Vision Statement: Creating a culture of hospitality where we listen deeply to each other and our neighbors.
Recognizing all people as created and loved by God.
Devoted to learning, fellowship and prayer.
The Community Ministry Team is the center for welcome and hospitability initiatives that attract and engage new members and groups to Bethel and nurture the Christian community. This ministry team will support outreach to the urban community around Bethel and create a welcoming environment for those members that are looking for a home to find spiritual growth and fellowship experience.
Groups that are coordinated by the Community Team are:
New Member development
Areas of accountability are:
Initiate new membership programs
Develop outreach programs
Create a welcoming environment towards Bethel members as well as towards visitors, potential new members and groups that Bethel invites to is facilities
Integrate new members into church life and activities
Pastor Mike brings a wealth of experience to Bethel Lutheran Church. Born and raised in Odessa, Texas, Pastor Mike developed a real appreciation for Latin culture. This led him to study Latin American history in college where he graduated with a BA from Texas Lutheran University. He received a Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His doctoral project was on the Lutheran Future in Postmodern America.
It’s time to update the contact info that Bethel has for you. People move and get new email addresses. People no longer recognize you from your old photo! In the survey, members can update their contact info, and indicate their interest in volunteering or participating in Bethel’s many activities. Members who will not be present at Bethel can find the survey here. The new Bethel especially needs to build on your volunteer interests.
What is a hearing loop? It’s an external device that allows hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers to have seamless access to crystal-clear sound, thereby allowing them to participate again in communication. The fact that Bethel has installed four of them (Sanctuary, Borgwardt Hall, Fireside Gallery, Pentecost Room) shows a commitment to include people with hearing loss in worship services, meetings, fellowship gatherings and other events – that has rarely been matched. Help us celebrate Bethel’s outstanding commitment to inclusivity and hearing loop technology.
Bethel Lutheran Church has many rooms available for one-time or on-going community or private meetings or events. We are happy to host you in our facility for your event. We have a variety of room sizes and space for your needs with quality AV equipment, modern rooms and helpful staff. Our rooms can accommodate as few as 5 people up to several hundred, depending on the need. We have even had a group with over 900 have very successful events here on several occasions.
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