Betsy is part of the leadership team of Beautiful Gate, the church plant in Los Feliz, CA initiated by Sam & Priya Theophylus, which launched January 4, 2015. Though Bridge leader Betsy Hall lives in Los Feliz, [...]
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By Norm Gordon, Associate Pastor (PCUSA) I was at a Bridges conference recently when I heard a speaker say : “It’s one thing to know the gospel; it’s another to be knowing it.” When I first heard his phrase, I [...]
Under enormous cultural pressure and stress, families have become highly protective. They have become fortresses from the world around us—defensive units designed to keep the cultural onslaughts at bay….This is “our” space, and those we may “invite” into that space [...]
For the last five years, I've been leading Growing Pains, a resource group for pregnant and teen parents. We come alongside young families to offer emotional and spiritual support, to teach parenting skills and to provide for basic family needs [...]
A few years ago I was waiting in a long line at the Costco in Irvine, California. In spite of my best efforts to find the shortest line, of course I ended up in the slowest moving line of all. [...]
At Bridges we bridge the gap between church culture and all the cultures around us in everyday life: neighborhood culture, school culture, work culture, gym culture, etc. We nurture leaders who join God in their local cultures to build relationships and [...]
Nick Warnes' Starting Missional Churches: Life With God in Our Neighborhood (2014) is being published by InterVarsity Press! "All mission is local—the people of God joining the work of God in a particular place. In Starting Missional Churches Mark [...]
Beth asked her neighbor, Kathy, to come to church. No, she had too many errands to run that Sunday. Beth encouraged her to check out an in-home Bible Study. No, the family had plans already. Even a backyard play date invite [...]
At Bridges, we experiment with new ways to do church in America. We currently nurture 50 Bridge Leaders (local missionaries) through Assessments, Coaching, Trainings and Support services. Recently, we asked a few Bridge Leaders to compare where they are in [...]
Noah and I befriend everyone walking in and out of the neighborhood cafe. One of our favorite ways to get to know people is to hand out homemade baked goods or tangerines. One man was so moved by the "no strings attached" [...]