Ministers

Sermon Preview: Had I Known

It’s okay to not be okay. These words are both reassuring and challenging to us. In one sense, we all long to know that it’s okay if we aren’t okay, while at the same time being extremely uneasy with the idea of making ourselves so vulnerable. We live in a culture that tells us to…

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Staying Focused on Our Greater Purpose

We are in a time of growth right now as a church. As we prepare for God to work through us in our community in a big way, I want to share with you some of what will be guiding us. Last year, we developed what we call our Vision of Greater: “Mt Bethel is…

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Have You Seen Him?

After His suffering, He presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. Acts 1:3 Each Easter, I look forward to sunrise service where we declare He has risen! I pray each year I…

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Spotlight on Project 82 in Kenya

What does the face of poverty look like? Poverty is that thing you have when you don’t have anything else. Project 82, our missions partner in Kenya, reaches far beyond poverty and into the depths of human suffering. It is easy to imagine that the people in the worst possible situation are those who have…

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What Does God Do?

What does God do? It’s kind of a funny question. You might say, “He does whatever He wants to do.” And that would be true. In scripture, however, we find some very specific things that God does that are at the core of who He is. We begin every Missions Committee meeting with prayer and…

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Cross Eyed

My daughter’s eyes began to sparkle this past weekend as she opened a gift my wife and I had given her. As she opened a jewelry box, inside she found a golden cross—one that had been given to Kristen, my wife, years before as she came forward to make a public profession of faith. My…

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It’s Hard to Believe What God is Doing in South Asia

I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to South Asia twice this year to share in ministry with one of our strategic ministry partners, Hope for Today. What a joy it was to walk and work alongside some amazing Christian leaders doing more ministry with fewer resources than I could even imagine if…

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Fight to Win!

Growing up in America, we are often taught that if you fight, fight to win. No one likes to lose. I certainly don’t! Speaking of fighting–my wife, Kristen, and I have found a new favorite TV series to stream on Amazon Prime after the kids go to bed: Poldark. Maybe some of you have seen it.…

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