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Mission & Vision


Why we exist.

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Mission & Vision


Why we exist.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to equip a community to worship God and live on mission for the Gospel.

Ephesians 4:12 tells us that the role of church leaders is to "equip the saints for the work of the ministry." All saints—all Christians—are called to live out God's ministry to the world. We hope to equip the community of Bridge Point to joyfully live out our calling as a people of God: to worship him fully and live on mission for him faithfully.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a reflection of the nature and character of God and to see lives transformed by the Gospel for God's great glory through our great joy in Jesus.

Everything we do is through the lens of our vision. In every facet of our ministry, we want to fulfill our calling as followers of Jesus. He came to transform lives, and so we seek to do the same. As we find joy in following Jesus—as we find joy in who he is and living out our identity in him—we bring God our Father glory, which is our ultimate end as humans created in his image.

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Core Values


Our foundation—the lens through which we pursue our mission.

Core Values


Our foundation—the lens through which we pursue our mission.

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GOSPEL-CENTERED Worship

The earth is the Lord's and everything in it—the world and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1

By nature, we are always worshipping. With every action, thought, and affection, we ascribe worth to either the Creator or His creation. Because God claims ‘Mine’ over every moment of time and every inch of space, worship is not something that we can compartmentalize. Worship is pervasive in all we do, so we must constantly remember that God alone is worthy of our worship in both spirit and truth.

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GOSPEL-CENTERED MISSION

As it is written, "blessed are the feet of those who bring good news!" Romans 10:15

Just as God, through Jesus, intentionally pursued us, we are to intentionally pursue others. Our call is to be the multiplied presence of Jesus, and to share the Story of God’s redemptive plan. The fuel behind the fire of our mission should be an overflow of enjoyment in God, which spills over to the lives of others. To Jesus, the mission of multiplication is essential. The Great Commission purposefully directs us to grow as we extend the Gospel of life to an otherwise dead world.

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GOSPEL-CENTERED COMMUNITY

This is my command, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12

Throughout eternity God has existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God lives in community and dwells in perfect harmony within Himself. We are designed to reflect the image of God. This means, in part, that we are designed for community – relationship with God and with each other. Biblical community is a call to shift from mere attendance into active, loving pursuit of one another for the glory of God and the good of His people.

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Our Beliefs


What we believe about God and the wonderful Story He is authoring.

Our Beliefs


What we believe about God and the wonderful Story He is authoring.

THE STORY

We're a part of a story. It's a story that God has been telling for thousands of years. It's a story about beauty and betrayal—covenant and redemption. In it, the glory of God is revealed over and over again, and the ancient truths of the Creator are proven again and again. Everything God has done falls into this beautiful narrative, where He is moving from creation to re-creation—from perfection back to perfection—with Jesus as the protagonist throughout. 


THE SCRIPTURES

God has communicated this grand narrative through the written Word, inspiring some 40 authors over a period of over 1600 years to pen the 66 books of the canon. This library of history, poetry, and prophecy, as originally written in its original languages, is trustworthy and without error. Every word is the result of divine inspiration and guidance, expressed through human personalities and styles. Accordingly, the Scriptures hold highest authority over all other means of revelation, and everything within can help us learn about who God is and who we are called to be in response. Most importantly, its words tell the story that God has been authoring since the beginning of time, and they reveal to us its glorious, hopeful ending. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)


CREATOR

The story begins with the one and only true God, eternally existent and self-sufficient in a community of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Within the Godhead is submission and love and worship and friendship, such that God lacks nothing within Himself. God exists in Trinity—three, yet one; one, yet three—each member equal in glory, co-eternal in majesty. Within the Trinity, every attribute of God is perfectly embodied and effectively revealed. (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 11:7; Deuteronomy 6:4; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:1-2, 14, 18; Hebrews 1:8-9; Revelation 22:3)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an everlasting, infinite, perfect personal being who is the sovereign and rightful ruler of all that exists – perfect in all of His attributes. He is sufficient in Himself, not standing in need of any creature that He has made, perfect in wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and grace. He seeks His glory above all things, and in doing so, offers us the greatest joy imaginable. (Genesis 1:1; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Isaiah 43:6-7)

God the Son

Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Son of God, begotten, not created. He is the chief Mediator between God and man, and the visible image of the invisible God. Not considering equality with the Father something to be held onto, in humility, He became man without ceasing to be God. He did so in order that He might reveal God, redeem us, and bring us back into a relationship with our Creator. (John 3:16; Colossians 1:15; John 10:30; Philippians 2:5-8)

God the Spirit

The Holy Spirit of God is the Divine Person who brings conviction of sin to the world and is the Holy Minister responsible for the regeneration, sanctification and preservation of the saints. He is the indwelling Guide and Counselor in all believers, guiding them into all truth as the Father wills. He equips and partners with believers in the mission of God. (John 14:15-17, 26, 16:12-15; Galatians 5:22-23; Acts 1:8)


