To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing so you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
We have based our missions policies on our 14 Driving Convictions.
What is the process for being sent as a global partner from Bethlehem?
- Complete the Nurture Program
- Become appointed with an approved sending agency; read more
- Fill out a support application (contact the Global Outreach Department for an application)
- Meet with the Global Outreach (GO) Team
What does long-term (or career) global outreach look like at Bethlehem?
Global Outreach is defined as going for more than two years to a cross-cultural international location. (See a list of Bethlehem's career global partners.)
Our career global outreach policy covers...
- Priorities in Career Global Outreach
- Types of Global Partner Outreach
- Bethlehem's Relationship With Mission Agencies
- Financial Support
- Fund-Raising at Bethlehem
- Expectations of Our Global Partners
So then what is "mid-term" global outreach?
- Cross-cultural international ministry for 6-24 months
- A great next step for those considering career global outreach service, or a way for "senders" to have a better understanding as life as a World Christian
- Read more on our requirements in the mid-term policy
Do you send short-term teams?
Short-term ministry is a cross-cultural outreach opportunity lasting 1-20 weeks. Our Short Term Ministry Mobilization department handles all trips in this time frame.
What if I am a member of another church? Can I still be supported by Bethlehem?
We will consider non-member global partner applicants who meet the following criteria:
- committed to working with unreached or least-reached people groups with the goal of planting indigenous churches
- committed to working on the same team with a Bethlehem-supported global partner
- committed to career service in global outreach
- connected to the same mission agency and to the same (or similar) people group as a current Bethlehem-supported global partner, but working in a different location
- gifted with unique qualities, skills, training and/or experience which would meet an expressed need of a particular unreached or least-reached field
- have fulfilled most of the Bethlehem Nurture Program requirements or its functional equivalents