Bridge Church Stories

The church of tomorrow?

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There is a common idea that makes its way into our thinking about children and youth—that the future belongs to them, and that they are tomorrow’s influencers, shapers, and leaders. That is an exciting and at times fearful reality. The kids that are a part of your life will be the...

Christians are insane.

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“If we believe that God is good, sovereign, and holy, and that he has told us to cast our burdens on him in prayer then, where are the public prayer meetings by God’s people? If we are so exercised by injustice and depravity, why don’t Christians flood to church prayer meetings...

The Blood of Jesus

Posted by Erin Pakinas on

“I would, but I am afraid of needles.” This is one of the more common responses from those who decline to donate blood. There are some who can’t donate because they might have Mad Cow disease. Some have been told by a doctor they shouldn’t donate. But let’s face it...

"What we would have never gotten around to..."

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In January, six families from the church did something that is, according to our culture, crazy. They invited their neighbors into their houses. Two questions come to mind: why, and for what purpose? It must have been some sort of intensive...

“You’ve really made my Monday”

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Last week started like any other week for Kimberley. She was taking care of some paperwork, and needed to call her dentist’s office to pay an upcoming bill: talk about mundane. The conversation with the billing manager started like any other, with an exchange of “Hello,” and a...

I do not give money to strangers

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I do not give money to strangers. I know we all have reasons for not helping. Too busy. Don't like strangers. Don't know what someone is actually going to do with the money. Had a negative experience helping someone in the past. I've had those thoughts go through my head when confronted with...

I'd Rather Have a Goat

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A pony? I’d rather have a goat. What do you want for Christmas? Is there any question that better sums up Christmas in the eyes of kids? Whether it’s a letter to Santa, a list for mom and dad, or that silent wish for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters = Chickens

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There are some families in Bangladesh and South Sudan that are really glad for ugly Christmas sweaters right now. Why? Because we promised that one chicken would be purchased for a family in need for every person who showed up to church this past weekend in an ugly (or otherwise obnoxious)...

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