Bethel Covenant: From the Pastor's Desk 3.26.17

In This Issue

  1. Lately at Bethel
  2. Coming Up
  3. Begin With Prayer
  4. Hear a sermon
  5. Pray for Bethel
  6. About Us

Begining with Prayer

Last Sunday we discovered that 29.3% of our friends, neighbors, and co-workers mark “None” when asked about their religious beliefs or affiliations. As Christians and as a church we believe our mission is where our communities greatest need meets our strengths and passions. God is calling us to Make Disciples who love God, love others, and Make Disciples right here where he has planted. We are starting with prayer as we committed to praying for 3-5 people who don’t know Jesus, every single day and asking God to bring people into our path that we are called to BLESS.

Pulse Discussion

Thanks to everyone who attended our PULSE discussion meeting following the service, even though it did not go exactly as planned. We were able to collect lots of valuable feedback from everyone. If you have anything else to share about your reactions to Pulse please send them our way.

These conversions will continue to shape how we move forward together. May we continue to run the race God has set out for us.


Our Fusion students learned about and shared the Lord's Supper this week.

Praise God who does good things!

Whats coming up?

Parent’s Night Out - April 1st 4-7pm

Have kids? Need a night out? Drop your kids off for a few hours they will have fun playing games, eating pizza, and watching a movie, and you will have some free time! This event is for any parents who could use some time, so invite your friends. Click the link and write an email letting us know your name and the names of your kids.


Five missional practices to intentionally introduce people to Jesus

Even though most of our community believes in God we discovered that nearly one-third (29%) of our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors right here when asked claim no religious faith at all, in addiction to that only 13% of our surrounding community says that their faith is very important to them. We simply can’t afford to wait for others to do the work of outreach and evangelism

Until Easter and throughout the next year we are going to be focusing on natural ways to build relationships with unchurched and dechurched people, serve them, and lovingly point them to Christ. Join us on Sundays as we learn what it means to B.L.E.S.S the people God puts in our path.

Holy Week at Bethel

Sunday, April 9th: Palm Sunday (8-9:30am) for a wonderful breakfast out on by the Congregational Life team. Free-will donations go to directional signs and banners.

Thursday, April 13th: Joint Maundy Thursday Service 7pm at Zion Covenant Join us at our sister church Zion Covenant as we prepare for Easter by sharing in the Lord’s Supper.

Sunday, April 16th: Easter Sunday Join us at 10am to celebrate the resurrection together. Bring your friends and family.

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Listen with Care

At church on Sunday we covered the second of five missional practices to intentionally introduce people to Jesus. Listen with Care. The most important questions most unchurched people are asking of Christians these days comes down to can we be trusted? One way we can build real and trusting relationships with unchurched and dechurched people is through asking questions and really listening.

Our job is to get curious and ask good questions. Listen deeply to people’s dreams and pain. And even more listen for evidence of God’s work in their lives. When we do that, we build strong relationships of trust and are ready to participate in the work God is already doing in their lives.

Here are some questions to help us begin conversations with others about spiritual topics.

  • Do you have any religious background? What does it mean to you?
  • What is the story of your faith journey? How has it changed over time?
  • Have you ever had what you would call a “spiritual” experience? What happened?
  • Many people are interested in spiritual things but not organized religion. Can you relate to that? In what way?
  • Do you think there is a God? What do you think God is like? What questions would you ask God if you could?
  • Do you wish God were real? Why or why not? What difference would it make?
  • Have you ever had good or bad experiences with Christians or the church? What were they? (sometimes we have to rebuild broken trust before a conversation can move forward.)

Join us Sundays as focus on sharing our faith with others.

Pray for Bethel

  1. Pray that we will make individual connections and build relationships of trust with people who don’t know Jesus.
  2. Pray that God will draw unchurched people closer to him through Bethel Covenant.
  3. Pray that God will raise up our future leaders
  4. Finally pray for me, your Pastor.


About Us

Bethel Covenant Church is a gathering of disciples of Jesus Christ located outside Ellsworth, Wisconsin. As a body of believers, our desire is to be known for pursuing Christ and his love for us, our friends, families and neighbors, and for pursuing his priorities in the world.

God is doing great things at Bethel and He longs for a deeper relationship with each one of us. We don't have it all figured out but we invite you to join us as we worship God together, study scripture, connect and grow with each other in community, and use our talents and gifts to serve our church, our community and our world.

For more information and upcoming events like us on Facebook, check out our website, or join us for worship Sunday at 10 am

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