A Message from Pastor Mark
Now that we have come to the end of the year, I want to encourage you to participate in The Bridge Church Forward in Faith Special Offering, which begins on January 1st and continues until January 31st.
This is an opportunity to have a positive impact in our church and community in a great way! With this Forward in Faith Special Offering we have the opportunity to increase our impact in our city, deepen our ministry and multiply our efforts to reach those who still don’t know Jesus.
I hope that you will carefully consider this opportunity to give sacrificially and expand our influence for Christ. Will you begin praying now about what God would have you give (over and above your regular tithe and offering) to this Special Offering? Allow God to grow your faith!
Over 16 years ago, The Bridge Church started with just a handful of people meeting in my living room. Our desire was to reach those in our community for Christ. God has blessed that vision and added to our church with people being saved and baptized, but we still have many more to reach and much more work to do.
2022 Goals & Supported Ministries
In the next year, we have many events planned to reach the greatest number of people. In 2022, The Bridge would like to increase funding to all of our Kidz Bridge and youth activities/events in order to reach more families in our community. We would also like to promote and grow our activity groups in order to reach more singles and families. Lastly, we would like to fund two major outreach mailings for Mother’s Day and Christmas that would be pivotal in reaching over 30,000 families in South Corona!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a special offering?
Your regular offering is the proportional amount based on 10% of your gross income given on a weekly basis as instructed in the Bible. From time to time there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. This special offering, also known as an end of year offering, is one of those sacrificial occasions that stretch us to grow in our faith and should be over and above what you regularly give.
Why should I give a special offering?
As part of God’s plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This Special Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in the upcoming year. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather is to position us to make a greater impact in our city and our church.
How much do people usually give?
The precise amount you give is between you and God. Some in our church may be able to give $1000. Others may be able to give between $100 and $500. You can give your Forward In Faith Special Offering all at one time or spread it out between now and January 31st each year. The issue is not about equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith? Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith.
When is the best time to give a special offering?
You can give your special offering at anytime between today and January 31st each year.
Please indicate on your offering envelope Forward In Faith special offering. Remember, consistent gifts add up over time – a person giving $50 per week over a ten-week period, can give up to $500!
What are the ways that I can give?
You can make your donation to this special offering through our website using the Give page. You can also donate using check or as a cash offering after Sunday services. Please be sure to let us know in the note or memo area of your donation that your gift is for the Forward In Faith Special Offering.
Are my gifts tax deductible?
Yes! All gifts to The Bridge Church, whether via the regular offering or this Special Offering, are completely tax deductible. Your gift will be deductible in the tax year it is given (i.e., gifts given in 2021 will be deductible on your 2022 taxes).
How can I get a receipt or detailed list of all of my monetary gifts?
Getting a receipt of all your monetary donations is easy! Simply scroll to the bottom of any page on our church website and sign into our online community platform. If you have never created a profile, please go to Church Community Builder and sign up for free.
Once you have an account, you can view your giving history, print giving statements, create and edit scheduled giving series (such as a recurring tithe), and manage your method of giving. It’s easy to sign up, it saves you and the church time and all information is kept secure and confidential.