Bruce and Chris Bridgeman – Great Falls, MT – Axcess

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         In 2000, God laid on my hear that I would be a church planter. I wasn’t even sure what that was at the time, but we went through church planting assessment, training, and boot camp. At the time I was doing youth ministry. We did plant a church in Loveland, Colorado, then went back into youth ministry for 10 years. During the time, the Lord prompted me that I would again be planting a church, but this time around it would be a non-conventional plant and in his timing. We began Axcess ministry as a potential plant in the fall of 2013.

     I have a tremendous affection for two groups of people that became our target for Axcess:

        – I desire to reach those who have walked away from church and many from their faith.

        – I also desire to reach those who would never consider setting foot in a church.

     This is a difficult road and very slow going. It is not the traditional church plant and this is a very difficult and time consuming group to reach. My prayer is that some time in 2016, I would be able to put my full time effort into this venture and be able to quit my full time day job of commercial maintenance. This type of ministry is highly relationally driven and takes time to build and nurture these relationships.

I look forward to see who God will connect us with this coming year.

Education and Experience

1987 University of Northern Colorado- BA elementary education

2000 Covington Theological Seminary- M.Div.

Taught elementary school from 1987-1996.

Youth pastor from 1994-2000, 2003-2013

Axcess 2013-present