After his retirement as a Pastor, Bruce visited a man in prison. They prayerfully decided to begin an outreach to the gay community. After the prison term was completed, the man invited his friends and contacts to a gathering. [...]
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How Bridges Emerged (by Jim Milley, Chief Catalyst) Missionaries Create New Communities of Jesus followers As a new missionary in Ethiopia, I remember meeting an Ethiopian pastor for the first time. He introduced himself as the pastor of a congregation [...]
This week, we'll ask Pastor Greg Roth... Pastor Greg Roth is training chaplains for a homeless shelter serving the mentally ill. Greg Roth has had a passion and a heart for the homeless for more than three decades. He's now [...]
This week, we'll ask Pastor Norm Gordon... Norm Gordon has been part of a pastoring team in a Maryland-area church for eight years. Recently he transitioned to pastoring part-time in order to serve as a Bridge Leader to those outside [...]
Missionary Skill 5: GATHERING & LEADING Groups in spiritual practices Bridge Leaders go through a process to learn 6 major skills that missionaries across the world have used for hundreds of years. What might GATHERING & LEADING look like in [...]
Missionary Skill 4: HELPING people live like Jesus Bridge Leaders help others live life connected with God. Here is a real example of HELPING others to live like Jesus: Bridge Leader Jim asked, "Would you like to focus on your [...]
Where's the sanctuary? Where the people are! Rev. Clark Cowden Increasingly, ministers are recognizing God's action in American neighborhoods and networks, outside of the church walls. Clark Cowden is one of them. He recently said "Yes" to joining God inside [...]
Bridge Leaders, like foreign missionaries, create Christ-following communities. What are the 12 attributes and goals of those communities? They all: Train to follow Jesus across generations Pray and study scripture Express love to one another in actions Have an identified [...]
Bridge Leaders James & Rebecca Farlow founded "Sanctuary" to create safe and holy space around issues of church and sexuality. About a year ago, Fuller grad, James, and worship leader, Rebecca, discerned the need to come alongside church leaders and congregations nationwide [...]
Missionary Skill 2: LEARNING to speak their language Bridge Leaders go through a process to learn 6 major skills that missionaries across the world have used for hundreds of years. Bridge Leader Allison leads groups in the practice of "Holy [...]