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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 greatest desire to Glorify God.  Therefore, we seek His glory in our church, our community and our world.  We do this internally through worship and the ministry of His word.  We do this externally through "Equipping World Changers."  This involves raising up, equipping and sending God's people to go into their world as His representatives, bringing Him glory through their words and deeds.     

Sermon series

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. (Psalms 119:105)


All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


At Bridges we value and rely on the Word of God.  Therefore each Sunday we seek to bring a message that is both Biblical, it focuses on the text of Scripture, and relevant, it applies 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."


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

OMF International

David and Jeannie Dougherty


"In this way the Word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power." Acts 19:20 (NIV) Luke ends the fifth phase of Paul's missionary work with these words. We're encouraged each week by the study of the Book of Acts at church. God reminds us that we are all His Living Book of Acts in 2016!  


It's a privilege to be in touch with all of you at Bridges in this month of September. We continue to see the months in terms of an academic year....so this is the beginning of a new year for us. Thank you SO much for your faithful ministry to us through your uplifting personal contacts, through your prayers and your financial support.


Mission Home

We had a busy summer in the OMF Mission Homes--candidates, missionaries on home assignment, other OMF guests and events. God gave us grace to host and hopefully be a blessing to our guests. Now, before new sets of guests arrive Jeannie is working on some deep cleaning and organizing projects. She'll meet with the Finance Department regarding the 2017 Mission Home Budget. Pray for physical strength and for wisdom for her.


Coaching

We love the week of HART (Home Assignment Reunion and Training) at the end of July, in which our workers on home assignment come to the OMF- U.S.Center for fellowship, training, and appointments with US Staff. We're always challenged by hearing what God is doing in their spheres of service. This inspires us to pray more diligently for them and the people they serve. It is at this time that David meets with people who sign up for coaching with him for the year they are in the U. S. Pray that David will be able to connect easily with each person he coaches. Pray that the most important areas for coaching will emerge and that the Holy Spirit will guide in these skype calls.


Pray for others whom David coaches in an ongoing way. Some are with OMF, others are not, but all are involved in specific ministries.


David's Sunday School Class

David volunteers to teach one quarter of adult Sunday School each year at our church. He taught Genesis 1-3 last year at this time. This Fall he is teaching Genesis 4-11. Pray that the basic principles of God's working with His people will influence the world view of each person in the class. They are very responsive in discussing David's teaching.


Lessons of a Lifetime

We continue to sort and toss the paper content of our lives! Pray that we will complete this task within this calendar year. Praise God with us for all we've gotten done thus far. We tell people that in the very busiest decades of our lives we had time to LIVE our lives but not PROCESS them. The time for processing is now!


As we go through our books and boxes of papers, we are reminded that there are really only a few basic priniciples given in God's Word---but with many examples and applications for our lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower us to live out these principles each day.


The Unreached in Asia

God used David's first Army tour to Viet Nam in 1965 to show him the vast numbers of people in Asia who did not know Christ--or ANYthing about Him. Years later, God used a tour of China to underscore this for Jeannie. The tour guide said that it was perfectly all right to ask people questions....and that a good question to ask was "Have you ever heard of Jesus?" As we quietly and individually asked restaurant or hotel workers this question, it was heartbreaking to hear almost every young adult pause and then reply, "No." Even though people are coming to Christ in record numbers in certain parts of Asia, we MUST remember that by far, most Asian people do not know who Jesus is--His love for them and the life He wants to give them now and for eternity. Please pray for the people being reached by the missionaries you support in prayer and finance. They are our bottom line. We pray that throughout the world Christ's Church will "spread widely and grow in power."  


Thank you, our Sending Church, for your part in the ministry God has given us.


With love and gratefulness,


David and Jeannie