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!]
Be involved in the global outreach work around the world—opportunities abound for investing in our global partners and their ministries while remaining stateside.
Prayer is one of the most important aspects of global outreach, and we have a number of different ways for people to pray for our global partners.
- Pray for our Global Partner of the Week during your personal and family devotions.
- Pick up a Global Partner Prayer Calendar at the Welcome Desk to pray for all of our 100+ global partners during the year. This resource includes the Fighter Verse to help you both memorize Scripture and pray it over our global partners.
- Contact our global partners directly to receive prayer updates and newsletters from them. If you do write to our global partners, be sure to read through our guidelines for missions communication.
A Barnabas Team is a small group (6–12) of committed people who come together to care for their global partner or global partner family in a variety of ways, striving to help meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. It is a group of people with whom the global partner can be open and honest, allowing them to see his or her needs and to share in successes and defeats. Contact the Global Outreach department (global@hopeinGod.org) if you are interested in joining a Barnabas Team.
Missions Fellowship Gatherings
Join us once a month to gather with other missions-minded people. We discuss missions-relevant topics with our global partners. Contact Julie Varno (651-636-3020) for more information.
Women’s Circles of Prayer for Missions
Attend a monthly meeting of women gathering to pray for and hear updates from our global partners. Contact Char Ransom (612-816-3694) for more information.
Business As Mission
Listen to Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel message from Todd Rasmuson, Pastor for Global Outreach: Work Heartily for the Lord: Business As Mission at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Use your business skills and experience to train/advise others wanting to develop businesses for gospel impact among the nations. Learn more about Business As Mission through this summary video.
If you would like to become actively involved with BAM, please take our BAM Interest Survey.
See the BAM brochure.
For more information about BAM, contact Don Hoffert (612-298-7858).
Short-Term Ministry Trips
The short-term ministry experience is an excellent opportunity to participate in global outreach and grow as a World Christian. View our current trips.