TC Update/Announcements- May 2017

Hey friends,

As you may have guessed, our big event this past month at Tamarindo Church was was our Easter Sunday Celebration.  It was a packed house on Easter, and it was great to be able to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with our local church family as well as with many who were here on vacation.  The service was followed by a gathering that was supposed to be at the Best Western Monkey Bar… but due to last minute changes… it ended up being at our house… which in the end made for an even better setting for our time together.  We grilled out pot-luck style, and we had a great time hanging out poolside, talking, swimming, and of course enjoying some great food.  Thanks to all who pitched in bringing side dishes and desserts, and in helping with set up and clean up.  It was a great day together. 


We are excited to announce that we had our first Tamarindo Church Board meeting this past week.  Since some of the members do not live here in Costa Rica, we actually had the meeting via Skype Conference call.  It was great to have all the new board members together to meet one another. During our time together we gave an update on our church finances, and we also shared a bit about where our church as been over the past few months, where we are, and where we are going.  As I mention the board, I’m realizing that many of you don’t know who our board members are… so I have posted a page on our website so that you can get to know them.  Thank you to all of the new board members for being willing to serve our church in this role.  Click Here to meet our TC Board Members.
We are excited to say that the design for the church building is coming together well.  Considering it has only been a little more than four years since we launched, it is amazing to see how far God has brought us.  We have purchased a property, and now we are designing a building.  We are grateful to God, and grateful to all of you who have helped us come this far.  We have almost completed the renderings.  Once we are done we will pass the renderings on to the engineer who will make blue prints.  And once the builder has the blueprints… will be able to come to us with cost.  In the mean time we have made some of the preliminary renderings available on our website so you can get a sneak preview.  Please pray wisdom for us as we fine tune the design this week and as we plan financially for the construction..  We will keep you posted as things continue to progress.  Click Here to see the renderings.
As I wind down the letter… I’d also like share a few “behind the scenes” highlights.  Thank you to Joel and Wolfie for stepping up and joining the worship band.  So grateful to have more musicians giving our band and our music more depth.  And congratulations to Tommy as he was baptized this past month while we were surfing down in Avellanas a couple of weeks ago.  Normally we do this with the church on a Sunday, but Tommy was excited to be baptized that day, and I wasn’t going to say no.  Congrats Tommy!  In addition, a church that we have been part of seeing “re-launched” down in Panama City is receiving their new pastor this month.  We are excited to see how God will use Nate and Jendi Korpis as they bring new life and vision at LifeBridge International Church in Panama.  You can read more about our involvement with that effort below.

Thank you all again for your continued prayers and for the many ways you support the ministry of Tamarindo Church.   We hope to see you on Sunday!

Lyle & Stacey


PIZZA FELLOWSHIP- Sunday, May 21st 

Join us on Sunday the 21st after Church for hanging out, pizza, and a swim in the pool at Monkey Bar/Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas.  This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the church in a way that we just don’t get to do on Sunday’s after church service. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.  Hope to see you there!Directions From Church:Drive toward Tamarindo.  You will see Best Western Vista Villas and Monkey Bar on your left.



Hello Ladies, I would love to welcome you to our 2017 Women’s Retreat. I am so looking forward to this getaway up in the mountains in this wonderfully rustic Costa Rican lodge nestled on the side of Volcano Tenorio. It is a lush and beautifully rich location for us to get together and spend time with God. It is quiet, peaceful and restful, and they offer additional adventures in the rainforest such as waterfall hikes and horseback riding. We will be doing the IF:GATHERING 2017, lead by great bible teachers. Join us as we draw near to the Lord and soak up all He has prepared for us.Date:  May 26-28
LocationLa Carolina Lodge
Cost: Approximately $160.
Reservations: To reserve your spot, please contact Stacey Watson

