Bridgehaven Team

Dangerous Calling Blog Series Summary

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team | 1 comment

  Exploring the signs that indicate a pastor or Christian worker’s zeal of God and ministry may be waning or becoming unhealthy and how to sustainable love God by serving His people.  Utilizing the book “Dangerous Calling” by Paul Tripp we want to care for the caregivers in this time and offer a weekly devotional blog series for ongoing encouragement and aftercare The Impact of Misdirected Identity  by Neale Davis Strengthened by Grace by Omar King Knowing Christ by Kathy King  Success is Great by Neale Davis  Signs of Losing Our Way by Neale...

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G4 RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUP MINISTRY

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team | 3 comments

Bridgehaven loves our partnership with The Summit Church as well as other churches in the area. That is why we are excited to let you know about a recovery-support group Summit is launching. These groups are designed to utilize many of the seminars Bridgehaven and Summit partner together on. Whether you are interested in leading a group or just benefitting from being a participant, you will find more information on Summit’s G4 ministry below: G4 RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUP MINISTRY We are excited to announce the launch of G4 Recovery and Support Groups on February 29, 2016.  G4...

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Lost My Place

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team, Chris Ball | 2 comments

“Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer.” ~ Simone Weil      In the last two centuries, globalization has exploded. Communication, collaboration and relocation are accessible in unimaginable ways. Opportunities to connect with others are endless. Ways to work together are plentiful. Options of places to go are abundant.      In the 1980s, the prevalent educational mantra for youth went something like this, “You can do anything, if you put your mind to it.” Years later, our society is still struggling to shed this mentality. It permeates our culture in all sorts of ways. It...

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The Purpose of Scars

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team, Chris Ball | 1 comment

John 20:24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” 26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands;...

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Friendship In A Time Of Technology

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Beverly Headen, Bridgehaven Team | 0 comments

It’s easy for pastors, church leaders, and even counselors to forego self-care and even easier to neglect family and friends in the name of doing “greater” Sadly, this happened to me. In the hurry of work, ministry, completing my degree, family crisis with my elderly father, and discipleship ministry at my church, I failed to understand the void my absence had created in my best friend’s life. I justified my actions with thoughts of how she must be busy with her husband, homeschooling her three children, and her own church leadership responsibilities. The last straw came when I...

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So Much Depends on the Weather

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Bridgehaven Team, Chris Ball | 0 comments

“And I feel, so much depends on the weather.” Scott Weiland   As I sit at home, entrapped by another apocalyptic snowfall occurrence in the South, my mind is drawn to the extent our moods are impacted by the weather. According to the DSM-V, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a subcategory of major depression that repeats occurrence cyclically with the seasons, and usually during the fall/winter months. Why does this happen?   Scripture does not delve into detail of the biological process (or lack thereof) in mood disorders. However, Scripture does paint us a rich, poetic portrait of how God...

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