Parking

Where can I park at the Downtown Campus?

Where can I park at the North Campus?

Finding Out What's Happening

Where can I find the Wednesday Connection schedule?

Event Planning

What’s the process for holding a wedding at Bethlehem?

What’s the process for holding a funeral at Bethlehem?

How do I reserve a room at Bethlehem?

Baptism / Membership

What’s the process for being baptized at Bethlehem?

What’s the process for becoming a member at Bethlehem?

Care / Connecting

Do you have a prayer chain?

Does Bethlehem have a fund to help people with their rent or other needs?

How do I get involved in a small group?

Worship Services / Sermons

Why is the sermon sometimes shown on video?

What is a multi-campus church and what does it look like at Bethlehem?

Who is preaching this weekend?

Theology

What is your theological position on . . .?

Interesting Facts about Bethlehem

How many people attend each campus each weekend?

What’s the size of your church buildings?

Other Questions

Can I use one of the resources Bethlehem has created at my church?

Can you recommend a church in my area?

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Parking at the Downtown Campus:

We have more than adequate off-site parking, but on-site parking is very limited and therefore is restricted to first-time visitors, the elderly, and handicapped.

See our Downtown street map that highlights available parking for worship services and Wednesday evenings.

Summary of Available Parking

  • Lots North of Bethlehem: The North Lot between 6th Street & 7th Street (free during weekend & Wednesday services; tell attendant you're going to Bethlehem)
  • Lot West of Bethlehem: Bethlehem Warehouse, ½ block West on 7th Street
  • Lot South of Bethlehem: Professional Litho Lot, ½ block S 13th Ave (only during Sunday worship services & for other special events)

Parking at the North Campus:

If the church parking lot is full, you are welcome to park in the Jonco building parking lot, north of the church parking lot.

Where can I find the Wednesday Connection schedule?

Go to our Calendar page and click on the Wednesday date you are interested in. You’ll find a breakdown of the evening’s activities and a schedule of upcoming speakers/topics (as the information becomes available).

What’s the process for holding a wedding at Bethlehem?

We’ll do our best to help you and meet your needs—connect you with a pastor, reserve a date, and walk you through the process. See an overview for planning your wedding at (or through) Bethlehem. (Contact information is included on this page.)

What’s the process for holding a funeral at Bethlehem?

Call the church office (612-338-7653) and we’ll help you. Read more.

How do I reserve a room at Bethlehem?

Visit the Schedule Your Ministry Event page on our site for full details.

What’s the process for being baptized at Bethlehem?

In summary, the steps for baptism are as follows:

1)     Attend a baptism class

2)     Meet with an elder for a baptism interview

3)     Baptism

Read more about these steps.

What’s the process for becoming a member at Bethlehem?

In summary, the steps for becoming a member are as follows:

1)     Attend an ASK membership class

2)     Baptism (if needed)

3)     Elder interview

4)     Covenant Affirmation

Read more about these steps.

Do you have a prayer chain?

The best way to keep up to date on church family prayer requests and praises is to join The Table (Bethlehem's online community) and set your preferences to receive these prayer notices as they are posted on the Prayer Wall. (Request an invitation to join The Table.) You may also write your request in the prayer request section of the weekly worship service bulletin, or you may submit (612-455-0800) your request directly. The staff prayers over these requests weekly. Read more about our prayer ministry.

Will Bethlehem help me with my rent or other needs?

We'll prayerfully consider it. We have a fund set aside to help our church family in need. Learn more about the Helping Hand Fund.

How do I get involved in a small group?

  • Search for a group that fits you with our Small Group Finder.
  • See a map display of all the open shepherd groups.
  • Peruse our Shepherd Group Directory of open groups. (Note: The Small Group Finder listings and map codes point to groups described in the directory.)

Read more about Small Groups.

Why is the sermon sometimes shown on video?

A total of 8 messages are delivered at our 3 campuses during weekend worship services, and usually they are not all live. For a detailed answer, see our explanation of multi-campus preaching.

What is a multi-campus church and what does it look like at Bethlehem?

We are 1 church on 3 locations, which allows us both to grow and to spread, in accordance with the mission of Bethlehem. Read more about our Multi-Campus Strategy.

Who is preaching this weekend?

See the Preaching Schedule.

What is your theological position on . . .?

Desiring God, the organization that supports John Piper’s writing and speaking ministry, has a page devoted to theological questions & answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, submit your question to DG. Please note that because of the high volume of questions received, DG is not able to respond individually to theological and counseling questions. However, they encourage you to submit questions you would like them to consider for their podcast "Ask Pastor John."

Bethlehem members are welcome to contact our pastoral staff with outstanding questions. When contacting a pastor, please work through his Ministry Assistant (listed on each pastor's biography page).

How many people attend each campus each weekend?

  • Downtown Campus 2012 average: 2,390 people
  • North Campus 2012 average: 1,516 people
  • South Site 2012 average: 622 people
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church total 2012 average: 4,529 people

What’s the size of your church buildings?

  • Downtown Campus: 90,000 square feet
  • North Campus: 69,000 square feet
  • South Site: we currently lease space from a local high school

How much has the church grown since Pastor John Piper came?

The weekly average attendance in 1981 (Pastor John’s first full year) was 462 people. The weekly average in 2012 was 4,529 people. That's nearly 1000% growth.

Can I use one of the resources Bethlehem has created at my church?

We encourage the reproduction and distribution of material on this site. (For Web postings, we prefer that you use a link to the document on our site.) You can do this free of charge without specific permission, provided that you …

  • Reproduce material in its entirety and do not alter or amend it in any way
  • Are faithful to the context and meaning of the original source
  • Properly cite the source (author, title, Web address, etc.)
  • Do not charge a fee above the cost of reproduction
  • Above all, use the material in a way that honors God.

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