This merger is promising for the future stability and growth of our children and student ministries.  Having young families in the church attracts more young families.  Fostering those families and their children promotes them to stay long term while the children grow spiritually. Additionally, merging will allow the combined staff to better concentrate on developing our children and student ministries!  Bridgeway Church will have a full team of Family Ministry & Student Ministry leadership! Finally, bringing our congregations together will increase the number of volunteers able to pour into our children and students.