|Please tell us what a student can learn at your site:||Worship leadership in a variety of settings. Radical Hospitality. Small Group leadership. Community Outreach. Grassroots Ministry. Connections with people who have a variety of beliefs and backgrounds. A Kingdom understanding, working across denominational lines, ecumenically, along with secular engagement. Example, Spirit Garage likes to describe itself as Lutheran "under the hood". |
Bethlehem has a number of engagements locally, nationally, and internationally. Reaching Out Through Peace: Promoting Reconciliation, Equipping Servant Leaders, Assisting the Poor, Caring for the Sick, Educating the Next Generation (http://www.bethlehem-church.org/peace). Spirit Garage has member led initiatives currently including: Feed My Starving Children, Connection with our neighborhood school Emerson through the Sheridan Story, Children's Lighthouse Hospice, Global Health Ministries.
Bethlehem is a strong, vibrant congregation willing to take risks and always learning and investing in others. Spirit Garage is an example of this, as well as Jacob's Well, Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry, and Urban Homeworks.
Focus is always needed. There are a lot of things that can distract a congregation. We try to keep the main thing the main thing, following Jesus.