What is Bridges of Hope?
We do this via a radical and sustainable partnership of Christ-centered churches, word-and-deed ministries, and private foundations, cooperating with individuals and institutions of all faiths and none for the common good when consistent with Christ’s values.
Bridges of Hope is committed to:
The scripture of the Old and New Testament
The historicity and efficacy of Jesus Christ alone for our salvation
The gospel of Jesus Christ.
The local church based ministries acting as the body of Christ
In subscribing to these faith commitments, the members of Bridges of Hope are not declaring that these faith-commitments are a comprehensive representation of their own personal views or the views of their sending organization, but that in so far they participate in the policies and actions of Bridges of Hope, they are willing to work together within these faith commitments.
Bridges of Hope is unapologetically Christ-centered,
We value a holistic gospel of word
We value cities and the city of New Haven especially.
We are strategically committed to empowerment focused
Bridges of Hope values collaboration among churches and recognizes that for the perfecting of the life of the whole body, the churches and Christian ministries of New Haven need the heritage of each of the uniting Churches, each of which will, it is hoped, not lose the continuity of its own life, but preserve that life enriched by the union with itself of the other Churches (adapted from Lesslie Newbigin, The Nature of the Unity That We Seek).
All Nations Christian Church
Christ Presbyterian Church
Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church
Church on the Rock
Trinity Baptist Church
Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church
Pastor Justin Kendrick, City Church,
Rev. Steven Cousin, Bethel AME Church,
Pastor Greg Hendrickson, Trinity Baptist Church,
Rev. Preston Graham, Christ Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Keith King, Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church,
Pastor Todd Foster, Church on the Rock,
Rev. Eldren Morrison, Varick AME Zion Church,
Pastor Ken Vance, Vertical Church