March/April 2016

Volume 4; Issue 1

Christians Connecting With Muslims

Last month, we had a sold-out crowd for our workshop on “Understanding Islam.” Mr. Fouad Masri, founder of the Crescent Project, led the discussion that provided an overview of Islam, Muslim evangelism, and tools for an effective witness. This was the inaugural session for the Project Bridges – LBC |Capital Workshop Series. As more and more Muslims are moving into the Washington, D.C. metro region, attendees felt the discussion was quite timely and helpful to their ministry work.

Many Christians have responded to Muslims in various ways, but all too often, without the compassion that characterized Jesus. The seminar sought to replace fear and intimidation with love and gentle boldness. A key point in the discussion highlighted the fact that while Christianity and Islam are different, they also share similarities. Mr. Masri helped attendees understand how to use those similarities to build a bridge to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. There’s no time like the present to dialogue about developing a strong Christian witness with our Muslim neighbors!

Certificate of Ministry Leadership

We salute our 2015 recipients of the Certificate of Ministry Leadership! A total of 23 individuals participated in all three of last year’s seminars presented by Regent University and Project Bridges. Here is the list of recipients. If you know or see any of them, please offer a big congratulatory hug!

  1. Minister Gwendolyn Allen, Hear The Truth Ministries
  2. Mrs. Terry Carter, Revival Temple Full Gospel Church
  3. Pastor Rodney Carter Sr., Revival Temple Full Gospel Church
  4. Ms. Elizabeth Garba, Evangelical Church Winning All
  5. Mr. Salihu Garba, Evangelical Church Winning All
  6. Mrs. Elisa Gilmore, First Baptist Church of Glenarden
  7. Ms. Juanita Hutchinson, Beulah Baptist Church
  8. Reverend Philologus Irukera, Evangelical Church Winning All
  9. Deaconess Dorothy Jones, McCrea Shalom Ministries Christian Center
  10. Minister Veronica Lassiter, First Baptist Church of Glenarden
  11. Mr. Daniel Leland, Beulah Baptist Church
  12. Mr. Eugene McCrea, Shalom Ministries Christian Center
  13. Minister Diane Myers, First Baptist Church of Glenarden
  14. Mr. Matthew Odemo, Evangelical Church Winning All
  15. Mr. Patrick Okudoh, Evangelical Church Winning All
  16. Mr. Kolawole Olaitan, Evangelical Church Winning All
  17. Minister Sabrina Roberts, Faith Walk Ministry, Inc.
  18. Mrs. Rosalind Sumner, Shalom Ministries Christian Center
  19. Pastor Leuvenia Taylor, Hear The Truth Ministries
  20. Minister Samuel Taylor Jr., Hear The Truth Ministries
  21. Pastor Samuel Taylor Sr., Hear The Truth Ministries
  22. Minister Gloria Walker Baylor, First Baptist Church of Glenarden
  23. Elder Jessie Young, Shalom Ministries Christian Center

Would you like to earn a Certificate of Ministry Leadership in 2016? Click here to see how! 

Spread the Word - Sponsors Needed

golf 2015As you may know, Project Bridges has hosted a benefit golf tournament for the last seven years. Our 2016 tournament will be held on May 12th at the Oak Creek Golf Course. Not only is this a perfect opportunity for fun and fellowship, but it is also an avenue for businesses, churches, ministries, and individuals to gain exposure as outstanding members and supporters of our community through sponsorship. We hope that you will share this opportunity with those in your network and/or consider being a sponsor, too. We have developed a set of sponsorships for all budgets and commitment levels. Check out the full details. click here.

We are also quite pleased to have First Baptist Church of Glenarden as our presenting sponsor, and the Spring Contracting Group as a platinum sponsor. To see our current list of sponsors, click here.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Regent Bridges Seminar I
“Fulfilling the Great Commission in a Postmodern Culture”
Speaker: Dr. Clifton Clark, Regent University
The registration deadline is Friday, April 8.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 8 a.m. Shot Gun Start
8th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament 
Oak Creek Golf Course | Upper Marlboro, MD
The registration deadline is Friday, April 22.

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