Mission, Vision, & History


The Mission of The Bridge

Connecting People with God, Scripture, and Community

The Vision of The Bridge

To build a thriving Messianic Jewish community that loves, strengthens, and serves each other, and walks as a light for our Messiah Yeshua in the Treasure Valley and beyond.

Our Story

The Bridge was pioneered as Kehilat Yeshua Messianic Fellowship in the fall of 2015/5776 by Mark and Judy Rich. 

HaShem began planting seeds of a desire to form a congregation in Mark and Judy in 2012, shortly after moving to Idaho. But it wasn’t until the fall of 2015 that He birthed Kehilat Yeshua, giving them the “go-ahead” to launch the ministry that had been growing deep roots in their hearts.

Kehilat Yeshua began in Mark and Judy’s home in Middleton with 6 adults. We started first as a weekly Torah study (very similar in structure to our current Torah study), and slowly developed into a service structure similar to what we have now. In the spring of 2017, we moved out of the Rich residence to Meridian, meeting in a small church building. There we grew for a year, until the doors were opened for us to move into our current facility at Grace Foursquare in spring of 2018.

In the summer of 2018, after two years of study, Mark received his minister’s credentials from the International Foursquare Church.

In the spring of 2019, Kehilat Yeshua was accepted into the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS).

At the beginning of 2022 we relaunched as The Bridge Messianic Fellowship. This renaming was done together with our members as we assessed our identity, calling, and purpose as a congregation.

As we look forward into the future, we hope to continue growing in depth through maturity, and in width through leading others into the kingdom of heaven and bringing lone Messianic believers into community.

We hope that in time we will have the ability to have our own building, with a family life center, beit midrash, and mikveh, offering a beautiful and life-changing encounter with HaShem for Messianic believers in the Treasure Valley and beyond.