Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thinking Ahead with Pastor Jim

 Going Where Christ is Not Named!

 

Several weeks ago we were challenged to participate in reaching the unreached world for Christ.  This after all is one of the key expectations Christ has of us as believers.  There are, of course, many varied aspects to accomplishing this task.  One aspect practiced at Bethel, to help accomplish this task, is to place a concentrated effort on missionary outreach during the month of October. 

Last week we sent some time distinguishing between a believer’s testimony and his/her witness.  This Sunday we will attempt to share a distinction that can be made between being a witness and being an active missionary.  After all Paul did say, in contemporary vernacular, “how can they hear unless someone tells them, and how can they share the Gospel unless they are sent?"  A great question he proceeds to answer both by his preaching and by his lifestyle. 

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!  Spend time, on Saturday evening, preparing yourselves, in order to hear from God as the Word of God is presented. 

See you then! 

Pastor Jim

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thinking Ahead with Pastor Jim

The Right Message and Messenger!

Luke 24:44-47 – October 19, 2014AM 

No one qualifies as Jesus Christ does to explain God’s missionary enterprise.  Christ appears on the evening of the first Lord’s Day.  He asks for food, eats before the disciples and begins to speak.  I believe this was one way to authenticate His resurrection.  Amazing words are uttered with genuine simplicity. 

Christ declares God’s purpose for His coming, as World Evangelization.  This was not a surprise; it was a well planned missionary enterprise God had predicted in earlier revelation.  Jesus said ‘All things must be fulfilled, which were written . . '

But within the plan were certain guidelines & qualifications to accomplish the will of God.  There was a specific message & God specific messengers in mind.  Nothing else would work, and nothing else was necessary.  After all, God does not make mistakes or is never short sighted.  We must recognize God’s wisdom and authority to fulfill His calling. 

See you Sunday! 

Pastor Jim

Monday, September 16, 2013

Missions at Bethel

 
 

Having a heart that is burdened for world evangelism is what God desires of every believer. The Bible states that because God loved the world He gave His only Son. Developing lives that invest in the world and taking the Gospel to the world is a vital ministry at Bethel. From the annual Faith Promise Missions Conference to the short-term mission trips by church members to help on mission fields, we are making investments that are impacting lives in world evangelism. Our desire is to support quality missionaries but also to send out those from our ministry who have been impacted and called by God.

Below is a list of missionaries supported by Bethel. We thank God for their willing and faithful hearts and urge everyone to pray for the work they are doing.

  • Joel & Veronica Culberson - Awana missionaries serving in Kansas and Missouri. www.awanaksmo.org
  • Howard & Marcia Davidson - serving in Scotland
  • Geoff & Michelle Freeman - Campus Crusade missionaries serving in Rhode Island. www.geoffandmichelle.com
  • Rex & Jan Harmon - serving in Jamaica
  • Dorothy Johnson - Campus Crusade missionary serving in France
  • Jim & Patty Love - serving in England
  • Arlyn & Marcy Nies - Awana missionaries serving in North Dakota
  • Ricky & Jaime Ownes - missionaries to Wales
  • Dick & Linda Redding - serving in Mexico
  • J.A. & Pam Richards - serving in Wales
  • John & Beabea Rogers - serving in Indiana
  • Rocky & Ruth Schmied - serving in Wichita. www.web.me.com/rocklin
  • Jeremy & Jodi Smith - building churches with CBM
  • C.T.L. & Sharen Spear - serving in Florida. http://www.usachurchplanting.org
  • Willis & Neusa Stitt - serving in Brazil
  • Leandro & Julie Tarrataca - serving in Brazil
  • Dr. Greg and Linda Waller - serving in Mexico
  • Tony & Elizabeth Weedor - serving in Colorado
  • Don & Lola Winans - serving in Australia
  • Topeka Rescue Mission - www.trmonline.org
  • Hospitals of Hope - http://www.hospitalsofhope.org
  • Lighthouse - http://www.lighthousekc.org/
  • KBUZ -www.afr.net

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Life Groups

    Life Groups

     
    Will begin September 7th at 6:00 pm.

     
    * Hermeneutics | facilitated by Pastor James Keller | Some people may read God's Word as a devotional, to derive inspiration for living. However, in so doing, they may overlook large sections of scripture never applying them to their lives deeming themselves unable to understand their content. God's Word must be understood before it can be applied to real live. God intended for us to understand the scriptures. He would never have given them to us, as He did protecting them from error had He not intended for us to understand them and apply them to our daily living.
     
