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» Administrative Ministry
» Adult Choir
» All Male Choir
» Associate Ministers
» Athletic Ministry
» Audio-Visual Ministry
» Building All Sisters Everyday (BASE)
» Christian Academy
» Circle of Seasons Book Club
» College Connection Ministry
» Community Development Corporation (CDC)
» Congregational Care Ministry
» Culinary Ministry
» Dance Ministry
» Deacon's & Minister's Wives Ministry
» Finance Ministry
» Girl Scout Ministry
» Gospel Choir
» Greeters Ministry
» Health Ministry
» Helping Hands Ministry
» Information Technology Ministry
» Intercessory Prayer Ministry
» Life Long Learning (Seniors Ministry)
» Marriage Ministry
» Men's Ministry
» Music Ministry
» New Member's Ministry
» Newsletter Ministry
» Nursery Ministry
» Pastorís Angels and Armor Bearers Ministry
» Petite Choir
» Praise Team
» Prison Ministry
» Senior Choir
» Senior Missionary Ministry
» Single Adult Ministry
» Touching Ladies for Christ (TLC)
» Transportation Ministry
» Tutorial Ministry
» Usher Ministry
» Voices of Praise Choir
» Wedding Ministry
» Women of the Word (WOW)
» Witnessing Ministry
» Youth Ministry
"For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister." Hebrews 6:10
Administration's mission is to provide support services that assist the Pastor and congregation in achieving the vision and mission of the church. It is our goal as support staff to be of service to the church by maintaining church records, keeping the congregation aware of church events, receiving visitors and new members into the church family, and assisting church ministries with clerical support. We aim to structure the church office for member awareness and church growth.
"O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people." Psalms 96:1,3
To serve God and others through the music ministry with an emphasis on contemporary music. We endeavor to serve by leading the congregation in praises, accompanying the Pastor, and representing the church in community engagements.
All Male Choir
" He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1
The mission of the All-Male Choir is to praise God and spread His wisdom for a good life through music and spiritual deeds. We also strive to express the love of God and His gift of internal life through spiritual guidance and music.
"Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, "Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.' So his armorbearer said to him, 'Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart.'" I Samuel 14:6-7 (NKJV)
To the end of preaching the word to glorify Christ our mission is to be steadfast in our study and teaching of Gods word. We strive to be prepared at all times to deliver the message; react to the pastors needs; be proactive in making suggestions to better meet the church's mission and demonstrate leadership qualities for the church.
"For bodily exercise profited little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." I Timothy 4:8
To provide recreational opportunities to all of our interested members in a friendly and religious atmosphere. Our vision is to have a well organized athletic program, meeting the recreational needs of our membership and community friends.
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
We have a two-fold mission:
Building All Sisters Everyday (BASE)
"Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind." Philippians 2:2
The mission of Building All Sisters Everyday is to reach and build a closer relationship with God. The ministry will use a variety of essential gifts to enhance development and facilitate the ability of women to communicate spiritually, emotionally and physically. Women will be able to have fun, get connected, and gain support for one another within BBC and within our community.
Bethlehem Christian Academy will provide a quality Christian-based education in a challenging academic environment. Through the partnerships with families, school and communities, we will create in our students a passion for life long learning, a commitment of caring for others, and habits of healthy living. Bethlehem Christian Academy is anchored in Biblical truth. Our Academy provides a comprehensive program of educational excellence which is founded on the absolutes of God's Word. We acknowledge the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ in all things in our quest to illuminate children as "Beacons of Excellence."
Circle of Seasons Book Club
"Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen." 2 Peter 3:18
The mission of the Circle of Seasons Book Club is to fellowship and unify with each other, grow spiritually and bring about wholeness in spirit and body through the reading of Christian literature and discussion of influential women of the Bible. Through this ministry we hope to encourage integrity and the uplifting of one another.
College Connection Ministry
"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Isaiah 43:2
The mission of the College Connection Ministry is to develop, nourish and maintain relationships with college students by serving as a spiritual link that provides support through listening, praying and directing students to resources to assist them through this period of growth.
Community Development Corporation (CDC)
"This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but it is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God." II Corinthians 9: 12,13 (NIV)
The mission of the Community Development Corporation is to empower individuals and families to develop and effectively access and utilize personal and community resources in the areas of education, finance, health, housing, employment, and recreation.
Congregational Care Ministry
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and God of all comfort. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble, by the comfort where with we ourselves are comforted of God." II Corinthians 1:3-4
The Bethlehem Congregational Care Ministry endeavors to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the congregation by providing comfort, care and spiritual guidance to members of Bethlehem and those related to them. We make an effort to support and console the congregation with a spirit of compassion concerning their needs.
"And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat." II Kings 4:42 (KJV)
To promote spiritual fulfillment and bonding with other Christians and members by preparing, providing and serving meals to the congregation for a variety of gatherings. This will be done as effectively and as efficiently as possible in a loving and Christ-like atmosphere.
