The Bridge Chicago is a way to offer the resources of Mission:USA to help people do good ministry.
1) Listen. (Mark 10:46-52) Jesus didn’t go around telling people what they should be doing. He let people come to Him, and He listened to what they were saying and what they wanted. And He knew what they needed, but He still took the time to listen to people.
2) Don’t pressure (Mark 10: 17-27, Luke 9:23) Jesus was very clear with people about what it meant to follow Him, but He always left the decision up to them. He didn’t use pressure tactics or try to sell people.
3) Love people who the world doesn’t value. (Matthew 9:10-13) Jesus hung out with lepers, tax collectors, prostitutes, and all kinds of people that society shunned. He never worried that the socially acceptable people would think less of Him because of this.
4) Pray for them. (John 17:6-26) It’s the most cliche Christian thing to say, but actually praying for someone is a big thing. You have the ear of the infinite and almighty God, and you are taking the time to talk about this person, that is an act of love. Ask for the Lord to intervene with them directly and also for wisdom in how you can help them.
5) Don’t judge. (John 4:1-26) Jesus didn’t let people’s past mistakes disqualify them. He actually spent a lot of time telling people that they were not their mistakes and He believed in them.