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, May 2011
The Global Diaconate treasures Christ by proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel through strategic ministries of mercy to the poor and suffering around the globe in the name of Jesus Christ.
- One of Bethlehem’s global partners is serving in a strong Muslim area in Central Asia. He has recognized the need for education and for projects that depend on local initiative, effort, and risk.
He currently has an opportunity to work with local leadership to start a school, which would service approximately 360 students in 1st–12th grades, and to provide extra-curricular instruction in English, computers, and other subjects for 1,000 students.
The project is designed to be self-sustainable within three years. Tying our global partner’s love for the community with his love for Jesus, we pray, will provide fresh openings for gospel breakthroughs.
- Bethlehem has also had opportunity to help Freedom Firm design and support a program that enables girls rescued from child prostitution in India to attend a wilderness camp.
Freedom Firm provides safety and holistic restoration in Christ through the operation of aftercare homes and programs. The camp brings healing and wholeness to girls and seeks to rebuild their lives.
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.