TBBF Blog

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...]

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...]

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...]

News from Bridge Youth

Jimmy and I have been very excited about all that God is doing in youth ministry. We had a great time at Pine Summit in Big Bear for our youth winter camp in the beginning of March. God did a great work in the lives of students and volunteers that weekend. We have continued to see God strengthening the relationships between staff and students within the youth ministry and we are excited to continue to develop deeper relationships with students where discipleship can happen naturally. We recently had a service day for our youth where six teams of students and staff spread out in the valley and spent a few hours doing yard work for various members of our church. It was a wonderful time to be able to serve members of our church. We would … [Read More...]

Randy’s Top 10 List

This month's top 10 list has to do with money, specifically, your money. Without your tithes much of the operation of The Bridge Bible Fellowship would not be possible. Because of that, I thought it might be helpful to list some of the main areas where your generosity towards the Lord is used in the body of Christ. So here is my top 10 list for May, in no particular order. 1. World Missions: Support for over 25 missionaries who are working all over the world, including every continent. Shepherding the Nations is our own homegrown missions agency which has trained 70+ pastors, and is currently training another 300. 2. Evangelism & Outreach: Local events and materials are used to reach out into our local community. This includes … [Read More...]

It’s Time To CELEBRATE!

The "Church of the Nativity" was originally commissioned to be built in 327A.D. by Constantine the Great and his mother Helena over the site that was traditionally considered to be the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus. It was completed in 339 and destroyed by fire in the 6th century. A new basilica was built in 565 by the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian. There have been numerous additions since this second construction, including its prominent bell towers. It is considered one of the oldest churches in the world that continues to have worship services which now occur daily. If you go with us to Israel in December 2018 - January 2019 you will see this historic site! Although not quite that old, The Bridge Bible Fellowship (aka, Reseda … [Read More...]

Are YOU Ready?

As many of you know, a week ago Monday my father-in-law, at age 93, "went home to be with our Lord." As painful as losing a loved one is, I learned so much and saw God's hand over and over as we walked through this journey. I want to share a couple things that I pray will help you too when confronting the loss of a loved one: SALVATION CONFIRMED - Check! I had a relationship with him for 44 years, but only had this conversation with him when he went into the hospital this time. Shame on me, but I find it the hardest to share with family members, especially my father-in-law who thankfully just came to Lord in the last few years. Being able to pray over him in his last few minutes was such a huge blessing! ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE … [Read More...]