Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
From Jon Grano, Lead Pastor for Operations
When asked several years ago why churches and ministry organizations might consider writing an Annual Report, Pastor Sam Crabtree shared the following seven reasons:
From Pastors Jason Meyer, Ken Currie, and Jon Grano, as well as our office manager, Joby Morgan.
On Day 8 (January 10) ...
To conclude Prayer Week 2016, join us in prayer focused on Bethlehem’s elders, administrative & support staff, and leadership.
Please pray …
Administrative and Support Staff
From Bud Burk and Ken Currie (Downtown), Gil McConnell and Jon Nowlin (North), and Aaron Davitch and Daniel Viezbicke (South)
During Prayer Week 2016, join us in praying for Bethlehem’s pastors, leaders, and ministries.
On Day 1 (January 3) ...
Join us in prayer focused on Family Discipleship.
Please pray that …
Youth (Jr & Sr High)
From John Piper, Pastor Emeritus
The following excerpts were transcribed from the September 1, 2015, Staff Lunch, at which Pastor John honored Pastor Tom Steller on the 35th anniversary of his pastorate at Bethlehem. In light of this season of Global Focus, the excerpts included pertain to Pastor Tom’s contribution to encouraging Bethlehem to be a missions-loving church.
With Thankfulness to God: Gil & JoAnna McConnell Celebrate 10 Years of Fruitful North Campus Ministry
From Pastor Dan Holst
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.—2 Corinthians 9:12
Highlights from the July 26, 2015, Quarterly Strategy Meeting include …
Here is what God permitted me to do during 10 days of vacation with my wife, Vicki:
From Pastor Chuck Steddom ...
Dear Bethlehem Family,
Today, Monday, March 2, Todd Rasmuson and I are making a relatively quick trip to visit our Kachin family in Myitkyina, the capital city of the Kachin State in Myanmar. We will be returning on March 10. I have been asked to participate in the College/Seminary Commencement and to be a part of the dedication of the new Kachin Theological College Administration/Classroom building.
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.—Ephesians 4:11–12
Dallas Willard paraphrases that text like this: Church leaders are to prepare the saints to do what the saints are supposed to do.
Highlights from the January 25, 2015, Quarterly Strategy Meeting include …