Articles on Church Growth & Expansion

After 102 Years Is It Time for a New Sanctuary?

by John Piper

A brief history of where Bethlehem has been and a consideration for the future.

Why We Are Going to Three Sunday Morning Services

by John Piper

How should a church handle current growth and prepare for the future?

Possible Steps for '86

by John Piper

Eight reasons for why Bethlehem members voted to postpone a capital campaign.

Saturday Evening Worship Service Announced

by John Piper

Two goals behind starting a Saturday evening worship service.

Ponder This with Tillapaugh

by John Piper

John Piper invites church members to consider with him how Bethlehem ought to handle future growth.

The Ministry of Rising and Walking

A Pastoral Admonition

by John Piper

Four reasons for attending the early service on Sunday morning.

A Future and a Hope

by John Piper

A summary of the perceived future of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Not If, But How Shall We Grow?

by John Piper

How should a church handle its growth? Build? Plant? Multiply services?

Project ’84 Ends and the Pre-’90 Era Begins

by John Piper

The six remaining years of the 1980's are filled with exciting new potential for Bethlehem.

Breaking Ground

by John Piper

Announcement concerning the start of construction for a new sanctuary.

Update: Project '84

by John Piper

John Piper updates, honors, and urges his church in their financial campaign.