It’s happening…from the dream stage to the building stage! We couldn’t be more excited to share with you, our community, the progress towards our new permanent home at 1384 Deep Cove Road.
It is here where we will continue to fulfill our vision that The Bridge Church becomes a people known throughout the community for their deep devotion to God and to one another... a church committed to building bridges into people's lives.
Please read more about our building project below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 604.985.4011... we would love to hear from you!
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To grow stronger connections with the community where the majority of our attending families live. Offering more space to invite family, friends and neighbours to the weekend service - as well as various events and programs - where they too can experience God’s grace, mercy and love.
To give our kids and youth more space for programs and activities, to not only nurture and build relationships with new friends, but also encounter Jesus and learn what it means to have a dynamic, meaningful, lifelong relationship with Him.
Why this location?
Deep Cove is a place of incredible natural beauty, and we are excited to create a worship space in a location surrounded by God’s amazing creation.
This location offers the opportunity to share God’s compelling story in Deep Cove, while continuing to grow a compassionate and giving community devoted to building bridges into people’s lives.
For more than 40 years The Bridge Church has been looking for a location east of Seymour River to accommodate our growing church. The families of The Bridge Church live primarily on the east side of the Seymour community. We have 72 families (62% of the attendees of the church) living east of the Seymour River.
The red dots on the map below indicate where our families live in the community. The Deep Cove/Seymour area has an excellent established lit and paved trail way system that has significantly impacted the walking culture of our community. Our new home is located near the majority of our attendees’ homes, and many of our families live just a short walk away. We are predominantly a neighbourhood church. We are already part of the neighbourhood, and we hope that our new building will be a place where the community comes out to connect with each other.
What do we offer the community?
A relaxing and inviting environment where people of all ages can come throughout the week to connect, enjoy and share in their faith journey.
In addition to a weekly worship service on Sundays, we offer a wide variety of programs and activities: kids programs, youth programs, adult groups and bible studies, men’s groups, women’s groups, marriage & parenting courses, community outreach programs and events, and many more.
Our families have always been involved in serving in our community in various volunteer roles.Members and families of The Bridge Church volunteer in over 230 positions, in many activities, and for many organizations on the North Shore.
Not only do our attendees live close to our new “soon to be” home, but they offer the community their time, their support and are truly committed to nurturing the core values of word, fellowship, worship, prayer, family and outreach.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our project. Please read the latest updates below. We would love to speak with you further about the project at any time. Please contact us at [email protected]or 604.985.4011.
January 15, 2019
So…it’s been a little quiet on this part of the page for the last while! And the reason is…we’re still waiting! What are we waiting for and what has happened in the meantime? Here it is:
In February of 2018, we received our Development Permit from the District of North Vancouver. This was a huge milestone that required a significant amount of work, and we celebrated its arrival with the congregation. The permit was given after our neighbours had been consulted and had their concerns heard and responded to, and it allowed us to move forward with an application for a Building Permit from the DNV.
On June 24, 2018, we held a special general meeting with the members of The Bridge Church and voted on a resolution that would allow us to complete the project (previous resolutions had granted church leadership the authority to reach the permitting stage). The vote passed with significant support, which we are once again grateful for!
In the meantime, much work has gone into the Building Permit application. That application was submitted shortly after we received the Development Permit a year ago but has required extensive correspondence. We anticipate receiving the permit at almost any moment now! Much work has also been done to prepare for construction, which we hope and plan to begin this spring. For example, in October of 2018 a group of 20+ men connected with The Bridge spend a morning navigating the slippery slopes of our property to build a tree protection fence! We will continue to update this page on whatever major steps of progress take place. We’re excited about what is soon to come!
Update: June 5, 2019
A few things have happened since the January update that we're excited to share with you!
First off, we have our building permit! This was received in April after much hard work by people at The Bridge, professional consultants, and the District of North Van. This was a huge milestone, one of the last major "hurdles" before beginning construction.
Second, in response to interactions with some of our neighbours, we hosted a community information meeting at Parkgate Community Centre on May 14, which was also attended by representatives from District of North Vancouver council and staff. We were able to present some details about the process we've undertaken, the building itself, and what the road ahead looks like in terms of construction, and answer questions from community members.
Third, while we had the existing structure on the property listed for relocation, there were no takers, and so the building was taken down at the end of May.
Update: June 13, 2019
We are now waiting on the site work to begin. The shoring company is finishing up another job before moving onto our site. At this point they are planning to commence the first week of July. Check out our Instagram page for pictures!
If you'd like to support what we're doing financially, check the link at the top of this page. We'd love to have you partner with us in the new Kingdom work we believe the Lord is calling us to in Deep Cove!
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