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Paint Tacoma Beautiful

Paint Tacoma Beautiful

June Ministry Partner- Paint Tacoma Beautiful Each summer, Paint Tacoma Beautiful (PTB) organizes volunteer crews to paint the exteriors of homes of low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners within Tacoma City Limits. Since 1985, more than 2,200 houses have been painted throughout Pierce County. Serve Days 6/27-28 (arrange times with Matt Edwards) Power-washing crew 6/30 & […]

Church Center

Church Center App

If you’ve been at church on Sundays or watching online, you have heard announcements about Church Center. There is even a QR code on the back of the paper bulletin that gets you there and lots of links in the electronic bulletin to specific places within Church Center. Church Center is a part of Planning […]

Weekend to Remember

Weekend to Remember

FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember is coming March 17-19th to the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA. Connect with your spouse over eye-opening talks from marriage experts, just-us projects, and time alone. Leave with practical tools to weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges. Come and see what a difference one weekend can make! Special […]

Ambassadors Football

Ambassadors Football

This month, we’re excited to introduce the Tomic family. The Tomics came to Believers Fellowship in 1997 and attended for a few years. God gave them the desire to use their lives for ministry and in 2000 he led them to Ambassadors Football, which was a perfect fit for Goran with his soccer background as […]

Samaritan's Purse


Believers Fellowship has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to help relocate a group of men from Ukraine. They have made the move and are now living in Tacoma. As we wind down our assistance, there are still ways you can help. 1. This will be the last week to raise money to assist them in their […]

Youth For Christ

Youth For Christ

We are excited to introduce the Tacoma area’s Youth for Christ as our highlight missions organization for the month of October!  YFC’s vision is to have a noticeable spiritual impact on Pierce County by engaging 11-19 year-olds in the lifelong journey of following Jesus Christ. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local […]



Our monthly fundraising for September is 4US. They raise money to purchase ultrasound machines for centers like Care Net. Over 90% of women who see an ultrasound of their baby choose life. Unfortunately, these machines are expensive, and so not every crisis pregnancy center has one. 4US raises money for equipment and training so that […]



Our fundraising efforts for August involve helping former BF member, Christer Bergus, as he continues to serve YWAM. Christer was an intern at Believers Fellowship a decade ago before joining YWAM, where he now trains missionaries in Kona, HI. To donate electronically, select YWAM from the designated funds on our Giving Page or by using […]



This month we are collecting funds for former Believers Fellowship members, Dan and Shannon Kain and Tri-M Ministries. Tri-M Ministries works to train ministry leaders in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and around the Mediterranean in Bible, theology and ministry. You can learn more about Dan and Shannon and support them directly after July 31, by clicking […]

New Staff

New Staff

We are please to announce that there are new staff members at Believers Fellowship! Most of them are summer interns but we have a couple of people who will be sticking around for longer. We have hired Natalie Childress as our new Associate Worship Director. Natalie will be working with Shawn Turek to help with […]

Tacoma Rescue Mission

Tacoma Rescue Mission

The Tacoma Rescue Mission (TRM) has been offering God’s Help, Hope and Healing to the most impoverished members of our community since 1912. They help all people, including clients, volunteers, donors and staff, to become their best. The mission provides emergency services such as shelter and food to the homeless or hurting; offer self-sufficiency programs […]

FISH Food Bank

FISH Food Bank

The Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank is our featured charity for the month of May. Neighbor helping neighbor  Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank and Community Services is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that has been helping neighbors in need since 1976. With dedicated community support, GHP FISH provides food and other assistance to our […]



We are highlighting Cru this month. We have been supporting Stephanie Sauter through Cru for many years. You can help out individually by following the link below. What is Cru? Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy […]

A new way of giving

A New Way of Giving

We are making a change in our electronic giving beginning in May. We are transitioning from Pushpay to a new way of giving using Planning Center Online (PCO). A brief PCO History As you are probably aware, we have added several components of PCO over the last few years. We have been using PCO Services […]

NW Furniture Bank

NW Furniture Bank

We’re excited to introduce you to what’s happening in our community at the NW furniture bank! This ministry helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need. Willing furniture store partners and local donations provide a steady source of furniture which would otherwise end up in the […]

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up

We are cleaning up the outside and inside on the same day! This year Our Spring Clean Up day is April 16 and we need two crews. One is for the outside and one is for the inside to make the building and grounds ready for Easter. The details for each are below. There is […]


Elijah Bible Study

Women’s Ministry presents a Thursday Night Bible Study on Elijah Join us for this 7-week study through the life of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. Learn how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right […]

