Why We Exist
We exist to reach people, grow believers, and go impact the world with the Gospel.
The command Jesus left His disciples with was to make disciples of all nations. This command, known as the Great Commission, is the same command we as the church and believers have today. At Bethlehem, we emphasize reaching our community, our state, our country, and the world with the message of the Gospel. We do this through outreach and evangelical events, supporting local missionaries through the North American Mission Board, and international missions partners through the International Mission Board, as well as other outreach and evangelical efforts.
We believe the primary role of the church is to grow believers in their relationship with God. We do this through our Sunday morning Worship Service, Midweek Bible Study, our Life Groups and Sunday School classes, and our Next Gen Ministries. We do this through teaching the Bible in context so that believers are mature in their faith and equipped with the truth of God's Word so that we can stand strong against temptation and be prepared to share the hope of the Gospel with others.
The command of the Great Commission is not just a command for the church as a whole, but also a command for each individual believer to share the Gospel. We want to be a church of people who go impact the world with the message of the Gospel wherever we go. We do this by serving our community through outreach and evangelism events, doing local missions events, and even going to the ends of the earth to share the Gospel with those who have never heard it before. We do all of this to reach new people with the Gospel as we go.
To learn more about how we accomplish our mission, check out our ministries.