Bethel Choctaw will begin a “Practical School of Ministry” on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The class will meet for one hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will last approximately 42 weeks. This class is designed to help the serious disciple of our Lord to better understand their role and calling in the Body of Christ and to participate in “active” ministry. Those who attend will find the topics interesting and the discussion engaging. Pastor Dick Temple and Pastor Keith Fife will be the principle instructors/facilitators for this class, although there will be some video and audio training from other ministers as well. Some of the topics are:
- Unleashing Your Potential — Kemp Holden (Video lessons with discussion)
- Christian Caregiving
- Understanding the Bible
- Church Ordinances
- Handling Conflict
- Holy Spirit/Gifts of the Spirit
- Fruit of the Spirit
- And many others
If you think you would like to be a part of this training please sign up in the foyer with your contact information. You will be contacted with all of the details and what you will need. There is “No Charge” for this class and it is “open” enrollment (you may join at any time during the 42 weeks).
- Dr. D.L. Temple has been the senior pastor since Bethel was formed in 1971. Dr. Temple and Margaret were married in 1965 and have three daughters; Jill, Joey and Jana. Dr. Temple graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1967 with a degree in Architectural and Structural Design, he furthered his education by attending Southwestern Bible College in Oklahoma City. He later received his Master of Theology and his Doctorate of Theology from International Seminary in Orlando, Florida.
- Keith Fife has been a full time pastor at Bethel since 2006 but has been involved in church ministry since he was 16 years old. He and Anita were married in 1977. They have four adult children and two grandchildren. Keith is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Leadership (1997) and a Masters Degree in Church Leadership (2010).