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Bethlehem Baptist Church

Ministry Opportunities


... in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ —1

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Table of Contents

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Bookstore & Library

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Disability Ministries

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Family Discipleship

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Global Ministries

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Hispanic Ministry

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Hospitality Ministry

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Media

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Medical Ministries

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Office/Properties Support

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Outreach Ministries

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Prayer

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Sanctity of Life & Adoption

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Welcome Team Ministry

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Worship & Music

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Bookstore & Library Bethlehem’s bookstore and library seek to provide the congregation with resources that reflect the values of the church and that stimulate the mind and heart to treasure Christ and deepen our joy in God.

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Bookstore

The bookstore is a ministry of Bethlehem College and Seminary, offering a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books as well as books by Puritan authors and John Piper. All sales support the work of BCS. join us

Provide a friendly atmosphere for guests by helping customers with book recommendations, purchases, and requests.

Contact ... Amber Doran 612-455-3440 Learn more >

time commitment

After worship services on all campuses.

Library

The Bethlehem Library is located at both the Downtown and North campuses. Our resources include fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, and DVDs. Materials are available for lending to anyone in the church. join us

Assist library patrons at the circulation desk, process new materials, and help with assorted tasks as needed. time commitment

One 3-hour shift once a month or weekly.

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Bookstore & Library

Contact ... Edith Carlson 612-455-3401 Learn more >


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Disability Ministries We believe God has a sovereign purpose in every life. Join us as we engage people with special needs and welcome, love, and care for them in practical ways as we equip them to serve and engage in the life of the church.

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ASL Translation

American Sign Language

Bethlehem desires to create a community where Deaf believers feel welcomed. To do this, we provide American Sign Language interpretation for the Downtown Campus Sunday 9am services as well as tables in the Main Hall where interpreters are available to assist people in fellowship with our Deaf Community.

Contact ... D Downtown

Campus Ministry Assistant 612-338-7653 x437

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Interpret a sermon, visit or interpret for conversation tables, or attend Deaf Ministry Fellowship.

His Works

His Works is a Sunday morning gathering at the North Campus that provides an opportunity for adults with cognitive disabilities to be discipled and to disciple others.

Contact ... Brenda Fischer 612-746-2650 x675

join us

Be a spiritual mentor or help with classroom needs.

time commitment

At least twice a month during Sunday School.

One-on-One Aide

Serve as a one-on-one aide in a Sunday School class or in the nursery caring for a child’s practical and spiritual needs. Aides serve to encourage a child’s gifts as a part of the body of Christ.

Contact ...

join us

Learn more >

Be a one-on-one aide or substitute aide.

time commitment

At least twice a month during Sunday School.

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Disability Ministries

Brenda Fischer 612-746-2650 x675


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Family Discipleship We join with parents to nurture the faith of the next generation in a God-centered, Christ-exalting, environment. Our goal is for children at Bethlehem to surpass us in faith, knowledge, righteousness, fruitfulness, evangelistic zeal, and commitment to world evangelization.

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Nursery (ages 0–3)

Bethlehem’s nurseries provide attentive care and teach biblical truths to children. Volunteers are committed to loving, teaching, and praying for Bethlehem’s youngest members of the flock.

Contact ...

join us

N Carmen

Tomaszewski 612-455-0800 x807

time commitment

S Bonnie Williams 612-827-3920

Be a teacher, a team leader, caregiver, or substitute. Flexible weekend and weekday opportunities during worship services and other events.

Children (Pre K–Grade 4)

Children’s ministry seeks to teach truth to children by providing biblical curriculum and a team of volunteers using their gifts to encourage application of the Word. join us

D Lisa

Burk 612-338-7653 x495

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Contact ... D Suzy Plocher 612-338-7653 x482

Teach a class, be a classroom team leader, lead a small group, lead worship, or substitute as needed.

N Annika Nyman 612-455-0800 x808

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Rebekah Tucker 612-746-2650 x657

Weekly during Connection and/or Sunday School.

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Youth (grades 5–8)

Youth Ministry assists students in grades 5–8 transition from being children to young adults. Join us by pointing them to Christ through teaching, worship, and small group interaction.

