“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”(Acts 1:8 ESV)
Why Do Missions Matter?
Missions and Bethlehem Baptist church go hand in hand! We truly believe in the call of God to fulfill the Great Commission. When God put a plan together for getting the message of salvation to the entire world, He chose to work through local churches like ours! It is that simple. If a lost man in Tanzania is to hear the gospel, it will be because a church reaches beyond its local area and obeys the command of God to win our world.
The process begins with a person who will be sent by his local church (Acts 13)—someone who will leave his homeland to tell others of Christ. Then it takes a church family who will stand behind that person prayerfully and financially. It takes individuals within that church family who will say, “Though I cannot go, I will help you go, and I will pray for you as you do!” So one by one, God calls men to go, and He leads churches to pray and to give. That is God’s formula—and it works!
The Bible says in Romans 10:15, “And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” It also says in 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Every man according as he purposed in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” God’s instruction to us is to give cheerfully so that people can hear the gospel.
In Acts 13:1–3, the Holy Spirit separated Paul and Barnabas from the church at Antioch. In Acts 14:26–27, they returned to Antioch and reported to the local church body about their work.
The reason for a mission’s emphasis time is to purposely set time aside to follow God’s instruction! We want to know His heart and hear His voice. He is calling us to win our world, and the world is waiting for us to answer! May we truly be the church God intends us to be.
Moms On Mission
Moms on Mission is a group open to ladies with a focus on fellowship, fun, and expanding the gospel to those in our church and community. The ladies meet monthly to enjoy a time of activities and an encouraging word. Daycare is provided from Walkers to Grade 5. This group is open to members and community members who are looking for a group not only focused on the spiritual growth of themselves but those in our community and world. We invite you to check out our MOM Group.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one
man sharpens another.”
The Brotherhood of Bethlehem Baptist is a group of men dedicated to Christ and to fulfilling the Great Commission. One way we strive to accomplish this is by providing service needs throughout the church body and by participating in mission projects throughout the community. We also desire to mentor young men as they grow in their relationship with Christ. Through Brotherhood, we want to make a difference in the lives of the men at BBC and in our community. BBC Brotherhood is open to not only our members but other men who also seek to build a fellowship focused on serving, learning, and to serve those who need us most. BBC Brotherhood meets monthly enjoying food and a time of scripture/mediation. We invite anyone interested in learning more or being a part of this group to join us!
BBC Mission Projects/Focus:
Bethlehem Baptist continues to expand it’s focus on missions. Examples of/upcoming mission opportunities are:
Appalachian Christmas Outreach– Over 100 backpacks were filled and donated!
Currently actively partnering to support a church plant.
Operation Inasmuch participation
Support Bethlehem Benevolence Fund
Partnership to supply school supplies to local elementary school
Support Christmas Benevolence Fund for local middle school
Food Drive for local Christian Crisis Center
AND MUCH MORE!