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We seek to radically improve the pace and depth of growth in the spiritual and physical health of communities in the developing world by transforming the way that the body of Christ engages in healthy global missions.
The 410 Bridge enables the self-developing capabilities of the people we serve by mobilizing and unifying the body of Christ through holistic, redemptive, community-centered partnerships.
“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.