Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
We value our relationships in our life together. We want to find authentic and practical ways to love each other in order to build friendships and strengthen our faith. God is greatly glorified when love for one another runs high.
We also value Bethlehem's spiritual atmosphere. Because we believe that right thinking fosters right living, we want to emphasize individual and corporate Bible study and prayer. We desire teachable hearts that are captivated by the things of God.
The World Outside
In order to be mindful of the larger Christian movement and the world outside Bethlehem, we have developed initiatives to pursue things like global missions, racial harmony, and global compassion.
Our corporate worship gatherings are a vital way we magnify the supremacy of Christ, and so we want both our hearts and our minds to be engaged.