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We engage followers of Christ to help people in developing nations lift themselves from poverty, restoring dignity, purpose and freedom.
The 410 Bridge is a Christ-centered, non-profit organization committed to relentlessly pursuing healthy community development in nations confined by poverty. We see the poor as the solution to poverty and not the problem to be solved. We engage communities to participate in their own development, restoring their sense of dignity, purpose, and freedom. The 410 Bridge works alongside local churches and leadership to assess and leverage their community’s gifts and strengths, not just their needs. Working in conjunction with our partners, we activate a unique, holistic approach that combines Christian discipleship, economic development, quality education, clean water, as well as health and wellness to create lasting freedom from poverty.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
About Our Model
Statement of Faith
We accept and hold strongly to the truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that in Him, and Him alone, eternal salvation can be found.
Because of the nature of our organization and Godʼs calling on us to serve His people, we allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible.
No such differing interpretations or denominational differences should become an issue that hinders the ministry to which God has called us.
We are committed to a calling that surpasses denominational lines and unifies the body of Christ in such a way that God would be glorified and people would experience His grace and love.
We define our ministry approach through the following operating principles:
• We seek to do the right thing as God defines it.
• We are committed to sharing both the “music” and the “words” of the Gospel.
• We serve and work with and through the “local church” in a non-denominational manner.
• We are committed to healthy giving; separating how and what we give from our desire to feel good about ourselves.
• We are committed to the well being of the community with a long-term orientation.
• We are not a “project-driven” organization.
• We are committed to being “pulled” by the community versus “pushing” Western-driven solutions.
• We will not move faster than the community, and not force the community to move faster than they are capable.
• We measure our success by what a community does for themselves, not what we do for them.
• We allow local leaders and churches to lead, and will not usurp their authority.
• We uphold the principle of “personal responsibility”.
• We are committed to healthy change, innovation, and new approaches.