BRIDGES at Peninsula Covenant Church, Redwood City, CA
BRIDGES is a 50+ ministry evolving from the prior PLUS ministry started in the early 2000s. Last year the Leadership Team read the book, Crescendo: An Ascent to Vital Living, and strategized for the ministry’s future using the SPICES framework presented in the book.
The next phase of the ministry using SPICES was launched at an annual event in October with 115 present. Nine new opportunities were offered: Bible Study with Walk, Woman’s Journaling Seminar, Worship Movement Class, five service opportunities (three of which are ongoing) and a social event. Fifty-two people signed up for 101 spaces available. In February 2019, Dr. Stanley Long, a PSWC Crescendo coach, led the “Just Imagine: Living the Next Season with Passion and Purpose ” workshop for 60 participants.
Once a month, participants serve breakfast at the Maple Street shelter, serve at St. Anthony’s, engage with a hiking group, and are involved in a social activity. Weekly, approximately 120 attend one of the 3 bible classes and 6 are regularly involved in a knitting group making prayer shawls. Unleashing the missional potential is definitely a theme throughout the wide variety of activities.