Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
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 Pastor Vince Johnson, Pastor for Neighborhood Outreach, North
We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.—Psalms 78:4
We don’t want to hide from you the “glorious deeds” of the Lord related to the ESL ministry at the North Campus!
From Pastor Chuck
"Aslan" was truly "on the move" last Sunday as the South Campus family went outdoors to proclaim Christ and celebrate his goodness to us. Here is a detailed report from Worship in the Park coordinator extraordinaire Natalie Viezbicke:
Last Sunday morning, August 30, nearly 550 people came together to worship, rejoice, play and eat delicious food at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake.
This summer, the three Bethlehem campuses were "seeing and savoring" Jesus and the good gifts of summer food, fellowship, and worship as a corporate church body and in smaller gatherings throughout Twin Cities neighborhoods ...
From Sam Crabtree, Pastor for Small Groups, North
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.—John 15:8
From Scott Anderson, Executive Director, Bethlehem Urban Initiatives
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him,
Qualifications & Requirements:
- The Pastor must meet the spiritual, personal, and character qualifications of an elder found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9 and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22.
- The Pastor must be a man of prayer and a man of the Word, sensitive to what the Spirit is saying to Bethlehem.
Here is what God permitted me to do during 10 days of vacation with my wife, Vicki: