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First- Jeff Timblin

  First Light (1) First Light Outline

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  Our Next Series… Dear Bridges Church, As we wrap up our study on the life of David, I wanted to give you a peek into the next four weeks following. We have put together a series entitled “Game Changers”. This will be four weeks long and will be taught by four different speakers. We

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Game Changers-Dave Stewart

  Our Next Series… Dear Bridges Church, As we wrap up our study on the life of David, I wanted to give you a peek into the next four weeks following. We have put together a series entitled “Game Changers”. This will be four weeks long and will be taught by four different speakers. We

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Game Changers John 3 – Steve Lasiter

  Our Next Series… Dear Bridges Church, As we wrap up our study on the life of David, I wanted to give you a peek into the next four weeks following. We have put together a series entitled “Game Changers”. This will be four weeks long and will be taught by four different speakers. We

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Game Changers Matthew 6:24-32

  Our Next Series… Dear Bridges Church, As we wrap up our study on the life of David, I wanted to give you a peek into the next four weeks following. We have put together a series entitled “Game Changers”. This will be four weeks long and will be taught by four different speakers. We

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Absalom Rebellious Son

Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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Tamar Dysfunction at Home

Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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David- Pursuing God’s Heart – Conditions of the Heart

Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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David- Pursuing God: A Place at the Table

  Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow

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 Transitioning from Saul to David Finally Crowned King 

Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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Sparing Saul’s Life When King Trumps All

Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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Jonathan The Characteristics Of A True Friend Two of a Kind

Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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2015 VBS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Bridges Church Invites you to…Everest VBS Conquering Challenge’s With God’s Mighty Power When:  July 13th-17th Time:  9:00 AM-Noon Where:  3435 San Anseline Ave. Long Beach, 90808 Who:  Children leaving Kindergarten -5th Grade  REGISTER TODAY @ https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/bridgesvbs    

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When You’ve Been Stabbed in the Back

Pursuing the Heart of God Business, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow or

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David Pursuing God’s Heart – When Life Overwhelms

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  Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow

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All Church Clean-up Day

All Church Clean-up Day with TNC Saturday, April 18th  8am-11am Come out and lend a hand as we work together with The Neighborhood Church cleaning up our facility.

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2015 VBS Save The Date!

    Get ready to embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power. Save the Dates for this Summer’s VBS, July 13th – July 17th

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David Pursuing God’s Heart – The Unlikely People God Chooses 

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  Pursuing the Heart of God Busyness, stress, conflict, temptation, fears, guilt etc., we all have them in our lives. Our faith in Christ does not shield us from these troubles and more, but as we follow Him our perspective rises above all of these. Throughout each day, we are all faced with a choice: follow

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Preparing for Easter Mobile Reading Plan

  Join our YouVersion Live  community to follow the teaching message live and read our Preparing for Easter readings. To join go to http://youversion.com/groups/bridgeschurch  and select join group on right hand side. To download the mobile app https://www.bible.com/app      

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Redeem Week 5 A Lost World

Easter, Resurrection Sunday, the pinnacle event of the Christian faith. That is what we have been leading up to these past four weeks. The only time in history someone raised themselves from the dead. Christ prophesied the resurrection and He accomplished the resurrection. This one event changed the world forever. Paul said that if there

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Daily Easter Readings

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To help you to continue to prepare your faith for the Resurrection Sunday we have put together this chronological outline of the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry.  You can read these accounts on the same day of the week they occurred so long ago, or you can simply read two – three pages a

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Redeem Week 4 An Unfaithful Wife

Would God really command someone to marry a prostitute? That is what He did with Hosea, a prophet of His. Hosea’s marriage situation became an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love to all of us. God wrote this story to show us how He wants to love us, without conditions. This incredible “love story”

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Persecuted Church

  “According to The Pew Research Center, over 75% of the world’s population lives in areas with severe religious restrictions (and many of these people are Christians).  Also, according to the United States Department of State, Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution from their governments or surrounding neighbors simply because of their belief

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TACO OUTREACH

T A C O   S A T U R D A Y Saturday, April 18th, 11am, Park: TBD As an outreach team we are planning a Taco Saturday. We will be handing out free tacos at a park for neighbors and for our church family as well. The intention is to serve our city and start intentional conversations

