The Bridge strives to care and advocate for Storm Lake youth in vulnerable places of life by meeting them where they are, building a supportive community there, and providing training toward a more hope-filled future.
Offering Christian programs that encourage academic, personal, and spiritual growth
Meeting people where they are and seeking to be a blessing there
Changing lives one radish at a time in our 5-acre training garden, Cultivate
Providing vision and job skills for youth through Endless Sea Coffee Roasting
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Our youth programs started last week and the kids are so excited to come out and hang in the garden and at Bible studies. The high school group started the week on Sunday evening with a Bible study and ended with a 5th Quarter event after the SLHS football victory on Friday night. Continue to[…]
As you probably know by now, Endless Sea Coffee includes coffee from around the world, freshly and locally roasted at The Bridge as a training opportunity for youth. The majority of Endless Sea Coffee is single-origin coffee which showcases the unique flavors of its origin. We are working on getting an online store in place to purchase[…]
Are you interested in furthering your education? Do you enjoy having intellectual conversations? Do you want to know more about living out your faith in a missional context? Do you like coffee? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should stop by the office on a Monday afternoon and join us for[…]
Keep up with all that’s happening. Check out this calendar for updates and regular events each week.
Save the date This year’s Fall Banquet will be held on Friday, November 4th at Buena Vista University. Join us as we share about this year and reveal the plans and theme for 2017! Stay tuned for more details.
Join us September 23-25 to celebrate a great season at the Cultivate Training Garden! There will be plenty of family fun out at The Garden, located behind Ace Hardware on 13th Street. Join us as we celebrate the beautiful fall colors, harvest, and all the hard work the kids put into the garden this summer![…]
Fundraising Pizza Night! We’d like to invite you to a Community Impact Pizza night at Pizza Ranch this Monday, June 27 from 5-8pm. Just come eat pizza! Proceeds and tips go toward The Bridge’s Girls Summer Camp, to cover necessary materials and offer scholarships, as needed. We appreciate your support!
The Bridge will be holding its annual Girls Summer Camp this year from July 18 – 22. The camp is for girls going into 5th through 8th grade this fall, and it will run each day from 9am to 2pm. Daily activities consist of activities, worship, music, field trips around town, and options for workshops,[…]
The youth will start selling coffee as a fundraiser to pay for their summer camps and trips. If you are interested in purchasing coffee, contact the office and we’ll connect you to a child working towards Girls’ Summer Camp or the Middle School Boys camping trip. We’ve got five roasts in the works. More information[…]
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery Over 11 years ago, we toured a Guatemalan coffee bean farm while in the country to adopt our son. During[…]
The hands and feet of The Bridge
The nuts and bolts of The Bridge
• To invite young people into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ • To be examples of Jesus' grace and justice in our everyday living • To live justly and minister holistically • To invest and connect youth in multiple long-term and supportive relationships • To meet youth where they are with support and love • To raise up leaders among youth of all backgrounds • To affirm and support the local church, area schools, community organizations, and services that are devoted to caring for young people and meeting their needs • To share hospitality and friendship, encouraging relationships and understanding across cultures and backgrounds