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Feb 5
Sam Crabtree
Yesterday I introduced Mark Dever who spoke to about 900 pastors at a “pre-conference” sponsored by the Fidelis Foundation. Here are seven excerpts: The most fundamental disciple-making element: preaching. Preaching creates His people, convicts His...
Feb 4
Sam Crabtree
One of our staff recently received this email: I doubt that Sam will remember this, but when he served on the staff at Brookings Wesleyan Church, their staff team would come and have coffee and meetings at a restaurant I managed. I remember their...
Feb 1
Bryan DeWire
Now that the numbers are all in, how did God provide financially for the church and some of our partner ministries in 2012?  We asked leaders from Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC), Desiring God (DG), Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS),...
Jan 31
Sam Crabtree
At a recent elder meeting, Klass Van Zee led devotions after first handing each elder a copy of Stuart Scott’s 32-page booklet, From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective. We cannot come to God without humility. “Those who think too much of...
Jan 30
Amanda Knoke
Highlights from the January 27 Quarterly Strategy Meeting include … Elder News a Membership Report a Treasurer’s Report and Financial Update from 2012 Campus and Department Reports approval of the proposed 2013 Church & Missions Budget...
Jan 30
Sam Crabtree
What do pastors do at their twice annual “Pray & Plan” retreats?  For one thing, they pray. We share two hours each morning, fasting through breakfast, singing together, hearing from the Word, and praying together. In addition we regularly...
Jan 30
Luke Humphrey
“What is the best way that I can prepare for missions?”  This is a question that has been asked in some form or another by every person who has seriously considered cross-cultural gospel ministry. The way that someone answers this question will...
Jan 29
Sam Crabtree
Doug Sauter, leader of 4KIDS, a ministry to orphaned children, wrote a book, The One Factor: How One Changes Everything. Here are nine excerpts: If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have never spent the night with a mosquito.—...
Jan 28
Pam Larson
We live in a world that is spinning out of control, and we believe that “Now Is the Time” to get serious about being anchored in our faith! And NOW is the time to register at a discounted rate! Mary Kassian will be our guest speaker for this...
Jan 28
Sam Crabtree
I have believed generally that we sin because we get (or imagine we will get) some benefit from the sinning. But I recently read Michael Atchison say, “Envy is the one sin you gain nothing from.” Is that true? I thought that the person envying is...

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