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GET IN – Pounding Nails

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Just A Thought

The other day I was hanging out with my five-year old son at the house, not really doing much of anything.  I got an idea to do something with him that would help him build a skill and allow me to bond with him.  I took him out to the garage and got out some pieces of wood, some nails and his hammer. For maybe an hour he and I pounded nails, trying to drive them straight,  just having some fun while learning a valuable skill. I’m not sure who had the most fun him pounding or me watching and coaching.  Of course the nail deal lead to getting out the drill, more on drilling later.

The nail pounding got me to thinking, For those who have been walking with Christ for a while, guys that have some distance under their belt on the journey, when was the last time you brought a new guy along? Who are you pounding nails with, helping to start a lifetime and lifestyle of being a disciple?  I was teaching my son the very basic task of pounding a nail straight into a piece of wood. What might he do with that one day?  Maybe we’ll build a bird house or a dog house or maybe some day he’ll build a house, who knows but it all starts with the basics.  It’s the same with a discipleship journey, a guy Get’s In and then somebody needs to help him with the basics.  Somebody did it for you, who are you bringing along now?

The Great Chili Cook-Off

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Coming Up


Sunday, October 28 / Bethel Church Richland


  • 7am – Set-up
  • 10:30am – Entries that are for public tasting must be ready by this time
  • 12:30pm – Chili for the judged part of the cook-off must be ready by this time

Download the Rules: PDF

GET IN – Calling You Out

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

King David knew that he needed men in his life to speak clearly and truthfully to him.  He saw the value of having good men, righteous men close to him. Look at what he wrote in Psalm 141:5

“Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it.”
Part of GET IN is getting into a small group, joining together with a group of men that will encourage, equip and speak truth into your life.  These guys have the right and are expected to get into your face when you are not firing on all cylinders.  They are the guys that have earned the right to get below the waterline in your life.  They ask the tough questions, they point out your failings but even more they are there to pick you up and help set you back on the right path. 
As God’s men we need to develop friendships with men who will tell us what we need to hear and not just what we want to hear. It isn’t easy to find men who will be “that guy” for each other, it takes work and it takes time. Romans 12:10 says “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

In order to have a brother like this, you have to be a brother like this, it works both ways.
Our suggested resource for our men’s small groups this fall is the book Being God’s Man by Pursuing Friendships. If your group would like to do this study let us know by emailing


Posted: September 6, 2012 in Coming Up, Just A Thought

REFUEL for men starts tonight at 7pm in the Discovery Auditorium.  Hear a short relevant message for men and have some small group discussion time. If you aren’t IN a men’s small group here at Bethel, REFUEL is for you.