Bridging the Gap is an inner city weekend sleepover where each person is immersed into the realities of Memphis poverty, education, and homelessness through back-to-back hands-on experiences, interspersed with reflective debriefing, reflection on scripture, and teaching. We each have assumptions about those we consider to be poor, often without thinking through what it even means to live a life with limited resources, in unsafe neighborhoods, working minimum wage jobs. During this weekend, we hope that will change…
What: Join us for a weekend of experiential and scriptural learning about God’s heart for those who are poor and how as followers of Christ we are called to love and respond.
Who: Those who are ready to go deeper into the depths of love for their neighbors, rich or poor, black or white, homeless or sheltered.
Where: Though we will mostly be out and about in the city, our overnight accommodations and some other activities will be at the Smith Center (where Jacob’s Well meets), at 602 Looney Ave.
When: We will set a date that works for you and others interested in the Spring of 2018. We’ll meet in the parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church at 5:15 p.m. on Friday and be completely finished at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.