A special night

This past Sunday night was special for our launch team. God is growing our team like crazy, and we’re experiencing many things that are nuts for your average church plant. Sunday night was special because we commissioned three new launch team members who’ll move with us to Wilmington in just a few months to be a part of The Bridge Church. But even more special is that those three individuals represent three different ethnicities. We celebrate this because we want to be a church “For The City”.

density & diversity

Cities are marked by two variables: density and diversity. Cities are filled with lots of people and lots of different kinds of people. We want to see our entire city encounter the gospel: rich, poor, young, old, black, white, educated, and uneducated. When we get to heaven, the ultimate city, it will be marked by density and diversity of every kind of person imaginable. The gospel is for all people. Romans 10:12 says, “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.”  As a church, we definitely have not arrived in the area of diversity, but we’re taking baby steps and praying that God would help us be a church that truly reflects our City.

Ethan Welch (@ethanwelch) is a Church Planting Resident with The Summit Network and the lead planter of The Bridge Church which is headed to Wilmington, N.C. in May of 2014.  To find out more about The Bridge Church visit