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Redeem Week 3 An Enslaved Nation

Well, we are back again.  What a story Abraham and Isaac turned out to be. This next week here at Bridges, we will be continuing our look at redemption examples. As we near “resurrection Sunday” I am excited to introduce our upcoming topic that comes from the book of Exodus, which means like it sounds, the exit. God has heard the cries of His

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REDEEM- An Expectant Father Week 2

An Expectant Father Abraham & Isaac, never has there been a more intimate father son relationship in history. Isaac, the promised son who did not show up until Abraham hit the century mark. God blesses Abraham & his wife Sarah with fifteen or so wonderful year of life with Isaac, then God asks Abraham to do the unthinkable. He commands Abraham to sacrifice his son, his only son as an offering. Why? What does

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REDEEM- A 5 Week Series…

…Exploring God’s Redemption This 5 week series will help us prepare for Easter, God’s redemptive story for mankind. While growing up I thought that the OT was about judgment, but grace & love came with Jesus. As I began to read the Scriptures, I realized that redemption was always God’s way. God had planned on redeeming humans ever since man had rebelled against Him. This Easter season, Bridges will be walking

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Choose Joy – The Joy of Contentment Phil. 4:10-22 (030115)

Steve Lasiter concludes our 9 week series on Choose Joy talking about The Joy of Contentment found in Philippians 4:10-22.   Bridges Church Bridges Church Preview and download the podcast Bridges Church on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews. View on itunes.apple.com

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Choose Joy – Joy in the Lord Philippians 4:1-19 (022215)

Pastor Jeff Timblin  continues the Choose Joy series and talks about the Joy in the Lord found in Philippians 4:1-9. To subscribe to our weekly Godcast visit Bridges Church on itunes.   Bridges Church Bridges Church Preview and download the podcast Bridges Church on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews. View on itunes.apple.com     Study Resources:

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Pastor Jeff Timblin  shares how Paul Chooses Joy . To subscribe to our weekly Godcast visit Bridges Church on itunes. Bridges Church Bridges Church Preview and download the podcast Bridges Church on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews. View on itunes.apple.com  

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Choosing Joy 020815: The Race for Deeper Joy

Pastor Jeff Timblin explains how we can Race for Deeper Joy  as he goes over Philippians 3:12-21. Handouts         Slides          Preparing for Next Week  To subscribe to our weekly Godcast visit Bridges Church on itunes. Bridges Church Preview and download the podcast Bridges Church on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.

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Drama Team Open Casting Call

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  The Dram Team is looking for individuals interested in being involved. For more information please contact Diryl Gilliam at dgilliam@ca.rr.com

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Set-up & Tear Down Team

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The Set-up Team Needs You! The Sunday morning set-up team is in need of more help each week. If you are interested in being on a monthly team please contact Zack Brannon at 562-708-1991 for more info.

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WOB 3rd Annual Retreat Registrations

The annual Women of Bridges retreat is just around the corner. Space is limited so register today to secure your spot.  A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot.  To register or for more information,  contact Jenny Lindner @ jenny.linder@bridgeschurch.org or 562 429-4340

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Mexico Spring Break Mission Trip

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  Bridges church will be sending a team to Mexico this Spring Break (April 6-11). We will be serving at the Door of Faith Orphanage in La Mision, Baja. Cost will be around $275 per person. Trip is open to anyone high school age or older (younger if adult is accompanying). Please contact Matt or Deanna Prince at (562)

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9/28/14     The Relational God 10/5/14      Family Relationships: Spouse 10/12/14    Family Relationships: Parent/Child 10/19/14    Family Relationships: Siblings 10/26/14   Church Connections: Leadership 11/2/14      Church Connections: Ministry Partners (Body Life) 11/9/14      Christian Community: All Believers You Know 11/16/14    Christian Community: Universal Church 11/23/14   Close Friendships: Discipleship

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MOB Annual Camping Trip

    Theme Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. Location/Directions Emma Wood State Beach is located west of Ventura.  The family campsites are two miles west on Highway 101 (State Beaches off ramp).  Ventura River Group Camp is at the west end of Main

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2014 Summer Camp

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The Litttle Missionary Blog

Hello friends, So, as many of you have been suggesting for years now, I have created a little blog so that you can follow my posts that way.  If you go to the blog and scroll all the way to the bottom you can follow it and get an email each time I post. I

