Bridges Church is eager to minister to you and your family! 

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Sunday Worship Service
10:00 AM
1363 W. Linden St.
Riverside, CA 92507

our heartbeat

At Bridges, our heartbeat, our purpose, and our greatest desire is to glorify God. Therefore, we seek His glory in our church, our community, and our world. Internally, we do this through worship and the ministry of His word. Externally, we accomplish this by fulfilling our vision of "Equipping World Changers." It is our desire to raise up, equip, and send God's people into their world as His representatives, bringing Him glory every day through their thoughts, words, and deeds.

Sermon series

At Bridges, we value and rely on the Word of God. Therefore, each Sunday we seek to bring a message that is Biblical, focused on the text of Scripture, and relevant, applicable to our daily lives. Ultimately, we want to preach the word in such a way that God is glorified and those who listen with open hearts are "equipped for every good work." (2 Tim 3:17)

Currently were are going through the book of Romans. Romans has been called "the greatest letter ever written."  In this letter the Apostle Paul paints an amazing picture of God's righteousness revealed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He answers the question how can a holy and righteous God be in relationship with a sinful people.  Join us on this journey to discover not only how we can be in relationship with God but how being in relationship with God transforms our lives.

What's happening now

Each week we have new events taking place.  To stay up to date with the most recent happenings, make sure you follow this link to our up-to-date live calendar.

We are a stephen ministry church

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.

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World changers

Dan & Sharon Leatherwood, Analise, Aida,

Andrew, Ashton, and Avery

Tent Makers Bible Mission - Tafalla, Spain

Here in the middle zone of Navarra, the Lord continues to reach into the communities of Tafalla and Artajona.  We have seen Him continue to challenge people to look beyond problems that come in life and see whether there is more to life than simply just surviving.  Just recently a neighbor has visited us several times to ask for help regarding a crisis that is occuring in her extended family (a very prominent family in Artajona).  She has started coming to church and has commited to coming every Sunday that she is not working.  She participates in the Bible study by asking questions as she sorts through different doubts that she has and seeks wisdom for dealing with the family crisis.

We continue with English classes with many different age groups, from 4 years old to adult.  This year, we have several clases with family members from last year´s English camp.  It has been amazing to see God´s hand continuing to work in these families.  There are many spiritual conversations or questions that God brings up in the classes.  Please pray that the Lord would continue to shine through us in these contexts and would give us the appropriate answers for the appropriate times.  

We are currently preparing for the three weeks of English camps for this summer.  That has been another área where we have been reminded that God can do so much more than we can ask or imagine.  Once again, the camps were filled before they could be advertized (even with the addition of a third week) mainly with campers from our área.  It is clear that when the Lord is lifted up He will draw men to Himself.  The atmosphere that He has created at camp, brings Him glory and makes the campers want to return and the families want more.  Two parents just recently visited me in the church building, as I was there doing some work, to tell me how their children had a problem as their soccer team was invited to an elite European soccer tournament and the dates were the same as camp. The two boys (who basically live and breathe soccer) didn´t want to go to the soccer tournament because it conflicted with the English camp. This isn´t because of the program or activities that we do at camp, but rather the reality that God is there at the center.  Maybe they can´t yet see that that is what draws them, but that will come.  Please pray for the 150+ campers who we will be in contact with through this summer.  God is doing more than we could ask or think!!!

In the church plant in Tafalla, there have been two families added to the core group recently.  They are very positive additions and are excited to learn more about the Lord.  Once a month, we are going to begin having a breakfast activity to discuss real questions and doubts that exist (for example: if there is a loving God, then why is there suffering? or How can I know if the Bible is trustworthy?...)  These are questions that people can deposit in a box we have at church, and then we schedule a date to discuss them, over coffee and breakfast.  This activity was a bit overwhelming at the beginning, but God has made it clear that He is in it, so we are moving forward trusting Him for guidance in each of these topics.  Please pray that it would be a time of strengthening the body as well as reaching out to and challenging non-believers.  We are also hoping to start a marriage group study soon, as some very clear needs in this area have presented themselves. 

Thank you for your prayers and all the ways you support and encourage us and each of the missionaries.  You are a blessing.

With our love in Christ,

Dan for the Leatherwoods