We Care
The Care Ministry is here to bring compassion, empathy, comfort, encouragement, hope & celebration by sharing God’s love and meeting people in their current season of life. We provide support without judgement while maintaining confidentiality.

Care Requests

CAREGIVER

Bridgeway Community Church is equipping lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Bridgeway caregiver comes alongside a hurting person and meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The program teaches laypersons to provide one-on-one care for individuals who request support. The confidential care-giver and care-receiver relationship, usually conducted by weekly visits, may continue for several months.

To request a personal caregiver, or to apply to be a caregiver, email us at care@bridgeway.cc

Please note: Bridgeway Caregivers are not replacements for trained professionals. People with needs beyond our prepared training will be referred to someone in a professional role. Our team members are not trained for addiction or domestic abuse situations.

BENEVOLENCE PROGRAM

The Bridgeway Community Church Benevolence Program is designed to provide assistance to those in our congregation who may be struggling financially.

Please note: this is a request for assistance, not a guarantee.

Request Benevolence

FINANCIAL MENTORING

Do you:

  • Have a question related to your personal financial situation?
  • Need support defining your financial goals?
  • Need assistance getting financially organized or setting up a spending plan?
  • Have a desire to increase savings or to get out of debt?
  • Need help understanding credit and credit reports?
  • Have a desire to tithe but not sure where to get the money?
  • Have concerns about when your COVID unemployment bonus ($600) stops?

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these needs, our financial mentor volunteers offer FREE mentoring services in these areas. Our mentors have been trained and certified by the University of Maryland Extension office using a program called ‘Master Money Mentors.’ Our mentors have a passion to provide one-on-one assistance and to teach you how to be successful in your financial management so you can reach your financial goals.  Mentoring sessions can be held in-person or virtually using a variety of communication platforms.

For additional information or to initiate a mentoring session click the link below and submit a counseling request form specifying Type of Request = Financial.

Request Financial Mentoring

PREMARITAL COUNSELING

Congratulations!

Are you interested in receiving pre-marital counseling with a member of Bridgeway’s clergy team? Please fill out this form and our team will reach out to you!

Pre-Marital Counseling Request Form

Care & Support Groups

Are you in need? Here you will find groups that are ready to support you in many specific areas, or general assistance. Several of these groups meet on Tuesday nights as part of our "Tuesday Night Care" program, so head over to this link to register for the group that you'd like to be a part of!

Tuesday Night Care

During each of our module sessions, you will find various groups related to care and support that will be meeting on Tuesday nights at 7 pm. This module's lineup will go through December 12th, 2023. Check out the list of groups and register below!

Understanding Addiction and Recovery for Men | In-Person at Columbia Campus

This class is designed to be attended by men-only (age 18 or older).

Understanding Addiction and Recovery is a meeting of support if you are any of the following:

  • In recovery from addictions including but not limited to drugs, alcohol, sex and pornography;
  • Have a desire to be clean & sober;
  • Need support and education as a family member with how to be more effective in the lives of your loved ones who are struggling with addiction.

We understand the shame, guilt and grief felt while experiencing addiction as an addict or as a family member. On any given week we will present topics, Scriptures, speakers, and lesson plans on our experiences, strengths, and hopes, and how to remain clean and sober with the help of God.  Family members can receive support, education, and coping skills to better assist them as they stand in the gap for their loved ones.

This support group follows a 12-step model similar to those used by support programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. It gives members a set of guidelines and goals to work toward while going through the recovery process.

Cancer Support Group | Online

The Cancer Support Group is a team of loving and supportive people led by God to come alongside those affected by cancer. Many of our team members are cancer survivors themselves. We meet once a month as a small group to pray, encourage, and discuss supporting those in need. We also provide one-on-one sponsorship for ongoing prayer, support, and encouragement.

DivorceCare (Adult) Support Group | In-Person at Columbia Campus

Overwhelming emotions and confusion are normal after divorce. The DivorceCare program discusses Deep Hurt, Road to Recovery, Anger, Grief & Depression, Loneliness, Fear & Anxiety, and Family and Friends. The group focuses on helping people with what emotions to expect and setting up healthy practices for a successful recovery.

DivorceCare (Kids) Support Group | In-Person at Columbia Campus

DivorceCare for Kids is a 13-week curriculum for children between the ages of 5 through 12 years old and guides us in sharing God’s love with children while helping them process and manage the different emotional phases they are experiencing or will experience as their parents are going through divorce or are already divorced. This class also gives the children an opportunity to interact and share experiences and feelings with other children whose family dynamics are changing because of divorce. Many of the themes complement the adult themes in hopes of parent(s) and child(ren) sharing their thoughts and feelings with each other at home.

Families and Friends in Recovery | In-Person at Columbia Campus

It is not uncommon for those who are dealing with addicted individuals to feel alone, unsupported, and like they are living in the shadows.  It takes great effort and courage to seek help in these situations.  Due to an attitude of selflessness, this same group often starts by seeking a way to support their addicted individual, instead of looking for support for themselves.

Families and Friends in Recovery is a safe space for those dealing with addicted individuals.  Meetings will be formatted like a typical -Anon meeting. There is no textbook, but we will combine the use of Alcoholics Anonymous materials and the bible.

Family Member Mental Illness Support | Online

This support group is for skills and support for people with a loved one with a mental illness facilitated by family members. This group is not a therapy group but for those caregivers who can come together to share the experience of caring for their loved ones. The group can be used in conjunction with therapy.

Financial Wellness Workshop | Online

This support group focuses on the ‘Big 3’ areas of Financial Wellness: Budgeting, Debt, Saving

Each online session will be led by a member of the Bridgeway Financial Mentor team utilizing presentations and discussions. Additionally, each attendee will have the opportunity to enhance their learning experience by completing related workshop exercises and activities such as expense tracking and creating a monthly spending plan.

  • Week 1: Financial Wellness & Stewardship, Getting Started
  • Week 2: Expense Tracking / Expense Categories
  • Week 3: Create a Monthly Spending Plan
  • Week 4: Budget Management
  • Week 5: Making Sense of Debt / Debt Tracking
  • Week 6: Debt Management Strategies
  • Week 7: Savings. Short-term, Mid-term, Long-Term
  • Week 8: Open Forum / Special Topic(s)

This class is open to ANYONE and EVERYONE. No prior knowledge or experience is required. There is no cost to attend.

Great Sermon Conversation Groups | In-Person at Columbia Campus

As we prevail through the fear and isolation of the pandemic season, we have designed these groups to provide encouragement and community.  The conversations will be based on the previous Bridgeway Sunday sermon. Gather with us to discuss, study, encourage and pray with new and old friends at Bridgeway.

GriefShare Support Group | Online

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This care group is for those grieving the death of a family member or friend. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session contains three segments: video seminar with experts, support group discussion, and personal study and reflection.

Care Video Playlist

A Bridgeway caregiver comes alongside a hurting person and meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The program teaches laypersons to provide one-on-one care for individuals who request support. The confidential care-giver and care-receiver relationship, usually conducted by weekly visits, may continue for several months.

To request a personal caregiver, or to apply to be a caregiver, email us at care@bridgeway.cc

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
Romans 12:15 (NIV)

Care Ministry Employee Team

Associate Pastor William Jin

Care Ministry

Rachael Maruca

Coordinator
Care Ministry

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