On the horizon

Land Acquisition

Property details:

Address:

2400 N. River Rd. Venice, FL 34292
Close to interstate exit 191 for River Rd.

Status:

TBC is in contract.

Size:

21 Acres

Community Access:

Easily accessible from North Port, Englewood, Venice, and Nokomis via I75 or River Rd.

Map:

Aerial drone footage:

Latest Update:

  • The Bridge Church is under contract for the 21 acre property at 2400 N. River Road.
  • The seller agreed to an offer of $650,000.
  •  TBC has retained both a civil engineering firm and an environmental consultant to complete our due diligence assessment. 
  • Assuming the property passes our due diligence assessment, the contract closing date is May 30.
  • This would be an opportune time to consider giving to TBC's "future development plans."

Things to pray for:

Pray for the decision makers
For wisdom
Proverbs 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built,  and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives  to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
 
For unity
I Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
Philippians 1:27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.
 
For protection
Nehemiah 4:16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor.
Proverbs. 2:8 He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
Psalms 91:2-3 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
 
For favor
Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands- yes establish the work of our hands.
Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he guides it wherever he pleases.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God.

For Provision
Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God.
Exodus 25:1-2,8 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering...and let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
Exodus 36:2-7 So Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and all the others who  were specially gifted by the Lord and were eager to get to work. Moses gave them the materials donated by the people of Israel as sacred offerings for the completion of the sanctuary. But the people continued to bring additional gifts each morning. Finally the craftsmen who were working on the sanctuary left their work. They went to Moses and reported, “The people have given more than enough materials to complete the job the Lord has commanded us to do!” So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: “Men and women, don’t prepare any more gifts for the sanctuary. We have enough!” So the people stopped bringing their sacred offerings. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.
2 Corinthians 8:7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.
 
For Obedient Hearts
 
Pray for the body
For unity – that all might catch the vision
For participation in prayer and provision

Pray for the Venice community
That the seeds we’ve sown will bear fruit
For favor and good relationships with municipal agencies
That we would be a blessing to the Venice Community.

Would you like to give toward the future development?

Pastor Search Update

Lead Teaching Pastor

The interview process for the Pastor Search Team is complete. The goal is to have a diverse group that represents the church and can give us some good input on what their small group/demographic perspective is as well as use their circle of influence/friends/family, etc to see where we will get our next teaching pastor.

Search Team:

Maria Brinkley
David Brower
Peter Gemma
Sam Hardie
Bob Kucinski
Paul Prachar
Dave VanCamp