Here at BSM our mission is to build a bridge between the streets and the church. Located in the heart of a beautiful neighborhood that has endured the crippling effects of poverty and neglect, we work to tell of and display the redemptive power of God’s love and the hope of his kingdom. We also work to train, equip, and engage followers of Jesus from around West Michigan in God’s mission right here in our city.
The primary way in which we build this bridge is through discipleship. We have established various discipleship initiatives that allow us to engage youth from our neighborhood, and around the city, in what we call our middle school to mission school discipleship pathway. The following report will highlight some of the ways that we continue to work to create this pathway. We are excited to share with you a snapshot of our work over the last 12 years, the many ways that God has proven himself faithful, and the lives that have been impacted by the transformative power of his kingdom. Please take some time to celebrate with us as you scroll through the document below.