Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Students in grades 6-12 can attend Vertical, our youth ministry of The Bridge Church, which connects students with Jesus and one another. Expect to experience awesome worship, hilarious games, relevant teachings and personal break-out groups. Vertical is the place where students can be encouraged and challenged to grow in their faith. Students meet every Wednesday at the Bridge Church Office from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.


Vertical Summer Camp (Middle School)

June 25th-28th, 2019
Summer camp! At Lakewood Retreat Center. Middle School students only.
$225  for one student add a sibling for $200.

Best. Day. Ever.

$60 if you register by July 1. More information coming soon.


Mission Venice

This is a mission trip to our home town. Around 200 students and 8 student ministries will be serving our community during the first week of summer. This event starts and ends at Grace Community Bible Church every day on May 27th through the 30th from 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM. All students from incoming 6th graders to graduated seniors are welcome.

Graduation Sunday

We will recognize our graduating seniors during both services on Sunday, May 26. Email or call the office at 941-484-3339 to sign up and to receive more details!

6th Grade Welcome Dinner

Do you have an incoming 6th-grader? If so, we want to invite your whole family to a dinner on May 26 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We will feed you, tell you about Vertical, play a game and pray with you. Please email to RSVP by May 22.

Sunday Mornings

Middle Bridge

Middle school students have the option during some services to attend Middle Bridge. This is a time fom middle school students to hear topics relevant to their developmental stage. Students will be dismissed after worship from the main service if Middle Bridge is available on Sunday.

High School

Our  high school students join the adults in the main service on Sunday mornings and have the option to volunteer. Teaching during Vertical meetings on Wednesdays may expand on what the topic was on Sunday.

Middle Bridge

Don't get lost in-between.

Middle school students have special developmental needs. They are in a challenging phase of life full of changes. They are too old for elementary teaching, but not quite ready for adult level topics. Middle Bridge meets them right where they are. We love middle school students!

Aaron Miller

Student Pastor

Sam Merriman

Student Ministry Associate

If you have more questions about student ministry please contact Student Pastor Aaron Miller.