Bethlehem’s Mission, Vision & Values

Bethlehem Lutheran Church has a core mission and value system that guides and inspires us in achieving our community-driven goals.

 

OUR MISSION

“To share the Living Water of Jesus Christ with all who thirst.”

 

OUR VISION

“Create A Life-Changing Community of Love in Christ.”

IMAGINE a community where we are invited from emptiness into fulfillment…

IMAGINE a community where we build deep, authentic relationships that provide support and a sense of belonging…

IMAGINE a community where we discover the joy and power of worshipping the Lord and encountering Him through Word and Sacrament…

IMAGINE a community where we are transformed through a commitment to discipleship…

IMAGINE a community where we are changed from the inside out by God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit…

IMAGINE a community where we become more of who God created us to be…

IMAGINE a community where we serve within the community and beyond as a response to the grace of God…

IMAGINE a community where we make a real difference in the world around us through our bold, divinely-driven actions…

IMAGINE a community where we are motivated by genuine compassion and love that touches the hearts and lives of all real people in need…

IMAGINE AND CREATE A Life-Changing Community of Love in Christ.

 

OUR CORE VALUES & PRACTICES

  • Knowing God
  • Supportive Relationships
  • Joyful Worship
  • Committed Discipleship
  • Christ-like Service
  • Living to Make a Difference
  • INVITE people into a relationship with God
  • GROW together as devoted followers of Christ
  • SERVE others by the power of the Holy Spirit

 

G.R.O.W.

Going Out

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

Reaching Maturity

“…until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)

Owning Burdens

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

Working Together “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service…” (Ephesians 4:11-12)