College Mission Statement:
Bethlehem College aims to provide a biblically based, Christ-centred education for the preparation of students for effective service and leadership, while aiming for excellence in all educational and personal endeavours.
This College has a total commitment to the development of its students to become adults who are able to serve and know how to lead. In addition, to be able do so with excellence on the basis of a biblical, Christ-centred approach to all aspects of life. To achieve this we provide, though our curriculum, a strong academic programme and sport, cultural and service / leadership opportunities.
Service through Mission trips are unforgettable experiences in which faith is stretched and lives are changed. Over the past eight years we have witnessed God do many incredible things in the lives of our students (and staff) who been on these trips. From each team we regularly receive reports from parents about the changes that they have witnessed in the lives of their children.
Possibly, one of the reasons that you are considering encouraging your child to go on a service trip is because you know how important these experiences can be to their spiritual growth.
Participating in a service trip is one of the most life transforming experiences a student can undertake. Characters can be formed and shaped when students (and staff) are placed in situations where they have to completely and trustingly put themselves in God's hands.
Stepping out into the unknown grows both courage and faith. Learning to serve God and others changes lives and is something desperately needed in our 'me first' world. The call of Christ is to serve others. We have a responsibility to help students look past themselves and focus their attention on God and other people.
As you take up the challenges that this initiative presents, you too can be the person God intends you to be.
The Bible tells us to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbour. When we live this way we can experience life in the fullest possible sense.
"The greatest gift we can give our children is not our riches but revealing their own to them."
(Max Lucado - Cure for the Common Life)