See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
Congregational Affirmation of Faith
I. The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32
At the Bethlehem Baptist Church annual meeting on December 10, 2003, the congregation approved the recommendation of the Council of Elders to add the following underlined sentences to the Church By-Laws, Article II, Section 4 Council of Elders, paragraph b. Qualifications:
What does it look like when leaders from the Kachin Baptist Association in Myanmar stop in for a visit and introductions at a Bethlehem Baptist Church pastoral staff meeting?
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.
- Married: Lisa Foote (1998)
- Children: Ethan John (2002), Owen Samuel (2004), Levi Daniel (2007)
- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD; Christian Worship (program), with projected completion in 2016
- Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
MA, Systematic Theology (Summa Cum Laude) 2012
- Trinity International University
Sunday School Classes for Preschool–Grade 12 will begin September 22, pending fully staffed classrooms. Please pray with us for our remaining volunteer needs to be fulfilled so we can begin on time. If you're interested in joining a classroom team, please contact us (details below).
Corporate worship is the main expression of the church “gathered.” Small groups are the main expression of the church “scattered.”
The Bible provides the expectations and norms for the Christian life, and there are a number of metaphors used in Scripture to describe the church. These include a building (1 Peter 2:4–8, Ephesians 2:20–22), a body (1 Corinthians 12:12–31, Romans 12:4–8), and a family (Romans 9:25–26, 1 John 4:21).
So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.—Romans 12:5
From the elders ...
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To spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by providing worship leadership for the staff, elders and congregation of the Downtown Campus, enabling them to better carry out the church mission and the 10 Dimensions of Church Life, and to embrace the theological teaching of the Elder Affirmation of Faith.