Meeting Weekly in Your Neighborhood
DownEast  Beaufort  Morehead City  Newport

The Colonies are the backbone of our Discipleship and Fellowship Ministry here at Bridgeway. We gather every Wednesday @ 6:15PM in 4 locales all over Carteret County: DownEast/Beaufort/Morehead City/Newport. You can join anytime...you and your entire family. We have chosen "to do life together" in a family-friendly ministry setting, where all adults, all ages, and all kids are encouraged and welcome to be a part. There is no separation between men and women, between young and old in our Colony Groups. This is a multi-generational ministry. 

Please watch this short video to get an introduction to what The Colonies are all about and plan to get anchored with us.  Below we have a few of the most common questions, so be sure to look at those. We hope to see you and your family this week!

Why meet in 4 location and not at the church?
This is a very good question. We decided after a year of planning, praying, and talking to families about having 4 locations instead of 1 for a few key purposes:
  1. After a hard workday or a long day fishing, some people want to come home, get ready, and not have to travel 20 or 30 minutes both ways. The fact is: having a locale 5 or 10 minutes away is a time and money saver.
  2. We have great leaders and hospitality servants who need the opportunity to lead, prepare, serve, and teach. This is a wonderful way to have multiple layers of people involved in our discipleship.
  3. If you live DownEast or in Morehead, The Colonies give you the avenue to do some community service and outreach right in your backyard. You see, part of our vision for The Colonies was to serve others. So each locale takes care of its own all within the framework of Bridgeway. We are able to spread out and cover much more terrain for the Kingdom by doing this. 

What does the typical Wednesday look like?

The Colonies are informal and casual, but also structured and tailored. When you show up, you will be warmly greeted and welcomed. There is generally a few minutes for catching up and fellowship. Prayer and a Meal follow around a table (or two), which gives us intimate time breaking bread together in unity. After a good dessert or cup of coffee, we come back for a devotional, a study we are doing, or a dialogue discussion (all based from God's Word). These are intended to be times to open up, to learn, to digest, and to allow the Holy Spirit to move. Then, we take prayer needs and requests, and close in prayer.