    * I & II Timothy | led by Jack West | Paul's letter to Timothy gives instruction on the organization of the church and the responsibilities of a teacher/pastor. We all should be teachers who are spreading the Gospel. I & II Timothy provides the tools for us to better understand how to be an effective teacher.
     
    *Children of the Day - I & II Thessalonians | Beth Moore ladies' study led by Jeanne Keller. The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that Light today.
     
     














     

     

     
     










     



     









     












Thursday, August 16, 2012

Adult Ministries

A vital ministry, of Bethel, is the Adult Bible studies that meet at 9:30 AM every Sunday. These groups are designed to teach the Scriptures, minister to the needs of people through personal contact and to provide fellowship within the individual age groups. Like other ministries, at Bethel, the Adult Bible study groups are more than a program; it is people touching the lives of other people. These study groups offer something for everyone and we invite you to become a part.

Sometimes we need the encouragement of others who are struggling through the very same issues. You don't have to go through those struggles by yourself. Others have experienced God's peace and you can too. These classes are designed to deepen your Bible understanding and your relationship with Christ and others within the church.

Our other Adult Ministries are: Life Groups, Men's Ministry and Women's Ministry.

Senior Saints

If you picture age 50+ as nap time and a rocking chair, then you don't attend Bethel! The Senior Saints are Bethel's youth group for grown-ups. This group is anything but boring and uneventful!

The fellowship times allow you to meet people and strengthen friendships.

Whether you're an 'empty-nester', have children yet at home, or you are a grandparent, come spend time with us!

Fellowship Times:

Valentine Party
Christmas Party
Attending Plays
Dinners
Other events that look interesting

Meet the Staff: Youth Pastor Drew Culberth





Youth Pastor Drew Culberth and his wife, Marta have 5 children, Drew IV, Elias, Gabriel, Alexia and Jacob.

 Drew's vision, for the youth at Bethel, is to see that they continue to grow, in the Lord, through discipleship and teaching. This enables our youth to not only be the church of the future, but a vibrant part of the church today.


Drew can be contacted at drew.lifeline@gmail.com



Children's Ministries


 

Ministries for children on Sunday morning:

 
Infant Nursery - 0 to 2 years
We consider it our privilege to care for your precious little ones while you attend our Bible studies, worship service and other special events at Bethel. Our goal is to provide a secure, safe and healthy atmosphere for your child.

Kids' Classes (Sundays 9:30 AM hour)
*Toddler Class - 2 - 4 years old
*Kindergarten - 1st Grade
*2nd - 3rd Grade
*4th - 6th Grade

Toddler's Church (10:30 AM)
Children ages 2-4 years old learn about salvation and Christ's special love for them through the media of stories, games and crafts.

Children's Church (10:30 AM)
A special time for those children in grades K - 4th to experience the aspects of a worship service at their level of understanding.

Men's Ministries


Growth and fellowship opportunities

Men's Saturday morning prayer breakfast
Men's basketball
Men's Life Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Women's Ministries



Bethel Baptist Women's Ministries

Exists to Help Women:


GROW in their walk with the Lord,
CULTIVATE their relationship with other believers,
BLOOM in their ministries,
PLANT the seed of Christ in their community
GLORIFY God in their beauty.

                                         Bethel's Women's Ministry Team
                                                       

                                     

   Opportunities for
  growth and fellowship:

 
Women mentoring women
Retreats
             Mommy & Me -  fellowship for younger women
    Connect in prayer - women's prayer group
    Holiday gatherings
 

Life Group

 
Children of the DAY” – 1 & 2 Thessalonians
 Beth Moore Bible Study will begin Sept 7th at 6:0 pm
 
The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today.  Shine brightly as you study 1 & 2 Thessalonians with Beth Moore in this 9-session study.
 “You are all children of the light
and children of the day. 
 We do not belong to the night
 or to the darkness.”   I Thessalonians 5:5
1) The Lord’s Message Rang Out
2) Entrusted with the Gospel
3) Destined for This
4) Taught by God
5) Children of Light
6) Mobilized Ministry
7) To Love the Truth
8) The Lord of Peace
 
Level 1:  Participate in the video sessions only.
Level 2:  Participate in the video sessions and purchase a workbook to do the weekly homework assignments. ($16)
 Sign up sheet at Bethel, or email me at Jeanne-jim@sbcglobal.net
Books will be ordered by August 27th.  Let me know if you want one.