Missionaries on Furlough It is always a joy to have our missionaries on campus with us to catch up with them personally and find out what God is doing through them and how He is leading. Fourteen of them attended a two-week seminar presented by our BIM staff. As well, the missionaries shared about their […]
Ongoing Training for our Field Workers The Home Assignment Seminar (July 13-24) has 14 adults and 13 missionary kids in attendance. The BCOM senior class is helping BIM staff with seminar logistics and MK activities. Pray that the seminar will be a blessing to the missionaries and their families. Pray also for Milta, Linda and Amy […]
The Bethany Center for Global Studies (BCGS) team is preparing for the start of the next distance education term that begins August 10. This week we received an application for the MA in Intercultural Leadership from one of the U.S. leaders of an international missions agency. We are presently in dialog with that agency and other U.S.-based missions to potentially partner […]
Short-Term (STEM) This week we’ve enjoyed having BCOM students join our urban team as together they went out into the streets, witnessing and sharing the Kingdom of God! During the coming week, STEM will have two teams out, one ministering in Urban Minneapolis and the other in Biloxi, MS. Here are some specific prayers for […]
The Jewish World Kay Hudgins from the YWAM Jewish World Office, was our special guest speaker Sunday, June 21. She shared on God’s heart for Israel along with how and why to pray for the Jewish people. Summer Schedule Change Effective this week, Bethany House of Prayer is cutting back on the number of prayer […]
Former BCOM student and BIM associate, Paul McKaughan (’61), was on campus June 10 to meet with associates and to speak in chapel. God has given him a unique platform of ministry as an encourager, cross-pollinator and helper to mission and ministry leaders. Missions can be expressed in the following words today: Meaning – Short term bursts instead of […]
Weekly Devotionals George Foster is writing devotionals that are posted weekly on the Bethany International website. George has a wonderful way of communicating truth that strengthens and encourages people. Bethany House of Prayer The notes and messages from the Forerunner Gatherings in BHOP are available online. Richee Parks just spoke on the Great Commission.
Teaching David Sliker and a team from the International House of Prayer ministered to us last week. Dave acknowledged the age difference between students and the older, resident staff members. Younger people tend to want to be on the “cutting edge”, while older people generally prefer less change. This can cause conflict. The key gift […]
President Dan Brokke recently met with Kent Parks, the International Director of Mission to Unreached Peoples. Kent shared how they have just made a major move as a mission to approaching their work around the world in a field-based team context. That has been a priority at Bethany Missions for a long time. It is […]
I am in the Charlotte, NC airport returning from a week of meetings with the Ethne steering committee in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Thanks to you who were praying. This was very beneficial week of developing new relationships and establishing opportunities for future partnership.
Today, one fourth or 27% of the world has almost no access to the Gospel. The Ethne Group’s vision is “peoples joining together to glorify God among all peoples.” This group of mission leaders seeks to celebrate Great Commission progress, access current opportunities and resources, and accelerate movements. I was asked to join them because of Bethany’s missions training and sending experience and legacy.