Here at New Bethel, we are involved in supporting several mission and outreach projects – local and global! We support various missions and organizations with our time and effort, as well as our monetary offering; some we directly support financially throughout the year, and some missions we support through various fundraisers. If there’s an outreach project or mission ministry that strikes a cord with you personally – from hosting a fundraiser to volunteering locally or donating financially – you can get involved!
Scott Co. Clearinghouse – We collect donations for the Clearinghouse throughout the month and on the second Sunday of each month, volunteers load up the donations and deliver them to the Clearinghouse during the week. To find out more about this ministry, check out their website: https://scpartnership.org/clearinghouse/
C.R.A.D.L.E. – With your donations, C.R.A.D.L.E. is able to provide free maternity and children’s clothing, baby furniture and equipment, diapers, formula and free pregnancy tests to women and families in need. If you’d like to know more about C.R.A.D.L.E., visit http://cradlepregnancyresourcecenter.com
Destiny Rescue – Throughout the year, New Bethel periodically has jewelry tables set up in the sanctuary and they feature jewelry handmade by girls rescued from sex trafficking. Also, you can host a jewelry party at your home or work! ALL proceeds go into the Destiny Rescue program! If you’re interested in hosting a Destiny Rescue jewelry party, see Dawn Combs or Emily Applegate. If you’re interested in learning more about Destiny Rescue, check out their mission at https://www.destinyrescue.org/us/
Psalm 82:3 Mission – The Mission depends heavily on ongoing monthly sponsors, but one-time donations and non-routine giving is always needed to meet unsuspected needs and compensate for shortfalls in monthly sponsorships. Or you can also sponsor a child. Whatever your donation, of any amount, it is a great blessing to the orphanage. You can learn more about this amazing ministry at http://psalm823.org
Operation Christmas Child – By the third week of November every year, we collect shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse project, “Operation Christmas Child.” From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. New Bethel covers the shipping cost for each shoebox, so all you need is the shoebox filled with items kids would love. For more on this project and how to pack a shoebox, check out https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Benevolence Fund – The call to provide for the needy is found throughout the Bible. In Matthew 25:34-40, Jesus emphasizes the need for benevolence in God’s name. John asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3:17-18) “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7), and maintaining a benevolence fund is one way to help those who come to the church for aid during difficult times. Benevolent gifts are to be given to needy individuals or families in times of hardship or crisis by temporarily assisting them with basic needs. (However, this fund is not intended for an individual or family’s continual source of support.) If you or someone you know needs assistance, an application must be submitted for review. Please print and fill out the application, and return to New Bethel Church. Benevolence Fund Fillable Application
*Disbursements may be made, prior to persons completing the Benevolent Fund Application, only in extenuating/emergency circumstances and with the approval of the Head Pastor and Outreach Team Chair.
Church on the Street – This ministry was designed by our pastor, Brent Calloway, to fit the call of Christ in accordance with Matthew 28:19. The ultimate goal of “COTS” is to shine the light of Christ into areas of Scott and Jefferson Counties through the power of the Gospel by meeting spiritual, physical and emotional needs. Ultimately, we want people to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to be discipled. From Spring through the Fall, we set up once a month somewhere in the surrounding community to literally have church on the street, complete with free food, free Bibles, music, preaching, sharing testimonies and fellowship! Contact Pastor Brent if you’d like to be involved with Church on the Street!
Matthew 25:34-40 – “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
The four ministries listed below are supported by 5% of the monies received into the General Fund. If members of the congregation would like to designate money for these programs, they may do so by stating that on their check or putting cash in an envelope that states where the funds are to go. Money designated by the congregation will be in addition to the funds given from the general church offerings.
|Quarter||Support to the Following:|
|1 (Jan – Mar)||Clearinghouse|
|2 (Apr – June)||C.R.A.D.L.E. Ministries|
|3 (July – Sept)||Samaritan’s Purse –
Postage for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
|4 (Oct – Dec)||Asian Ministry|
1 John 3:17-18 – “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”
2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”