What is the grow forward campaign?

It is our recognition at The Bridge that the time has come to pursue permanent facilities. To do so, we will need “seed money” (money for a down payment) to be able to purchase our own facility. We have rented facilities for over 10 years and have held worship services at nine different locations.

We believe now is the time to focus on our future as stated in our vision: “We dream of a church with facilities that will one day be home to an expanding ministry for all ages.” Since our mission is “to help people connect with God and develop them into fully devoted followers of Christ,” we want to grow and reach more people with the Good News of the Gospel. Our current facilities at The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre are already very inadequate for the needs of our Bridge Kids and will not allow for future growth and expansion.

When we launched the campaign in November of 2019, we saw God work through The Bridge Family to make commitments that exceeded the goal. As we have progressed through The Grow Forward campaign, we continued to be amazed at the faithfulness of The Bridge family especially in light of all the uncertainties in the world. The original goal was to raise $250,000 toward a permanent facility, but through the generosity of The Bridge Family and God's provision, we raised $440,396. As we have reached the official end of The Grow Forward campaign, please join with The Bridge Leadership Team (our elders) and continue to pray for trust in God's timing and provision of a location. Much work remains and The Facility Search Team is actively exploring options around the Eau Claire area. Even though the official campaign has drawn to a close, you can continue to make designated giving to this fund.

Let us continue to praise God for His provision as we utilize these resources to help people connect with God and develop them into fully devoted followers of Christ.

--Pastor Jerry