THE NEXT BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINAR – SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2015 CARLISLE PA

7 08 2015

40466_137821966257615_3396476_nThe next BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINAR New Hope Church of God in Carlisle PA

 SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2015

“Bridgebuilders-Helping Your Church Reach Its Unchurched Neighbors”

Dr. Steve Dunn. Leader

The church is located at 1250 Waggoners Gap Road Carlisle PA 17013

Session One: Friday Night  6:30-8:30 pm

The Mission Field Outside Our Front Door

What Every Church Needs to Be

Session Two: Saturday Morning  9:00 am-12:00 noon

What Every Missionary Needs to Know

Christ’s Respectful Ambassadors

Tools for Building Bridges

Getting Started As a Church (And as Individuals)

Cost is $15 per person or $50 flat rate for 4 or more people registering from the same church. Materials and snacks are included in the cost.  Register by calling the church at (717) 241-5544 or emailing pastordickwarner@gmail.com.  Checks should be made payable to the ERC and are due the day of the seminar.





UPDATES ON BRIDGEBUILDERS, PART 2

13 06 2013

slide-02Earlier we talked about new developments and a new direction for Bridgebuilders in cooperation with the Commission on Evangelism of the Eastern Regional Conference.  Read previous post.  Part of this partnership involves the School of Evangelism that has been operated by the Commission for six years. The School, which will be run by a faculty designated by the Commission with a Director, appointed by the Commission will offer course aimed at raising the evangelistic temperature, understanding and skills of persons in local churches who are seeking to design and implement an evangelistic vision and strategy in their local context.  The School will also provide a component to help people in local churches coach their people in evangelism.

Through the School and through Bridgebuilders Ministries persons are also being trained to specifically coach churches who want to put the Bridgebuilders Principle into practice but who may initially lack someone within the church to serve this function.

The school is offering in 2013 four core courses and two electives in half day offerings on five weekends throughout the year.  The courses are:

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

DEVELOPING A STRATEGY OF EVANGELISM IN THE LOCAL CHURCH

EXPLAINING THE FAITH

SHARING JESUS WITH EMERGING GENERATIONS

The two electives are: EQUIPPING YOUTH AS EVANGELISTS and INTERNET EVANGELISM AND SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS.

Dr. Steve Dunn continues to be the Director of the School through 2013 but afterwards is stepping away to help promote Bridgebuilders beyond the ERC and also to spend time with his own consulting ministry which is also part of the Bridgebuilders umbrella.  Currently he is providing those consulting services to the Harmony Church of God near Dillsburg.

Pastor John Yoder  of Manheim (New Horizons Church) oversees the Commission Evangelism Coaches which provide consultative leadership to churches in the area of evangelism, and also sees the Bridgebuilders coaches.  Currently there are five Evangelism Coaches and three specific Bridgebuilders coaches.  The bottom line — if you need evangelism coaching in your local church in the ERC you will want to contact Pastor Yoder.  For Bridgebuilders coaches beyond the ERC, contact Steve.