PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

30 03 2014

4Springtime is a the season of planting for the future.  We never what the harvest might be, but we plant seeds, they are watered, nurtured-ultimately to bear fruit.  2014 is a season for planting for Bridgebuilders Ministries and its central program resource, Bridgebuilders Seminars.

A NEW PUBLICATION: The Commission on Evangelism of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God is partnering with Bridgebuilders Ministries to publish our first book The Bridgebuilders Principle to be released by our new Bridgebuilders Publications this spring

ON-LINE NEWSLETTER:  We now publish a monthly on-line newsletter called Taking Jesus to the Neighborhood stories from Bridgebuilding Churches, news of upcoming training events, and more.  It is a free publication.  You can subscribe via this form:

REAL DISCIPLES:  Bridgebuilders ultimately tries to help a church become a discipleship culture.  We are developing a 40 week small group experience aimed at helping form people as disciples and to build them into small ministry groups to strengthen one another as disciples and to mobilize a  church to serve God out in the community.  It is called Real Disciplesand includes developing Individual Discipleship Plans that will match people with coaches.  Right now we are talking with a church in western Pennsylvania to pilot this.  We are open to up to two more.  If you are interested you can use the same form to communicate with us.

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BRIDGEBUILDERS IS HEADED SOUTH

5 10 2013
BRIDGEBUILDERS - Building bridges to the Bridge

BRIDGEBUILDERS – Building bridges to the Bridge

Coming to Last Days World Outreach – Hillsborough, North Carolina

October 20, 2013

Dr. Steve Dunn and Bridgebuilders Ministry
will share with us three messages on
reaching our unchurched neighbors in these Last Days

DURING LEADERSHIP TIME
“Listening to the Holy Spirit to Understand
the Needs and Dreams of Our Neighbors”

“Learning to Tell Your Story”

And during the Sunday Service
“The Word Becomes Flesh and Moves Into the Neighborhood”

Bishop Victor Glover will be the host.  Then on October 21, 2013 Bridgebuilders will be providing a ministry of encouragement and equipping to Epic Church in Bluffton SC, Pastor Sabrina Bragg.

STEVE STILL HAS SOME OPEN TRAINING DATES: OCTOBER 19 IN THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT AREA, AND OCTOBER 23 AND 24 IN EITHER NORTH OR SOUTH CAROLINA OR VIRGINIA.  Contact him at sdunnpastor@gmail.com.69080_166248886719447_2298300_n





NEXT BRIDGEBUILDERS-SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

17 06 2012

Dr. Steve Dunn, Bridgebuilders creator, speaking at the recent sessions of the Great Lakes Conference in Findlay OH. Photo courtesy of Ed Rosenberry.

The Commission on Evangelism of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God is sponsoring the next multi-church Bridgebuilders Seminar.  It will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Newville Church of God.Newville is located along I-81 in Cumberland County PA.  Wayne Good will be the host pastor.

The ERC has also planned a multi-church event in the Harrisburg area on Saturday, October xx, 2012. The location will be announced soon.

Additional Bridgebuilders are being sponsored by local churches:

October 21, 2012 at the Shippensburg First Church of God (Paul Tatum, Senior Pastor). This is a Bridgebuilders Conference which is modified event of the formal seminar.

January 3-4, 2013 at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in Mt Pleasant PA. Brad Adams is host.

A Bridgebuilders is also being planned by the Latrobe PA Church of God.





UPCOMING TEACHING EVENTS

3 11 2011

Steve has two BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINARS remaining in 2011.  One is this Saturday, November 5th  at the Linglestown Church of God on the northeast side of Harrisburg PA.  You can still register by calling Patty at 717-898-8144.

Last Saturday’s event at the Germantown Church of God near Cascade MD was postponed due to a snowstorm. It is being rescheduled between now and Christmas.  Watch this blog or the BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINARS Facebook Page.

December 1 and 3 Steve is offering a special four-hour workshop called THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE OF BLOGGING. This is a practical workshop on how to use a blog as a tool of ministry. It includes: identifying a purpose, choosing a blog engine, designing a blog, how to write for a blog, and how to publicize and syndicate you blog. Cost is $15 per person and includes a notebook called THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE OF BLOGGING. Register by clicking “attend” or by calling Patty at 717-898-8144. Deadline to register is November 28, 2011.





TWO BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINARS REMAIN IN 2011

13 10 2011

Bridgebuilders Seminar is a six-hour training seminar to help traditional churches reach their unchurched neighbors.  The Seminar was designed by Dr. Steve Dunn on behalf of the Commission on Evangelism of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God.

Part of the challenge of this effort is that it is often a cross-cultural experience for which traditional churches are ill-equipped by temperament, knowledge, and skills.  Even if they believe that they are called to reach the mission field that is outside their front door, they often see it as a matter of getting people in the door so that the church might survive. And too often they believe that simply re-packaging a bit what they do will make them attractive to people for whom church is simply irrelevant to their daily lives.

The Seminar breaks down into six sessions:
+”The Mission Field Outside Your Front Door”
+”What Every Missionary Needs to Know”
+ “Christ’s Respectful Ambassador”
+ “Listening to the Holy Spirit and the Culture”
+ “Tools to Building Bridges”
+ “Getting Started as a Church (And as Individuals)

Seminars begin at  9:00 am and conclude at 3:30.  Cost is $15 person or a flat $50 for churches registering four or more participants.  That price includes lunch and a workbook.

To date there have been three Bridgebuilders Seminars involving 20 churches more than 75 persons, plus two introductory seminars attended by 120 persons.

The remaining seminar offerings in 2011 are as follows:

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Germantown Church of God
16924 Raven Rock Road
Cascade MD
Host pastor is Mark Hosler.
Directions

Linglestown Church of God
5834 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg  PA
Host pastor is Barry Stahl.
Directions

You can register for Bridgebuilders by going to the BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINARS Facebook Page or by going to ERC Evangelism’s website EVANGELISM PLUS  Or by calling 717-898-8144.

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BRIDGEBUILDERS SEMINARS FOR THE FALL 2011

5 08 2011

Bridgebuilders Seminar is a six-hour training event created by Dr. Steve Dunn to help traditional churches reach their unchurched neighbors.  Part of the challenge of this effort is that it is often a cross-cultural experience for which traditional churches are ill-equipped by temperament, knowledge, and skills.  Even if they believe that they are called to reach the mission field that is outside their front door, they often see it as a matter of getting people in the door so that the church might survive. And too often they believe that simply re-packaging a bit what they do will make them attractive to people for whom church is simply irrelevant to their daily lives.

The Seminar breaks down into six sessions:
+”The Mission Field Outside Your Front Door”
+”What Every Missionary Needs to Know”
+ “Christ’s Respectful Ambassador”
+ “Listening to the Holy Spirit and the Culture”
+ “Tools to Building Bridges”
+ “Getting Started as a Church (And as Individuals”

The next two scheduled Bridgebuilders Seminars are in the Eastern Regional Conference. They will be held at:

September 24, 2011
Shippensburg Church of God
Note new location

9:00 am-3:30 EST
Host pastor: Rev. Paul Tatum

October 29, 2011
Germantown Church of God
9:00 am-3:30 pm EST
Host pastor: Rev. Mark Hosler

Under a special agreement with the Commission on Evangelism of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God (which is sponsoring these two events) the cost is $15 per person or $50 flat fee for churches registering four or more.

To register go to the Commission’s web site EVANGELISM PLUS and follow the Bridgebuilders link.

If you would like information about bringing these seminars to your church, region or adjudicatory, please contact Steve Dunn at sdunnpastor@coglandisville.org (717-898-8144)