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BridgeBox missionaries Peter and Tasha Lawson take the classic hymn “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and present it in the style of French jazz-step electronica. Smooth vocals, angular beats, and moody instrumentation capture the emotional feel of what it’s like to make a hard choice to walk with Jesus instead of our old crowd. For fans of Moby, DJ Cam and Kid Loco.

 

You will only find this kind of Christian media in Bridge Box. Plus, Bridge Box supports the work Pete and Tasha do with the least of these in Chicago. Sign up at missionusa.com/bridgebox.

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Extreme Jesus Metal from BridgeBox-Exclusive Artist A Sign Upon Your Hands

Chicago metal band A Sign Upon Your Hands brings you their blistering take on Jesus’ words in John 3:16…and BridgeBox is the only place to get it.

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Beloved, you deserve healthy, uplifting relationships. God wants that for you. And you really can have them.

Banish from your thinking the idea that you need to play the “relationship martyr” and suffer to live out other peoples’ whims. That’s not what God wants for you. No, God wants your close relationships to be a joy to you, a reflection of his love and grace, and
a source of strength.

from the October Bridge Box devotional

Support missionaries in inner city Chicago, and get stuff to fuel your own walk, all for only $8/month. Sign up at missionusa.com/bridgebox.

Ever since I have gotten into the habit of honestly going before God with my desires, He has never judged me. God has never said ‘you are wrong and evil for wanting that.’ What He has said is ‘I understand.’

Jed Brewer on episode 88 of the Say That podcast

Get it Free on iTunes or our website

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jedbrewer:

Extreme Jesus Metal from BridgeBox-Exclusive Artist A Sign Upon Your Hands

Chicago metal band A Sign Upon Your Hands brings you their blistering take on Jesus’ words in John 3:16…and BridgeBox is the only place to get it.

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Get more amazing metal in your life by signing up for BridgeBox:

http://missionusa.com/bridgebox/

Who Should I Give Money To?

Anonymous asked:

Hey guys! I already have a BridgeBox subsciption, but I want to give more of my money. Where can I find charities that use their money well? Do you guys have any recommendations?

I answered:

First of all, thank you so much for supporting us by subscribing to Bridge Box! That $8 a month may not seem like much, but it does a life changing amount of good for the men and women we work with in Chicago. 

If you would like to support us beyond a BridgeBox subscription, you are certainly welcome to do that. You can go to missionusa.com/egiving. html and give support to Mission:USA/The Bridge, Jed Brewer, or even little ol’ Matt King.

As for other places to give, there are plenty. One thing to remember is that you can’t support everything, so you need to get some wisdom from the Lord on where your resources to go. Supporting ministry is as much a calling from the Lord as ministry itself. 

A good place to start is to look at places that have meant something to your life. I give money to YoungLife, because that ministry has been irreplaceably important to my life, and I have great friends on YoungLife staff whose work I want to be a part of. If there is a group or ministry that has impacted your life, financially supporting them is a great way to both thank them and stay involved in their work.

Or maybe you want to support an organization you wish you knew about. Maybe you have had struggles with depression and want to give to a suicide prevention group. Maybe you had a family member who was an addict and want to find a place that helps families going through that.

One key thing to remember is that any organization worth giving to (including churches) will be more than happy to A) show you a copy of their budget and B) answer any questions you have about it. (That goes for The Bridge as well). Organizations that are secretive or defensive about how they handle the money given to them are a red flag.

Supporting the work of the kingdom is something that we are all called to do. Part of that responsibility is making sure that the people we are giving money to are being responsible stewards of it. The best way to find that out is to ask direct questions. That’s not nosey or pushy, it is taking giving seriously, which God does and you should to.

-Matt from The Bridge

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