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Evangelism & Membership

Formed in 2013 from the merger of the Evangelism committee and the Membership committee, Evangelism & Membership was created to "stimulate and lead all members of the congregation in continuous study of the Gospel." The official description of the committee states that "from time to time, the committee shall endeavor to reawaken the spirituality of others who are as yet [unfamiliar with] the Gospel of Christ’s Church....and shall devote itself to deepening its spiritual life and that of the congregation in the context of its surrounding community." In addition, E & M is tasked with maintaining an up-to-date and accessible directory of members, promoting the ministry of Bethelehem in the community at-large, and providing welcoming materials to visitors and members alike.

A word from Evangelism & Membership Committee Chair, Barbara Overdier:

"Our committee reflects and reveals thoughtful concern about our Bethlehem Lutheran membership and those 'out there' who have yet to know and understand the gospel message.  Opening the lines of communication is a huge part of what we are about...  As Pastor Fred puts it: we strive to aid the Pastor and congregation in outreach to members in any need, to communicate with newcomers at first chance of meeting, to care for the roster and updating of membership roles, to seek to reclaim inactive members."

For more information on this committee and its ministry, contact Barbara Overider at evangelism.committee@bethlehemtc.org.

Barbara Overdier

Chair of Evangelism & Membership

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880