For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
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:
From Jon Grano, Lead Pastor for Operations
Please join me in celebrating an encouraging milestone among Bethlehem’s pastoral and support staff: Bethlehem’s recent certification as a “Best Christian Workplace.”
Responsibilities for Specific Areas of Ministry:
- Provide first-level supervision of Custodians scheduled for duty in your facility. This will include assigning daily instructions for specific and general tasks to all Downtown Custodians.
- In coordination with the Director for Properties create the Downtown custodial work schedule.
- Extract information from Bethlehem’s event calendar system and formulate detailed set up/tear down instructions for Custodians.
From Chuck Steddom, Lead Pastor, South Campus
In the hard places, we look to our sovereign, glorious God and trust in his unfailing love for us.
We bring comfort to one another as we come alongside each other in prayer, Word, and testimony of his loving work in our hearts and lives:
From Dan Holst, Lead Pastor, North
From Mike Tong, Pastor for Neighborhood Outreach, Downtown
See the 2015 Holiday Guide (pdf).
From Bud Burk, Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship, Downtown
Respite Night is a ministry to families who have children with disabilities and special needs. This ministry provides care for all the children in these families so their parents can go out on a date and love on one another.
From Chuck Steddom, Lead Pastor, South
At the last South Community Life Night, we had a "Reformation Day" theme. Here's an update from Daniel Viezbicke, Coordinator for Youth and Family Discipleship.