EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN BETHEL’S MINISTRIES
Recently, Bethel’s ministry leaders met at the church to share supper together and talk. We try to meet like this at least once each year. Our meetings are a time for supporting one another, sharing updates, and giving feedback that can make our ministries even more effective.
This time around, we reaffirmed that we are all committed to fulfilling Bethel’s mission: “Becoming like Christ; Sharing Him with Others.” We talked about the importance of making ministry participants aware of everything Bethel has to offer. We want people who come to faith through our ministries to grow in Christ through full participation in Bethel’s life.
We heard some encouraging reports. Here are a few:
At an Oasis Bible study, a woman prayed her first prayer ever! She later took an Alpha course where she was deeply moved by God’s love.
The Taekwondo Ministry is bursting at the seams. Many of the participants in this ministry are hearing Bible stories for the first time in their lives!
The Women’s ministry reported that they received incredible support at their fall retreat. Not only did people step up (spontaneously) to offer help at the event, but they had two women volunteer for leadership roles. They now have a full complement on their leadership team.
Most of the leaders gave thanks that they have all the volunteers they need for their ministries. However these ministries could use another dedicated person or two to help: Bethel Kids, Cadets, Dove Taekwondo, and GEMS. (Please contact, Theme VanHeerden, Calvin Vanderleest, Glen Oosterhof, or Viola Dueck respectively, if you can help out.)
I am deeply encouraged by the investment of so many in our church as we seek to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. —Pastor Tom
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