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Q & A: Childcare

Published by: Anonymous
October 7, 2011

Over the years, we've heard the same questions and issues raised enough that we are able to anticipate what small groups, new and old, young and old, will face as they commit to meeting together. We will post these questions and their answers here on the blog.

Question: What should we do with children in our small group?

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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Small Group Kick-Off: ‘Eager to Share Ourselves!’

Published by: Anonymous
October 6, 2011

Pastor John’s most recent message was a loud and clear declaration that every believer has something (a lot) to share with others, a key application being that Bethlehem’s Shepherd Groups are gatherings of trained leaders and participants committed to giving of themselves—”doers” of that implanted word (imperfect to be sure, nevertheless ...), doers and not hearers only, deceiving themselves.
 

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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Small Group Workshops

Published by: Anonymous
October 4, 2011

As we have prayed about how to serve and equip you better to care for one another, we decided to try something new. We are offering small group workshops throughout the year for leaders or anyone seeking to learn more about being involved in small group ministry. If we’re honest, we all need to grow in how we love and care for one another as the body of Christ.

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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We Were Eager to Share with You Our Own Souls

Speaker: 
John Piper
Date Given: 
October 2, 2011

1 Thessalonians 2:1–12 —

Come to the Shepherd Group Expo Oct 1/2

Published by: Anonymous
September 30, 2011

Did you know that most of the “you”s in the Bible are Texan? More often than not, the pronouns peppering the pages of your Bibles are plural (“y’all”) instead of singular (“you alone”), and this shows us that God intends the members of his church to be in gospel communities with other believers. The command in Ephesians 5:15 (“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise”) has a much different application when you know that Paul is addressing a community of people instead of a single individual.

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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Why Small Groups?

Published by: Anonymous
September 29, 2011

We often get asked, “Are there any good books or resources for small groups?” The easy answer would be, “Yes.” Most find that unsatisfying, though, so one of our major goals with this blog is to point you to resources that will help you and your small group grow as you seek to care for one another.

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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Small, Local Expressions of an Eternal Reality

Published by: Anonymous
September 28, 2011

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit—Ephesians 2:19–22.
 

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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Pastor Dan on Shepherding

Published by: Anonymous
September 27, 2011

As elders, we are deeply thankful to God for our small groups. God’s call to shepherd is upon all of us. As the spiritual under-shepherds of this church we all recognize that there is one “good shepherd” (John 10:11), one “overseer of our souls” (1 Peter 2:25), the Lord Jesus Christ himself. He sovereignly works in us and through us to willingly and eagerly embrace the call to shepherd.

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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Small Group Blog Begins

Published by: Anonymous
September 26, 2011

The leaders of Bethlehem Baptist Church believe God has called us as shepherds "to equip the saints (you!) for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God" (Ephesians 4:11–13).

The end: Being one in knowing God and trusting him for all things.
The process: Entrusting Spirit-filled people with the teaching and tools to care for one another.

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5

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The Bethlehem Table FAQ

Author: 
Andrew Lang
Date Given: 
April 5, 2011

What is the Bethlehem Table?  

It is an online Bethlehem-specific social network application aimed at strengthening faith-sustaining relationships among our people. Watch Pastor John Piper's invitation:

John Piper's Invitation to the Bethlehem Table.

What can I do on the Bethlehem Table?

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