How does Bridges help Bridge Leaders?
Bridges helps you navigate the big questions through on-line assessments:
What is my call? Whom has God called me to serve? When? How? Where? What are my strengths and the strengths of my team members? How do I share my call? How do I live it out more effectively?
Discover your top 5 Leadership strengths: Strength Finders 2.0 (Click Here)
Dig in to your leadership abilities, work habits and communication skills by taking the on-line SRI Gallup Survey of Church Planters (Click Here).
Personal Coaching helps you stay focused and moving forward. With your coach, you’ll explore options, clarify decisions and discern next steps for your life and ministry with the unchurched.
Bridges Coaches have personal experience living cross-culturally as well as experience starting new communities that follow Christ. Many are missionaries or church planters. They live throughout the US, Europe, and Asia and are available in person or by phone to come alongside you as you find answers that fit your unique context.
Coaching sessions are offered on a sliding scale. The real cost is about $90 per session. Investing in your own coaching will really make a difference in your coaching experience.
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Trainings utilize real life case studies from your ministry context. We come alongside each other in prayer, dialogue, and experiments that promote learning from each other’s experience and insight.
Bridge Leaders quickly learn that outside experts are not always the answer for their ministry. When you are serving outside the church, formulas that sounded good in existing churches may not apply.
Training occurs throughout the year at seminars, one day retreats and conferences.
Bridge Leaders meet once a month in small Support Groups. Each gathering, facilitated by a Support Group Leader, is built around the practice of a specific skill we need for our ministries. A typical meeting involves:
*sharing stories from our ministries that raise questions
*exploring relevant scriptures
*clarifying our next steps
*sharing how things went since our last meeting
*praying for each other
Bridges provides the administrative and legal infrastructure you need to easily raise financial support. Whether you are approaching your first donor or taking your first community offering, Bridges provides a one-stop solution for managing funds.
- Access to professional, cloud-based software for Support Raising
- On-line giving portal
- Mentoring in the process of Support Raising (Partnership Development Ministry)
- Separate accounts for your ministry, your community, and your projects as needed
- Gift processing
- Monthly Financial Statements
- Monthly Donor Reports
- Financial Sponsorship for tax deductible giving