"As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen." I Peter 4:10-11
The mission of the Liturgical Dance Ministry is to use dance as a powerful tool of praise and worship to the honor, edification, and glory of God. Being led by the Spirit of God, this ministry seeks to bless, heal, deliver, cleanse and reveal the power of God's anointing through dance. As we die to self, God will be glorified, edified and blessed by our total and absolute humble submission to His Will. Thus, God, the multitudes and the ministry will be blessed.
Deacon's & Minister's Wives Ministry
"I commend to you our Sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people including me." Romans 16:1-2
Our mission in cooperation with the Deacon Ministry is to prepare and serve for the doctrine of faith experience of the Lord's Supper, Baptism, the Right Hand of Fellowship, and other worship needs.
"Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God." I Corinthians 4:1
The mission of the Bethlehem Baptist Church finance ministry is to be good stewards by providing financial leadership and awareness. We will achieve this by training the congregation; planning, monitoring and forecasting to insure the church is in sound financial position.
Girl Scout Ministry
"Remind the people to be subject to rules and authorities to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men." Titus 3:1-2
The purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.
The Bethlehem Gospel Choir represents only one part of the music ministry striving to:
"Come, let's sing for joy to the Lord. - Let's shout praises to the Rock who saves us. Let's come to him with thanksgiving. - Let's sing songs to Him, Because the Lord is the great God, The great King over all gods." Psalms 95:1-3
"Welcome him with Christian love and with Great joy." Philippians 2:29
It is our sincere mission to enthusiastically greet and welcome all worshippers, providing direction and assistance to all in a Christ-like manner.
"Then Jesus answered and said: 'A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denari, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ?Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.'" - Luke 10:30-35
To serve in a humanitarian capacity in assisting the stricken and the helpless; by providing first aid, nursing care and/or general advice on problems of health. To help Christians better understand the relationship between spiritual and physical well-being by educating the community and church family in the prevention and identification of major health concerns.
Helping Hands Ministry
"I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35 (NKJV)
The mission of the Helping Hands ministry is to assist the people in our community and church when they are not able during their season of hardship.
Information Technology Ministry
"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light." Luke 11:33
The Information Technology (IT) Ministry's mission is to support Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC), and the community it serves with IT related support, solutions, and education. Our intention is to empower BBC and the community with knowledge of the infinite possibilities of information technology. The major focal points of the IT ministry include: enhancing the understanding and effective usage of information technology; and providing technical assistance, advice, and IT education to BBC and the community which will impact their decision making in regards of technology.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."Psalm 91:1-2
The mission of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to meet the prayer needs of the members of Bethlehem Baptist Church, the community, individual prayer requests, and to teach the fundamentals of how to effectively pray.
Life Long Learning (Seniors Ministry)
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." Proverbs 9:9-10
The purpose of Lifelong Learning is to keep senior citizens educated about local, national, and worldwide events.
To enrich marriages through the development of spiritual growth by means of communication, fellowship and Biblical studies. Our purpose is to:
"Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it;.." Psalm 127:1a (NKJV)
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17
The Men of Bethlehem Ministry's mission is to equip men to serve in these significant areas of life: spiritual growth, Christian manhood, outreach ministry and fellowship. We strive to read and study God's Word consistently. We are our brother's keeper, mentoring especially to young men and demonstrating our commitment to all mankind. We shall stress the importance of socialization skills, to develop Christian leaders and create a stronger bond between men. This is to be done to the end of glorifying the Lord.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and Hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16
Our mission is to serve God and others through the music ministry. It is our goal and prayer to unify the entire music department, so that we may be of greater service. The music department supports the pastor and church in several areas:
Choirs Include: All-Male Choir, Gospel Choir, Petite Choir, Praise Teams, Senior Choir, Young Adult Choir, Youth Choir
New Member's Ministry
"..that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.And these things we write to you that your joy may be full." I John 1:3-4
The mission of the New Member Ministry is to welcome the new members and make them a part of the Church Family, as well as incorporate spiritual encouragement and an awareness of the different ministries. Our mission is to promote fellowship and to maintain an outreach to the surrounding communities. No new member will be left behind.
"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." Proverbs 15:30 (NIV)
The church newsletter, Bethlehem Today, serves as a vehicle designed to increase the Bethlehem church family's awareness of all church related news and to increase the familiarity of church members with one another by:
Acknowledging the achievements, successes, birthdays, and other memorable events in our members' lives Highlighting the various church related activities and programs that take place throughout the year Informing all members of auxiliary news (programs, meeting dates, etc.) Introducing new members and their families to the congregation.
"Train up a child in the way it should go and when it is old, he won't depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
To provide a safe, loving and nurturing Christian environment for children ages 6 month to 4 years of age. It is our sincere desire that children receive attention and stimulation in a structured setting while upholding the basic foundation of Christian love.
Pastor's Armor Bearers and Angels Ministry
"He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward." Matthew 10:41-42
To the end of minimizing distractions for God's Word to come forth, we serve as a resource to provide comfort to the pastor and his family. We focus on identifying and responding to impediments that preclude the preparation and delivery of God's Word.
