Missions

The Bethel Missions Team focuses on helping Bethel be “salt and light” to our neighbors, our country, and around the world. We do this in response to Christ’s Great Commission to “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing…teaching… and lo, I am with you always to the close of the age.” (Matt. 28:19)
 
So how do we do this? We pray, we financially support, and we serve.

Prayer

We bring requests before the Lord and thank Him for His many blessings on a regular basis. We do this is in many ways:
  • Weekly mission prayers in the bulletin
  • Publication of Acts Facts with descriptions of all our missionaries and their work
  • Newsletter items with prayer requests from missionaries
  • Open prayer time during each worship service

Financial Support

Bethel has rich history of believing in the importance of the Great Commission, and supporting missionaries around the world. This is evident in our Missions Budget which is an entirely separate fund budget from our General & Operating budget. All contributions to the Mission Budget and to our Lenten and Thank Offering go directly to individuals and agencies involved in:   
  • Evangelism
  • Medical missions  
  • Bible translation
  • Agricultural missions
  • Literacy              
  • Public health
  • Affordable housing           
  • Church renewal    
  • Faculty ministry
  • Ministry to students at all levels
Some of the organizations we currently support include: Wycliffe Bible Translators, ECHO, Habitat MId Ohio, IVCF, CRU, International Friendships, and Good Shepherd Hospital in DRC. For a complete list, please email our church office for our “Acts Facts”, our Missions Information Booklet.

Serve

Christ promises to be with us as we go into mission service locally, nationally, and globally. Plans are currently on hold for arranging mission trips outside of Columbus due to the pandemic.  We hope to send a team to El Salvador once restrictions are cancelled. 

 In the past, Bethel members have served with:

  • Health clinics in Honduras and El Salvador
  • Clean-up teams in Puerto Rico and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
  • Volunteer groups with the Salvation Army, International Friendships, and Lower Lights Christian Ministries & Health Center
  • Habitat Mid Ohio Northside Partnership builds in Linden area
 

We invite you to join in the mission work at Bethel.