Art of Marriage

The Art of Marriage

The Art of Marriage Live is a fun, interactive weekend with speakers Jeff and Stacy Kemp, (former Seattle Seahawks Quarterback). The event will be held at Lighthouse Christian Center in Puyallup April 1-2. About the Art of Marriage For more than four decades, FamilyLife has been helping couples discover God’s plan for relationships. Now, in […]


Creative Arts Job Openings

There are two Creative Arts job openings at Believers Fellowship. Please check out the brief descriptions below and then click on the links to learn more. If you have any questions about either Creative Arts job openings, please contact Shawn Turek, Creative Arts Director. Associate Worship Leader Believers Fellowship is looking for a part-time Associate […]

Samaritan's Purse

Afghan Family

Tens of thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homeland this summer as the country fell to the Taliban’s brutal regime. Leaving everything behind, these desperate people were evacuated on hurried flights and now await resettlement here in the United States. We are honored to announce that Believers Fellowship is partnering with Samaritan’s purse […]

Men's Retreat

Small Group Men’s Retreat

The Men’s Ministry is holding a Small Group Men’s Retreat on May 13-15, 2022 at Fort Worden. Whether we realize it or not, we all, at some level, struggle with identity. We often define ourselves by aligning with particular groups. Our sense of worth is tied, in varying degrees, to our work, successes, or the […]

Connections Sunday

Connections Sunday 2021

Connections Sunday 2021 was August 29th. The weather was great for this outside event and many people signed up for Bible studies, service groups, missions and more. The hot dogs, cookies and lemonade were yummy too! If you missed Connections Sunday 2021, you can still see all the sign-up sheets in the foyer the next […]


New Office Assistant

We are pleased to announce that Stacy Kilcup is our new office assistant. Stacy is a long-time member of Believers Fellowship and has been involved with several of the groups at church. If you have attended any of the MOPS gatherings, you know Stacy well. Stacy will be working on Wednesdays and Thursdays so if […]

Moose Park

Moose Park

The community build was a huge success! Over 30 people came out on Saturday, July 10 to put together the playground equipment. When the padding and turf gets installed, Moose Park will officially open. We are so grateful for a church community that could come together to support our kids. Thank you! This park is […]



Lifewater is a Christian clean water nonprofit. For 44 years they have been bringing safe water, improved health, and gospel hope to rural villages. They are currently serving Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Cambodia. LIfewater exists to combat the far-reaching effects of the water and sanitation crisis. Approximately 844 million people worldwide live without access to […]



  We have been highlighting different local charities each month to raise money for them, especially during these difficult times. This gives you an opportunity to learn about them and partner with them through prayer and financial donations. This month, we are thrilled to establish a BFSM Fund. Believers Fellowship Student Ministry (BFSM) is unable […]

Snow Angels

Snow Procedures

Snow Days   If there is snow or ice on the roads in the Gig Harbor area, we will post right here on our Website, our Facebook page and we’ll send out a notification on our app, whether or not we will have a 9:30 a.m. in-person service. In any case, we will try to have one […]

The Coffee Oasis

The Coffee Oasis

The Coffee Oasis is a faith-based, non-profit organization that exists to change the world for homeless youth. The Coffee Oasis is made up of two things: coffee businesses and youth programs.  Our cafés provide community gathering places and serve our self-roasted coffee from direct-trade coffee beans. All proceeds from the businesses support the Oasis youth programs. The Oasis youth […]

College Outreach

College Outreach

College Outreach – Fall Goodie Boxes The Young Adult Ministry, college outreach team is getting ready to send out goodie boxes to our students who are away at school. Help us show our support and make sure these students know they are thought of, and prayed for, by our church body. We have over 40 […]

Women's Ministry Brochure

Women’s Ministry Brochure

Have you noticed that life is a bit different these days? We had to cancel Connections Sunday, which is usually held at the end of August. People like that day because it gives them a chance to sign up for various Bible Studies, service groups and volunteer opportunities. The Women’s Ministry Brochure is also available. […]

Sunday Registration, race

Statement on Race, Justice, and Reconciliation

Believers Fellowship affirms the following statements on race, justice, and reconciliation: Image of God All people are created in the image of God and have inherent dignity and worth. (Genesis 1:26–28) The image of God applies to your body, including the color of your skin. (1 Corinthians 15) Racism is a sin because it is […]

Our friends

Help for Our Friends in Bolivia

We are raising money to help our friends in Ushpa Ushpa, Bolivia. First, as part of our C2C partnership, we planned a short-term trip to Bolivia to continue with the clean water project in Ushpa Ushpa. Unfortunately COVID-19 forced us to cancel the trip, but we still want to fund the work. Food for the […]

