TBBF Blog

From Alexey and Katerina

Greetings to you, dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer and involvement in our ministry. Just like God promised, summer came and brought with it a lot of repair works. Praise God, the brothers and sisters are very sacrificial, and at the end of their own job duties they come worked late hours at the church premises. Most of them are over 40 years old. And for me this is a great blessing to have committed people in service! God blessed us with new people as well! There are 4 people who prepare for baptism, and this might sound like a small number, but for our small church this is a great celebration! As usually in the north, we regularly say goodbye to many people as they move to a more comfortable … [Read More...]

GET EXCITED ABOUT MISSIONS

A few months ago the ABC Groups and the Life Groups were given a missionary to bless and support.  Many of these missionaries have been highlighted during Missions Emphasis Sundays during the last year plus.  Is your group supporting your missionary or missionaries? My Life Group sent a photo of the group and took up a collection at Christmas time to give her some extra money to spend on warm clothes. Other ways to encourage your missionary is to email the person and give the missionary your support.  Also send birthday and anniversary cards. Send regular updates describing the latest news and happenings within the small group and at the church.  This helps the missionary to feel tied in and a part of things at TBBF. And above all … [Read More...]

Have You Downloaded TBBF’s New App?

I want to download The Bridge's new church app, but I'm not sure how? Search for "churchScribe" in the App Store and download the app. Open the app, then type and select "The Bridge Bible Fellowship." Enjoy using the app! What features does this have? Weekly Bulletin Calendar Event Sign-Ups Listen to the Sermons Push Notifications And much, much more! Lastly, why should I use this app? It will allow us to be better connected with you. It will also allow us to save time and money by reducing printing costs each week. Plus, we will be able to provide you with information and encouragement at any time. We invite you to download the churchScribe app today and get connected! … [Read More...]

SIBERIA NEWS

      Alexey Sherin – Krasnoyarsk, Russia 3rd Quarter 2017 Report  Greetings to you, the Church of Jesus Christ, peace and grace be to you from the Northern lands! God continues to have mercy on us and to keep us safe, for which we praise and glorify Him. Several things for which we want to thank God more and more I want to share with you. First of all, it is a wonderful celebration of Harvest, which we had in our church. The service went really well, we had quite a number of people, and some came for the first time! I have noticed a long time ago that in spite of all the uniqueness of Northern life (people regularly move in and out, and the population of Norilsk is declining with each year), the church … [Read More...]

Seven words about The Word

Seven words about The Word The Word is pure and forever settled in heaven, so continue to believe it absolutely and rest on it confidently. The Word is of transcendent value and eternal significance, so continue to esteem it highly and magnify it greatly. The Word is living and active and powerful, so continue to approach it humbly and proclaim it boldly. The Word is Spirit-breathed and of no private interpretation, so continue to study it diligently and expound it correctly. The Word is the sole foundation for wisdom and truth, so continue to let it dwell within you richly and love it passionately. The Word produces reverence for God, the highest virtue, so continue to read it … [Read More...]

MISSIONARIES IN RESIDENCE

    Missionaries Howard and Janet Grobstein will be staying in the Missions House on Amigo from December 23 to December 31.  Stop by and say "Hello" and maybe take them out for a meal. … [Read More...]

News From Brazil

      When I was appointed as Director of Converge Member Care about 5 months ago I made it a goal for my first year to participate in the best preparation programs available. March and April were very significant months for Debra and me as we completed two significant training experiences for member care. The first was in Colorado Springs, at Missionary Training Institute. There we participated in the Consultation on Debriefing and Renewal, a week-long workshop designed to train facilitators in how to guide personal debriefing and renewal as a routine part of any cross cultural worker’s ongoing development. That was followed by some meetings in Orlando with the Converge Directional Leadership Team as the … [Read More...]

Randy’s Top 10 List: Financial Giving

Please read through all 10 of these amazing truths from the Bible that you may never before have understood.  It's in the Bible. In the Old Testament Law, God commanded families to give back one-tenth (10%), a tithe, to the Lord. But this was not a new practice. Abraham tithed in Genesis 14:19-20. Jacob tithed in Genesis 28:20-22. In Matthew 23:23, Jesus rebuked the Pharisees saying about tithes, "These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others (meaning justice and mercy)." The concept of giving at least 10% is littered throughout the Bible.  It honors God. Jacob said to the Lord, "And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you." Jacob understood that all that he received was from the Lord. He gave a full … [Read More...]

Worship Ministries Is NOT Taking a Vacation!

This summer, our Worship Ministry will continue to be very active. Here are some events and activities you may want to participate in. Our Regular Sunday Worship services will  continue, providing a constant opportunity for you to worship with the rest of the Body of Christ here at TBBF. If you're going to be in town, please plan on being a faithful attender. We will have 2 special concerts: Our traditional Patriotic Celebration, featuring the Santa Clarita Concert Band, will take place on Sunday evening, July 2, at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center. Our own Tim Durand is the director and, along with our Drama ministry, Innermission, they will present the familiar songs and stories of our amazing history and how God has … [Read More...]

Greetings From Pastor Paul!

Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. The Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." (Genesis 8:20-22 - NASB95) If you missed it, we had a FANTASTIC evening together on Wednesday (6/14) at our first "Summer Nights at the Bridge." We had a wonderful time of fellowship over dinner and then my friend Scott Klusendorf gave us … [Read More...]