Contact ...

join us

N Annika

Teach a class, be a classroom team leader, lead a small group, lead worship, or substitute as needed. time commitment

Weekly during Connection and/or Sunday School.

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Family Discipleship

D Suzy

Plocher 612-338-7653 x482 Nyman 612-455-0800 x808 S Rebekah Tucker 612-746-2650 x657

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Young Adult (Sr High)

We prepare Sr High students (grades 9–12) for Christian adulthood by encouraging delight and maturity in Jesus through Sunday School classes, Wednesday night gatherings, and other events.

Contact ...

join us

N Annika

Nyman 612-455-0800 x808

time commitment

S Rebekah Tucker 612-746-2650 x657

Be a small group mentor. Weekly during Connection and/or Sunday School.

D Emily

Weller 612-338-7653 x484

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Adventure Girls

This neighborhood outreach is open to all girls in grades 5–9 from Bethlehem and the neighborhood. Our desire is to involve Bethlehem girls, moms, and other women in reaching out to non-Christian girls.

Contact ... Marlene Johnson 952-884-3982

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Be a prayer partner, mentor, or van driver. time commitment

Wednesday nights during the school year and other occasional events.

Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts provide a way for a team of adults to mentor young men through teaching God’s word, witnessing God’s glory in creation, and modeling servant leadership.

Contact ...

join us

N Jeff

Be a leader and teach scouts to be servant leaders.

D Greg

Mott 612-548-4734 Olson 651-492-3673

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Family Life Events

Through conferences, retreats, and other events for parents and children, Family Life encourages families (and the wider church family) to mark milestones in their children’s lives, nurture parent-child relationships, and lead each family member to a deeper maturity in Christ.

Contact ... Pastor Bud Burk 612-338-7653 x486 Learn more >

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Plan events, decorate, set up, tear down, and much more.

Father’s Light Mentoring

Father’s Light Mentors minister through one-on-one connections with children. Many children are currently on our waiting list, hoping for a Christian man or woman to come alongside them.

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Volunteer as a mentor.

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Family Discipleship

Contact ... John Supica 612-338-7653 x735


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Global Ministries Global Ministries aims to reach all tribes, tongues, and nations with the gospel. We desire to nurture and train many people to become dedicated goers from among our congregation, and to involve and educate all others to be passionate senders.

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Global Outreach

Anyone who is sent from Bethlehem as a global partner goes through the Nurture Program, which aims to address character, knowledge, and skills through classes, seminars, and local cross-cultural ministry.

Contact ...

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Learn more >

Enroll in the Nurture Program or pray for current members.

Short Term Ministry

Short Term Ministry works with Bethlehem departments and partner ministries to meet physical and spiritual needs through local and international initiatives and trips. Short-term teams are formed to strengthen and serve our global partners and their ministries.

Luke Humphrey 612-338-7653 x719

Contact ... Tina Lowe 612-338-7653 x439 Learn more >

join us

Go on a short-term trip, support someone who is going, or lead a trip.

Global Compassion & Disaster Response

The Global Diaconate, part of Bethlehem’s Treasuring Christ Together vision, partners with Christian agencies and missionaries worldwide to minister to the poor and suffering. It also responds to crises by sending trained disaster response teams. join us

Give to TCT, join a disaster response team, attend monthly meetings.

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Global Ministries

Contact ...

Jeff & Deb Bender Learn more >


Barnabas Support Team

Barnabas Support teams are groups of 6–12 people who meet monthly to provide ongoing prayer support, occasional stateside logistical help, and regular communication for global partners on the field.

Contact ... Gina Woodyard 612-338-7653 x432

join us

Be part of an existing Barnabas team or form a new team for a global partner.

Global Partner Care

When global partners return home from their field locations, they often need places to stay or vehicles to drive. Care for global partners includes seeking to meet both short-term and long-term needs.

Contact ...

join us

Learn more >

Loan a car, provide housing, provide transportation, etc.

