Bethel Covenant: From the Pastor's Desk 4.9.17

In This Issue

  1. Welcoming our Director of Youth Ministry - Keith Johnson
  2. Lately at Bethel
  3. Coming Up
  4. Hear a sermon
  5. Pray for Bethel
  6. About Us

Welcoming our Director of Youth Ministry Keith Johnson

May God bless Keith, Alicia, and their Ministry at Bethel and Zion!

We are so excited to welcome Keith and his wife Alicia as to Bethel and to the FUSION team! God has big plans here at Bethel and we cant wait to see how God uses Keith to serve our students, the students at Zion, an all over our community. To get to know Keith a little better I asked him a bunch of questions, take a look at his responses and make sure to make him and Alicia feel welcome the next time we see them!

Keith, Alicia, and Watson.
  • How did you meet Jesus? I met Jesus when I was young, as I was raised by Christian parents. We always went to Church, and AWANA, then Youth Group. I accepted Christ at home while in Elementary school. But it became real in Jr. High and Sr High youth group.
  • How did you know you were called into ministry? While growing up and going to youth group in both Jr High and High school, I was involved in student leadership. It was during my freshman year of High School that I got to shadow my Youth Pastor for the day and saw what he does. I knew then that I wanted to do that for a career. Then once I graduated, I flew out to Minnesota to work at Lake Beauty Bible Camp for the summer where I was a Counselor for the summer. I fell in love with leading students to Christ and walking along side of them. Then once the summer was over, I went off to Covenant Bible College in Canada for the year. It was a tough year but a good year. I knew that since I wanted be a Youth Pastor, I needed to learn scripture more and have a better understanding of the Bible. Following that year of CBC, I went back to LBBC and was a Counselor for another summer. It was a blast. I then transferred to North Park University where I really dove head first to Biblical Studies and felt that this was the path for me. Once I graduated and move back to Colorado, I felt the urge to attend Denver Seminary and start moving forward towards finding and honing in on my skills leading youth. I had opportunities to serve many Churches in the Denver Metro area and Northern Colorado area. It was in Loveland Colorado at Crossroads Church, that I was baptized as an Adult (as I was baptized as an infant,) into my calling as a Youth Pastor. It has been a long journey to get to where I am now, but I have grown so much through it all.
  • What is your favorite thing about working with students? My favorite thing about working with students is seeing their smile on their face when they are able to connect with what they are learning and asking the hard questions to move their faith forward. I love coming along side of them to encourage them and help them identify where their faith is.
  • What are you most excited about when it comes to FUSION? I would say that getting to work with two great Churches and communities is exciting. It has a lot of potential to be something great and I love the idea of working with the students and families that attend both Churches connecting them to God and showing them that we care for them.
  • What are some things you do for fun? I like to go on walks with my wife and our Corgi Watson. I also like to play Disc Golf, regular golf, and Fifa17 (Xbox One)
  • What is your favorite movie/tv show? I would say my favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness. My Favorite show currently is The Walking Dead.
  • Where are you from? I come from the great state of Colorado.
  • What is your favorite bible verse? Proverbs 21:21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
  • What is your favorite book (besides the bible)? The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis are one of my favorite Series.
  • What is one thing we should all know about you? Denver Broncos...

Make sure you introduce yourself the next time Keith and Alicia are with us!

God did lots of cool stuff this week. From 20+ kids at Parents Night out, Heartfelt Worship on Sunday, Keith's first FUSION on Wednesday, and Dorcas on Thursday!

Praise God who does good things!

Whats coming up?


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

Thursday, April 13th: Joint Maundy Thursday Service 6pm at Zion Covenant Join us at our sister church Zion Covenant as we prepare for Easter by sharing in the Lord’s Supper. Be sure to stick around for dessert!

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

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Join us Sundays as we 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.

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