We are a contemporary family church which is part of the Elim Pentecostal denomination. Being a part of the Elim family in Scotland means we are able to easily connect and work together with other Elim churches in the area.
Bridge Christian Fellowship started just over 20 years ago as a church plant from Paisley Elim. A small group of people already met at a weekly midweek bible study hosted in Erskine and from out of this group, and a passion to see God move in the Erskine area, BCF was planted. In the early days, we met at Bargarran Community Centre before finding a more permanent home at the Reid MacEwen Conference Centre from 2014 until recently. Due to lack of space and the building no longer being available to us, we moved from there to Erskine Sports Centre and Park Mains High School. Due to recent changes as a result of the pandemic, our main meeting venue for our Sunday services is currently the Church of the Nazarene in Erskine, with some of our mid-week activites in also other venues around Erskine.
Like any journey, there have been twists and turns, highs and lows along the way, but the one remaining constant over the last 20 plus years has been the amazing faithfulness of God. What started as a handful of people with a passion for God and their community, has now grown to a vibrant family all-aged church of over 100 people. Whether you are looking for a place to worship, or just want somewhere to visit to be encouraged and built up in your faith, please do come along and see us any Sunday you want.
We have some specific core values which are very important to us at BCF – have a read below.
God describes His church as family. This speaks of unity, value, belonging and relationship, and all of these qualities are very important to us at BCF.
One of the reasons we exist is to reach out to our local community. Our desire is to be a light in our area which reflects the love and grace of God. Many of the outreaches we run have this belief at the heart of them.
None of us have (or will ever) reached the point where we have nothing else to learn. This is true in our every day lives and also in our Christian lives. We aspire to becoming more life Jesus, and this is a very important part of what we stand for at BCF.
We love to invest in mission, whether that be local in which we share the gospel on our own doorstep, or internationally where we partner with others around the world. Financially, we support Elim and non-Elim missionaries and organisations, and we also encourage teams of people to go overseas on short term trips.