Our New Vision
We believe God is calling us to be a diverse, vibrant family of Christ followers who overflow with hope and help into our community through Community Service Projects, Inspiring Worship Gatherings, Strategic Need-meeting Ministries, & Intentional Leadership Development.
We believe God is calling us to establish a community enrichment center from which we can help under-resourced families escape poverty and find hope in Jesus. We’d like to provide car maintenance, daycare, support groups, financial coaching, education support, physical fitness opportunities, job training, and more. We just can’t do this out of the movie theater or on our own.
Please, consider how you can join us in serving those in need in Waterloo.
3 Things To Do
PRAY for WISDOM AND RESOURCES to enable us to move forward with our vision. Pray that the owner will support our vision and make a generous agreement.
GIVE to the vision by sending a check to the address below, or give online at… www.bridgeofhopechurch.com/give
INVITE us to share with your church how you can help us bring hope and help to Waterloo.
A Church in Progress...
Art in Progress: This Christmas season I invited Alvin Hepler to once again join me in illustrating a teaching series. This one addresses The Word, one of our core values. We are looking at how God speaks: thru creation (Job 40,41, Rom. 1:25), thru angels (Luke 1, Acts 12), thru Jesus (John 1), thru the Bible (Luke 8:15), and thru the Spirit (Isa. 7:14). To view updated pictures go to www.bridgeofhopechurch.com/god-speaks.
Christmas Blessing in Progress: This Christmas we decided to bless several families connected with a member’s in-home daycare, which serves under-resourced families. We have made 16 fleece blankets and are preparing 16 casseroles to give out. On Dec 16 we will make cookies with the kids and share a meal with the families.
Our Vision in Progress: We continue to evaluate options for our ministry regarding locations. Since learning a great deal about state and city regulations in connection with 1521 Jefferson, we have checked into a cheaper building with a partial sprinkler system and new roof. We have also had discussions with an established church about renting space. We now have a prayer gathering at 8AM every Sunday to seek God’s blessing and wisdom. We are celebrating the growth in participation and praying more join. Pray that God would bring wisdom and revival to BOH.
Thank you for praying and please consider giving an end of year gift to help us move forward with our vision!
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Kevin Van Wyk