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The Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. is a fellowship of ministers, churches and ministries allied for the purpose of proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The BMA was originally founded by Albert Franklin Varnell as the Evangelistic Ministerial Alliance in May of 1934.  During the course of his life, "Doc" Varnell pioneered thirteen churches, many of which are functioning today.  The Bethel Ministerial Association continues to be an assembly with its member churches maintaining their distinctive features and its ministers leading autonomous congregations affiliated with it.

Although Doc. Varnell is no longer with us, the conviction with which he lived remains in the hearts of the Bethel Brethren and many others who were touched by his life.  He was a man who would stand for what he believed in, even if he had to stand alone.  This fellowship maintains his philosophy:

In things essential..........Unity
In things non-essential.........Liberty
In all things..........Charity

What's new on the site:

Check out the BMA Facebook page here (Highlights of Spring Conference)
Also check out Youth Conference photos on the Camp Facebook page

Checkout the Info for this year's Youth Conferences!

By the way!

Sister Sandy Rodgriguez, our head cook for both camps still has requests for the following supplies:
Steel scrubbers-
If we use paper plates we need about 3000
Rolls of Paper Towel-
Toilet Paper-
Tea: 3 large Family size boxes-
Cereal 4 Large Boxes -Jr Camp
Cereal- Rice Krispies- 6 Large boxes
Breads that can be sliced or cubed for casseroles
Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Pickles
Large cans of vegetables- corn, green beans, mixed veg and eggs
Sam’s gift cards or cash sent to Bro. Phil Frey

Please e-mail me if you want to supply any of the above items. Thank you so much! Sandy Rodriguez

Bethel Calendar

Date Event Location
January 16-17 2015 BMA Planning Session
Bethel Community Church, Southport, IN (Rev Derek Daniel, Host)
April 20-22 2015 BMA Spring Conference
Hillside Bethel Tabernacle, Decatur, IL (Rev Don Horath, Host)
May 15-16 Camp Work Days Bethel Church and Conference Center
May 18 Junior Camp Early Bird Registration Deadline $135
June 5-6 Camp Work Days Bethel Church and Conference Center
June 8 Senior Camp Early Bird Registration Deadline $150
June 15 Junior Camp Late Registration Deadline $145
June 22 Senior Camp Late Registration Deadline $160
June 22 Junior Camp Arrival Registration Deadline $155
June 22-25 Junior Youth Conference
Rev Tom Long, Director
Bethel Church and Conference Center
July 6 Senior Camp Arrival Registration Deadline $170
July 6-10 Senior Youth Conference
Rev Jarod Herald, Director
Bethel Church and Conference Center
October 13-15 2014 BMA Fall Conference
Bethel Community Church, Southport, IN (Rev Derek Daniel, Host)

Click here to view memorials to our departed leaders.

Click here to see recent photos from Summer Youth Camps.

Click here to go to the new Bethel Blog Section.

We want to thank you for your interest in the Bethel Ministerial Association.  We hope you will stay with us for a little longer and learn more about the BMA.  Please feel free to explore the many avenues that make up who and what the BMA is as you take a look at our ministries, affiliated churches, missions, outreaches and doctrines.   Many of the photos you will see are thumbnails to facilitate faster download times.  To view the larger version of many of them, just click on the photo.  If you then click the right button of your mouse on the larger picture, you will be able to save it to your computer.   We hope the Lord blesses you as he has so abundantly blessed us.  Please, feel free to contact any of the listed references if you have further questions about BMA that we can help you with.

BMA Churches and Ministries
Churches and Ministries
affiliated with the BMA
Bethel Foreign Missions
Foreign Missions
Bethel Youth Camp
Junior Conference, June 22-25
Theme: Nation Shakers
Bethel Youth Camp
Senior Conference, July 6-10
Theme: Nation Shakers
BMA Quarterly Conferences
BMA Quarterly
Bethel Publishing House
Publishing House
BMA Leadership
BMA Leaders
BMA Doctrinal Statements
It Does Make A
Difference What
You Believe
BMA Past
BMA Past
Doc Varnell
Doctrinal Dissertations from Doc Varnell

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