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Believable Series

A Reasonable Faith Resources  The Apologetics Study Bible (Holman Bible Publishers, 2007) Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias (Thomas Nelson, 2000) Jesus Among Other Gods: Youth Edition by Ravi Zacharias and Kevin Johnson (W Publishing, 2000) The Case for Christ: Youth Edition by Lee Strobel and Jane Vogel (Zondervan, 2001) Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (Harper, 2001) World Religions in

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2014 VBS Registration

  Kids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus one-of-a-kind love means in their lives. Join this zoo crew―register today to be a part of Weird Animals VBS! Dates: July 14, 2014 – July

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Mexico Day 4

Today was busy again. We started this morning by making breakfast for the orphanage. We were told that the teen girls made homemade flour tortillas, so we asked if we could pay them to make some for us to serve at breakfast. They were delicious! Of course many of the younger boys heard we were

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Mexico Day 3

We just finished having a treat today. The teen girls at the orphanage made our team homemade flour tortillas. They were delicious. We all just finished dinner and are about to help the toddlers and infants with their bedtime routine.  We made lunch or the orphanage today and then spent the afternoon interacting with the

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Mexico Day 2

Sorry for not getting you updated yesterday, it seems like there is always something to do or someone who wants your attention here. Even while writing this email, I’ve already been stopped and talked to by DJ the guy who runs the orphanage and a trash can got knocked over by a dog, so I’ve

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Mexico Day 1

We had our first day serving the people of Door of Faith Orphanage. What a blessing it has been! The first reaction that most of our team had was, “WOW, this is NOT what I was expecting. This is a really nice orphanage.” They are incredibly organized, and they need to be with 125 orphans.

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Dia Tres (Day Three)

Hey Church, We are starting day three at Door of Faith Orphanage in La Mision, Mexico.We have begun to learn the names of many of the kids we are working with,and have set up a hangout time with the teenage girls at the orphanage to dos’mores with them in the fire pit that our church built

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Mix Bag Children’s Ministry Fundraiser

Hi Bridges Church Friends and Family! Ready to do some guilt-free shopping for a great cause? We need your help! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Bridges Church reach our fundraising goals this year!  The Children’s Ministry is using the funds we raise to purchase VBS supplies & classroom supplies.  Please help us! Last day to

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We’ve Arrived

The team has arrived at Door of Faith Orphanage in La Mision, Mexico. Thanks for all of your prayer, everything went very smooth getting here. We have already started a tour of the facilities, and we’ve started two projects for the orphanage. The two projects are baking cookies for the kids (the girls have chosen

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WOB Pinterest Party – March 8, 2014

Come join our Women Of Bridges, or WOB, to have the most fun Pinterest can offer. Some of our women are selecting crafts that they found on Pinterest that you can complete at the party. Just select a craft when RSVPing, bring $10 for the supplies, and bring a yummy dessert to share. Sign ups

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MOB Annual Breakfast

Men of Bridges Annual Breakfast Date:  February 15th Time:    8:00 – 10:00 am Place: The Grand Event Center 4101 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815 Price: $15.00  Speaker: Steve Ellis For more information or to signup contact Roger Garland at garlandsale@verizon.net Connect Facebook 

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bitter sweet…

The day began with an adventure. We drove up through the jungle to a zip lining course and got to spend a few hours soaring through the Thai forrest, admiring God’s creation from a vantage point seen by very few. Such an amazing afternoon! We enjoyed a lunch up on the mountain and returned to

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Last Day

Hey there friends… Yesterday was our last full day of official ministry here in Chiang Mai and it was a very sweet one. We drove for about 2 hours up into the mountains to a village that is very high risk for human trafficking. KJ and his team have been working there for some time

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and then there were 2..

I am so over the moon to share with you that, in this country where the population is 0.5% Christian, there are 2 new believers in Chiang Mai today! My new friend Bala who joined our team from Washington state led them to the Lord in the park yesterday! Praise be to God! Also, today

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Day 2&3… #thecampout

There are moments that you have as a missionary when you realize that you would never have been able to experience something, if not for your obedience to follow God to these far corners of the world. These past 2 days included many of those moments. Yesterday morning we (Tara, Jacy, Laura and I) set

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Day 1 !

