What is a Launch Group?

A Launch Group is an 8-week small group experience. It’s a time to gather with other people from The Bridge, open up God’s Word together and have spiritual conversations about our faith journeys. These are mixed groups — marrieds, singles, young adults, elders, etc. — not “affinity-based”. Your group will meet 6 times in that 8-week period, so there may be some flexibility in the scheduling.


We know that joining a small group can be tough, especially if you’re coming into a group that’s already been together for a long time. This 8-week commitment allows you to start your small group journey at the same time as others in your group, setting you up for success.

Our hope is that one of two things will happen:

  1. You will love the group you’ve spent the 8-weeks with, and you’ll decide you want to stay together and form an official Impact Group!
  2. You will love your experience, and while the group you were with may not be who you feel you can grow spiritually with long-term, you still want to join an Impact Group. At that point we will help place you in an existing Impact Group.

Currently — no. If enough people absolutely cannot make Wednesday work for an 8-week stint, then we may open a temporary secondary option.

Just like in our normal Impact Groups, we offer a Childcare voucher for meeting with your small group. This reimburses you up to $15 per meeting to help compensate for childcare needs. But hiring and arranging childcare is up to you.