Kingdom of God Survey

Kingdom of God Survey

BF Kingdom of God Survey 2020 I would like to thank everyone who responded and finished the survey. When I have analyzed the results into graphs I will make them available to all who are interested. The results of the survey will finally be in Chapter 5 of my dissertation. Thanks again for your help […]

moms in crisis

Support Moms in Crisis

From May 31–July 12, we will be raising money to support moms in crisis pregnancies. The beneficiaries of this drive will be two of our long-time partners: Care Net of Puget Sound and 4US. AND, due to a generous matching-funds donation, 100% of your donation will be matched. Due to COVID-19 complications, Care Net of […]

Joshua Devotional

Joshua Devotional

Introduction This devotional combines the insights of Francis Schaeffer’s True Spirituality with the story of Joshua. In other words, we have taken key points from Schaeffer’s classic work and shown how they have played out in the life of Joshua. Our hope is that by working through this devotional in conjunction with the Sunday morning […]

Adopt A Senior

Adopt a Senior

Believers Fellowship Student Ministries invites you to Adopt a Senior! What does this look like? Well, for the class of 2020 plans look a lot different! Remember your senior year in high school? Remember prom? Senior skip days? Signing year books? Spring sports? Graduation!? This year’s class is missing out on a lot! They are […]

Hospital Mask

Update: Hospital Mask Drive Successful!

March 26 Update: The response to the call for masks was strong and the hospital is set! We are looking for other essential industries to donate to (grocery stores, clinics, etc.). If you have homemade masks, we will still take them, but the call to make more has ended. We are still accepting N95 masks […]

New Children's Ministry Staff

New Children’s Ministry Staff

You may have noticed some new (but familiar) faces around here lately. Read all about our new Children’s Ministry staff. Nora Bentler joined our team in September and Karen Simmonds will be starting in January. New Faces Nora and her family (her husband Dave is an elder here at BF) have been attending Believers Fellowship […]

Kidstuction Building Project 2019

Kidstruction Update

The Kidstruction project has started and we are getting close to completing the first phase! Over the next few years, we will be developing a Family Ministry to equip parents to train their children in faith. This transition will mean new staff and new roles for existing staff, new family-focused curriculum, and new programs for […]

Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Electronic Newsletter

Are you signed up to receive our Weekly Electronic Newsletter and Sunday Preview? Electronic Newsletter If you miss a Sunday this summer, you can still stay in touch with your church. In fact, if you miss anytime during the year, we’ve got you covered. We have an electronic newsletter that goes out at the beginning of the […]

Jen Beth

Two New Hires

We are pleased to announce two new hires in the office at Believers Fellowship! First of all, Jen Bonham is no stranger to our church because she has been working with Student Ministry. She volunteered for several years and then we got smart and hired her. Now she has added office duties to her busy […]


Daily Devotionals for Moses

We have put together a set of Daily Devotionals for our sermon series on Moses. As always, these devotionals are available here on our website and are posted daily on Facebook. There are also hard copy booklets available at the Welcome Desk. In this set of devotionals, we are going to look at some of […]

Snow Days

Snow Days Devotionals

Snow Day Thoughts: These rare snow days when the world is blanketed in snow, and the wind whips up a chill, can be wonderful, hilarious, infuriating, or almost magical, depending on what you had planned. With the world as it is right now, you might be spending a little more time than usual with your […]

Jeremiah Hinton

Jeremiah Hinton

Pastoral Residency For the last two years, Jeremiah Hinton has served as our pastoral resident—an educational position preparing him for full-time ministry. When we met Jeremiah, he was preparing for chaplaincy in the U.S. Navy. He had recently completed his Masters of Divinity, but discovered that the Navy requires chaplains to have 2 years of […]

New in Student Ministry: Jon Lucas

We have a big news update for BFSM! The elders have been searching for a full-time youth pastor to partner with the Student Ministries team here at Believers Fellowship! After months of praying, sifting through resumes, and interviews, we have moved forward, with God’s leading, to hire Jon Lucas! Jon will be partnering with our […]

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Now you can donate to our church when you shop at Amazon! If you haven’t used, give it a try. If you are already using it, consider switching your charity to BF. There is no difference in prices or products but by using, Amazon donates 0.5% to any charity you choose. Use the […]

Gospel of John

Upcoming Book and Bible Studies

In addition to all the Women’s Ministries offerings (which you can find here) and all the Life Groups (which you can find here), there are also a few other upcoming book and Bible studies that you may be interested in. Sign up sheets are in the foyer until September 23, 2018 but you can also […]

