Luke (D.Min) and Amy (JD) Wong, Founders of BRIDGES Ministry Since 2003
We were professionals–an engineer and a lawyer living the American dream, but discontent with our lifestyle of mundane maintenance and spiritual mediocrity. Even though we served at our church fervently on weekends, we still longed to experience this amazing God. Through a series of obedience by way of responding to His leading, we found ourselves in January of 2003 in a Country we’d never been before, with 3 young kids (ages 6, 5 & 3) and 10 boxes.
What began as a one year commitment to lead English Bible Studies to college students progressed over the years into a 7-Stages Spiritual Growth Strategy, making Equippers out of Seekers. Every time we observed a need to progress in those we were nurturing, another stage was developed–hence culminating in the realization of the Great Commission.
Although these years have seen their challenges, we consider ourselves privileged because we are truly experiencing the Abundant Life, witnessing wave after waves of young intellectuals who mostly started off as atheists but eventually accepted Christ and through the 7-Stages paradigm grew and developed into kingdom leaders and influencers.
Over the years, increasing number of church leaders have also approached us intent on learning about this 7-Stages strategy and requesting for training and a curriculum that they could adopt for their own church. As a result, in 2016, after handing over the 7 – Stages discipleship ministry over to the local leaders that we had developed, we have concentrated our time and efforts on establishing a Training Center whereby a 7-Stages core curriculum could be produced and local church leaders could receive training.
Since then, aside from being busy at the new Training Center, we have been responding to requests from North America, Europe, and South- east Asia to Equip Equippers by holding 7-Stages conferences and share the 7-Stages strategy and its core curriculum .