Extending Bridges to Change Lives

BridgesUS is excited to announce our Annual Event coming on Saturday Evening, June 8th, 2024 in La Canada, CA 91011

 

Who We Are

Bridges is a Christian non-profit that empowers people to use internationally proven cross
cultural missionary skills to improve the lives of people in their local communities.

Bridges Provides:

1. Training in cross cultural skills and methods usually reserved for overseas missionaries.
2. Training in founding, leading and sustaining a micro nonprofit.
3. Services such as sponsored tax-exempt status, bookkeeping, tax filing, and donor communication.
4. An online community platform that makes all of the above easily accessible.

Our Mission: To provide a supportive platform to empower leaders to adopt a new pattern of leadership and create new models of church that spread across America.

Our Vision: To transform America through an ever–increasing number of local Christ–following communities working for the common good.

Our Purpose: To Empower Bridge leaders to:

  • Befriend and serve people outside the existing church culture
  • Discover innovative ways to make disciples
  • Create new communities that work for the common good.

Our Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

1. Number of Bridge Leaders supported
2. Number of People impacted outside existing churches
3. The number of New Disciples
4. Increase in Number of Disciples Over Time
5. Number of new Community Groups formed

Fewer people are attending church than ever before. This means there is a growing number of people outside the church walls who needs to experience Jesus’ love. Bridges help to make disciples of Jesus and form new Christian communities. Bridges assists and mentors these leaders by providing Assessment, Coaching, Training, and Support (ACTS Services).

With the help of strategic partners from churches and businesses, Bridges empowers these leaders to help others holistically, including spiritually, and empowers them to start new Christfollowing community groups that work for the common good.

Who Bridges is Helping

Donna Landon

Body and Brain

Body and Brain class for parents at Nobel Middle School. Donna remains encouraged by the potential for sharing healing opportunities with others as she continues to reach out to those she shares the love of Jesus with in her community.

Florence Annang

Thrive Learning Lab

Florence empowers families and youth to overcome the challenges they face from the economic and ratial inequalities in our cultures.

Norm Gordon

Germantown Global Connection

Norm leads a movement of ethnically-diverse families in the suburbs of Wash. DC that gathers together, serves together, and grows along spiritual lines.

Help Our Bridge Leaders Today! With your partnership, Bridges will realize its dream of an America transformed through an ever-increasing number of local Christ-following communities working for the common good of all.

“I wanted to take what I do professionally and help those in need. Bridges made it possible for me to do that without having to start my own nonprofit from scratch.” –Mike Veerman from Hope IT.
The Professional

I had pastored a church and led our presbytery. My wife wanted to relocate to her hometown in Indiana, and the positions available to me were part-time roles with two small churches. Bridges allowed me to raise additional funds to support my work in the community. After several years of connecting the churches with the community leaders whom I had started to engage and pastor, some innovative collaboration began. Eventually, the churches grew to the point that I no longer needed the funds I was utilizing through Bridges.” – Pastor Clark Cowden
Executive Church Leader

“I had worked several years at starting a new church but found that the grant money ran out before people were ready to give enough to keep the ministry going. Bridges showed me how to back up, create a sustainable financial base, and serve the people whom God had put on my heart.”
The Church Planter

“I started by helping just one girl that was pregnant and in high school. I was soon overwhelmed with the need and the opportunity for helping more young women. Bridges made it possible for me to grow a whole new nonprofit that champions the needs of these young women.”—Susan Fudge, previous
Bridge Leader
The Home Maker

My life is focused on befriending people from outside the church and helping them to connect with God. Bridges puts me in touch with other people who are doing the same thing so that we can learn from each other and encourage each other. –Jim Milley, Founder of Bridges
The Founder

“I had already been an immigrant pastor, a church planter, and an associate pastor at a large church. I realized that I wanted to spend more time who were disillusioned with church on a Sunday morning. Bridges made it possible for me to focus 100% on people who don’t attend church. It has been an amazing journey.”

Norm Gordon, Bridge Leader in MD.

The Pastor

Jim Milley

Chief Catalyst

As the Executive Director of Bridges, Jim acknowledges the increasing loneliness, fear, and division among Americans. However, he also believes God is doing something new. “Together, we really can transform America,” says Jim.

His passion is to build tools that empower multi-vocational leaders who make disciples and start Christ-following communities in the many post-Christian subcultures of America. In this way, he hopes to see these communities multiply positive social impact throughout relational networks and local neighborhoods.

Become a Sponsor. Get Involved.

Bridges values our partnership together. We believe there is a powerful
synergy when people of like vision, passion, values, and commitment come
together to improve our local communities. This is especially true when
both for-profit and non-profit leaders like us bring together our local
networks and local knowledge to engage the problems of our local
communities.

Together we really can make a difference!

Contact Us

We are always eager to make new connections. If there is anything we can help you with, please get in touch with us however is most convenient for you. We are excited to hear from you.

Phone

(818) 299-7622

Address

466 Foothill Blvd. Ste. 320

La Canada, CA 91011