Hey there friends! Today was our first full day of ministry! I managed to peel myself off the bathroom floor and am doing well now. (Mental note, when offered the “spiciest” curry, just go for the mild stuff.)  So, at 9am, Tara, Laura, Jacy and I set off in our Song Tao to a mountain region

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Happy 2014!

Yesterday was absolutely lovely. Waking up in Thailand, hearing the birds chirp and feeling the cool air blow through the cracks in the woven bamboo walls is Heaven. We went down to a long breakfast and team devotional, preparing our hearts and minds for our first little ministry day. We didn’t have much planned, but

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Yes, the OJ was really that good.

I’m in love with Thailand. Seriously. Having only been here 2 days it seems impossible to be so sure. However, as we walk the streets, meet the people and see the beauty of the country (and eat the food!) I already have a deep love for this place. That Being said, my spirit and heart

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scavenger hunt!

Hello prayer partners! This morning we savored our perfectly prepared bacon and egg breakfasts, accompanied by phenomenal OJ and wheat toast while KJ, Scarlet and Jenni Jessen spent sometime preparing us for ministry. They taught us how to interact with Thai people, as well as some training on the religious and cultural practices here in

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Thailand!!!

Hey there friends! In about 10 hours we are going to be taking off for our first trip to Thailand! I am really anticipating a great trip and I know that the Lord will certianly amaze us. As we throw the last few items in our suitcases, make last minute runs to Target, and take

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Holiday Bazaar

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Safe in Addis…

Hey there friends! We are here safe in Addis and we will be flying out later tomorrow night. I just want to praise our God in Heaven for his amazing works this week! We saw 582 people at the medical clinic, we shared the Gospel with 913 people and 190 made a decision to follow

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Prayer for the New Believers

I am sitting on my little twin bed in room 44 at the Tourist Hotel. Crisp white linens are beneath me, a cool breeze and disco-tech music is blaring through the open window, and mosquitos buzz in my ears. A nice familiar end to a long and beautiful day. One of the less “spiritual” jobs

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Prayer for Sweet Adanech

Leprosy, mossy foot, malaria, transverse labor, loss of limbs, loss of sight, back ache, heartburn, fungal infections, worms, alcoholism, infected wounds… These are just some of the conditions we saw today at the medical clinic. It is amazing the amount of work these doctors and nurses do in a 4 hour period. And on top

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Young Oldisha

As I write this I am staring out a rickety van window at a swirling silver sunset. The rains earlier have left the sky a gloomy gray and pink, but the Kelly green fields are more vibrant than usual. The winding mercury streams reflect the sky and cut through the ruddy ancient earth. I look

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An Interesting First Day…

Good Morning friends! Today was, well, interesting. After a good night sleep, a lot of rain and a perfect cup of coffee we were ready. It was our first day of ministry and we all rallied early to drive for 2 majestic hours to Segen, our ministry site for the day. We met with the

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On a Plane to Arba Minch

As the airplane hums and soars side to side I eagerly glance out the tiny windows. On one side of the vessel are massive peaks, covered in a deep jungle green. On the other side a ruddy lake with a rainbow bursting from its shore, ascending into the billowing clouds. Sounds of awe come from

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Made it to Ethiopia

Good Morning! We have arrived safe in Addis!.. Well, most of us have, at least. We are still waiting for 3 who got grounded flying out of San Diego. Please pray that these 3 make it to us by tomorrow when we fly down to Arba Minch! As many of you have received my emails

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Aloha Potluck Signup

Since you’re already coming to our awesome fellowship event, why not bring some food! Please visit our Google document to let us know what you’re going to bring. Aloha food! What, you’re not already coming?! See the details on our other post.

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at Bridges Church Halloween, Thursday October 31 5pm-8pm Fun event for everyone and anyone! FREE FOOD, trick or treating, bounce house, carnival games, photo booth, MC, costume prizes and lots of fun. For more info contact the Bridges Church office. See you there!!!

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Aloha Fellowship, Hawaiian Party

Come say aloha to fellowship with both Bridges and The Neighborhood Church! Both churches will be having a potluck dinner on Saturday, November 16th from 3pm to 6pm. Come dressed in your Hawaiian Gear and see Jose Rico do an amazing fire dance.  

