All Resources on Church Mission

Why Does Bethlehem Exist?

What I Said at the Leadership Retreat

Articles

by John Piper

Bethlehem exists to reassert God’s rightful place in all of life.

What Is Bethlehem?

Articles

by John Piper

Bethlehem is most essentially a vision of God.

Remember, We Are a Small Part of Something Very Great

How to Prepare for Next Sunday's Discussion

Articles

by John Piper

God is stirring all over the world in governments and churches to do a new thing in our generation.

Your Place in the Strategy

Articles

by John Piper

If any good discovery is made in ministry we should consider how to multiply its effects in other churches.

Preaching a Plan for Ministry

Articles

by John Piper

A church's priorities should be based on the relationships each Christian should develop with God, fellow believers, and unbelievers.

The Overarching Mission of Bethlehem Baptist Church

Articles

by John Piper

We cannot define our mission in terms of deeds alone because any deed can be done with an attitude that does not glorify God.

Should Missions Be Secondary In the Life of a Local Church?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says missions is too intertwined with God's glory to be peripheral.

Why Have a Statement of Purpose?

An Invitation to Three Special Sunday School Classes

Articles

by John Piper

If every member could express why we exist as a church, there would be a new intensity about all we do.

Working with You for Your Joy

Instilling the Vision

2 Corinthians 1:23 - 2:4

Sermons

by John Piper

Walk in Wisdom: Seize the Moment

Colossians 4:2-6

Sermons

by John Piper

Wisdom is the use of knowledge to reach worthy goals, such as winning outsiders to Christ.

Good News to the Poor

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #5

Galatians 2:9-10

Sermons

by John Piper

The fact that Jesus was born to a poor couple in a cow stall tells us something about the way God meant to reach the world.

Diversity in God-Centered Worship

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #4

Romans 15:1-7

Sermons

by John Piper

The abiding foundation of our corporate worship is God-centeredness.

Urban-Suburban Partnership

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #2

Colossians 3:8-17

Sermons

by John Piper

Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in everything, including choosing where we live.

The Value of Relationships

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #1

Hebrews 3:12-13

Sermons

by John Piper

All Christian relationships have this as their goal: to help each other stay satisfied in God.

Vision for the Harvest: 2000 by 2000

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

John 4:31-38

Sermons

by John Piper

When we give ourselves to the work of personal evangelism and world missions, God pours more life into our souls.

The Counsel of the Lord Stands Forever

Reflections on Corporate Planning

Psalm 33:10-11

Sermons

by John Piper

A truth stripped of God is not a whole truth and will not guide the church well.

If It Is of God, It Will Not Be Overthrown

(Commitment Sunday Service At Maranatha Hall)

Acts 5:33-42

Sermons

by John Piper

What does building a new worship building have to do with real worship?

The Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13:8-16

Sermons

by John Piper

It is your sacred duty and joy to praise God continually with your lips.

Let God Be All in This Building!

1 Corinthians 3:5-9

Sermons

by John Piper

It's the absence of the centrality of the biblical God in all of life that is leading to the collapse of our civilization.

Striving for the Faith of the Gospel

Spreading the Vision

Philippians 1:27-30

Sermons

by John Piper

The mark of living worthily of the gospel is a unified, fearless striving for the faith of the gospel.

Rebuilt Ruins Will Reach the World

Acts 15:14-18

Sermons

by John Piper

We are ruins being rebuilt by the grace of God. And we are here that the rest of men may seek the Lord.