It all started in the winter of 1997. As a few friends started growing together in Christ, they started praying about various ways to share their conviction and joy found in God with their youth group students back home.

Since all of them shared the commonality of growing up in small churches, they were heartbroken over the lack of resources and limited possibilities in their students’ growth in Christ. That winter, three churches came together and held a retreat with a little over 20 students at one of the mountain cabins in West Virginia.

Now, through BRIDGE4YOUTH, the same conviction is still working through over a dozen small churches in the Washington DC metropolitan area.