Gina Woodyard 612-338-7653 x432

Circles of Prayer for Missions

This monthly meeting of women gathers to hear from global partners, pray for God’s blessing on the nations, worship, and enjoy a light lunch together. join us

Attend our monthly meetings, pray for global partners, write to global partners.

Contact ... Char Ransom 612-816-3694 Learn more >

time commitment

Second Monday morning of the month at the Downtown Campus, 10am–Noon.

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Hispanic Ministry

Our Hispanic Ministry expresses a passion for the nations by inviting the Hispanic people of the Twin Cities to become a part of our spiritual family here at Bethlehem.

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Sermon Interpretation

The Spanish-English interpretation ministry exists to take the word of God preached or taught in one language and translate it into another for the edification of its hearers. Provide simultaneous English-to-Spanish interpretation of the 9am service at the Downtown Campus, and other occasional Bethlehem events.

Contact ... Eric Evans 651-245-7610

join us

We are looking for bilingual volunteers that can interpret a Sunday morning service once every 4–6 weeks.

Van Drivers for Wednesday Connection We have a need for help with transportation to Hispanic Ministry events, especially the Downtown Wednesday Night Connection.

join us

Become a van driver or pick someone up for church on Sundays (as needed).

time commitment

One or more Wednesdays per month; other times (as needed).

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Hispanic Ministries

Contact ...

Kelly Burson 612-455-3422


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Hospitality Ministry Kindly welcome one another into fellowship over coffee, a pastry, or a meal. Our hospitality ministries seek to serve those coming to Bethlehem and welcome them into community.

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Coffee and Pastry Ministry We desire to see Bethlehem attenders welcome one another and connect with each other in meaningful ways. We serve refreshments before and after worship services and classes on Sunday mornings.

Contact ...

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Rob Gangnon 612-746-2650 x650

Prepare pastries, serve refreshments, and clean up.

D Priscilla

Brinkmann 612-889-9850 S

time commitment

2–3 hours before or after Sunday morning services according to availability.

Communion Servers

Volunteers are needed to help with preparation of Communion elements once a month on all campuses. join us

Help prepare the Communion elements.

time commitment

Once each month before the service you attend.

Contact ... D Ryan Shelton 612-338-7653 x425 N Scott Cornish 612-455-0800 x823

Nick Roen 612-746-2650 x661 S

Kitchen Help

Bethlehem’s kitchens provide meals on Wednesdays before the evening events and serve meals following funerals and other special events. join us

Prepare food, set up, serve, or clean. time commitment

Weekly for Wednesday Connection or as needed for occasional events.

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Hospitality & Welcome

Contact ... D Yia Vang 612-338-7653 x119 N Molly Johnson 612-455-0800 x869


Meals Ministry

The Meals Ministry seeks to bless people in crisis and parents of new children by providing meals. Volunteers communicate with families in need, prepare meals, and deliver them to the families.

Contact ...

Lynda Hansen 612-455-0800 x805

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Cook meals and deliver them to families or coordinate meals.

Wednesdays in the Parks During the summer, help a Bethlehem campus with prep for dinner, worship, outreach, and fellowship in local parks on Wednesday evenings. Clean-up help is also needed.

Contact ...

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N Joshua Koehn 612-455-0800 x804

time commitment

David Larson 612-746-2650 x659

Setup, food preparation, service, and clean-up. Wednesday late afternoons and evenings

D Mike Tong 612-338-7653 x451

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Media

Media Ministries implements audio and visual technologies with the goal of undistracted excellence in all that they do, rendering their work invisible to worshipers. Although experience is not required, it is preferred.

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Audio or Visual Technician or Assistant Audio techs operate the sound system during worship services and events. Visual techs operate the text and/or video systems. These technicians set up and take down equipment and rehearse with worship teams. Assistants help set up and/or take down A/V equipment used for worship services or events.

Contact ...

Tim Frederick 612-455-0800 x811

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Volunteer as an audio or visual technician or assistant at your campus. time commitment

Before, during, and after the service or event.

Lighting Technician

Lighting techs assist in the transition between live worship and video sermons as well as for special video announcements and special services (e.g., taking down the stage lights helps the congregation to see the video better).

