Bridge Church’s First Building
Our first building is now operational. It’s not your traditional first phase building for a one year old church. It’s actually a residential mobile home located in one of the largest mobile home parks in St. Tammany Parish. Our church will not meet their regularly, but will use it as a base of ministry, allowing two ministry minded students to live there instead. As they, do life together with the park, we’re believing that Bible Studies, Worship Gatherings, ministry to families, and to those in need will blossom in the coming weeks and months.
For me, it serves as a statement about our philosophy of ministry. A more incarnational approach, taking church to the community instead of demanding that they come and find us. Multi-housing ministry experts tell us that if a church simply does outreach to a multi-housing complex, it can expect to reach 4% of the population. But if a church actually takes church to property they can reach 30%. So far, our church through outreach has had 2% of the population of this park attend our services. Through our first phase building, I’m praying for 30% +.
Thanks to our partnering church Fairview Baptist in Coushatta, for helping us obtain the mobile home.
Posted on August 24, 2010, in Church Planting, Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
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