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Adult Ministry News

The Lamp Light APRIL 2012


The Art of Marriage Conference Friday, April 20, 7:00-9:30 pm

In This issue:

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

Hosted by Pastor Roger and Joanne Thompson, this DVD based seminar will give you practical, insightful tools to enrich your marriage and put the spark back into your relationship. The Art of Marriage will help couples apply what the Bible teaches about marriage in a powerful way. It’s practical, funny, and straight to the heart.

 The Art of Marriage Conference

$45 per couple includes book, lunch & refreshments. $60 per couple if you will be using childcare.

 Marriage Mentoring

Register online at or in the commons Sunday, April 1st and 15th.

 Employment Coaching

LifeKeys Berean is rolling out a brand new program designed to help you better understand your giftedness. This tool will teach you your strengths and how to use your gifts more effectively to gain a more rewarding and fulfilling life. LifeKeys is a spiritually-based comprehensive program for discovering your: 

Life Gifts

Spiritual Gifts

Personality Type



LifeKeys will help you explore a multi-faceted approach to understanding the best ways to add meaning and purpose to your life. Save the Date: LifeKeys Discovery Workshop Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23.

 New Stephen Ministers  LifeKeys

Stephen Ministry We are excited to introduce our new class of Stephen Ministers. These eight people will join our existing group of 55 men and women. Congratulations to our new Stephen Ministers: Vonnie Harthun Julie Holden Martina McCallie Allen Nevalainen Bob Overstreet Kathy Roberts Shannon Robinson Suzanne Walford If you are interested in making a real difference in someone’s life, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. You will receive training & the necessary tools to encourage those who are struggling or facing a crisis. It’s a wonderful way to show Christ’s love to someone in need. For questions or to receive an application, contact Kari Peterson @ 952.223.1848 or

Opportunities to Serve:  Stephen Ministry  Heart-to-Heart Visitation Ministry  Berean Neighborhood Care  Prayer Team  Guest Center  Sunday Shuttle Drivers For more information, contact Kari Peterson @ 952.223.1848

Adult Ministry Berean Baptist Church 309 East County Events Road 42 Burnsville, MN 55306

Adult Ministry Marriage Mentors

Pastor Brent Birdsall

Pastor of Adult Ministries 952.223.1806

Kari Peterson

Executive Assistant of Adult Ministries and Care Coordinator 952.223.1848 Contact us to learn additional opportunities to serve our Berean family and the community or learn ways to help develop closer relationships with other believers here at berean

We understand that God desires us to have strong, happy, and fulfilling marriages. But sometimes life gets in the way. We become busy with families and careers, and our marriage gets put on the back burner. It’s time to make your marriage a priority again. Consider meeting with a Marriage Mentor couple. We have a team of “seasoned” and trained married couples available to come alongside couples to provide marriage enrichment and help you discover healthy ways to strengthen your marriage. Our Marriage Mentors focus on the strengths in your marriage and provide you with tools to help you have a more satisfying marriage. Marriage Mentors are ideal for engaged couples, newly married couples, or those who have been married a while and want to work towards building a stronger foundation and finding romance again. If you are interested in learning more about Marriage Mentoring or would like to further explore whether meeting with a Marriage Mentor couple could be beneficial for your marriage, contact Pastor Brent Birdsall @ 952.223.1806 or

In a tough economy such as ours, we have many people at Berean who are displaced workers. We want to offer resources that could help you find the right job for you. We have two upcoming Employment Coaching classes: Interview Power: How to make a first and lasting impression during an interview Monday, April 16th: 6:30—8:30 p.m. Constructing your Life’s Work: An adventure in self-reflection and career exploration Monday, May 14th: 6:30—8:30 p.m. To register, contact Cindy Edwards 612-325-1216 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

Small Groups

Employment Coaching

Small Group Availability? Do you belong to a Small Group? Do you have space available for others to join you? If so, contact us. There are folks who would like to become involved in a small group at Berean, and we’d like to help them become connected. Please email your group details to

Big Questions Small Group How do we know the Bible is accurate and reliable? Why do good people suffer? We all want answers to faith’s foundational questions. Join us for a six-week small group where we will discuss these questions and more. This group is perfect for those new to Berean, or those seeking answers about their faith. Beginning April 15th, we will meet at 6:30 on Sundays. For more information or to sign up, contact David Beuning at

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