BRIDGING THE GAP

​Connecting churches with one another ​and with their communities through the gospel of Jesus Christ

Abuse Prevention Seminar
Guest article by Dave Rodgers. HELP!  No, I am not writing this to plead for your help. This article is my desire to offer help that churches and ministries discipling children and/or teens need in this day and age.    ECAP (Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention) will be at Trinity Baptist Church (Grand Rapids) on March 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. While it is sad that a ministry like ECAP …
Renew Conference Recap
 From October 16-18, 2023, over 180 pastors, elders, church members, and children gathered in Muskegon for three days of refreshment and renewal. This annual conference of the Bridge Fellowship of Michigan took place at Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Center, a location that perfectly served the purposes of this year’s gathering. The theme of the conference was Renew, and that focus was developed through the three main sessions. Doug Crawford, …
Remote Access to Renew Conference
While we'd love to have you join us in-person for this year's Renew Conference from Bridge Fellowship, we also understand that might not be possible for everyone. For this reason, we're pleased to offer remote access to the conference so you'll be able to enjoy live and on-demand video and downloads of slides and handouts as they're made available by our conference speakers and facilitators. Please click this link to …
Renew Conference Schedule
View, print and download the updated schedule for this year's Bridge Fellowship Renew Conference at Maranatha Bible & Conference Center. (More information) Please click here for details about joining this year's conference remotely.  
100 years of God’s faithfulness
Guest blog by Caleb Jackson. ​On June 16th, 1923, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the small town of Dollar Bay, a group of 11 Swedish speaking, Finnish immigrants joined hands and committed to one another and to the Lord that, “Should He tarry, that they would hold fast, and live their lives to His glory.” One hundred years ago, together with witnesses from Calvary Baptist Church in Negaunee, …

Church News

Called to be our Shepherd
September 10, 2023, marked a momentous occasion for West Cannon Baptist Church of Belmont, MI. For the first time in 43 years, the church …
Forward in Faith
First Baptist Church of Rochester, Michigan, celebrated their building project ground-breaking on April 2nd. The project consists of a new 8500 square foot children’s …
BUILD23 Men’s Conference
February 10-11, 2023 Speaker: Dr. Daniel Davey   Christians believe the gospel, proclaim the gospel, and defend the gospel. But do we LIVE the …
Jack & Nancy Dowden honored by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Flint
Flint, Michigan – Jack Dowden retired from Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he has served as pastor to seniors since 1995. The church honored Jack …

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