Hope Fund Short Term Ministry Trip Support Application

Bridge Church supports many ministry partners locally, regionally, nationally and globally. In order for us to be able to facilitate the many requests, as well as support the interests God has placed on our hearts, we have developed some protocols to aid in that process. We endeavor to be intentional and obedient to what God has called us in light of the resources He has provided through His people. While we rarely support individuals going on ministry trips, we are more inclined to support groups from time to time if they have a specific project or need.

The Bridge Church’s application process gives us the ability to assess the degree in which we align with the asking organization or individual as well as with the activities being planned. This alignment is first and foremost missional as it relates to the gospel but also looks at the strategic intentionality of the effort. If you are applying for ministry trip support, a letter of recommendation from one of The Bridge Church’s ministry leaders is necessary to be considered for financial support. Please contact your leader in the ministry in which you are currently active at The Bridge Church and let us know from whom we should expect a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Kindly note that submission of this application doesn’t guarantee financial support. Each application is prayerfully considered, however, funds for this type of support are very limited and seldom approved.

Organization/Name of Individual (required)

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Is this request for individual support or a ministry team project? If individual support, what Bridge Church ministry are you active in and who is your ministry leader?

What is the name of the organization or individual(s) sponsoring this trip or acting as the coordinator of the trip and other ministry partners involved in the trip?
Include contact person, address, phone number, email, website.

What is the Mission Statement of the organization/individual as it pertains to the ministry requesting funds?

What are the core values and beliefs of the organization/individual requesting funds? Please be concise.

Please give a brief history of the ministry requesting funds. How has God already used it and positioned it?

What is the exact nature of the trip as to its objectives (people, places, ministry outcomes)?

Is there an overall strategy for the gospel in the place being visited? If so, who is leading this effort and to what degree are they successful in completing it? To what degree will this trip be supporting it?

Number of people directly impacted by this trip and in what ways?
What is the total level of support needed ($USD/month), amount already raised ($USD), onetime support needed ($USD), amount being requested ($USD) and for how long (months)?

What is the ministry’s (individual’s) relationship to The Bridge Church and how does it (do you) support and/or engage with the on-going ministry of The Bridge Church as it relates to this trip?

Describe the accountability in place as it relates to this ministry and/or the individual requesting support (spiritual, organizational, financial).

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