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!]
Treasuring Christ Together
TCT is our ongoing strategy to fulfill our mission through a multiplying movement of campuses, new churches, and a Global Diaconate, united by a common mission and founded on a common biblical life and doctrine.
Global Diaconate Update, August 2011
In the second quarter of 2011, Bethlehem invested in two community development projects through the Global Diaconate—both empowering communities to work together for change in the name of Jesus.
The first of these initiatives is Discipling for Development, a ministry of The Navigators. They aim to equip Nigerian national missionaries to serve among the poor and unreached in Hausa-speaking regions in Northern Nigeria. Scott Purser, a Bethlehem global partner, and Blair Anderson, a Bethlehem member, are mentoring Nigerians who will be doing the training for others in this ministry.
We are also coming alongside one of our global partners in Central Asia who is working among Muslim peoples. The vision of this community development project is to see communities access the resources they need to live life free from poverty. With this vision, the organization is partnering with disadvantaged communities by helping them implement relief & development projects, recognizing their own culture as a key to their sustainability. The project is based on the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) model, which focuses on utilizing the gifts and abilities of those people already within the community.
See also the Global Diaconate blog (now located at hopeinGod.org under “News & Events.”)
Pray for the surpassing value of Christ to be treasured by more people through the Treasuring Christ Together vision.
Give a monthly gift designated to “TCT” in addition to your regular financial support of Church & Missions.
Go to one of our newer campuses, or with a church planting team, or on a mercy mission with the Global Diaconate.