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Adult Ministry News

The Lamp Light MAY 2012



Berean is rolling out a brand new ministry designed to help you better understand your giftedness. This tool will help you discover (or affirm) your strengths and how to use your gifts more effectively to gain a more rewarding and fulfilling life. LifeKeys is a spirituallybased comprehensive program for discovering your:

Life Gifts

Spiritual Gifts

Personality Type



In This issue:  LifeKeys Workshops  Women’s Ministry

LifeKeys will help you explore a multi-faceted approach to understanding the best ways to add meaning and purpose to your life.

 Heart-to-Heart

Save the Dates

 Small Groups

 Stephen Ministry  Employment Coaching

LifeKeys Sunday June 3rd Much more information will be available at the worship services on this Sunday.

LifeKeys Discovery Workshop Friday & Saturday June 22 & 23

Women’s Ministry Leadership Transition Berean thanks Linda Hilleque for eight years of devoted and vivacious leadership for our Women’s Ministries. She has been trustworthy and innovative and she will be missed. She will continue in her leadership role until May 31st. Please be in prayer for the Search Committee which is being formed to find Linda’s successor. In the meantime we are pleased that Vanessa Edwards will serve as our Interim Women’s Ministries Director (along with her responsibilities with Berean Neighborhood Care).

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

Pastor Brent Birdsall

Heart-to-Heart Visitation Ministry

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

Berean values our seniors and those who are homebound, and we understand that many times they may be lonely and in need of company. In an effort to make a difference in their lives, we have developed a ministry to reach those who would enjoy having a regular visitor. Members of our Heart-to-Heart Visitation team meet regularly with the elderly or homebound in their care facilities or homes. In this way we are able to show love and compassion to our Berean family. This is also a wonderful opportunity to “Adopt a Grandparent” and include the whole family in serving others. If you are interested in learning more about Heart-to-Heart Visitation or know someone who would like to receive a regular visit, contact Marge Sanborn @ 952.435.9051 or

Stephen Ministry Want to Serve? We are recruiting for our next class of Stephen Ministers! A Stephen Minister is a trained servant who comes alongside to meet confidentially, one-on-one, with a person who is having a difficult time in his or her life. This may be due to any life circumstances including grief, job loss, relationship issues, etc. A Stephen Minister meets once per week to listen, encourage, support, and pray with those who need a Christian friend. If you are a good listener who enjoys encouraging and lifting up those who are hurting, we need you! Need Help? If life has you down, we can help. We have trained Stephen Ministers available to meet with you once per week to offer you encouragement, support and prayer. Our Stephen Ministers are confidential, non-judgmental, and same gender. They are strong Christian friends who can objectively and effectively listen and care for you through your difficult life situation. To confidentially explore how Stephen Ministry can make a difference in your life, contact Kari Peterson @ or 952.223.1848.

Employment Coaching 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. Constructing your Life’s Work: An adventure in self-reflection and career exploration 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

Monday, May 14th: 6:30—8:30 p.m. To register, contact Cindy Edwards @ 612-325-1216 or

Small Groups Do you have space available for others to join your small group? 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

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