"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalms 34:1
Bethlehem and the surrounding church community are striving to implement a strong program of teaching, discipline, nurturing and providing for the physical and spiritual needs of our youth. Our goal is to build strong leaders for tomorrow by allowing and assisting them in the fulfillment of their potential growth through singing and music ministry; therefore, our choir is one such vehicle for this effort.
"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:24
The mission of the Praise Team is to lead the congregation in worship by ushering the presence of the Holy Spirit of God and allowing His presence to flow through the congregation. As a result, heaviness and strongholds are lifted and the hearts, minds, and spirit of God's people are lifted and the congregation is prepared for worship.
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.'" Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV)
Our mission is to visit those behind prison bars and places of confinement, under the influence and guidance of the Holy Spirit, with the purpose to share the love of God. We will proclaim the gospel, preaching deliverance to the captive, healing to the broken hearted, to minister to the needs of inmates and their family, and we will further redeem the backsliders in order to both advance the kingdom of God and bring glory to Jesus the Christ our Lord and Savior.
"Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints." Psalms 149:1
"Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord." Psalms 150:6
Our mission is to serve God and others through the music ministry. It is our goal and prayer to unify the entire senior members, so that we may be of greater service in our congregation and community.
The music department supports the pastor and church in several areas:
Senior Missionary Ministry
"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live...Then they can train the younger women to love their husband's and children..." Titus 2:3,4 (NIV)
The Senior Missionaries are a group of mature, Christian women who serve God by letting others see their light shine. The primary goals of this ministry are to: make donations to those in need inside and outside of Bethlehem; visit the sick in nursing homes; serve as role models for the younger women of the church; be lifelong students of the word.
Single Adult Ministry
"But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she maybe holy both in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of this world, how she may please her husband." I Corinthians 7:32-34
The Bethlehem Singles' Ministry exists to meet the needs of single adults ages 19 and over within our church and community who have never been married, who are divorced, who are parents, or who are widows/widowers. We will provide opportunities for spiritual growth, healing, and social fellowship for those individuals and their families.
"...but through love serve one another." Galatians 5:13b (NKJV)
The Transportation Ministry is an outreach ministry that provides transportation to and from Bethlehem for those residents of Greenville County who would like to attend church but do not have a car or unable to drive themselves. The ministry now has 3 vans and 2 buses and will continue to expand as the church grows. Because of this growth, we are always in need of dedicated drivers for consistent and efficient operation of the ministry.
Touching Ladies for Christ (TLC) Ministry
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24
The Touching Ladies for Christ ministry is a group of spirit-filled women whose mission is to serve God by serving others. Our goal is to provide for the spiritual, physical, financial and emotional needs of the church and community, the less fortunate, and those with special needs.
"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
The overall mission of the Bethlehem Tutorial Ministry is to demonstrate Christ's commitment to the total person by supporting our primary and secondary school students in their pursuit of academic excellence. God has blessed us by giving our children educational opportunities to which our ancestors were denied; we curse ourselves by not taking advantage of these opportunities.
We provide free tutoring for students in grades 1-12 in the following subjects:
"For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." Psalms 84:10
The mission of the Usher Ministry is to provide better service to God and His people by being ready and willing to serve; being kind and courteous at all times; and leading spiritual dignity to the whole church service.
To serve God, the church and the community through the music ministry; our goal is to inspire, encourage and motivate young adults (ages 18 - 39) to magnify the Lord through song and service by worshipping Him in spirit, truth and excellence.
"And now these three main: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." I Corinthians 13:13 "And the two shall (will) become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one." Mark 10:8 (NIV)
The mission of the Wedding Ministry is to provide assistance regarding the planning process of a wedding ceremony. We are here to ensure the guidelines and sanctity (sacredness) of the church wedding set forth by the Wedding Ministry of Bethlehem are being adhered to.
Women of the Word (WOW)
"When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you." Prov. 2:10-11
The mission of Women of the Word is to be in the Lord's presence so that we can minister to the needs of women. We seek His presence through diligent study of the word, praise, worship and a devoted prayer life. We are a place for healing past or present hurts by nurturing, edifying, encouraging, teaching and praying. We affirm that all women are special and all women are welcome. We are a group of women on the move for Christ.
"'Behold, I will send for many fishermen,' says the Lord, 'and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks...'" Jeremiah 16:16 (NKJV)
A God appointed organization that focuses on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by going into the highways and byways to reach those that might not otherwise hear the good news of Jesus Christ birth, death, and resurrection. In order to be on one accord, our structure is one mind, one body and one spirit. Our purpose is to be a mighty vessel used by God, that we may "convert a sinner from errors of his ways which will save a soul from death."
"Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done." Psalms 78:1-4
The mission of the Youth Ministry is to develop and administer a process that will synchronize the youth ministries' focus, resources, and activities.