There are 3 ways that you can become a member of Bridges of Hope Fellowship: 
*  By Baptism - After accepting Jesus Christ into your heart as Saviour and Lord, by following in the footsteps of Christ through baptism as a testimony of salvation.
*  By Statement - By statement of your faith that you have received Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord of your life and have been baptized by immersion.
*  By Letter - By transferring your membership from another church of like faith through a letter of recommendation from that church.
All membership candidates must complete the "101 Connect Class" and present themselves for membership during a Sunday Celebration and make a public commitment to abide by the membership covenant.
Contact Bridges of Hope office for more information about joining or for special questions relating to church membership.
8.  How do I get a fresh start in life?
Find out how you can get a fresh start in life by clicking here.
We hope this information is helpful to you as you prepare to be our guest soon.  We can't wait to meet you!