Contact ... Tim Frederick 612-455-0800 x811

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Volunteer as a lighting tech. time commitment

Just before and during services.

Media Volunteer Trainings Whether you are simply curious or a seasoned veteran, learn more about the use of audio and visual technologies for worship at these nights of fellowship, training, and discipleship.

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Attend a meeting at your campus or help train new volunteers. (Campus-specific Tuesday evenings, Sept–April. See the Calendar.)

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Media

Contact ... Tim Frederick 612-455-0800 x811


Volunteer Photographers

If you have photographic skill, consider serving with your gift by photographing church events. Assignments are available throughout the year. Publication is not guaranteed, but all submissions will be considered as the Communications team continues to develop a pool of Bethlehem photographers.

Contact ... Amanda Knoke 612-338-7654 x470

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Help us capture in images what the Lord is doing at Bethlehem through ministry, community, and worship.

time commitment

Usually an hour or two during events or services (photo-editing not necessary).

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Medical Ministries Our mission is to assist people with health care needs and express the healing love of Christ. Join us in fostering physical wellness and showing tenderness for those who are suffering.

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Emergency Medical Response

Volunteers with medical experience are needed to be available (to respond in case of medical emergencies) during worship services. join us

Contact ... Kathy Stokes 612-338-7653 x712

Offer to receive text requests for assistance and respond during the worship service you attend.

Mobile Dental Clinic

Mobile Dental Clinics provide dental care for individuals and families, and pave the way for gospel ministry. Dental professionals (GP, Family, Oral Surgeon) are encouraged to consider volunteering.

join us

As a dentist, hygienist, assistant, or welcomer.

Contact ... John Braddock 507-208-5614 Mobile Dental >

time commitment

3–5-hour clinics (monthly, quarterly, or annually).

Parish Nurse Ministry

We are developing a network of volunteer nurses who will care for others by promoting spiritual encouragement, physical wellness, and health education within the Bethlehem community.

join us

Attend a training session and use your skills as an RN in ministry to Bethlehem attenders.

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Medical Ministries

Contact ... Judy Anderson 651-895-1171


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Office/Properties Support Support the ministries of the church through data entry, filing, other office work, or a trade skill. Join us if you have experience working in an office or enjoy working with details or helping behind the scenes.

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Facility/Properties Repair Help Do you have a licensed trade skill (electrical, plumbing, advanced repair skills, etc.) that you would be willing to donate to Bethlehem for a few hours on an occasional basis? Volunteering for routine repairs can allow us to use our resources to meet other pressing needs.

Contact ... Brad Arthur 612-338-7653 x477

join us

Let us know if you have a trade skill you would be willing to “donate” to Bethlehem.

time commitment

As-needed basis as your schedule permits.

Office Work

Bethlehem’s offices on all three campuses are responsible for a variety of tasks that allow Bethlehem’s services, events, and ministries to continue.

join us

Stuff envelopes, file, and do other office-related tasks.

time commitment

Contact ... D Joby Morgan 612-338-7653 x460 S Robert Gangnon 612-746-2650 x650

Weekdays during the day.

Women’s Ministry Administrative Help Bethlehem Women’s Ministry occasionally needs assistance with basic office tasks, help with seasonal mailings, and preparation for ministry events.

join us

Prepare mailings, duplication of CDs, a variety of office tasks.

Contact ... D Pam

Larson 612-338-7653 x472 N Tracy

Cornish 612-455-0800 x806 S Ruth Chavis 612-746-2650 x654

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Outreach Ministries


Outreach Ministries Outreach Ministries mobilizes our church to lovingly speak the gospel and do good to our neighbors. Our prayer is that Christ Jesus will be glorified and will add daily to his church those who are being saved.

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Adventure Girls

This neighborhood outreach is open to all girls in grades 5–9 from Bethlehem and the neighborhood. Our vision is to involve Bethlehem girls, moms, and other women in reaching out to non-Christian girls.

Contact ... Marlene Johnson 952-884-3982

join us

Be a prayer partner, a mentor, or van driver.

time commitment

Wednesday nights during the school year and other occasional events.

