Local Outreach

Bethel Outreach
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Influencing the World, Growing the Individual

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Local Outreach

We desire to transform ourselves and the world by equipping and mobilizing the church to effectively make disciples, both locally and globally.
God has a plan to make His name known throughout the earth. His plan begins with us. Jesus directs us in Mark 16:15, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation….” Bethel outreach works strategically to bring people into Christ’s kingdom and to build Christ’s just kingdom. We accomplish this locally and globally in several ways, including:

  • Challenging, recruiting, and finding creative avenues for people to engage in Christ’s mission in our community and world.
  • Utilizing resources and people to alleviate suffering, demonstrate Christ’s love, and bring about spiritual, emotional and physical health.
  • Equipping the Body through formal courses, training, education, and mentoring.
  • Pursuing partnerships with churches, agencies and likeminded believers who are aligned with Bethel values and are in step with where God is leading our church.
  • Identifying and growing leaders who will carry out the work of long-term outreach ministry.

  • Orphan Care Ministries

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    The purpose of the Bethel Orphan Care Ministry is to mobilize Bethel’s resources and people to meet the needs of the orphaned both internationally and domestically. We are organized into four functions:

    Adoption Care:

    Grant/loans, 501 3-c contributions, support, education, mentoring

    Orphan Care:

    Educate and promote sponsorship of orphans in countries that do not allow foreign adoption

    Foster Care:

    Education and support on becoming a foster parent and/or adopting through the foster care system; Big Brother/Sister mentoring

    Orphanage Care:

    Provide needed supplies and missions trips to specific orphanges (country driven and parent driven)

    For more information contact: Windy Hancock

  • Justice

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    Our mission is to equip and mobilize the church to effectively make disciples as we work together to combat human trafficking, locally and globally.
    Inspired by John 8:36 (“…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”), our ambition is to see every man, woman, and child FREED from oppression as we:

    F: Free Slaves

    R: Restore and redeem both victims and perpetrators with the love of Christ

    E: Educate about exploitation and its various factors

    E: Equip and connect Christ-followers to combat human trafficking

    D: Demolish cultural norms and strongholds that enable slavery

    Contact Angela Hufford or call her at the Bethel office (628-0150) for more information on how to become involved with FREED.

  • Assistance Ministry

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    Applications for our assistance ministry are accepted two evenings a month at Bethel Church, from 5:30-7:30pm in the Activity Center. The format includes filling out an application and an immediate interview. A light meal will also be served. Call 628-1247 and listen carefully to the recorded message to know when applications and interviews are being conducted, and what paperwork is needed.

    We do not offer immediate help. We do not pay deposits. Our process takes several days. You must fill out an application in person in English (interpreters are not provided). You will not be granted an interview if you do not bring the required paperwork.

  • REACH Events

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    Information on planned upcoming local events needing your support are posted here. Please contact Angela Hufford or call her at the Bethel office (628-0150) if you need more information on how you can help with these activities.

    Study Group on Justice

    Join Local Outreach Director Angie Hufford for a four-week study of Gary Haugen’s book “Good News About Injustice”.

    • Date: Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
    • Location: Ridge View Rm
  • Partners

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    Bethel partners with the following agencies to serve our local community. Please click on the agency name for more information. Contact Angela Hufford or call her at the Bethel office (628-0150) if additional information is needed on any of these agencies.

    Tri-city Pregnancy Network – Richland

    Provides counseling and services to women who are making decisions about unplanned pregnancies.

    Union Gospel Mission – Pasco

    Provides rescue ministry to the broken, bruised, and needy in the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities.

    World Relief – Richland

    Partners with churches to make a significant impact on the lives of newly arrived refugees with helpful ministries that show newcomers that the Church cares about them.

    Grace Clinic – Kennewick

    Provides free medical and related services to uninsured people in the Tri-Cites through a holistic approach.

    Habitat for Humanity – Richland

    Works in partnership with low-income working families, sponsors and communities to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.

    Edith Bischel Center – Kennewick

    Dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.

    Skills Development Mission – Richland

    Reaches, teaches, and empowers under-skilled individuals to be responsible citizens.

    SEWSCDH Center for the Deaf – Pasco

    Betters the lives of deaf, deaf-blind, & hard of hearing individuals & their families through empowerment, & equality in a hearing world.

    Ignite Youth Mentoring – Richland

    Committed to providing youth in the Tri-Cities adult role models of Christian Character; partners with schools, youth and family agencies, counselors and churches to support and build our youth.

    Center for Sharing – Pasco

    Provides an intensive Local Leadership Formation Course to realize its vision of raising up servant leaders.

    Young Life – Kennewick/Richland

    Committed to being involved with kids’ lives — from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what’s important to them; help kids consider the direction of their lives, and offer hope for their future.

    Child Evangelism of Tri-Cities – Richland

    Evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living.