CREATION

As an expression of divine love and glory, God chose to create the Universe and all things therein. He made everything out of nothing by the power of His word—all of which was good. At the pinnacle of His creation, He fashioned humanity in His own image, male and female, and gave them dominion over all else that He had made. This is where the story begins for us. Bearing the image of God, we have been given the capacity and responsibility to reflect God's nature and character in and throughout all of creation. (Genesis 1:1-31)


BROKENNESS

The story takes an unfortunate turn. Despite having every needed provision for lives of joy and peace with God and creation, mankind chose himself over God. We believed the lie that we knew better what would bring us fulfilled lives. Because of man's rebellion, the perfect relationship between us and God was broken, and Heaven and Earth were no longer one. Every human since this fall has been born with a sinful nature—a heart bent away from God—prone to choose self over God, in need of God's saving grace. (Genesis 3:4-7; Romans 3:23-24)


REDEMPTION

From the moment of man's initial sin and the plunge of all creation into its curse, God promised to set things right. He reiterated that promise to Abraham in a covenant, telling him that blessing to all nations would come through his offspring, namely Jesus. God foreshadowed that coming redemption in His covenant with the nation of Israel, instituting a sacrificial system for sin whereby the people might find reconciliation with God. The prophets of Israel then foretold of a new and better covenant in accordance with the promises to Abraham. This covenant would be established by a messianic figure who would atone for sin once and for all. (Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16; Leviticus 16; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Isaiah 53:1-12)

Jesus proved to be that figure, fulfilling all Old Testament prophesies. He was God made flesh—the second person of the Trinity. He entered human history as a man to live without sin in perfect obedience, to die for sin as the propitiation from God's righteous wrath, and to victoriously resurrect over sin and death. Jesus then returned to His place of glory in Heaven, where to this day He intercedes before the Father on behalf of all those who trust in His sacrifice. God adopts this people of faith as children and unites them as His church. He regenerates our dead hearts to new life and gives the Holy Spirit to help us continue Christ's work of restoring Shalom. (John 1:1-3, 14; Hebrews 2:17, 4:15, 7:25; Colossians 2:13-15; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; Titus 3:5; 1 John 4:12)

Salvation

God saves. The rescuing of His children is an integral part in His redemption of the world. He adopts us into His family as a co-heir with Jesus. We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone—not by any works or practices of our own. Jesus' righteousness is given to us freely, and we then are innocent and blameless in God's eyes, free to live in fellowship with Him forever. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 8:29-30)

The Church

When Jesus lived on Earth, He called Apostles to follow Him, to learn from Him, and to continue the work that He began. He entrusted the Gospel to the Apostles, charging them to spread it to all people. The church today is a part of that same mission, serving as God's vehicle for redemption in this world and participating with Him to bring the whole world back to Himself. (Matthew 4:19, 28:19-20; Ephesians 2:19-22)


RESTORATION

The story ends with God making things as He originally created them: perfect. Free from sin, pain, and even death, we will be united with our Creator again, invited to partake in the Kingdom He has been establishing. Jesus has promised to return one day, not again as a humble servant, but in glory to judge the nations. He will usher in a resurrection of all peoples and will bring final justice. He will establish a new Earth in which the redeemed people of God will enjoy Him and His blessings forever. (Revelation 11:18; 2 Peter 3:13)

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Our Team


Serving Bridge Point.

Our Team


Serving Bridge Point.

OUR PASTORS

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Justin Fordinal

Lead Pastor

Justin began full-time ministry in 2009, which included a two-year church-planting residency where he was specifically trained and equipped to plant a church. Justin is currently enrolled in Reformed Theological Seminary, working towards his MA in Theology.

He and his gifted wife, Rachael, both received undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M and were married in January of 2009. Since then, they have had the privilege of serving together in various ministry capacities. Recently, they experienced the Lord's favor in the form of their two boys, Keller and Reid. They are both excited to see how God uses them to make much of Himself in Cypress.

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VINCE ELDER

Pastor

Vince has a heart for prayer, the Bible, and seeing people transformed by the good news of Christ. He has a BA from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Vince was a lead pastor and church planter for twenty one years in several places throughout Texas, including here in Cypress before he joined the Bridge Point family.

Vince and his wife, Julie, were married in 1983 and are proud parents of four children grandparents of four grandsons. They are glad to be a part of a vibrant, gospel-centered church at which they can serve both the church family and the Cypress community.


MINISTRY TEAM

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Matt Hodges

MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES DIRECTOR

Matt loves to learn and communicate, passions that have been discovered and developed over years of ministry experience and education. He received his BA in Religion from Baylor University and his Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Matt and his wife, Kayla, began dating in high school and attended college together, as well. They have enjoyed traveling the world with one another but have more so enjoyed building a strong community of friends here in Cypress. They were married in March of 2014, and have  one little girl, Eden Grace.

