Bethlehem's Global Diaconate

The word diaconate refers to the service of the church administered by a body of deacons or task force members appointed by the church. 

Get Involved

  • Give to Treasuring Christ Together to help support global relief.
  • Go on a crisis-relief trip.
  • Visit a GD-supported project.
  • Attend special events sponsored by our Global Diaconate Task Force.
  • Join a committee and be part of the blessing!

Global Diaconate Task Force

Join a small team of Bethlehem members who meet monthly to ...

  • review funding proposals
  • pray for current projects
  • plan communications to inform the Bethlehem congregation of ministry activity.

Task Force Teams

  • Global Partner Support
  • Community Development
  • Anti-Trafficking: The Global Diaconate Anti-Trafficking Team meets regularly to pray, study topics related to biblical justice, receive training in areas of anti-trafficking ministry, plan awareness events and service opportunities for both local and international agencies. See the Star for the Anti-Trafficking Group meeting schedule.
  • Disaster Response
  • Orphan Care
  • Communications

If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact Jeff & Deb Bender, Co-Coordinators of the Global Diaconate, or speak with any of the GD members listed below.

Global Diaconate Members

  • Jeff & Deb Bender
  • Heather Elting-Ballard
  • C.J. Hughley
  • Paul Lim
  • Brad Nelson
  • Steve Prater
  • Darlene Sorley

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