Jun 6, 1988
Below you see the average Sunday morning worship attendance of the first 21 weeks of each year since 1988. These numbers do not include the children in the nursery What can we learn from this? 1) We have broken out…
Why an All-Church Survey?
Jul 15, 1985
A survey can inform you about your congregation and illumine more of God's will for how to grow.
A Gift to You from CHEF
What’s that? And who’s Jon Bloom?
Oct 27, 1993
John Piper introduces the Christian Hedonism Expansion Fund (CHEF) and its mission.
Encouraging You to Come to the Desiring God National Conference on Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
Sep 7, 2005
Dear Bethlehem I am writing to encourage you to come to the third annual Desiring God National Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 7-9, 2005. The theme is Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. I believe this conference…
Envisioning the Next Eight Years
Jul 20, 1987
I think the reason I respond so positively to the ministry of Ralph and Roberta Winter is that they really are committed to spreading vision and giving hope more than they are to raising money That is the way I…
Ponder This with Tillapaugh
Feb 11, 1985
John Piper invites church members to consider with him how Bethlehem ought to handle future growth.
Possible Steps for '86
Feb 17, 1986
Eight reasons for why Bethlehem members voted to postpone a capital campaign.
Another Desiring God
Bethlehem on the Radio
Oct 1, 1990
Bethlehem pursues new ways of filling Minneapolis with their teaching.
Thoughts on Our ‘SPAN III’ Commitments Before I Know the Results
Mar 11, 1991
It is five o’clock Sunday afternoon, March 10. After this morning’s service at Northwestern I came home, ate some of Noël’s world-class spaghetti, and went to bed. I have just gotten up from that nap What a morning the Lord…
Please Pray for the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors
Jan 30, 1989
Announcing the approaching pastors conference on "The Achievement of the Cross" and the items needing prayer.
Project ’84 Ends and the Pre-’90 Era Begins
May 21, 1984
The six remaining years of the 1980's are filled with exciting new potential for Bethlehem.
Update on Bethlehem As Seedbed
Nov 15, 1982
John Piper introduces a new program at Bethlehem for raising up young candidates for full-time Christian ministry.
Bethlehem: Seedbed for Missions
Aug 17, 1982
How does a church become and remain fertile ground for moblizing and supporting missionaries?
Past and Future at the Bethlehem Conference Reunion
Jul 5, 1983
A brief report of the good things going on at BBC after 3 years as pastor.
What Wonderful and Wild Thing Might God Be Up To?
May 8, 2002
How do you lead your church through financial and logistical surprises?
Rallying for a Different Hope
Jan 3, 2008
Eric Redmond, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist in Temple Hills, MD, helps us see the lay of the land in the African-American church by doing two things He celebrates Anthony Carter’s and Thabiti Anyabwile’s books as rallying points for a different…
Ministry Ferment on the Homefront
Mar 4, 1985
No ministry is too small. Someone needs your encouragement that their life can count.
Three Important Things for Members
Sep 3, 1985
The life of a growing church calls for prayer, planning, and praise.
SPAN the Nineties II
May 30, 1989
An extensive redesign of the equipping process at Bethlehem that seeks to better prepare every saint for the work of ministry.
From Bedford to Bethlehem via China
Nov 4, 1985
Introducing the China Awareness Seminar and its speaker, David Adeney.
What’s Happening with ‘SPAN the Nineties’?
Aug 29, 1988
After the “SPAN the Nineties” fund raising effort last spring, several factors led the leadership of the church to reconsider certain aspects of the original proposal 1) For example, the cost to remodel the “Hacking Property” for Children's…
Vote on SPAN the Nineties Part II
Jul 10, 1989
Five changes that will occur if you vote for the church restructuring plan.
Would you Pray About our Conference for Pastors?
Jan 8, 1990
A request for prayer for the 1990 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors on Universalism and the Reality of Eternal Punishment.