Philippines Missions Team Update

Tomorrow the team will begin their mass evangelism campaign where they will reportedly, be speaking to upwards of 4,000 students.  There is a mighty sweeping of God in the Philippines right now.  It is thrilling that our teens have the privilege of being a part of it.  Please continue to pray for the team members as each one of them will be speaking at least once on this trip. 

Communication has been limited for this group, but we do have these missionary blog posts which provide some pictures and even a short video/slide show of the team and those they are ministering to.  You will need to scroll down the page through several blog posts in order to see the video/slide show (click on the picture of the Keefer’s).  Please continue to pray for our teens and those who need the Lord. 

Mission Team, if you are reading this, “We are praying for you and cannot wait to hear what the Lord has been doing!”

What Did You Learn at Church Today?

Each Sunday afternoon, thousands of kids across America blink nervously as they try to concoct an answer to this seemingly simple question.

“Well, weren’t you listening?”

Not that your kids usually have trouble finding things to say. You’re typically looking for ways to keep them quiet. But ask them what they’ve learned in Sunday School, and all you’ll hear is the dull hum of your minivan as you pull out of the church parking lot.

If you are concerned for your child’s soul, the fact that talking about a Sunday School lesson is often difficult may be alarming. Maybe you’ve tried to tighten the screws a little, to no avail. While talking to our children about spiritual things will always take wisdom and finesse, below are just a few suggestions of how you might be able to enter more fruitful discussions about church with your kids Continue reading

The Worst Day of My Life

Bethel Shorts: A series of brief challenging information for the purpose of encouraging meditation, spiritual growth, and fellowship among teenagers.

What a great reminder from our Revival with Wil Galkin.  View this two-minute video excerpt from his sermon, Lord Quicken Me, at our student ministries website by clicking the link below.  Be sure to click the music off at the bottom right of the screen.

The Worst Day of My Life

Becky Harris: Local Church & Community Involvement – part 2

At the Sunday afternoon service of Community Sunday we recognized two godly servants within our church. We emphasized their local church & community involvement. We wanted to include the full write-ups that we were given as a way of highlighting the servant-leadership that is to be a hallmark of every believer.

Becky Harris

Becky has a teaching degree in elementary ed with a minor in special education. She taught public school in Bethlehem and in East Rockhill (the same building that is currently the elementary Liberty building).

In the early 70’s her Sunday School department leader asked what grade she would like to teach and she replied Continue reading

Jerry Harris: Local Church & Community Involvement – part 1

At the Sunday afternoon service of Community Sunday we recognized two godly servants within our church. We emphasized their local church & community involvement. We wanted to include the full write-ups that we were given as a way of highlighting the servant-leadership that is to be a hallmark of every believer.

Jerry Harris

Jerry was a star track and football athlete at Pennridge High School in the early 60’s. He was offered an appointment to Annapolis to play football for Navy and was also recruited by Penn State. He turned both down in order to go to Philadelphia College of the Bible, where he could play football and Continue reading

The Success of Community Sunday


We completed one of the big outreaches of the year just yesterday. Community Sunday was a success!

  1. Many, many families from our Summer Adventure Club participated in Community Sunday.
  2. We were privileged to honor the Law Enforcement Officers in our community.
  3. Community servants were honored.
  4. Two very special people – Jerry and Becky Harris – were honored in the afternoon service. Continue reading

5 Ways to Pass Your Values to the Next Generation

One of the greatest fears that each generation carries is the fear of not passing on their values to the next generation. I am caught in between two generations, one younger and one older. I’m fearful that many times I blame the younger generation that they’re not owning these values for themselves, when in reality it more that I have not spent enough time or have not communicated with them in order to pass on those all-important values. Sometimes what we say we value and what we actually value can be two different items. Here are 5 suggestions on how to pass on your values to the next generation… Continue reading