App Home

The New App is Here

Our Believers Fellowship app has gone through a major update. It is now available in the App Store and on Google Play. If you have downloaded the BF app in the past, it will automatically update when you open it. If you don’t have it yet, you can search for “Believers Fellowship” in either the […]

Daily Devotionals Witness

Daily Devotionals for Witness

Welcome to the Daily Devotionals for the sermon series “Witness.” We are dividing the series into three groups. Our third, and final, installment is now ready for download. You can get it by clicking here. If you would like to download Part 1, click here. You can get Part 2 by clicking here. There are […]

Champs & Misfits Square

Daily Devotionals for Champs & Misfits

Welcome to the Daily Devotionals for the sermon series “Champs & Misfits.” If you would like to download a copy of Part 1, click here. If you are looking for Part 2, click here. There are also hard copies at the Welcome Desk. The book of Hebrews is an encouragement and an exhortation to a […]

Prayer Request

Prayer Request

Believers Fellowship has a Prayer Request email list for our church family. If you belong to BF and want our community to pray for you, just send an email to How to join the prayer list If you want to be included on the prayer list, you can send a message to the same […]

Shawn Turek

New Worship Director: Shawn Turek

We are very excited to announce that Shawn Turek has joined our staff as the new Worship Director! Shawn is joining us from Vancouver, WA, where he has served as a volunteer worship leader at Life Point Church while finishing his MA in Spiritual Formation at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He also has a BA from […]

Who is This Man

Daily Devotionals for Who is This Man?

Welcome to the Daily Devotionals for the sermon series “Who is This Man?” If you would like to download a copy, click here. There are also hard copies at the Welcome Desk. This series is an opportunity to consider both the simplicity and the complexity of who Jesus is. The simplest way that we know […]

Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces is a series in which we’ll consider the ways that the world is full of the presence and majesty of God. It can be easy to get into a routine that prevents the intrusion of God in our lives and it can be easy to forget to be still and know that He […]

Jeremiah Hinton

Jeremiah Hinton, Pastoral Resident

We are expanding the residency program at Believers Fellowship by taking on Jeremiah Hinton as a pastoral resident. He will be assisting with teaching and spiritual formation over the next two years. About Jeremiah After serving five years in the United States Navy, Jeremiah settled into Seattle to prepare for the call God had placed […]

Living Refreshed Videos Online

Hi Friend ~ I wanted to share with you a bit about what you are holding in your hands. I believe the greatest hunger of every human heart is to know the Creator; and in that knowing, to experience His engagement in every aspect of their life, from the brutal to the beautiful. Part of […]

Emergency Aid for Aleppo

We are partnering with Food for the Hungry to provide emergency aid for people fleeing the city of Aleppo, Syria due to the ongoing civil war. To date, more that 400,000 have been killed and over 10 million displaced (about 50% of the country’s pre-war population) by fighting in Syria. Aleppo has long been a stronghold […]

BF App Pic

New Believers Fellowship App

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Believers Fellowship App! It is available to download from Apple’s App Store or from Google Play. Now you can take BF with you on your phone or tablet! Highlights Look at all you can do: Listen to an audio sermon, view a video sermon, fill […]

Intergenerational Church Survey Results

In 2015, Matt Edwards conducted a survey for his doctoral dissertation on intergenerational churches. The results have been posted! You can read a short summary of the most significant findings or see the complete data. Thanks for helping with Matt’s research! He successfully defended his dissertation on February 10 and received his DMin from George Fox […]

Our friends

Bolivia Clean Water Project and Easter Giving

Throughout the month of March, we will be raising money to construct a clean water tower in Ushpa Ushpa, Bolivia as part of our ten-year Community-to-Community (C2C) relationship through Food for the Hungry (FH). Here is a description of the project from FH (translated from Spanish): One of the main health and nutrition problems in Ushpa […]

Women's Ministries Mini Connections

Women’s Ministry

New Bible Studies have started and others are continuing. If you are new and want to get yourself plugged in to a Women’s Ministry event or activity, you can pick up a brochure in the foyer on Sunday or download one here. If you have any questions, contact Emily Roy at

Church Center

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website! We hope you like the new look and find it much easier to navigate, especially if you are using a phone or tablet. Our new Giving Page is now ready. You can find a link on our homepage or click here. We’ve added PayPal as an option in addition to […]

Marriage Ministry

Committed – Marriage Ministry

Committed is the new marriage ministry at Believers Fellowship. Marriage mentoring is available to couples who desire to grow, strengthen and receive encouragement in their marriage. We have couples who are experienced and have a passion for marriage; are genuine, truthful about challenges in marriages and provide a safe place to share experiences, and offer […]