Optional Gatherings

The following are optional gathering during the BUILD Conference offered to support and enrich your ministry.

Network Breakfasts

Join our resource network teams to hear the latest tips and inspiration for working with our three key cultural groups that make up 70% of our audience.

South Asian Network Breakfast – Tuesday, Mar. 1, 7:30 am, Grand V.

Chinese Network Breakfast – Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 am, Grand V

The Ishmael Project Breakfast – Thursday, March 3, 7:30 am, Grand V

New to Bridges Hang Out

Are you an Intern or New Staff? Or are you newer to Bridges and looking to meet people? We will be having a New Staff Hang Out at BUILD on Tuesday night at 9pm, right after the main session. We will meet in the Grand V room and have desserts to share over a time of games and getting to know one another! We would love to see you there.  Contact lizzie.edwards@bridgesinternational.com with questions.

Tuesday, March 1, 9:00pm, Grand V


If you are BIPOC staff, we invite you to join us for lunch and fellowship immediately after the main meeting.  Contact aicel.duncan@bridgesinternational.com.

Tuesday, March 1, 12:15 pm, American Bar and Kitchen (in the hotel).

International Staff Stint Opportunities Breakfast

An open Breakfast to recruit for staff who might want to consider serving with ISM overseas in the future. Contact abby.rayi@cru.org with questions.

Thursday, March 3, 7:30 am, Majestic I

Innovation Breakfast Meet-Up

Join the Bridges Innovation team for breakfast. Do you have questions, ideas or dreams related to innovation? Or would you just like to hang out over coffee with Jane, Kerby, & Chris? Come hang out with us!  Contact chris.sneller@bridgesinternational.com with questions.

Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 am, Majestic I

Parents of Special Needs Kids 

Do you have a child with special needs? Do you struggle with how to best care well for that child in the midst of other life challenges? Join other parents to process life, to lament, and to talk with other parents who can relate. Contact chris.sneller@bridgesinternational.com.

Tuesday, March 1, 5:15pm, American Kitchen Bar and Grill (in hotel)

Church Partnership Consultations 

The Church Partnership team will be available every morning of the conference from 7:15-8:45 for breakfast to discuss any of your Church Partnership related topics. Just look for Nick Corrova or Jeannie Tabb at a table on the back right side of our breakfast room as you walk in.  Contact nick.corrova@cru.org with questions.

Daily 7:15-8:45 am, Majestic I

SOSA Hang Out

If you are SO/SA staff or a spouse of SO/SA attending the conference and want a chance to get together with others in the same status, please join us for a time to hang out together. We’ll meet in the lobby to start and find a place to connect. Contact kristel.pendergrass@bridgesinternational.com.

Wednesday, March 2, 9:00 pm, Meet in the hotel lobby