A TBI Update and Announcement

Dear friends of TBI,

With trembling gratefulness in my heart, I look at the remarkable cluster of visionary ministries growing like fruit on the tree of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

  • We are a kind of mission sending agency with 85 foreign missionary units (families or singles) who count Bethlehem as their main sending base.
  • Campus Outreach has exploded in its four-plus years at Bethlehem with 25 staff on four campuses.
  • Desiring God has been spreading resources and holding conferences for over a decade and nourishes people around the world with its Internet presence.
  • Children Desiring God is transforming the way children are nurtured in over two thousand churches in the US and overseas.
  • Bethlehem Urban Initiatives pushes truth and love into the inner city.
  • Treasuring Christ Together plants churches and channels Christ-exalting relief and reformation to the poorest of the poor.
  • The Bethlehem Institute has graduated nine classes of pastoral and missionary-destined men for Bible-saturated, God-centered ministry.

I mention these as a testimony to God’s sovereign grace...

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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.