Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
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:
On February 8–9, 2014, the Bethlehem DNA Information Card was inserted in the worship folders as a guide for the "Aflame for the Name: Bethlehem DNA" sermon series and the Q & A sessions with the pastors, elders, and congregation.
To view the card, click on the PDF link above.
Design: Working toward a consistent look and feel for all our communications tools
Pastor Jason has been preaching on Aflame for the Name: Bethlehem DNA over the last few weeks. Use this summary of Bethlehem Up-Reach categories to learn more about where God seems to be leading us, and come to an Up-Reach Q & A ready to help us discern his will for the future of Bethlehem.
On Feb 1/2, Pastor Jason began a 10-week sermon series, "Aflame for the Name: Bethlehem DNA." He explained that based on a bedrock of 10 biblical essentials—things that must be true for a church to be a biblical church—the elders have identified 14 priorities that help to define Bethlehem more clearly as we look ahead to future ministry. (Watch for worship folder inserts listing these essentials and priorities this weekend, Feb 8/9.)
All Lead Coordinators for Nurseries shall seek earnestly to magnify the glory of God by participating with the Family Discipleship Department in support of Bethlehem’s vision for families and for nurturing the faith of the next generations by coordinating Bethlehem’s care for children on the campus being served, from birth through three years of age. Lead Coordinators shall maintain a Christian spirit of love and service toward the Bethlehem staff, congregation, and those we serve, in accordance with the church’s vision and philosophy of ministry.
Download the PDF above to view Bethlehem Baptist Church's Annual Report 2013, which contains reports from pastors and leaders who held positions in the following areas in 2013.
Highlights from the January 26 Quarterly Strategy Meeting include a Membership Report; a Treasurer’s Report & Update from 2013; Campus Reports; and approval of the proposed 2014 Church & Missions Budget.
Eleven names were removed from the Membership Report, leaving 3,319 members at the end of the meeting.
That’s when 13 aborted babies were found in a dumpster behind the abortion center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Among them was a 14-week-old baby boy dismembered, with cranium crushed. The discovery made headlines in local media after Pro-Life Action Ministries held a press conference including photos.
A dignified funeral for the babies was attended by 500 people.
Consider how you might participate in pro-life events with Bethlehem in the days ahead …
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.