Renewal at Bethel Church--
Where Are We at?
We as a church have committed to a two-year learning journey called “The Church Renewal Lab.” Every four months we send an eleven-person team to take in a full-day seminar on the topic of church revitalization. The team listens and learns and then comes home with reading assignments for themselves and for the church. (Currently the Managing Elders, Shepherding Elders, and Deacons are reading and discussing a book called From Embers to a Flame.)
This eleven person team discusses what they have learned, and then reports to council practices that can help Bethel grow. While we believe God is doing wonderful things at Bethel, we believe we can always become more effective in doing community, ministry, and mission.
So, what have we been up to? Here is a thumbnail sketch of our work:
--Pastor Tom for the Church Renewal Lab Team (Pietie Boskers, Royce Boskers, Rene Hebers, Ryan Pedde, Kevin Rietema, Melanie Reynders, Joanne Rozendaal, Christie Thomas, Richard Vriend, and Wendy Werkman)
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