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Our lives are built on and around relationships. We all have people in our lives that we need to build right relationship with and building those right relationships is a hard thing to do. Building anything takes effort and so do our relationships.

 For men, there are some relationships that we just have to get right. Our relationship with Jesus is always first as our Lord and Savior.

 We need to have a right relationship with ourselves, knowing who we really are. We need to know what our strengths are and know our areas of weakness, those things that tempt us to lose focus.

 Men need to have some friends in their lives with similar moral convictions. We need guys who we can do life with, guys who we can count on and who can count on us.

 We all need to understand what our relationship with our wife should look like and do our best to understand her heart. We need to understand what our role is in marriage and develop that to be the best husbands.

 It would seem that in our culture, our families need work. For God’s men building and supporting our families the right way should be a priority and not take second place to work or hobbies or anything else.

 These relationships take effort, they aren’t always easy but they are at the core of who we are. If you need some work on one or all of these areas in your life, come join us for Core Health at Bethel Church.

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Living It Out

Posted: December 11, 2012 in Coming Up, Standing Strong

Having a healthy head is important, to know the truth from God’s Word. But, we need to have healthy hearts as well. Unfortunately, and too often men do the work to gain the head knowledge but don’t do the heart work of putting the knowledge into practice. Guys go to church to hear a great sermon and can recall all the details of the sermon. They attend small group and do great at answering questions about the sermon and the commentary of the scriptures. They may even attend a class to ‘dig deeper’ and still struggle to put the words and lessons into practice in their lives. Jesus talked about putting the words into practice in our lives.

 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” Matt 7:24

 Catch that?  He said hears the words and puts them into practice is like a wise man, not just hears the words.

 Later in the Book of James we see the very same thing in James 1:19-25. Go read it for yourself. In verse 22 he writes Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. There’s a do there and that do is often what keeps men from really impacting those around them for the kingdom. Nobody is saying that it’s easy to put the words into practice. You have to take some risks to put the words into practice. But in doing the hard part you may be risking what people might think or in doing what is right, you may have to show what lies under the exterior. You may actually have to show what’s in your heart and not just what’s in your head.

We are all tempted to keep it all inside and not reveal our hearts, it’s safer that way. At least that’s what we think. If you struggle with not doing what you are hearing and reading in God’s Word then check out Core Health For Men, it starts in January. In the Temptation small group  you will find some tools necessary for men to stand strong against the temptation of not doing and practicing what God’s Word tells us to do.

Married or Going To Be…

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Coming Up, Marriage

If you have been married for four days, four years, forty years or are thinking about getting married here is an article for you. If you have been married multiple times and can’t face up to the fact that you are the common denominator then check this article out.

If you are married, want to be married, want to be married again or just desire to be a better husband then consider coming to Core Health at Bethel Richland in January. The Intimacy Group is about helping guys understand a woman’s heart.




Our Bethel Men’s Ministry theme this year is UNIFIED…for a common purpose.  The common purpose that we are UNIFIED with is our vision, to “encourage and equip men to follow Christ and fulfill their role in God’s kingdom”.  We want to see Bethel Men Get In – Get Healthy – Get Strong and Get Going.  

On December 1 at our next Men’s Breakfast we be looking at the second piece of our pathway, Get Healthy and we have a special guest speaker to bring that message. Here is his bio:

Kenny Luck is the Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is also the Founder and President of Every Man Ministries which helps churches worldwide develop and grow healthy men’s communities. He has authored and coauthored 17 books, including Every Man, God’s Man, Every Young Man, God’s Man and the Every Man Bible Studies from the best-selling Every Man Series published by WaterBrook/Random House. He has been a featured contributor to Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, New Man Magazine, Men of Integrity, The Journal, and Young Believer Magazine.

Here is a link to a short video of Kenny speaking to a group of men:

I would love for you to join me, our Men’s Leadership Team and lots of men from our church at the breakfast on Dec. 1 at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Please register for the breakfast online on the Bethel Men’s Ministry page at

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


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.