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Survey: April 26- May 10

Goal: 75 Respondents 

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

- John 6:63

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we took the REVEAL survey last year, and what a year it has been. We went from being a mobile church, to a church with a facility to an online church. We saw God "multiply" our resources through the Multiply Campaign with the additional proceeds going to Bridging the Gap and the Ministry Center. $5,000 became over $20,000 in God's Hands. 

We focused on being on mission through the "Who's Your One?" and "Invite Your One" Campaigns. On "Invite Your One" Sunday we had one of the largest gatherings ever at Bridges. In our Small groups we learned a new way to study the Word through an Inductive Bible Study. We worked together to get the new facility ready and now we are reaching dozens more people all over the world through our live online services.

It has been an incredible journey with many challenges and opportunities as God has guided us through. All along, He has taught us many things through His Spirit. 

This is where the REVEAL for Churches Survey comes in. It will help us measure how far God has brought us spiritually through an anonymous and thorough electronic survey. Last year, we saw some great results, and I am praying for even greater growth this year. 

Though this study is part of my DMin project, it is also of great benefit to the church in helping us really understand areas of needed growth in our disciple making process. It is all about helping people wherever they are spiritually take steps of growth on the journey to develop a closer relationship with Jesus and become Christ centered and sold out to Him. 

This survey is for everyone 18 and over who have been at Bridges for at least 6 months (We will send out another survey after this one for anyone who has been part of the church less than 6 months who want to see where they are in this process) 

Look for an email this Sunday, April 26 with a link to the survey, and it will be open April 26-May 10.  It will take somewhere between 12-30 minutes to complete. Many of our leaders have already taken it, and their results have been very encouraging. After the survey period is over, all the results will be announced for everyone to see. 

I am excited to be taking this step of faith and want to thank you in advance for your help and participation. Even in the midst of this crisis, we see God at work in our lives, bringing us closer to Him and to greater spiritual vitality. 

May God lead us to a greater love for Him and a greater impact in our world for His kingdom. 

Thanks again. 

Patrick Norris