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Book Review: What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile 

Healthy ChurchMatt spoke to us this Sunday about the wonderful, eternal family that we are part of as Christians. Jesus loves the church - he loves us so much that he died to purchase us as his bride - what a wonderful truth this is! But it's sometimes confusing to know how to make the most of belonging to our Church family. This book is here to help us.

The author writes  "The Lord's intent is that you play an active and vital part in his body, the local church. He intends for you to experience the local church as a home more profoundly wonderful than any other place on earth... This little book is written in the hope that you might discover or rediscover what it means to be a healthy member of a local church, and what it means to contribute to the overall health of the church."

This book takes us through 10 different ways that we can play that active and vital role. It's easy to find fault with our own church, with its odd personalities, long prayers and songs we don't like! No church is perfect, but together we can strive, with God's help, to be more like that perfect bride that we will one day be transformed into. 

We learn how to listen to sermons better, how to talk about Jesus more effectively, how to love our spiritual brothers and sisters more sacrificially, how to grow as a disciple and how to pray more intently. 

This book has helped me to appreciate sermons more, be encouraged by God's work amongst my church family even when things seem to be going wrong, and to marvel at how God chooses to use people - even sinners like you and me - as instruments of grace.  It might just be the best two hours you spend reading this summer!

Click here to buy from our church bookshop.

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts, 18/06/2019
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Hello and welcome! If you are a new visitor, please click here to find out what to expect at one of our Sunday services. If you would like any more information, please get in touch with the Church Office

 

Planning your Visit

New to Church? New to the area?

We are a growing family of Christians, committed to sharing the good news about Jesus, loving one another and loving our community in Pontprennau/Pentwyn, and beyond.

We'd love you to come and visit us for one of our Sunday meetings. Here are some answers to common questions, to help you know what to expect when you visit:

   

Where & when do you meet?

We meet every Sunday at 10am for our Sunday meeting in Pontprennau Primary School. If you are planning to visit for the first time you are welcome to send us a note to office@bridgechurchcardiff.org so that we can guarantee you a space and give you a warm welcome.  It helps to get there 15 minutes early to get a parking spot and find your seat in time for the meeting to start. Parking spaces are limited so please park considerately. We meet at:

Pontprennau Primary School

Heol Pontprennau

Cardiff

CF23 8LL

  

What can I expect on a Sunday?

Our meetings are currently being managed in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidance.  As a result some of the activities listed below are restricted or look slightly different.  However, we can  assure you or a warm welcome and an informal, family feel despite the restrictions that may be in place when you visit.

You will be welcomed at the door, where we can answer any questions you might have and direct you to where you need to go. The service will last about 60 minutes and will 
include Bible reading, prayer and a sermon during which the Bible reading is explained. 

Tea and coffee are served after the service - there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. Click here for more information.   

What happens to the kids?

We have a programme for Children and Young People during the morning service. Children will leave the main service  when announced by the service leader. 

Creche (up to 3 years). Led by our Crèche team, the youngest in our congregation enjoy a time of Bible stories, singing, craft and play.

Sunday School (reception to Year 6). Our Sunday School team lead the children as they learn about God from the Bible through videos, activities, games, and craft. 

Youth (years 7-13). Our young people stay in the service and meet afterwards to discuss and apply the sermon together with one of the youth leaders.

For more information, click here.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes. 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are very welcome to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.   

I have more questions, how can I ask them?

Please feel free to contact us, or speak to one of the leaders or welcome team on a Sunday morning.