purpose

 

mission

To build the family of God through relationship with Jesus Christ.

vision

To provide resources for the diverse families of our church and community by proclaiming God's Word through meaningful worship, educational ministries, and smaller groups. These ministries will cultivate discipleship so that we may be transformed by the Gospel for ministry.

values

Our view of the world is driven by God's view of His world.
Everyone is precious to God - therefore everyone is precious to us.
We grow in our faith so that others may come to faith in Christ.
It is better to minister than to be ministered to.
Family is the first and best place for discipleship.
Word and Sacrament corporate worship drive every other ministry.
Worship is central to the life of Christians.
We are willing to grow to accomplish the mission of God.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a place of safety, nurture, excellence and growth.
An ever-deepening relationship with Christ is the norm for the members of our church.
Everyone is gifted by God for acts of service - we will provide opportunities for use of those gifts.