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Bethany International is a Christian missions training and sending organization dedicated to mobilizing disciples of Jesus and the church worldwide for the increase of God’s Kingdom.
TRAIN STRATEGICALLY, SEND STRATEGICALLY
We have joined God to recruit, train, send and support—mobilizing movements of Kingdom workers worldwide to reach strategically among the unreached, and the least reached, to transform people and nations for Christ wherever darkness reigns.
LIVE WITH ETERNITY’S VALUES IN VIEW
We embrace identification in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and the fullness of life in the Spirit. This Message of the Cross is central to victorious living and ministry. Therefore, our priorities are love for God, abiding in Him, and doing what He says.
(Galatians 2:20; Matthew 22:37-38; John 15:5-8; John 14:15-21; Ephesians 1:17-19)
We fellowship, pray, and work with others. We collaborate across a wide spectrum of the Body of Christ, recognizing each one’s character and abilities to bring the greatest value to the Kingdom of God.
(John 17:20-23; Luke 10:1- 2, Romans 12:4-6, Philippians 2:2-5; Psalm 133)
We take joy in working and serving—giving our best efforts to support God’s work with discipline, creativity, and excellence as an act of worship; while trusting the Holy Spirit for exceptional lasting results.
(Nehemiah 4:6, 14; Ephesians 6:7-8; Colossians 3:23-24; Hebrews 11:6)
We invest in equipping mature disciples of Christ Jesus who are trained in the context of authentic spiritual community with the knowledge, skills, and vision to effectively fulfill the Great Commission.
(Matthew 5:3-10, Romans 8:29-30, Ephesians 4:15-16, Colossians 1:28-29; II Peter 1:5-8; Rom 1:11-12)
We are intent on reaching, rescuing, and restoring people into relationship with God, and establishing gatherings of followers of Jesus for sustainable holistic Kingdom impact in families, communities, and to the world. (Matthew 22:18-20, 38, Luke 11:2, Revelation 7:9)
The original “train, send and support 100 missionaries” vision captured the heart and imagination of the founding generation. It was fulfilled 30 years after Bethany Fellowship began. This Envisioned Future is a 25-30 year perspective of what we see God’s dream is for Bethany.
We see thousands of well trained faith-filled Kingdom workers in teams from all nations going to all nations, among all peoples, through all spheres of influence, with all generations.
In every nation, tribe, people, and language the kingdom of God is increasing in righteousness and peace, joyfully speeding the glorious return of the Lord Jesus! The proclamation of the Gospel in the nations is evidenced by the powerful demonstration of works of righteousness, healing, and justice.
No people group will be left untouched by God’s love or fail to have a vibrant, reproducing church. People everywhere worship with other believers, experience the joy of healthy families and communities; know sustainable livelihoods; have passion for His purposes, send and support workers, and joyfully give their lives to make Jesus’ name known to the ends of the earth.
We do missions while we train for missions. Bethany students gain frontline missions experience, along with academic knowledge. They are transformed by the power of the cross, effectively prepared, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Bethany graduates radically love God and demonstrate excellence of character and spiritual maturity, intercultural and practical ministry skills, and ability to work in teams.
They globally facilitate leadership development, distribute vital information, sponsor sustainable models of transformation, empower those with whom they work, and promote partnership and collaborative initiative. They are world class servant-leaders with opportunities for ongoing equipping and greater levels of fruitfulness.
Our dream is to preach the good news of the kingdom of God as a witness to all nations, in all areas of society and with all generations bringing spiritual, social, financial, and environmental transformation. And, that God’s people everywhere in the world have access to discipleship and mission training relative to their cultures through a network of several hundred schools that train and strategically send thousands of men and women from all nations to all nations each year.
Regional Mobilizing and Ministry Bases are incubators for advancing holistic mission leadership and solutions and focus on cross-cultural Kingdom impact and provide life-giving support to strategic training and sending. They are catalysts for mobilizing for missions through spiritual renewal, advancing 24/7 mission focused prayer, encouraging fruitful church planting movements, promoting justice and mercy initiatives, and creating awareness and preparing the church in these last days.
We see what God is doing and seek to join with Him; aligning with and serving the movement of God’s Spirit in these last days
We identify specific challenges and opportunities that warrant collaborative efforts. We seek to effectively partner worldwide, exponentially accelerating the spread of the gospel to the entire world and addressing root causes rather than just symptoms. Ministry bases are networks that are not Bethany exclusive but seek to facilitate collaborative efforts and bring great value to international partners. The measure is that the Lord Jesus is made known and that His Body is doing the works of the Kingdom.
We love and work with the church. The extended Bethany family provides encouragement, God-sized vision and motivation, serving and empowering the church globally and locally. The church is mobilized to strategically reach to where the church is not.
Bethany businesses, ministries, and partner ventures are committed to sustainable financial models, and to releasing seed/investment resources to strategic ministry initiatives. Bethany is known to operate with high standards of integrity, accountability, discipline, and ethical diligence. Contributions made to Bethany are good stewardship—a great investment into the Kingdom.
We Have Joined God:
Messengers of the Gospel are mobilized; Nations, tribes and peoples in all language groups know spiritual redemption through Christ Jesus; and the transformational righteousness, peace, justice and glory of God are known in the nations.
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
We have been enlightened, enriched, and edified by many streams of Christian truth, and do not seek to distinguish or divide ourselves from other members of the Body of Christ. This statement, however, describes the fundamental truths in which we believe and by which we seek to live.