The Bridge Street Church of Christ is an independent, autonomous, non-denominational church, whose members have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and doctrinal persuasions. We desire to contribute to the unity of believers rather than be a part of the divisions, finding commonality in Christ and his word.
We do not require that members subscribe to a formal creed. In a very real sense, "we have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible." The twin basis of our unity are our faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, and our adherence to the Bible as the Word of God.
We believe that God has eternally existed.
The foundation of our faith is the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh.
He is coequal with God, the one and only Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead. He offers us eternal life as a free gift.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired written Word of God.
We believe the church is a community of men and women, free under Christ, following His orders when given and otherwise governing their own affairs.
We believe the Lord's Supper is an ordinance initiated by Jesus to serve as a reminder of one's identification with His death, burial, and resurrection.
Following the example of the believers in Acts, we observe the Lord's Supper every Sunday.
We consider it a memorial and an expression of fellowship with the Lord and with one another. The Lord's Supper is not limited to our members, but is open to all who are Christians.
1 Corinthians 11:23-25
We believe that Christian baptism is the total immersion in water of a believer who has repented of sin and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior.
It is an expression of faith, an act of submission to the authority of Christ and is an identification with Christ. It is the answer of a good conscience toward God. Jesus said:
Matthew 16:24, Acts 2:38, 1 Pet. 3:21
Jesus asks us to put self to death on a cross and then we can follow Him. What do we do with a dead self? We bury it by baptism.