Go and Tell

Knowing and Proclaiming, Growing and Going, Living and Sharing

These are the tenants of our Outreach Ministry at Bethlehem. We believe in the Great Commission and want to see all come to know Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

The Body of Christ

The Body of Christ at Bethlehem believes that God has given each of us special gifts and abilities that are to be used through out each of our lives in the contexts in which we live, work and play. We are the hands and feet of Christ as we minister to and help our neighbor.


Impacting the world,

Here and There

We seek to live out our faith through Acts 1:8 as we impact the world in Jerusalem – Jacksonville, Judea – The United States, Samaria – different cultures, and the ends of the earth – international missions.


Pressing on to the goal...

We are constantly searching and praying for ways to practice and employ biblical hospitality to the person sitting next to us in church each week and those that God would lead us to, outside of the physical building of the church, wherever they may be - home, work, school, tennis, neighborhood book club, the golf course, the possibilities are endless...  If you are interested in learning more about how to express your witness, click here for an LCMS training site.


We are not alone

As we seek to witness to those around us, we realize that we are not alone and that it is better and more effective to act as a team. Since BLC is a missional congregation, this is easy to do! We partner with Sunday School in our yearly mission schedule, Fellowship on special events, Worship as we celebrate outside our church building in the community, Education as we equip the saints in special missions and spiritual gifts studies, and with other churches as we know that working together in unity is always what God had in mind.  

 

Check back often

Ministry and need are not relegated to Sunday mornings! We ask you to check back often as things change on a weekly, sometimes hourly basis. Outreach at BLC is happening 24/7 as we reach out to our neighbors, coworkers, the needy, and the oppressed. Stay tuned! God's adventure and plan is not tied to church hours or to a specific location.