Abundant Life

Our Mission

Connecting people with hope and love.

Our Vision

We envision a community transformed by the redeeming love of Christ.

 

The Bridge at Green Street is a Ministry Center in the heart of Spartanburg’s Northside. Our mission at The Bridge is to connect people with hope and love.  We strive to partner with our neighbors in working toward spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial wholeness.  To see the people of God mobilized for the mission of God in order to see lives changed and the Northside community transformed through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  All serving together, with Kingdom purpose, to rebuild a stronger, united community.

Verse of the Month

1 John 1:5

 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

 

 

WHO WE ARE

We are Located at:

317 Green Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Ministry Office:
8 am – 5:15 pm, Monday – Thursday

Food Market:
9 am – 12 pm, Tuesday & Thursday

Clothing Wearhouse:
9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Thursday

Bike Ministry:
9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Thursday

 

Please note:  Due to COVID precautions, once capacity is reached within our waiting area, we must halt community services until the next business day.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

We have a rich history!  In 1889, our church planted Green Street Baptist Church near the Spartan Mill to reach the community for Christ. In 2016, 125 years later, the members of GSBC voted to give back to their “mother church” and The Bridge was born.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17

Our Values

Faith:

We believe in Jesus Christ and the power of God’s love.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Dignity:

We believe that all people are created in God’s imagine and have worth.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

Potential:

We believe that any person in any circumstance can be made new through Jesus Christ.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17

Inclusiveness:

We believe that God loves everyone and all are welcome.

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Romans 15:7

Participation:

We believe that everyone has personal responsibility in living an abundant life.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10

Our Strategy

Equip Individuals with Truth

Support Families toward Abundance

Be Neighbors Who Love Neighbors

Promote Wholeness in Community

Inspire Children to Personal Growth

WHAT WE DO

Food Market:

9 am – 12 pm, Tuesday & Thursday
Entrance E

If you qualify for food assistance, you are able to receive a food box from our market once per month during hours of operations. Qualified individuals receive EBT, SSI or TNAF or fall below the specified income guidelines.

No appointment needed.

Income guidelines

Clothing Wearhouse:

9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Thursday
Entrance D

The Bridge has a clothing Wearhouse filled with beautiful, gently worn clothing. We have clothing for adults and children, as well as a Baby Boutique, which may include baby items other than clothing. Anyone is welcome to shop!  Items are available for a $3 donation per bag.  Shop once per week for up to three bags.  It takes at least 15 min to shop, so please arrive no later than 11:45 am.

Bridge Children’s Programs:

The Bridge Kids is an after school program for Spartanburg Northside children K-5 through 5th grade, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30–5:15pm.  Kids come for fun, food, and homework tutoring.  The Bridge Scholars is our ministry to Middle School students that are 6th – 8th grades. Students come to the Bridge on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 – 6 pm. If you are interested in registering your child or volunteering, please email thebridge@fbs.org or call 864-699-4335.

Bikes:

9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Thursday
Entrance D

Bridge Bikes are available for a $20 donation, which includes a lock, Monday thru Thursdays from 9 am – 12 pm.  Helmets are available for an additional $5.  Bikes are available for those who do not have another form of transportation to and from work.  An ID is required, along with proof of employment.  Limit one bike per year with signed Bridge Bike Agreement.

BridgeWay:

Transitional housing program specifically for single women to support them as they overcome homelessness.  BridgeWay Village will be a tiny house community for women where we give support, encouragement, and foster community. Through case management, discipleship, training, education. and personal responsibility, they can have a confident hope for their future.

Financial Assistance: 

Unfortunately, we are currently not offering financial assistance.  However, we would still love to walk alongside of you during this hard season.  If you would be interested in other types assistance listed below, please take a moment to complete the financial intake form.

  • Financial Counseling
  • Prayer & Encouragement
  • Possible partner referrals and other available community resources
  • Help with resume, online applications such as SNAP, etc.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

We welcome new volunteers!

From our Food Market and Clothing Wearhouse, to Hospitality and Handyman repairs, there are countless opportunities to get plugged into The Bridge!  If you are interested in volunteering, please watch the Orientation Video first. Afterwards, please click on the link below to complete the Volunteer Application form. We will be back in touch with you soon.

WAYS TO PARTNER & DONATE

Thank you for your support of The Bridge at Green Street! Your donations allow us to provide valuable resources through our programs to the most vulnerable people in our community. Thank you so much for your support!

 

Food Drives:

In addition to TEFAP, we offer a shopping experience through our Market for our neighbors.  If your business, church, agency or social group would be interested in helping us stock our shelves through a food drive, please contact us at thebridge@fbs.org or call 864.699.4450.

 

Give Financially:

Online: (click here)
Under “missions” fund, with memo The Bridge

Check: Mail to: 317 Green Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

 

Donations Hours:

Monday – Thursday
8am-5pm.

 

Donate Clothing:

We accept gently used clothing for our Clothing Wearhouse.  In partnership with local ministries, any donations we are unable to use we share with Miracle Hill.

 

Stay Connected through the Bridge Blast – Sign up for quarterly updates through The Bridge Blast at thebridge@fbs.org.

WAYS TO PRAY

High Place Prayer Center

Join us anytime between 8 am – 5 pm to pray in the High Place.  There are individual rooms for privacy.  Prayer resources available to visitors.

 

 Prayer requests for the Bridge

 

    • Ask the Lord to bless the ministries of The Bridge that are happening throughout the week to love, encourage and provide support to our community.
    • Pray for Bridge volunteers to be filled with compassion for the hurting and a heart to see the lost be saved.  Ask the Lord to give them opportunities to pray and share the gospel with clients.  May God grant them boldness to speak Truth and to share the love of Jesus with others.
    • Pray that our neighbors will not only have their physical needs met, but more importantly their spiritual need to know God through Christ Jesus.
    • Ask God to protect us, our neighbors, and the work that is being done to revitalize the Northside of Spartanburg.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 
 
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339
 
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mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 
 
fax: 
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; 
 
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