Last spring, we invited you and your ministry team of high-capacity volunteers to Bridgewater Access.  This day-long conference gave us a chance to network about ministry. We want to do that again—but this year, we are going to change the format and drill down a little deeper on individual ministries. 

We have put together a day of specific, targeted training in four ministry areas that we hope will be helpful and encouraging to you and your ministry team! This is for your staff and volunteers who are directly involved in these ministry areas. We will be training our staff and volunteers during these days and would love for you to come with your volunteers and join us. The details are below. If you have any questions, please email Kristin Jones at kristinj@bwater.org.


Guest Services - April 6

Guest services is one of the most overlooked ministries of the church today.  First-time guests often decide if they will return within the first ten minutes and friendship can’t override a blown first impression. Since the sermon starts in the parking lot and you’ve only got one chance to make a first impression, we need to be strategic in what we do and how we do it and we’d love to have you learn with us. We will discuss best practices and strategies for things such as parking lot, safety, greeters, cafe and welcome desk.

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Worship - April 27

We are excited to host our second annual Bridgewater Worship Conference! Worship Ministry is an important part of the local church and we want to bring our very best to the Lord and our congregation. This conference is designed to further train you in your ministry area, help you take your next step of growth, and cast vision for the future. 

This one-day conference will be held at our Bridgewater Vestal campus. With large group sessions for worship and general training to small breakouts for specific ministry areas, such as musicians, singers, production, tech, sound, and lights, everyone will come away with practical steps for growth. We hope to see you there! 

Schedule: Training 9:00 - 3:00 pm (lunch included)

Location: Bridgewater Vestal

2101 Owego Road 

Vestal, NY 13850



Student Ministries - August 31

We’d love for you to join us on Saturday, August 31 as we gather for Student Ministries training. We’ll cover big picture items like mission and strategy as well as the specific nuts and bolts of working with teenagers. Topics will include teaching, small groups, events, leader roles, best practices, and student ministry trends.

Schedule: Training 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Lunch 12:00 pm

Q & A 1:00 pm

Location: Bridgewater Montrose

10142 State Route 167

Montrose, PA 18801


Kids Ministry - September 7

Join us for our valuable kids ministry training as we cover our vision and purpose, discipline/special needs tips and helps, and what it looks like to partner with parents. We will have breakouts covering specific areas of serving in kids ministry: leading rally, giving the best first impression (greeting team), being the best small group leader, and working with Toddlers through PreK.

Schedule: Training 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Lunch 12:00 pm

Q & A 1:00 pm

Location: Bridgewater Montrose

10142 State Route 167

Montrose, PA 18801