Business As Mission

BAM is a group for those interested in using their Godgiven time, talent, and treasure to spread a passion for the supremacy of God for the joy of all peoples through Christ using business to reach unreached people groups.

join us

Come to a quarterly meeting to find out more.

Contact ... Don Hoffert 612-298-7858 Info brochure >

time commitment

BAM meets at the Downtown Campus on the first Monday of the new quarter: January, April, July, and October; 11:30am–1pm.

Car Care Ministry

The Car Care Ministry is supported by the Helping Hand fund and helps residents near the North Campus with the cost of car repairs. join us

Give to the Helping Hand fund and refer individuals needing assistance to the Car Care Ministry.

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Outreach Ministries

Contact ... Joshua Koehn 612-455-0800 x804


Christmas Gatherings

Gatherings are opportunities to invite your neighbors to your house during the month of December to share traditions and the gospel.

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Attend a training session and host a gathering in your neighborhood, help a host prepare, and/or pray for fruitful conversations.

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store sells high quality used goods. The profit from Hidden Treasures is used to train individuals with significant barriers to employment and to support international missions projects.

Contact ... D Mike

Tong 612-338-7653 x451 N Pastor

Vince Johnson 612-455-0800 x812 S Jesse Albrecht 612-746-2650 x655

Contact ... Kurt Swanson 612-298-1972 Hidden Treasures >

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Sort, price, and display merchandise.

Gardens of Praise

Gardens of Praise is an urban gardening ministry designed to teach the skill of growing food to our urban neighbors and to connect them with their Creator so they will know and treasure him.

Contact ... Laurie McRostie 612-201-5252

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Plant, weed, and cultivate the gardens.

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Hope Academy

Hope Academy serves a multicultural community of students in grades K–10, with the aim of providing quality education and fostering hope in God in the inner-city neighborhoods.

Contact ...

join us

Hope Academy >

Tutor students in reading and math or volunteer as a classroom assistant.

Jericho Road Ministries

Jericho Road Ministries is a relief & development ministry designed to partner with the church in meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors with dignity by providing food and services. join us

Interview food shelf clients, pray with them, distribute food, assist in office tasks.

Lino Lakes Prison Program

This program supports men in growing spiritually as they plan a productive re-entry into society. The program provides inmate mentorship during the 6 months before and after release. join us

Volunteer as a mentor. Men only.

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Outreach Ministries

Paul Ireland 612-721-6294 x114

Contact ... Jeff Noyed 612-455-1193 BUI (Jericho Road) >

Contact ... Pastor Vince Johnson 612-455-0800 x812


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Maajiigin Ministries

Maajiigin Ministries desires to bless our Native American neighbors through short-term trips to Cass Lake and outreach projects in the Little Earth Housing Project near the Downtown Campus.

Contact ...

join us

BUI (Maajiigin) >

Be a one-on-one mentor for children or youth, help with after-school activities, lead an in-home Bible Study, or do handyman jobs.

Mobile Dental Clinic

Mobile Dental Clinics provide dental care for individuals and families, and pave the way for gospel ministry. Dental professionals (GP, Family, Oral Surgeon) are encouraged to consider volunteering.

join us

As a dentist, hygienist, an assistant, or welcomer.

Greg Mott 612-548-4734

Contact ... John Braddock 507-208-5614 Mobile Dental >

time commitment

3–5-hour clinics (monthly, quarterly, or annually).

Refugee Life Ministries

Refugee Life Ministries aims to come alongside refugee families transitioning to the U.S. and supports them in acclimating by providing various types of assistance.

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Build relationships with families by tutoring them in English, helping with homework, or giving rides to appointments.

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Outreach Ministries

Contact ... N David

& Lisa Wicklund 651-481-8183


Safe Families

Safe Families aims to prevent child abuse by encouraging the church to provide homes where vulnerable children can temporarily stay and by creating a support network for the children’s parents.

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Host a vulnerable child in your home, mentor a mom, support a family in crisis, or mobilize the church to help those in crisis.

SAY Yes!

