The cat is out of the bag.
While I’m not sure just where that expression came from (or why we take it to mean a secret is not-so-secret anymore), we have some news to share.
At our District Conference last monday, our District Superintendent shared The Bridge’s plan to daughter a new church in June of next year. Sarah and I will be the lead planters in what we’re affectionately, for now, calling ‘Bridge 2.0’ and are excited about that next move. This is definitely a big step, but it’s part of an even bigger dream of developing an urban church planting and training center from which church planting teams are prepared and sent throughout the region, nation, and globe. It’s an impossible vision that will take the activity of God’s own Spirit to accomplish–and that excites us to no end!
For now, we ask you to pray for us as we identify the people and place where the next church will be. We have some ideas, but we need to be doubly sure we are focused on where God is already moving rather than just choosing something based on selfish desire.
In the meantime, we’re fully engaged with The Bridge and are ramping up to a busy summer ministry season. Please keep the following dates in mind as you pray for us and the ministry of The Bridge:
- Sunday, June 27: Sharing at First Wesleyan in Shippensburg, PA
- July 7-July 11: Youth volleyball clinic with the women’s volleyball team from Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Our largest event of the summer will be a free Family Fun Day at a local park on Saturday, August 28th; already churches and groups are signing up to take part in helping us offer a meaningful, engaging and totally free event that allows us to serve our community and get to know our neighbors as well as (hopefully) building momentum for our first preview service in September.
Thank you for taking this journey with us and praying for us.
We’re honored to have you in our corner.
Jeremiah, Sarah, and Jubilee