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Pinterest Potluck Party

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The WoB, or Women of Bridges, are hosting the Pinterest Potluck Party on November 9 from 6-9 pm. Any women, high school age and above, are invited to attend. Simply register by entering your name, potluck item, and choose one craft here. The Pinterest inspired crafts will be $10. Pinterest Potluck Party Registration

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Serve Day Signups

It’s that time again for us as a church to worship through our service on a Sunday morning instead of having a worship service. On Sunday September 29th instead of gathering together to sing and listen to God’s Word we are going to practice our core value of service but meeting some needs in the

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New Bible Translation – Why the ESV?

Since Bridges church began the Bible translation that we have used was the New International Version (NIV) published in 1984. In recent years it has become more difficult to get copies of this translation as there was an update in 2011. Because of the lack of access to the 1984 NIV we have decided to

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Experiencing Ethiopia

Hello friends! Have you always wanted to see what all the Ethiopia hype is about but you don’t want to spend the money, sit on the plane or risk the dangers? Man do we have the event for you!!!

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Financial Peace University

Bridges Church is proud to host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, starting in September. There are nine classes total, and we will be holding them Sunday evenings, starting September 22. We would love for you to join us on Sept 8 right after church for a preview from Dave and information on the class. This life-changing

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Back online!

After what seemed to be the fastest moving week of my life, crammed with miracles and tears and joy and 570 new names written in the Book of Life, our official ministry week is over. We felt your prayers and cannot wait to come home to each one of you, share our stories, and hear

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Internet Down In Ethiopia

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Hey friends! The internet is down tonight so just a quick message to let you all know that everyone on the team is doing great! We had an amazing last day. I will send a longer update tomorrow. Until the Whole World Hears…

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Day 4!

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Hey friends! Chapter 2 in the story of Ajaboosh… So, today Jordin and Colson and I returned to visit Ajaboosh and do a Bible Study with her and the new believers in her village. We went to her drink house where everyone had been congregated the day before, but it was vacant, locked up. Our

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Day 3!!!

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  I don’t know why amazes me when God, in His sovereignty, chooses to command nature on our behalf… But it is just such a sweet blessing when He does! Last night it began to rain just as we were all wrapping up our evening and getting to bed. When I woke up at 6am

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Day 2!

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Hello everyone! I just want you all to know that I am SO blessed that you would read these emails and keep up with our team by praying and hearing our stories. We appreciate your donations and prayers so much and you are absolutely a part of our team here in Ethiopia! That being said,

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Day 1!

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Through the dust clouds from the 2 vans in front of us I make out the sign, bidding us to make a hard left and head up the hill towards Segen. The sunflowers lining the road and the little black hands waving frantically, calling “you you you”, remind me that I have returned to a

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Earn Money for Bridges by Shopping at Amazon

If you are anything like me, you spend your fair share of money at Amazon.com. I’ve bought everything from food to house repair supplies from them. Now, for every dollar I spend at Amazon, they pay money back to Bridges Church! Simply follow this link to the Amazon homepage and shop like normal. Between 4

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We Are Here!!!

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Good Morning everyone! So we arrived late last night in Addis and today we got to visit the Zoo and a Museum. Fun stuff! We are all REALLY excited to fly out tomorrow for Arba Minch! Last night I was at the airport exchanging a large amount of money for our team. Accompanying me was

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WOB Concert in the Park

Women of Bridges, please join us for a night of music at El Dorado Park on July 26th at 6pm!   Bring your own dinner, blanket and/or lawn chair.  Text/call me when you arrive for our exact location at the park. Please RSVP to Brandy Griggs through the form below by July 25th so I know

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Sunday Gathering 6/30/2013 – Serve Day

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We didn’t have our traditional service today, instead we all worshipped through work projects! Head over to our Facebook page to see a gallery of all our hard workers.

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#worstmissionaryever

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Well friends, our final day of Portoviejo ministry has come and gone and we (team Arizona and team Cali alike) are all in that euphoric state where we want to hug and cry and be best friends forever! This, however, has not been the case for a majority of my experience here…  About 3 nights

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Team Mom

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When you are traveling with 2 dozen young people it is inevitable that you will have a few who will get sick… or “sick”. Everyday we are stepping out of our comfort zones to share with strangers, consuming peculiar food, trying to avoid sketchy water while staying hydrated, and doing our best to stay out

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Justin

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I don’t know if you all have met my friend Justin Bain, but I’d like to tell you about him. Justin is a 14 year old who is 5’9″ and weighs about 100 lbs soaking wet. A year ago Justin came with us to Ethiopia and God chose to give Justin a passion for missions.

