Bridgetown Audio Podcast
Becoming People of Generosity

Becoming People of Generosity

October 13, 2019

The cultural current of our day moves us on a trajectory toward greed, materialism, hurry, and discontentment. But Jesus said that generosity is the key to living a happy, content, free life. In this teaching, we explore Jesus’ teaching in Luke 11 on generosity and the inner architecture of our hearts.  

Becoming People of Love

Becoming People of Love

October 6, 2019

“Love is the acid test of spiritual formation.” If the telos of the spiritual journey is to become the kind of people who receive and give the love of God, the question is, How do we become people who are pervaded by love? In this annual update to our learnings around spiritual formation, we explore a very simple idea and practice that has the potential to transform us into people of love.  

How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

September 29, 2019

Even when we're asking God for what we want, we're giving him what he wants: our heats. In this teaching, we learn practical steps on a lifelong, and life-giving practice; Prayer

Taught by Pete Greig (Emmaus Rd. & 24-7 Prayer)

Telling Others in this Cultural Moment

Telling Others in this Cultural Moment

September 22, 2019

How do we tell others about Jesus with confidence and without fear in an increasingly hostile culture?

Taught by Ger Jones of Vintage Church

Special Announcement: Building Campaign Update

Special Announcement: Building Campaign Update

September 16, 2019

We are over half way into our building campaign and continue to be so encouraged by your generosity. Since the campaign began, our church has given more than ever before. We are confident that God is at work in the hearts of our church family. Our goal is to raise $3 million by December, 2019 for the purchase of Holladay Park Church of God, in Northeast Portland. And with $1 million already in savings from previous years of giving, our hope was to pay for all the needed renovations within that saved budget. Unfortunately, we have learned the required renovations will cost more money and take more time than anticipated.

bridgetown.church/give

Vision Sunday

Vision Sunday

September 15, 2019

In our annual vision series, we lay out a paradigm for what it means to apprentice under Jesus. To follow Jesus is to organize your entire life around three goals: to be with Jesus, to become like Jesus, and do what Jesus would do if he were you. This is our vision of practicing the way of Jesus, together.

The Heart of a Disciple

The Heart of a Disciple

September 8, 2019

What does the heart of a disciple look like? It is the heart to die to self and leave the resurrection up to God. Jesus not only lives this lifestyle but teaches us to have it by giving us the metaphor of pruning and producing fruit in John 15. It is God's desire that we bear fruit, as he is glorified by it and heaven comes through it.

Taught by Alex Rhettmann of Saints Hill Church

 

Jesus on Becoming a Non-Anxious Presence

Jesus on Becoming a Non-Anxious Presence

September 1, 2019

In this well known, but often missed-out-on story of Jesus walking on the water, we notice the writer Matthew’s key insights from Jesus life and teaching about to become a “non-anxious presence” in a world caught in a vicious cycle of anxiety. We have faith and release control.

Jesus and the Five Thousand

Jesus and the Five Thousand

August 25, 2019

Facing rejection and grief Jesus retreats from the busyness of his work to find a quiet place to be alone. When he gets there he's faced, not by silence, but by need.

What can we as modern disciples of Jesus learn from one strange story of how Jesus turns a little bit of food into a lot more?

Severed Heads & Phony Kings

Severed Heads & Phony Kings

August 18, 2019

In the middle of Matthew's biography of Jesus, we learn the awful fate of John the Baptist. If this is what happens to the one who prepares the way for the Messiah, what will happen to the Messiah himself? This haunting story acts as an enduring reminder that the way of Jesus will always be an affront to the powers that be.