Special Announcement: proposal of the meshing of two churches

Proverbs 29:18 says: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

One of the key characteristics of Bethlehem Church over the years has been our love for our community and our view that God’s mission is greater than any one church.  For this reason, throughout our history we have partnered with a number of other ministries to expand Christ’s Kingdom whenever we have had the opportunity.  For instance, ministries like Family Promise and First Choice have flourished because of such partnerships.

 

We have recently completed a time of discerning God’s vision.  The plan is wonderful and each of you had an opportunity to speak into that process.  However, we continually come back to the question of whether or not we have the resources for our plan.  Believing God is faithful to His calling, we should not have been surprised, but we were, when our elders were invited into a conversation, hosted by The Center, about joining hands with another ministry in our area.

 

As a result of that conversation, the Elders invited the leaders of Grace Church on the Mount of Netcong NJ to a preliminary meeting about Bethlehem Church “meshing ministry” with Grace Church On The Mount.

Grace is a spiritually vibrant church that is growing and expanding in our area.

 

Last week the complete Elder Boards from both churches met, prayed, and ultimately agreed unanimously to explore with our church families the possibility of meshing the two churches.  To explore this further there will be meetings, discussions, focus groups, and consultations with experienced professionals to guide us through this process.  If both congregations ultimately vote to proceed with this, it would create one church meeting in two locations; Grace Church on The Mount,

(Netcong) campus and Grace Church on the Mount, Bethlehem (Randolph) campus.  This meshed “Grace Church” would populate and provide for a full array of ministries at both campuses.

 

We don’t want to lag behind God on this.  But we also do not wish to run ahead of Him.  Both churches are declaring five days of fasting and prayer to begin tomorrow (Nov 5) and run through this Friday.

 


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Welcome to a place that understands. Bethlehem Church is made up of people experiencing many of the same challenges, joys, victories and defeats you are facing in your life. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we do know the One who does have all the answers, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He understands us, He accepts us, He transforms us and He promises us so much more as we journey together to become everything He has designed us to be.


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Bethlehem Church is conveniently located on Route 10 West in Randolph NJ


Address :

Bethlehem Church

758 Route 10

Randolph, NJ 07869


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