See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
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.
- 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
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