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12 01, 2015

Listening for the Gospel in our Backyards

2017-04-10T17:44:34+00:00

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 [...]

Listening for the Gospel in our Backyards 2017-04-10T17:44:34+00:00
17 12, 2014

Missional Hospitality

2014-12-17T00:25:59+00:00

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 [...]

Missional Hospitality 2014-12-17T00:25:59+00:00
3 12, 2014

Life-Changing Decisions

2017-04-10T17:44:34+00:00

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 [...]

Life-Changing Decisions 2017-04-10T17:44:34+00:00
3 12, 2014

Advent: The Sacrament of Waiting (in line?)

2014-12-12T21:53:28+00:00

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. [...]

Advent: The Sacrament of Waiting (in line?) 2014-12-12T21:53:28+00:00
27 10, 2014

What’s God Up To at Your Post Office? Your Starbucks? Your PTA Meeting?

2014-11-11T00:39:25+00:00

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 [...]

What’s God Up To at Your Post Office? Your Starbucks? Your PTA Meeting? 2014-11-11T00:39:25+00:00
8 10, 2014

Field Notes: InterVarsity Press Publishes Bridges Trainer

2014-10-21T19:04:13+00:00

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 [...]

Field Notes: InterVarsity Press Publishes Bridges Trainer 2014-10-21T19:04:13+00:00
1 10, 2014

Field Notes: A Missionary in Her Own Neighborhood

2014-10-07T00:31:42+00:00

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 [...]

Field Notes: A Missionary in Her Own Neighborhood 2014-10-07T00:31:42+00:00
29 09, 2014

Snapshots of Growth

2014-11-11T00:38:48+00:00

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 [...]

Snapshots of Growth 2014-11-11T00:38:48+00:00
25 09, 2014

Field Notes: Warming Up Cafe Culture

2014-10-07T00:25:50+00:00

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" [...]

Field Notes: Warming Up Cafe Culture 2014-10-07T00:25:50+00:00
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