INTRODUCTION: MISSIONS @ BETHEL
There are many ways to get plugged into God’s global mission to reach the unreached. Here are just some opportunities for involvement at individual and corporate levels at Bethel.
We are currently conducting an internal review and are not accepting long-term applications or inquiries at this time. Please feel free to check back at this location for further information in the Spring/Summer of 2017. Thank you.
*** Click HERE to download our current Short Terms Missions Applications form. THE DEADLINE FOR SUMMER SHORT – TERM APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 25th 2017. Thank you.
Once completed, you can e-mail it to us at ‘ firstname.lastname@example.org ‘.
Praying regularly for our missionaries is a wonderful way to bless them! Check out the pictures of our Bethel-supported missionaries on the wall near the West Wing Gym. Monthly newsletters with praises and prayer requests from our missionaries are also available on the missions table in the hall leading from the sanctuary to the West Wing Gym.
Prayer in missions is crucial! Pray for our world using the book Operation World by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk, or access Operation World online at http://www.operationworld.org.You will gain challenging, interesting information about people groups and learn how God is working all around the world. Seek out how the Lord may be leading you to join Him in His work!
Sending a letter, card, or email are all great ways of letting missionaries know that you are thinking of them and that they are appreciated and loved. Please remember to be sensitive to the political situation of each country — we don’t want to jeopardize the safety of any missionary. Please contact Kay Bartlett from the Missions Committee if you are interested in writing to a missionary/family (email@example.com)
We encourage you to first be faithful to giving, and beyond that there are opportunities to give to individual missionaries through their agencies. Sending care packages is also a great way to bless missionaries. Please contact the Bethel Missions Committee for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Participate in missions-related events:
- OMF Heart for Asia Conference: Overseas Mission Fellowship’s “Heart for Asia Kingston” Conference is held each fall at Bethel Church. Interested in short term service in East Asia? Or long term? Ask your questions of the OMF team of missionaries. All are welcome. For more information on the 2012 conference, contact Martha Blair.
Read missionary biographies — probably the most “dangerous” genre of literature ever written. Somehow a person is never the same after reading about the life and work of a missionary. Check out the missions section of the Bethel Church library for missions-related books.
If you are interested in learning more about what the Missions Committee does, you can read our Missions Policy!