HELPING MORE PEOPLE
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN
HELPING MORE PEOPLE
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN
Join us each Sunday at 9:30am or 11:00am in the auditorium at
Countryside High School. Expect modern worship music with our
band, hear an inspiring message from the Bible taught by our pastor,
enjoy cold bottled water on the way in, meet some great people,
and utilize our amazing kids program called Kid Experience (birth to 5th grade) and Middle School Student Experience (6th to 8th grade) which occur during both services. Everyone is welcome!
Also, we have recently launched a 5:30pm gathering (same message as the morning services). Kid Experience occurs on Sunday night as well. High School Student Experience also meets at 5:30pm.
Countryside High School
3000 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL 33761
The school board of Pinellas County, Florida, is neither sponsoring, nor affiliated with this event.
On January 11, 2014 Brandon & Jennifer Bruce arrived in the Clearwater (FL) area with a God-given vision to start a new church. On January 19, 2014, 9 adults and 6 kids gathered in an apartment living room in Clearwater. Then, exactly one year from when the Bruce family arrived, Church Experience launched on January 11, 2015. It was an incredible moment that impacted hundreds of people, but only the beginning of a greater movement to help more people experience life in Jesus Christ! Since that time, a growing number of people have been impacted with the love and good news of Jesus Christ and Church Experience is now meeting every Sunday in the auditorium at Countryside High School.
Brandon Bruce, along with his wife Jennifer and their four young children, is the founding and senior pastor of Church Experience (based in Clearwater, FL). Brandon and Jennifer started dating in college in the Midwest and were engaged and married in San Diego. They love to explore and enjoy the beautiful Florida coast, travel together, and invest time with their children, families, and friends. Brandon is a regular basketball player, loves to surf, and has planning adventurous date nights with Jennifer. Brandon has his masters degree in ministry leadership and has also completed four years of doctoral level studies in organizational leadership. Brandon and Jennifer are passionate about seeing more people experience life in Jesus Christ!
Church Experience is a Bible-teaching, Christian church. Our beliefs are firmly established on the Bible. Below, you will find our Statement of Beliefs. If you would like further help in understanding what we believe, please let us know how we can help.
We believe in the Holy Trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit)
We believe in the authority of the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God
We believe all have sinned and that God freely gives us the choice to accept or reject Jesus
We believe that sins are only forgiven through Jesus Christ
We believe that through faith in Jesus we are made right with God, forgiven, and adopted by God
We believe that faith in Jesus and repentance work together in salvation
We believe God has an intentional and loving purpose for humanity
We believe God is the Creator and Designer of marriage, sex, and the family
We believe God calls all Christians to spiritual growth
We believe God equips His children with gifts of the Spirit to serve others in ministry
We believe in the Church as the Body and Bride of Jesus Christ
We believe in teaching the sacraments of baptism and communion
We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the resurrection of the dead (each person will live forever either in heaven or hell)
We believe in God’s wrath against sin, His grace, and the final judgment of all persons
We believe that there is an eternal heaven and an eternal hell
We are passionate about impacting our local community and world through Unleashing Compassion and Starting Churches!
Unleashing Compassion: God is pleased with individuals and churches that intentionally care for the poor and vulnerable. Proverbs 19:17 says, “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” At Church Experience, we regularly fund projects that serve the poor in our community and around the world. Also, our Life Groups actively help those in need locally through serving projects throughout the year.
Starting Churches: Church Experience was launched (January 11, 2015) through the generosity and sacrifice of many. Each year within the United States, thousands of new churches are needed to reach our growing population. New churches often go on to bless their communities for decades to come! Internationally, starting new churches is an effective and sustainable approach to spreading the love of Jesus Christ around the world. We've already had the opportunity to help support many new church plants beyond our community and are excited about the potential of sending missions trips to help other church plants in the near future!
Church Experience Worship periodically releases new professionally recorded original worship music. The name of our first album and song was Yet To Come. We believe God has only begun His work in and through Church Experience, so the theme of this song has become infused into our vision as we truly believe the best is yet to come for those who believe in Jesus!