Long ago Christmas changed the world.
We believe it can happen again!
Christmas is not about us, it’s all about Jesus.
Each year at The Bridge we engage in an Advent Conspiracy. We aren’t saying stop giving gifts, get rid of the tree, no decorations and forget those Christmas stockings. We’re saying —let’s experience Christmas the way it was meant to be--a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us. We’re saying Christmas is so much more.
This Christmas we invite you to:
- Worship Fully - because Christmas begins and ends with Jesus!
- Spend Less - and free your resources for God’s Kingdom work.
- Give More - of your presence: your hands, words, time, and heart!
- Love All - the poor, the forgotten, the marginalized, the sick, in ways that make a difference.
Join the (Advent) Conspiracy
Advent Conspiracy is about giving more of OURSELVES to each other. Give more presence. Spend a little less so you can give a little more.
Since our first Advent Conspiracy offering in 2007 you have given over $218,000 in order to love all like Jesus loved. You’ve built water wells in third world countries, contributed to housing and the care of orphans in Haiti, trained pastors and planted churches in India, and sent our own missionaries, Lance and Sandy Smith, to train pastors and plant churches in Thailand. The cash amount given doesn’t take into account the food baskets, the shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, foster children sponsorships, missional community projects, and all your many acts of kindness and generosity throughout the Christmas season. Yes, Christmas DOES still change the world. We invite you to join the conspiracy to spend a little less so you can give a little more.
Christmas Offering Dates: December 17, 24 & 31
Offering Goal: $45,000
This year our Advent Conspiracy Offering will be used for
Church Planting in Ste. Genevieve, Thailand, Haiti, Zambia & around the world!
Church Planting in Thailand
In 2018 we will be continuing our commitment to train pastors and plant churches in Thailand. At the north edge of Bangkok a church plant is underway in Sai Mai with Pastor Jaran & Malai Papathe. In the inner-city, King’s Kids outreach in the slums continues to grow in partnership with Pastor Bey & Waan Maiwong and Bangkok City Church. Further south in PaDeng village Phetchaburi Province we are discipling Peter and Nung Tanachotkitikun as they serve and extend the Gospel to kids and families in their community.
Church Planting in Zambia, Africa
In 2017, your giving helped fund the construction of new permanent church structures at church plants in the village of Labuto, Zambia. Also, we were able to assist in the training of a group of 25 Zambian pastors over the summer.
In 2018, we are excited to assist in funding the church planing mission and bringing the Gospel to new parts of Zambia, Africa.
Church Planting, Ste. Genevieve, MO
In August of 2017, we endeavored to establish a new Bridge congregation in Ste. Genevieve. This faith community has began to serve and bless the community by presenting the Gospel in both word and deed.