Bridge Event


Bridge Event

The Appearing


Since the beginning of recorded time, cultures across the globe have predicted the end of our world. As global unrest and natural disasters across the planet build in intensity and frequency, many are left wondering if the time is near. Fundamentally, The Appearing is about the Second Coming and how to get ready for it. This series is specifically designed to share what the Bible says about the Second Coming—comparing it with some of the most popular end-time theories today.


The Second Coming continues to be one of the hottest topics in Christianity. For nearly 1,900 years, our ancestors had clarity on this issue, but nowadays it can be hard to make sense of all the theories and interpretations surrounding Christ’s return. The most important thing we can do is to return to the Scriptures again and again to see what the Bible actually says about this incredible event. The Appearing is an easy way to connect with your community and introduce them to what we believe.

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.
A Pale Horse Rides Campaign Kit

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 five episodes.

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

(1) Copy of The Appearing 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 The Appearing, 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?

What if there was a simple way to just invite people to church for something you know they’re going to enjoy—something that will pique their interest and make them wonder what else our church has to offer?

That’s the reason for The Appearing. What we’ve done is take something really interesting—a topic that is very relevant in our world today— and we’ve showcased it from a user-friendly, biblical point of view.

The Appearing is a five-part experience, specifically designed to help your friends become more interested in what you believe. It’s been designed for who are interested in learning what the Bible says about the Second Coming. Our desire is to help you invite those people to your church. We will tease the audience with Bible prophecy, and teach them just enough so they realize that your church has something special to offer.

Most of all, we want to help you invite people into your church. This a powerful and interesting way to encourage your friends to visit your congregation and just get to know you. There are no strings attached. We want this to be an opportunity to bring people through the doors of your church in a way that isn’t awkward and uncomfortable. It’s just really good material the church can be proud of—stuff that starts a discussion.

“With all the natural disasters and current events in the news, many people in your community are thinking about the end times. Now is the time for us to share what the Bible says about the days we’re living in—and to share our glorious hope in the Appearing of Jesus soon to come.”

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. The Appearing is fundamentally about the Second Coming and how to get ready for it. This bridge event series is specifically designed to share what the Bible says about the Second Coming—comparing it with some of the most popular end-time theories today.

It introduces people to YOUR church. In each of these five sessions, Pastor Boonstra will lead your audience through the key Bible passages that dispel many of today’s most popular myths about the end times. Each session begins with a 30-minute video from Pastor Boonstra, in a documentary format that meets the high standards modern audiences expect. Each video is followed by a guided discussion led by the pastor or a local church elder, giving you an opportunity to personally connect with your guests.

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Recommended Follow-up Series



This powerful Voice of Prophecy seminar, presented by Pastor Shawn Boonstra, will clearly unlock the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation–using the Bible itself as the key! Experience hope for the future as you discover that Revelation truly does speak peace.

24 programs on 12 DVDs. (Approx. 55 minutes per program.)

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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