Welcome to our ministries section. Please select a link below to learn more about the 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.
Adult Praise Team
"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.
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.
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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
We have a two-fold mission:
- To provide sound quality during weekly services and special programs
- To spread the gospel by providing quality audio and video tapes of weekly services and special programs to the public. Our tapes are a vehicle for getting the Word outside of the walls of Bethlehem.
Through our ministry,
- The congregation can hear every word and song of the service; thus allowing the Holy Spirit to do a mighty work. Bethlehem members who cannot attend church can stay connected with the church.
- The "unchurched" can have the church brought to them.
- Many can become saved by hearing the word of God and seeing how the Holy Spirit is working at Bethlehem.
- The tapes can provide an encouraging word at any time.
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.
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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 first fruits, 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.
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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.
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"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.
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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.
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.
"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.
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"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:
- Leading the congregation in praises through song
- Accompanying the pastor on pastoral engagements
- Performing at church-sponsored functions Representing Bethlehem in revivals, concerts, anniversaries and other programs
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.
"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.
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"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.
To serve God and others through the music ministry with an emphasis on traditional/gospel music. We endeavor to serve by leading the congregation in praises, accompanying the Pastor, and representing the church in community engagements.
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.
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"...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.
"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:
- Reading Comprehension
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
"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.
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"'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."
"When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you." Jeremiah 16:16 (NKJV)
The mission of the Women's Ministry is to be in the Lord's presence so that we can minister to the needs of women. We strive to provide the spiritual support women need to live victorious lives. 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.
"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.
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