For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for considering pursuing the vision for the next generation with us!
The opportunities in Family Discipleship are varied enough to involve many different people with different gifts. If you have a heart for God and a desire to make Him known to the next generation, there is probably a place for you in these ministries. Our volunteer process is designed to help determine where our opportunities and your gifts and interests come together.
Behavioral Principles and Expectations
It is our joy to be in community with young people here at Bethlehem. Whether young children or twelfth-grade young adults, we hope they will be stirred up to love Jesus and spread his fame.
From Bud Burk, Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship, Downtown
Respite Night is a ministry to families who have children with disabilities and special needs. This ministry provides care for all the children in these families so their parents can go out on a date and love on one another.
From Chuck Steddom, Lead Pastor, South
At the last South Community Life Night, we had a "Reformation Day" theme. Here's an update from Daniel Viezbicke, Coordinator for Youth and Family Discipleship.
From Pastor Kenny Stokes
As an adoptive parent myself, I want to make sure that you are aware of the Empowered to Connect Conference 2015 taking place this weekend at Grace Church, Eden Prairie. The conference will be held Friday & Saturday, September 18 &19, 9am–5pm.
A guest post from Karin Lindberg, one of Bethlehem's Global Parters, serving with Cru:
Earlier this summer, Pastor Sam Crabtree reflected on Jesus' command to "Let the little children come..." As you think about planning your Fall, please consider this:
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.