As most of you know, our church is affiliated with the International Baptism Convention (IBC) and I serve as a member of the IBC Central-South America LEAD TEAM. As part of this team, this means that our church is committed to reaching English speaking expat communities throughout Central and South America through church planting.  One church in particular that we have been helping this past year is an IBC church in Panama City, Lifebridge International Church . After the planter/pastor had to leave the church prematurely a couple of years ago they have been struggling, and as a team we have come alongside them in their time of transition.  The ways we have been able to help have included 1. Helping them find an interim-pastor to lead their church as they search for a new pastor.  2. Identifying prospective new pastors and vetting potential pastoral candidates.  Well… we are excited to celebrate with LifeBridge church in Panama City as they will be welcoming their new planter/pastor next month!  We are thankful for what God has done in keeping this church afloat over the past two years, and for his calling of Nate and Jendi Korpis to lead their church.  As they plant, we will continue to help them in providing fellowship and encouragement… but also, I will continue coaching Nate in his first year as he re-plants the church there.  Please keep LifeBridge and Nate and Jendi in prayer as they make this transition to life and ministry in Panama City.  And be sure to swing by and visit with them if you’re ever passing through.
TC Youth 

Youth nights at Tamarindo Church create an environment where teenagers feel welcomed and safe to be themselves.

This month at Tamarindo Church Youth Group has been full of good times, belly laughs, and great conversations. We listen to music way too loud, eat (probably too much) candy, and play some wild games and mixers.

YES… the rumor is true!!! There is a Dodgeball Tournament coming up in June… so be sure to tell your friends and let’s get some dodgeball on!!  Read below and learn how to sign up your team.  All youth ages 12-18 are welcome to participate.

Aside from the dodgeball and crazy games on Fridays… we play each week, we’ve really been digging into the Bible to figure out who Jesus is and what He is all about.  

TC Youth group meets every Friday night, 7:00-8:30 pm at Tamarindo Church! All 6th – 12th grade students are invited!

For more information, contact Ashley Look: 8416-8807

Join our FACEBOOK group “TC Youth” to stay up to date with events!

Dodgeball Tournament!!!
Friday June 9th5-7pm

To receive the application form above, just email Ashley and she will send you a copy that you can print, fill out, and get back to her.


We are seeking people with a musical and vocal talent to join our worship team. If God has gifted you with musical or technical talent, we want you to be able to use it for His glory! Our immediate need is for instrumentalists, primarily Bass and Drums. Other instruments are welcome to join in (i.e. keyboard, ukulele, etc.) but cannot be supplied by the church at this time. Here are the first few steps for becoming part of the worship team…
  • Prayerfully consider your involvement.
  • Contact Steve Page: expressing your interest. The email should include:
    • Musical or technical experience and skill.
    • The reason you are interested in joining the worship team.
    • Steve and Pastor Lyle will review your information and schedule time when you can join us for an audition.
If you have questions please contact Steve Page at

WHEN? Tuesdays@10am-11:30pm
WHERE? Meetings are at the Watson’s home.
For more info contact Stacey
or call 8706-7479
~ MEN’S GROUP–  New Time & Place
WHEN? Wednesdays @ 8:15am
WHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 8:15 AM at Pastor Lyle’s hom.  If you would like to come early and hang out over breakfast or coffee, several of us meet early at 7:45.
For more info contact pastor Lyle at or call 8868-0871
Did you know that Tamarindo Church has a page where you can share your prayer requests with us.  On this page you have the option to have us keep your requests confidential, or to have us invite others to be praying for you.
CLICK HERE to check out the new page and submit your prayer requests.

Tamarindo Church Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for……
that God would guide us in our vision and strategy for reaching and serving our community.MINISTRY TEAM
Thanks to God for our staff and volounteers who serve in many roles in the church.  Please pray that God would continue build a sense of unity and family among our core church members.

Please pray to our Father that he would meet our needs in the coming year through pledges and regular supporters!

That God would create a spiritual hunger in our community, and that we would see many come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.  Please pray that our church members would be salt and light in the community to those who are not saved.

Thanks be to God, the sale went through and Tamarindo Church now owns a property for the construction of a church building which will help us to more effectively minister to our church and community. At this point we are in the concept and design phase.  Please pray that God would guide us in this process, and that our needs would be met for building the first phase of the church which includes the sanctuary, classroooms, youth room, and fellowship room..

-For spiritual wisdom and direction as we lead the church.
– For Stacey’s job in real-estate… that she would find balance between family, ministry and work.  And that she would make enough to cover our children’s school tuition.

For meaningful times together and healthy balance between family and ministry.

Prayer of spiritual protection over our family and our church Ministry Teams…. guarding us from anything that causes dis-unity and divisiveness.