The number of people across the ERC who are learning how to build bridges to their unchurched neighbors is growing. Seven people from the Germantown Church of God participated in a Bridgebuilders Seminar April 28, 2012. Dr. Steve Dunn was the leader. They are in the process of forming a group of persons to help spearhead their church’s efforts to reach the many neighbors who lights can be seen at night across the valleys extended beneath the mountain on which the Germantown bethel sits. Their “front door” is literally miles of homes being built in this community that is home to many persons working in Washington and in related military bases. Mark Hosler is the pastor.
Next month Steve travels to the annual conference for our Allegheny Region to begin introducing them to Bridgebuilders and in June he will do the same in the Great Lakes. In each case, these conferences are making a commitment to Bridgebuilders Seminars in their churches as a key component of both evangelism and revitalization. We will come to any church in the ERC to do the same. But you have to make a contact and make a commitment. The next conference-sponsored district Bridgebuilders are in September and October.