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Christian Outreach

The Department of Christian Outreach

 

Vision

While evangelism and outreach should be a natural part of daily Christian witness, the Department of Christian Outreach is an intentional component of the Church’s corporate role to fulfill the mission of Christ declared in Matthew 25:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matt. 25:35-40)

 

Ministries

Lifegate Ministry – Serving the community is a central aspect of the identity of New Bethel. Utilizing the New Bethel Outreach Ministry as its primary location, the Lifegate Ministry regularly provides food and clothing to those in the community who are in need. Volunteers solicit food and clothing items from the congregation and other nonprofit organizations and distribute those items to those in the community.

 

Food Pantry – Located in the basement of the Outreach Ministry, this ministry offers food to families in need regularly during the year. Volunteers also deliver food to members who cannot leave their homes to shop for groceries and are in need of food. They also oversee the maintenance of the Church’s urban garden which grows fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution.

 

Clothes Drive – Though the Lifegate Ministry will offer clothing on a regular basis, annually a clothes drive will be held to assist with replenishing the clothing supply available for distribution and reengage the community with the services offered through this Ministry. Throughout the year, the volunteers of this ministry will also hold additional drives for specific seasonal items (e.g., coats, book bags, etc.).

 

Benevolence Ministry – The purpose of this ministry is to aid congregation members in financial crisis situations, providing assistance with payments for utilities (with priority on elderly and/or disabled), rent, medicine, food, and children’s clothing. Members can apply to receive these funds if they meet the criteria for assistance.

 

Freedom Is Ours (FIO) Nation – This newly developed outreach ministry seeks to connect with youth and young adults from the ages of 13 to 25 by going outside of the walls of the church to minister to them in the community. Youth-led worship services, concerts, and service projects compose the activities for this ministry.

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) – Annually, New Bethel offers VBS to children and youth in the Church as well as from the surrounding community. For one week during the summer, the students not only increase their Biblical knowledge but also engage in prosocial activities which improve their social skills and promote healthy emotional development. Children from the community are provided with transportation to the church, if needed, and lunch is also provided. More than 100 children participated last year and we look forward to adding even more!

 

Shade Tree Bible Classes – Similar to VBS, for one week during the summer, New Bethel leaders and volunteers hold Bible study and other activities at various site locations throughout the surrounding communities and invite youth and children from that community to participate in the class. We evangelize to children and their families who otherwise may not attend church.

 

Jail Ministry – Being incarcerated can be a challenging experience which may cause people to feel hopeless but may also prompt people to consider making serious life changes. This ministry was designed to offer Bible study and worship services in local jails and juvenile detention centers in order to spread the love of God, offer hope, and encourage people to give their lives to Christ.

 

Assisted Living Ministry – Being in an assisted living facility may sometimes feel isolating and discouraging, especially if family and friends do not regularly visit. This ministry was developed to hold worship services or Bible classes at local assisted living facilities in order to spread the Gospel and encourage and uplift the residents therein.