Bridge Builders

Who We Are

Bridge Builders is the Community Impact Team of Thrive Christian Fellowship. The mission of Bridge Builders is to "build bridges" between the Thrive church family, our community and existing community resources. The "I" in THRIVE stands for "Impact" as an integral part of the vision of Thrive, everyone who considers themselves a member of the Thrive family is also a part of Bridge Builders.

What We Do

We approach community impact from the perspective that we want to support and participate in existing ministries. The goal is to continually increase awareness of existing ministry resources and opportunities in our community and encourage our members to serve where God leads them. Please check out the ministries below and pray to see if God is leading you to participate in any of these areas or become familiar with these resources so that you can point people to them as God leads you.
If you have a passion, gifting or calling to do something community related that you would like to discuss, please come talk to us. We would love to see how we can encourage and empower you where God is leading. We are particularly interested in speaking with you if you have a passion for tutoring, financial/life skill counseling, ministering to those struggling with addiction, or organizing ways to bless workers in our community such as teachers, first responders, health care workers, and social services.
Upcoming Opportunities

Mobile Food Pantry (4th Sundays) TIME CHANGE  - We will meet in school parking lot at 2:45 (instead of 3:45) so we can be packed up before dark.

2) Afghan Welcome Families: WELCOME FAMILIES is Fredericksburg's inter-church ministry effort to respond to the unprecedented opportunity God is giving us to impact Afghan lives with Christ's love and truth. If you're interested:
    Please fill out the interest survey at https://forms.gle/fqsp5QoaUU5e1NzT6. This does not commit you! It does get you into the regular communication channels for training and events.

3) Ainsley's Angels: sign up here to help with Hopyard race on October 24th.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cacab2aa3f58-2021 Various time slots available between 11am-5pm.
 
4) Living Free: New beginner group starting soon- contact Cheryl Leonard if interested. For anyone wanting to overcome life-controlling issues or help others overcome life-controlling issues.
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Love Thy Neighbor: Weekly food pantry event in King George. Every Sunday 2-4pm. Volunteers needed to help set-up pantry and assist patrons to their cars. https://www.kg-ltn.org/volunteer/   5769 James Madison Pkwy, King George VA.

Living Free: Ministry for people struggling with addiction or other "life-controlling" issues. Typically meet in small group settings. https://livingfree.org/  Please contact Dan or Katy Weaver for more info. flybug21@yahoo.com

LivingFree Facilitator Training: LivingFree provides great discipleship materials to lead people to Christ and growing in the Christian walk by addressing a variety of their felt needs. It can be used in small group setting or one on one.

Ainsley's Angels: Inclusive Racing, ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America (AAA) aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education and participating as active members in local communities.  Contact Ben and Michele Tritt for more info. 540-760-8260

Hope Reins Ranch: Faith based equine youth ministry. At-risk youth are partnered with rescue horses for healing opportunities. https://www.hopereinsva.com/

Thurman Brisben Center: greater community's largest full service, year-round, residential emergency homeless center. Groups are needed to provide meals at the center. Donations are also needed.  https://www.brisbencenter.org/mealprogram 

Community Evangelism and Discipleship Training Opportunities: (please see Katy for more info)

Discovery Bible Study: great simple tool for diving directly into the Bible and letting the Holy Spirit lead discovery of God's word

Lifestyle Evangelism: how to make evangelism a natural part of every day life