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Sunday Funday!

As our team drove to church this morning the familiar sights and sounds of Ecuador warmed my heart… Young boys playing futbal on cobblestone roads, old men unveiling their round bellies from under their shirts, already hot from the day, colorful clothes lines and hammocks decorating every threshold. The day started off so beautifully and

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Day 3

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Great day today as the teams went out with our Ecuadorian Church Planters to walk the communities we will be planting churches in. Tomorrow we attend church services and then start evangelism after lunch. Thanks for praying for us, keep it up.

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Sunday Gathering 6/23/2013 – Kingdom Life

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Jeff Timblin regaled us with a talk about Kingdom Life and Eric Heilman led us in worship. We were short half our staff because they were in Ecuador, but we made due. Our featured announcement was from Jeff and the Ethiopia Team. Hit the jump for more info and our song list. 

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PORTO

Hello friends! We have made it to Portoviejo and we are finally all settled in! Today we had the chance to take a little siesta after all of our bus travel and as I was laying in my bed, air conditioning blasting, I started to get concerned. Where were the kids? Were they all huddled together in

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We’re Here!

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Hello friends! We are here and are so blessed to have had such quick travels. It’s about 1:15 am in Guayaquil, Ecuador and the city below us is still hustling and bustling. We are all tucked in and very anxious for a good night’s sleep so I will make this quick… We have met up with our Arizona Team

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Team Ecuador 2013 Leaves Tomorrow!

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Hello Friends! Bright and early tomorrow morning, June 20, our team of 27 (5 adults and 22 teens) will be leaving to embark upon our journey to Portoviejo, Ecuador. As many of you know, our team has been called by God to serve our Ecuadorian brothers and sisters in their work of evangelism and church planting,

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Sunday Gathering 6/16/2013 – Repent for the Kingdom is Near

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It was Father’s Day and we at Bridges praise God for all our wonderful fathers. Our sermon this week was provided by Steve Johnson. We were led in worship by our youth band, headed up by Abbey Heilman. And most importantly, we had THREE BAPTISMS. Ben Timblin, Marissa Glonchak, and Max Heilman were all dunked for Jesus!

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Sunday Gathering 6/9/2013 – A Coronation of the King

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Jason Erselius taught us about “A Coronation of the King” today, June 9th. Eric led the worship and TJ Osborn and Connor de la Vega announced Summer Camp for our Youth! Continue reading after the jump to find more details and the set list.

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Sunday Gathering 6/2/2013 – A Herald for the King

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On June 2nd, Jason Erselius gave a sermon titled “A Herald for the King” (spoiler alert, it’s John the Baptist). Eric Heilman led the worship band which ROCKED the house. Continue reading after the jump to find more details and the set list.

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Bridges Church Godcast 001 Two Kingdoms Collide

We are so excited to bring Bridges into the 21 century with the Bridges Church Godcast.

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VBS Registration

It’s time again to get the kiddos registered for this summer’s Vacation Bible School, or VBS! Our theme this year is Kingdom Rock – Where Kids Stand Strong for God. Register today!

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Community Resource Connection

We have an exiting new ministry directed by the elders of Bridges Church called our “Community Resource Connection”. Take a look at the Presentation And instructions on how to be  involved For more information email communitygifts@bridgeschurch.org    

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The Church – Who Are We

  For the next 10 weeks (January 13- March 17), we’ll be focusing on God’s Church and who we are supposed to be in light of how God views us. Then we’ll spend some time specifically applying that to Bridges Church. We look forward to having you join us.  

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2013 Short Term Missions Dates Announced

Get ready to mark your calendars, we have our dates set for next Summer’s short term missions trips: Ecuador June 20-29, 2013 Ethiopia July 4-15, 2013 If you have any questions please contact Katie Brown  

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Bridges on Facebook

If you haven’t already make sure to “like us” on facebook to keep updated on things going on in the community.

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