Bridge Event


Bridge Event

Shadow Empire

The Rise and Fall of Religious Freedom


One man, Constantine, ignited a global movement when he united Christianity with Roman power. Discover how this one action altered the way we think about religious freedom—and what it means for our lives today. Designed for the history buff in your life, and for the people you know who might be interested in Bible prophecy. We’re making it for your friends and neighbors who have this nagging feeling that maybe something went wrong within the religion of Jesus at a time in the distant past.


Shadow Empire is an easy way for your church to connect with your community. The Voice of Prophecy has specifically designed Shadow Empire to bring people from your community through the doors of your church. This project is designed to help fill one of the deepest needs we all have–a deep need to share Jesus and introduce people to our church, in a way that isn’t awkward, or uncomfortable.

Bridge Events Are...

Short-run Events

These two-to-five-night events address a felt need in your community and introduce people to your church without the barriers that are often associated with longer series evangelism.


At SermonView, we design with you in mind. So every one of our bridge events are personalized to meet your unique needs and put your church front and center of your community.


SermonView Bridge Events encourage a lasting spirit of evangelism and growth in your members, as guests to your bridge events are more likely to also attend annual reaping series.


Your community's felt needs are constantly changing with the times, so SermonView Bridge Events change with them. These powerful resources target felt needs in your community, year-round.

What Bridge Event Should You Choose?

Download the Bridge Events Calendar with valuable tips and suggestions for adding bridge events into your regular evangelism cycle, and target felt needs year-round.


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Event Kit

Church Campaign Edition

Get everything you need to host a successful bridge event at your church! This campaign kit is packed full of event resources designed to engage your members with high-quality content from the Voice of Prophecy.

Host this event for just $95!

Ask an evangelism expert about SermonView's exclusive promotional resources designed to complement your bridge event and bring new people through the doors of your church.

Campaign Kit Includes:

(1) Event Manual

(1) Event DVD with all four episodes.

(25) Study guides for each night of the event.

(1) Copy of Shadow Emperor sharing book written by Shawn Boonstra.

(1) Promotional DVD with messages to the pastor, the board, and the members of the church. This DVD also includes speaker notes, slides, and all related materials for your event speaker.

Special access to online materials that will enhance your meetings.


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Promotional Bundles

Turn your members into missionaries with one of our bundles! These bundles will save you money, while giving you the best tools to invite your community to your event. We've combined the best, basic necessities to help your church members invite their friends, co-workers, and circle of influence. Need help deciding? Call our marketing experts at 1-800-525-5791.

Digital Promo Resources

Facebook Advertising

We've developed custom audiences and proven ads that will increase the number of responses surrounding a local meeting.

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Online Registrations

Our pre-registration platform creates custom-crafted, mobile-friendly pages designed to encourage event registration.

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Interest Management

Sign up for a free account and your event registrations will be automatically added to your church's interest list database.

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Additional Resources

These resources may be purchased individually as an add-on to your campaign it. To view all of the resources you can purchase for Shadow Empire, please visit

Road Signs

Road signs are a proven way to increase the response of people who receive mailers or personal invitations.

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Invitation Cards

Give your members the tools they need to invite friends and family to join your church and attend your event.

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Sharing Books

Offer a book to your attendees to increase overall response rates and provide more depth for key topics.

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Posters are a great way to spread the word about your event in public places that have high foot traffic.

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What is it?

Shadow Empire has been specifically designed to bring people from your community through the doors of your church. This project helps to fill one of the deepest needs we all have: this deep need to share Jesus, to find some way to introduce people to our church—some method, some event—that isn’t awkward or uncomfortable.

That’s the reason for Shadow Empire. What we’re going to do is take something really interesting—something most of the world is talking about anyway—and we’re going to showcase it from a user-friendly, Adventist point of view.

Shadow Empire is a four-part seed-sowing experience. We’re designing this for the history buff in your life, and for the people you know who might be interested in Bible prophecy. We’re making it for your friends and neighbors who have this nagging feeling that maybe something went wrong within the religion of Jesus at a time in the distant past. We want to help you invite those people into your church. This a powerful and interesting way to encourage your friends to visit your congregation and just get to know you.

“Shadow Empire is a live, four-part, seed-sowing experience specifically designed to bring people to your church. For bridge events like this one, we're going to put you in the driver's seat. That's right, you are going to become a Voice of Prophecy speaker! After all, your community needs to meet you, so it’s your ministry that will be featured, and your voice that will be heard.”

Shawn Boonstra
Voice of Prophecy

Why use this Bridge Event?

It’s as easy as it gets. We’ve created the videos and provide all of the event resources. All you have to do is have someone to play the video and continue the discussion with your attendees. That means if you have multiple churches, it’s easy enough to have a head elder or a lay person facilitate the meeting on your behalf.

It introduces people to Adventist beliefs. Shadow Empire looks at a fascinating and pivotal time in history and uncovers the way we think about religious freedom—and what it means for our lives today.  This bridge event is designed for the history buffs in your community, and for the people who might be interested in Bible prophecy.

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Recommended Follow-up Series


A Pale Horse Rides

People are eyeing the Christian church with suspicion and some even feel betrayed by the news they hear about religion throughout the world. Are their fears justified? A Pale Horse Rides addresses the uneasy feeling that people have when it comes to organized religion. It affirms that something did go wrong at the dawn of Christianity, and that the Bible predicted it all.

3 sessions led by Shawn Boonstra & a local moderator

Event manual

Dedicated study guides for each session

Coordinating promotional resources available for purchase

Downloadable Resources

All SermonView bridge event campaigns include exclusive access to downloadable, ready-to-use resources designed by us, for churches.

Presentation Slides (SD & HD Versions)

Blank slides specially crafted to accompany your meeting with coordinating graphics and ready-to-use formats.

Bulletin Inserts and Announcements

Full-color inserts and bulletin announcements for the weeks leading up to your event.

Event Graphics Content

All campaigns include exclusive graphics content, logo files, Facebook-ready images, corresponding web graphics, and more—designed to speak to your community’s felt needs.

Promotional Slides

Matching slides designed to advertise your meetings to your members weeks before the big event.

Prayer Cards

A simple prayer list handout for your congregation, to invite them to pray for an opportunity to invite specific people.

Plus More!

Each campaign comes with a unique bundle of downloadable resources designed to help you lead successful meetings, from start to finish.

Contact an evangelism expert today at 1-800-525-5791 to access these campaign resources!

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