GOOD NEWS FROM BRIDGE CHURCH
Our daughter church, Bridge Church in Fort Saskatchewan, is making a big impact on their city. The following is a report from Pastor Ryan.
Paul instructs the Colossians Christians to pray for "open doors" for the Gospel to be proclaimed and to "make the most of every opportunity" in their relationships with those outside their community. I am pleased to report that Bridge Church has been faithful to both of these instructions.
Here are some examples: We hosted outdoor concerts with multiple community bands this fall. The Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club and an addictions recovery group eagerly jumped on board to help. This was an incredible chance to mingle with and get to know our neighbors in the Fort.
On Easter Sunday and again on Christmas Eve, we hosted drive-in church service for the community. Once again hundreds came in their cars looking for hope.
These opportunities to build a connection with people have led to real life change. One man came on Easter, watched church online for the summer and was baptized in the fall. Another man came on Christmas Eve and was later connected to MosaicHouse in Edmonton (it was much closer to his home!). God is using Bridge to draw people to Himself.
What is ahead for Bridge Church? We sense God leading us to venture deeper into the world of online church community. The internet is a fantastic place to reach new people with the Gospel of Jesus. In addition to expanded online ministry, we have church leaders being trained in a church planting program called "Dinner Church." This training is graciously subsidized by Resonate Global Missions. We will look to offer two Dinner Church "Campuses" in Fort Saskatchewan and Josephburg.
Thank you, Bethel Church, for your partnership in the Gospel through your prayers, financial support and encouragement.
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