The mission of BBC is to win people to Jesus, develop them to be mature, fully devoted followers of Christ and equip them to be servants of Jesus in their world.
We are a Baptist congregation that seeks to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. The good news of the gospel is central to who we are and what we do. Our identity as a church is themed “servant hearted, kingdom minded, Christ focused.”
We are SERVANT HEARTED. Jesus said in Matthew 20:26-28, “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant; and whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your servant: just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Following Jesus’ example of service in John 13, we as a church body seek to be “servant hearted,” going the extra mile to serve others. We do this by striving to meet needs, by serving the community, but most of all having a positive, welcoming spirit about us.
We are KINGDOM MINDED. Jesus commands us in Mark 16:15, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” In obedience to this command, everything we do is “kingdom minded,” preaching the “good news” that Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to earth, lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again from the death, and by believing in Him and trusting in Him for salvation we can receive forgiveness of sins. This is evident in all the activities surrounding our church. We want the community outside our church walls to know that “Jesus saves.”
We are CHRIST FOCUSED. Hebrews 12:1-3 tells us to run the race that is set before us “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Our focus is solely on the Lord Jesus Christ, for without Him we are nothing. His will is revealed in the Word of God – the Bible – and we focus on Him by the weekly teaching and preaching of the Word of God with practical applications so that we can be obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ. This is carried over into our Sunday school program where the Word of God is further taught so that we can be students of the scriptures.
We want to welcome you this Sunday morning to Bethlehem Baptist! 9:30 Sunday School, and 10:30 worship.
Dean C. Chambers,
If you would like to have relationship with Jesus Christ, sincerely pray a prayer like this:
Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and invite you into my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.