BRIDGE: Building Religious Inclusion, Diversity, and Generational Equity
Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., Candler launched The BRIDGE in 2022 to create and foster new partnerships with local congregations in ministries with young adults who are in their twenties.
Young adults today face challenges that did not confront previous generations, such as lifelong cycles of economic instability, increased experience and witnessing of violence, high rates of depression and loneliness, and navigating online relationships and social media. Many congregations are not equipped to minister with young adults as they face these challenges. The resulting gap can make it difficult for young adults and churches to see each other as beneficial relationship and ministry partners. The BRIDGE addresses this gap.
Learn more about the BRIDGE Initiative