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

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.

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.

Challenging the Church and Culture with Truth

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #6

Sermons

by John Piper

Believing in the supremacy of God leads us to believe in the existence of absolute truth.

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Psalms 95

Sermons

by John Piper

Jesus Christ has released the merciful power of God by his sin-bearing death; and the Holy Spirit is applying it to our church.

Your Love Is Better Than Life

Savoring the Vision

Psalms 63

Sermons

by John Piper

God is worshiped and honored and savored both by fainting for him and by feasting on him.

A Passion for the Supremacy of God for the Joy of All Peoples

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Acts 13:36

Sermons

by John Piper

We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples.

By Treasuring All That God Is, All Whom He Loves

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Galatians 3:5

Sermons

by John Piper

Faith works through love. It becomes active and visible in the form of love that people can see.

Praying for All His Purposes, Meditating on All His Word

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Sermons

by John Piper

Believing that the Bible is the Word of God is a gigantic event in the soul. Therefore God does not leave it merely to man.

Sustained by All His Grace

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

1 Corinthians 4:7

Sermons

by John Piper

All things are by his grace because all things are for his glory. The all-sufficient, inexhaustible Giver gets the glory.

God's Purpose for Jacob and Bethlehem

Genesis 35:11

Sermons

by John Piper

Everyone we lead to Christ is a fulfillment of the promise, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply."

I Have Other Sheep

John 10:16

Sermons

by John Piper

The sovereignty of God over the wills of men doesn't make evangelism unnecessary; it makes it hopeful.

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.

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.