There are currently almost 1 million international students, and over 50 million first generation immigrants in the US, and half of them come from the least evangelized countries in the world. If you are interested in this tremendous opportunity for ministry, or in doing ministry overseas, we hope you will join us at the Bridge Builders Conference.
A Bridge Builder is someone who “builds bridges” that people can walk across to find salvation in Jesus. The Bridge Builders Conference is designed to inspire, inform, encourage and equip you to become more effective at building those bridges- as you engage in various forms of cross-cultural ministry.
Bridge Builders East – March 8, 2019 – Clarksville, Maryland
Starting March 8th, 2019 Bridge Builders East will be hosted by Oak Ridge CC in Clarkesville, MD. The BBE conference will include insight and equipping for International Student Ministry, Immigrant/Refugee Ministry, and Overseas Mission Service (Short-Term Mission Projects, Exchange Students, One-Year Internships, and Long-Term Missionaries).
There will be main sessions for broad encouragement, focused workshops in the above areas, and a service project. The conference will conclude with church and lunch at ORCC on Sunday, March 10, 2019. From there, outreach partnerships to Hispanic and Chinese communities will launch in earnest and will culminate with gathering contacts together for follow-up by local churches.
Also included will be an excursion to Washington, D.C. for sight-seeing. International students are encouraged to attend with sending churches!
Questions? Email Mark Groff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge Builders West – May 17-19, 2019 – Omaha, Nebraska
Bridge Builders West will have three missional projects to choose from that will get the gospel out to immigrant communities and to international students. The missional projects combined with teaching and worship will give your people practical experience of Building Bridges to people of other cultures.
The host church, Candlewood Church, will be very involved and will continue to build the bridges you started. In addition, you will hear and make connections with those doing missional work in a variety of places around the world.
The cost is very affordable: $49.95/person includes two nights lodging in a host home and five meals.
Questions? Email Jim Wieblhaus: email@example.com
It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth. [Isaiah 49:6 NIV]