Now What?

The Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) class of 2015-16 graduated on April 28, 2016 and moved out shortly thereafter. Eight months of intentional community, fervent prayer, urban ministry, and Biblical teaching are over. Now what? you ask. Well, let me tell you what I think. First off, BSMS was incredible. I couldn’t have asked for…

Understanding Leadership

Throughout the past two months I have learned many new things about leadership. We have been on a leadership-learning journey as part of the leadership track of the Bridge Street Mission School. Here are a few key takeaways for me as I reflect on my leadership journey the past eight weeks. One main thing I…

Culture Matters

This idea of culture matters has become very real and relevant to me through my recent two-month trip to Guatemala with the Bridge Street Mission School. Hopefully this article can do the same for you. This article was originally posted on Poverty Cure’s website.   Why are some companies so beloved by their employees? Often…

Guatemala – Global Phase

As some of you may know, I have spent the past two months in Guatemala as part of the Global Phase of the Bridge Street Mission School. We got back on Wednesday, March 2nd. My two months in Guatemala have been some of the most eye-opening and formative time in my life. It was a…

BSMS Half-Way

Our life in half-way through the year at the Bridge Street Mission School.

BSMS Update!!

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted! A ton has happened. Let’s see if I can remember it all. From November 15-21 we were in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We took a 15-passenger van rode-trip out to visit the YWAM base there and learn about what YWAM is. We joined them for their teaching…

A Month In

Well, it has been almost a month since Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) started. I can’t believe that’s all it’s been because if feels more like a couple years with these weirdos. We literally share everything (ice-cream cone, clothes, just about anything you can imagine). This year for community engagement I’m doing Resurgence Plus, an after-school…

Already Family

Family. In the four days I’ve been at Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) I feel like I’ve found a new family. It’s amazing that we already feel so close from such a short time!         We moved into the Lincoln (our dorm house) a week ago from today. Immediately I could tell this…

BSHOP Beard

I don’t know what I feel about my facial hair. But I’m giving you the opportunity to make me have it and have it long! Tomorrow I move into The Lincoln at Bridge Street House of Prayer Mission School (Read more about BSHOP here). I am moving into the Westside of Grand Rapids, Michigan for…

100

My life is moving fast! Too fast, it seems, at times. I graduated high school. I just got my first phone, besides the track phone I had two years ago. I quit my four-year job at Huizenga Brothers Greenhouses. I’ll be working at Pine Ridge Bible Camp all summer as a cabin leader. I have…