The Bridge Initiative Update (guest blogger Nate Oltmans)

December 12, 2011 0 comments

Hey everybody!

GREAT WORK, SOUTHBRIDGE!  Your consistent contributions to The Bridge Initiative are adding up!  We’ve passed the $975,000 mark and are going strong!  Our consultant said if we didn’t have a project identified within a year of starting this campaign, we would probably have trouble keeping momentum.  It’s been 20 months and we’re a little below the level we hoped, but awfully close and it certainly doesn’t look like there’s a loss of momentum.  To God be the glory!

I served in Bridgekids a few weeks ago (you should try it, it’s great!) and thought, ‘it’ll be awesome when we get a building and won’t have to do all the setup and tear-down and wondering where the extra paper towels are or what class has the glue sticks this week.’

Then I thought, maybe God doesn’t want us in a building yet.  Maybe we’re more apt to embrace the ‘life change’ idea and focus more on others right where we are right now.  Maybe this is what we need to make us stronger.  Maybe when we move into a building there will be a release of pressure to BE the church since we will look around and see a building.  Maybe it’s just really hard to even find a starting point for a church building with $975k in Brier Creek.  We don’t simply want a building. The Bridge Initiative is about seeing more lives changed. God has us at this point for a reason.

Thanks for continuing to meet your pledges.  Thanks to the search committee for continuing to seek.  Thanks to those of you who are serving.  Thanks for connecting people to Jesus for life change!  May the name of our Lord Jesus be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (II Thessalonians 1:12)

Nate Oltmans

TBI Finance/Follow-up Team

For information on the Bridge Initiative visit the TBI website.

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