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RYAN KUCERA

Ministry Director

Ryan grew up in the Dallas area and began serving in full-time ministry in 2008. He worked on staff as an ordained minister at The Village Church for over three years and recently completed a Church Planting Residency at The Austin Stone Community Church. He received a BBA from Dallas Baptist University and has completed graduate work at Redeemer Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently finishing his Master of Divinity.

He is married to Rebekah, and they have one daughter, Kennedy Grace. They are excited to be a part of what Jesus is doing at Bridge Point and look forward to seeing the gospel go forward through this church body.

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Christina Head

KidsPoint Director

Christina has a contagious joy, cultivated by her love for running, gardening, traveling, and, most notably, her family. She received her BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston.

Christina and her husband, BJ, were married in May of 2007, and they have four kids, Addyson, Dawson, Emmersyn, and Ferrison. After moving to Cypress in 2014, she and BJ began joyfully serving their neighborhood and community. Christina has a passion to see children grow in their love for and knowledge of Jesus. This passion, accompanied by her many gifts and years of experience, has led to Christina's role at Bridge Point, a position she looks forward to continue using to make a difference in the lives of many. 

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Katy Adams

Connect Director

Katy is a living example of what it means to be hospitable. Whether it's opening her home to give adoptive and foster kids a family or to simply give those in her community a cup of coffee, Katy is more than happy to do so. She graduated from San Diego Christian College in 2007 with a degree in Biblical Studies.

Katy and her husband, Bryce, were married in 2007. They have four children, Hayven, Tytus, Mycah, and Josyah. After moving to Cypress in 2016, Bryce and Katy made Bridge Point their home and have been sacrificially and faithfully serving our church community. She looks forward to continuing to use her gifts and role at Bridge Point to help push forth the Gospel message in the Cypress community.

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BRYCE ADAMS

Music Director

Bryce has a sincere heart for seeing people grow in their understanding of true worship and to lead people in connecting their hearts to the truth of the Gospel. The connection between heart and head is evident in Bryce, because after studying music at multiple schools, he is now an accomplished Network Engineer.

He and Katy got married in 2007, and they have four children: Hayven, Tytus, Mycah, and Josyah. After getting involved with Bridge Point, Bryce quickly showed to be a reliable leader for our music arts team, and he looks forward to continuing to use his gifts to train musicians, develop our liturgy, and lead our church family in what it means to worship in both spirit and truth.

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CHRISTIE LACY

Women's Ministry Director

Believing that every encounter is an opportunity to show and share grace, Christie has a heart to pursue relationship with women, and to remind them of the truth of who they are when they’re found in Jesus. She desires to know and love people, building authentic relationships so that, together, we might all live out the Gospel in the fullness of what relationship with Jesus has for us. Christie leads our monthly gathering for the women of Bridge Point. In the Gathering, you’ll find her supporting various serve teams and engaging with members and guests.

Christie and her husband, Jerome, have been married since 2002. They have three children, Darius, Andre, and Juliana. When she’s not hanging out with people, you’ll find her creating art or reading a book.

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Affiliations


Networks and organizations that we align with.

Affiliations


Networks and organizations that we align with.

Acts 29 Network

From the Acts 29 website

"The mission of Acts 29 is to band together churches, which, for the sake of Jesus and the gospel, plant new churches and replant dead and dying churches around the world. This work is done in obedience to the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20), with the goal of seeing millions of lives changed by the power of the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our vision is to be a Spirit-empowered network of churches, united on mission to reach all people groups for the glory of God, planting churches that in turn plant more churches. If God has called you to plant or replant a church, apply to Acts 29 and our pastors will shepherd you in that journey. As a member, you will be in relationship with other planters through assessment, training, and support as we strive to continue planting church-planting churches."

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The Gospel Coalition

From The Gospel Coalition website

"We are a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the church’s life and leading us away from our historic beliefs and practices.

On the one hand, we are troubled by the idolatry of personal consumerism and the politicization of faith; on the other hand, we are distressed by the unchallenged acceptance of theological and moral relativism. These movements have led to the easy abandonment of both biblical truth and the transformed living mandated by our historic faith. We not only hear of these influences, we see their effects. We have committed ourselves to invigorating churches with new hope and compelling joy based on the promises received by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone."

Houston Church Planting Network

From the HCPN website

"The Houston Church Planting Network is a network of networks committed to: Strengthening church planters to multiply churches that reach every man, woman and child in the greater Houston region. There are several networks, denominations, and churches committed to planting churches in the Houston area. HCPN serves as a network of networks where leaders and planters from different groups come together to share best practices and cooperate to reach the city.

We are committed to strengthening church planters through resources, coaching, and connecting planters to one another. In order to impact a growing city like Houston there must be a commitment to multiplication. Our heart is to see exponential growth of church planters, churches, and networks committed to starting new churches. We are committed to giving every man, woman, and child the opportunity to respond to Jesus by seeing new churches started throughout the city that will impact every segment of our diverse city."