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The Bride Church

Our mission is to make fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ, who know God personally, are passionately devoted to Him, and are willingly obedient to His Word.

 

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

 
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Weekly Service Times

**Due to Covid-19 we have temporarily suspended our Children's Ministries on Sunday mornings.

Sundays

Sunday School 9am

Prayer 10 am 

Worship Service 10:30am

Wednesday

Artistic Recovery Service @ 320 Center

(320 S. Calumet, Chesterton, IN 46304 · (219) 250-2147)

 

What to expect...

 

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Children's Church

Ages 5-12

During the Sermon portion of our Worship Service children ages 5-12 are invited to participate Children's Church! This is an amazing time of diving into God's Word and learning more about Him through age appropriate hands-on lessons.

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Nursery

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A fully staffed Nursery is available through the entire Worship Service. Our volunteers provide a loving enviroment filled with toys, games, music and teaching that your children will love.

Snack Food

Hospitality

Every week before Service

Refreshments are provided before service every week to create a time for people to fellowship and connect with one another. This is an important part of deepening relationships and building new ones.

Snack Food

Worship

Modern Worship

Our music style at The Bride is modern praise music. We have a full band guitars, drums, etc. We sing a mix of mainstream praise, indy worship, and renditions of old hymns. The most important thing to us in worship is coming to God with a sincere heart and drawing closer to Him.

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Youth Group

Sunday @ Noon

Every Sunday the youth of our church and community join in a time of fellowship and discipleship through events, outings, and church meetings. 

Noon-1:30pm

 

Ways to grow & connect...

 

Sunday Sermon Series

Beginning

April 18th

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Worship and grow with us on Youtube!

Our on-line Youtube ministry is designed to encourage growth through dynamic teaching and inspirational worship. Join us each week as new teaching and worship content is added. Click the red link above and subscribe to receive all of The Bride's online material!

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Artistic Recovery Worship Service

Every Wednesday Night @ 6pm

320 S. Calumet, Chesterton, IN 46304 · (219) 250-2147

Join us as we get together as a community for a night of teaching, prayer, food, and worship.

B-12 @ 7pm

Every 2nd Friday of the month...

the men of the church get together for a time of food, fellowship and discipleship.

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friends.

Proverbs 27:17

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L.I.F.T. (Ladies In Faith Together) @ 6pm

Every 3rd Friday of the month...

the ladies of the church get together to share in a devotion, service project and a meal together.

We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng.

Psalm 55:14

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Our Mission

Our mission is to make fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ, who know God personally, are passionately devoted to Him, and are willingly obedient to His Word.

At the Bride we are all about discipleship. If an individual has never heard the Gospel truth of Jesus Christ we want to share that truth and love with them. If someone has been a Christian over 50 years we want to help them grow closer to Christ. We also believe that every Christian can and should play a part in the Discipleship of those around them. That is the culture we strive to create, one where everyone serves and everyone grows.

 
 

Our Values

  • Biblically Based – The Bible is our ultimate authority in our personal lives and as a church body. Therefore, we want everything we do to be in accordance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word.

(2Timothy 3:16-17, Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 119:105, John 14:23, 1John 5:3)


  • Gospel Centered – It’s all about Jesus and the gospel truth of who He is. In everything we do and teach we strive to keep Christ the central focus.

(Romans 1:16, 1Corinthians 15:1-7, Galatians 2:20, Colossians 3:1)


  • Discipleship Driven – Jesus said, Go and make disciples. This requires not only making converts but also training those who have come to the knowledge of the truth. Therefore, we put a strong emphasis on the equipping of the saints for ministry.

(Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 4:11-15, 2Timothy 2:2, Luke 6:40)


  • Prayer Focused – Prayer is the engine of all real ministry. This is where the battle is fought and won. We want every decision and each ministry launched to be birthed in prayer.

(Ephesians 6:18, 1Thessalonians 5:17-18, James 4:2-3)


  • Missional Minded – The Bible says to take the gospel message unto all the world and so we strive to do that in various and creative ways as the Lord gives us opportunity.

(Mark 16:15-16, 2Corinthians 5:18-21, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:13-14)


  • Unity in Love – The heart of Christ for His Church is for us to be one just as He and the Father are one. Therefore, we desire this and highly value the unity and love we are called to in Christ.

(1john 1:7, John 17:20-23, Ephesians 4:1-16)


  • Worship in Excellence – In everything we do we should do it in a manner pleasing to God. This means that we should give God our best and be intentional in our efforts of service, recognizing them as our worship to God.

(Romans 12:1-2, Colossians 3:23, Mark 12:29-31)

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About The Bride Church

The journey of this church started in the most unconventional yet miraculous way. The Bride started with a big empty building and no people. In late 2012 God gave Pastor Aaron Podgorski a vision for this building and for the ministry to be done in the surrounding community. Through a series of miraculous provisions and God moving in the hearts and minds of faithful people in the local  area, the big empty building was purchased debt free and God brought a small group of people together and the real ministry began.

In June of 2016 our church building was struck by lightning, starting a fire which caused major damage to the entire building. We were then displaced for 8 months, but the Lord took care of us and provided a place to meet through the love of another church. However, we were not able to be back in the community the Lord originally placed us until once again He provided for us. We were able to purchase another facility only blocks away from where our old building burned.

Which brings us to our current position. We are back in the community to which the Lord called us with greater faith because of all that the Lord has brought us through. The greatest days of ministry for our church are still ahead! We are excited to see what God will do next!

Contact Us

802 Indiana Ave.
La Porte, Indiana 46350
USA

(219) 588-6213

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