Building Relationships Intentionally with the Diaspora for Global-Gospel Expansion

A two day intensive learning and networking event designed to encourage collaborative partnerships among the African diaspora to further expand gospel movements in Africa and the world.

Moving Beyond Mono-Cultural Identities

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Gospel-Centered Partnership

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Reconciling and Reconnecting the African Diaspora

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Engaging North Africa with the Gospel

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Bridge 2019 Plenary Speakers

  • Robert Gelinas
    Robert Gelinas Speaker

    Robert Gelinas serves as the Lead Pastor of Colorado Community. He’s also the founder of The Sankofa Experience where he hosts conversations about Black Christian Calling on the Remembering Tomorrow podcast.

  • Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko
    Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko Speaker

    Joshua Bogunjoko is the International Director of SIM, an international missions agency. Joshua has held several leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer and Director at Galmi Hospital in Niger, West Africa, and Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa at SIM International.

  • Sam Ogbonnaya
    Sam Ogbonnaya Speaker

    Sam is the National Board Secretary African Christian Fellowship (ACF), USA, Inc, and has served the organization in various capacities of increasing responsibility at the local, regional and national levels.

  • Dr. Mario Li HIng Speaker

    Dr. Li HIng is the Board Chair for the Association of Evangelicals in Africa. He serves as trustee for Africa International University, Chairman of the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Mauritius, and serves on the Advisory Team for the Movement of African National initiatives.

  • David Bempong
    David Bempong Speaker

    David Bempong is the Executive Pastor at Downtown Hope Church in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Dr. Carl Ellis
    Dr. Carl Ellis Speaker

    In 2015, Dr. Ellis was appointed Senior Research Fellow with Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Carl currently serves as the Academic Dean of The Makazi Institute, which he co-founded in 2012 to train the next generation of high-level cultural analysts. He is also the Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship.

  • Blake Wilson
    Blake Wilson Host Pastor

    Blake Wilson serves as the Pastor of Crossover Bible Fellowship, Houston, Texas.

  • Nosayaba Tukura
    Nosayaba Tukura Speaker

    Nosayaba Tukura is the Director of Training, Research and Development at Missions Supporters League (MSL) in Jos, Nigeria. She currently serves as the Network Facilitator for the African Woman in Missions Network of MANI.

  • Reuben Ezemadu
    Reuben Ezemadu Continental Coordinator for MANI

    Rev. Reuben E. Ezemadu is the founding Director of the Christian Missionary Foundation Inc. with about 383 missionaries in Nigeria and  nine other countries in Africa and beyond

Schedule

Day 1 - FRIDAY, August 23rd

Plenary Sessions

  • Rediscovering Missiological and Historical Ties – Dr. Carl Ellis
Breakout Sessions
  • “Building Partnerships to Impact Africa” – (Rev. Sam Ogbonnaya)
  • “Reclaiming North Africa with the Gospel” – (Mrs. Ghada Fakhoury)
  • “Gospel-Centered Partnership Among Africa & The Diaspora” – (Mrs. Nosayaba Tukura)

Day 2 - SATURDAY, August 24th

Plenary Sessions

  • Sankofa: Divine Intervention and Reconciliation” – Pastor Robert Gelinas
  • Go North Movement – Challenges and Opportunities for Muslim Ministry in North Africa – Dr. Mario Li Hing
  • God’s Mission – The North-South (African American – African) Collaboration for Global Impact – Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko
Breakout Sessions
  • “Engaging Youth In The Global Gospel” – (Pastor David Bempong)
  • “Partnering with Indigenous Gospel Movements” – (Rev. Niyi Gbade)

Lodging

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20303 Chasewood Park Dr
Houston, TX 77070
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Learning and Linking for Life Change

In 2018, there were over 100 participants, representing 20 missions organizations spanning from North America to Africa. The participants gathered to engage in deep and strategic conversation to address the important topic of missional engagement among the African Diaspora in North America.

BRIDGE 2018 Impact

Here is what the participants of BRIDGE 2018 had to say about their part in moving through discussion to practical, international Gospel ministry!

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According to Revelation 5:9, God’s redemptive agenda through the Gospel is inclusive of EVERY race, color, and nationality as both beneficiaries and participants. If God is moving you to discover and join His work in Africa and among its Diaspora, you are invited and encouraged to come and participate. Register HERE, now – to join us in learning about God’s strategy for global outreach and how YOU can be a part of His work.

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