Contact ... Maridel Sandberg 612-518-5986 Safe Families >

Save America’s Youth

SAY Yes is an after-school mentoring ministry for inner-city youth that combines evangelism, discipleship, life skills, academics, and recreation in the context of community. It also provides summer activities.

join us

Tutor youth or drive a van to transport kids.

Contact ... Toph Majors 612-600-4879 BUI (SAY Yes!) >

time commitment

One evening per week, Monday–Thursday.

Senior Visitation

This ministry aims to encourage elderly members of Bethlehem’s congregation who are in nursing homes or are homebound. join us

Contact ... Keith Anderson 612-751-1446

Visit seniors near you. Children and families are welcome. time commitment

At least once a week.

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T’HILA Dance and Music

T’hila is Hebrew for praise. This ministry uses a blend of Hebrew, ballet, and contemporary dance and song to bring the gospel message to nursing homes, hospitals, and other locations.

Contact ... Stacey Bridell 612-356-0099

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Dance, sing, play music, sew costumes, or help with sound or video.

Tuesday Night Evangelism Groups meet weekly at all campuses to pray and go out as teams to share the gospel in the surrounding communities.

join us

Contact ... D Dave Englund 763-218-6347

Meet at your campus to share the gospel with your neighbors.

N Pastor Vince Johnson 612-455-0800 x812

time commitment

Jesse Albrecht 513-939-9470

Once a week.

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Union Gospel Mission Outreach People of all ages can serve the homeless at the Union Gospel Mission by providing them with a meal, a gospel message, and God-centered conversations.

join us

Make sandwiches, serve the clients, and share the gospel.

time commitment

Third Sunday of the month.

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Outreach Ministries

Contact ...

Karla Roberts 763-792-2271 Learn more >


Language Ministries All Nations ESL

God has brought many international students and immigrants to our doorstep here in the Twin Cities. All Nations ESL assists students and immigrants with learning conversational English while showing them Christ’s love. join us

Befriend newcomers to the United States and volunteer as an English conversation partner. No experience or second-language knowledge necessary.

Contact ... D Erin

Evans

N Chrissy

Kline 763-732-9088 BUI (All Nations) >

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Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm Wednesdays, 6:45–8pm

ESL Conversation Class

ESL classes equip women learning English to interact easily by improving their English conversation and reading skills. These classes also promote caring and Christ-exalting friendships between students and their instructors.

Contact ...

Martha Pohl 952-891-2782

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Tutor international women in English conversation and reading.

SALT

Somali Adult Literacy Language

SALT provides beginning and intermediate English classes to Somali men and women. Besides providing education, SALT seeks to develop friendships in which tutors share the love of Christ.

join us

Contact ...

Carol Van Ess 612-331-1195 BUI (SALT) >

Tutor a student in English, help with computer use, or provide transportation. time commitment

One morning a week, Monday–Thursday.

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Prayer


Prayer

Prayer is the visible engine that drives all our efforts at Bethlehem. We believe that God has ordained to bless and use people for his glory through the means of prayer, offered in Jesus’ name by faith. Join us in asking God to do great things in Bethlehem and in the world.

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Regular Prayer Times D Tue D N Wed S D Fri N D Sun

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Morning Prayer, 6:30am First Tuesday Fast, 12:30pm Morning Prayer, 7am Morning Prayer, 6:30am Prayer for the Persecuted Church, 7pm (2nd Fridays) Harvest Prayer Japan, 4pm (3rd Saturdays)

Post-Service Prayer

After every weekend worship service, we have a team of people available at the front of the sanctuary to pray with those who desire prayer about anything happening in their lives. join us

Attend a training session and pray with people at your campus.

Contact ... Learn more >

Contact ... D Mike Tong 612-338-7653 x451 S Robert Gangnon 612-746-2650 x650

time commitment

Once a month after the service you attend.

Pre-Service Prayer

All are welcome to join us for 30 minutes of prayer as we ask for God’s grace and mercy in the worship service. We seek to lift up each service and preacher to God. join us D D N S

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Room 10 (Saturday night & Sunday morning) In front of Sanctuary (Sunday night) Prayer Room Commons

Prayer

Contact ... Amy Katterson 612-746-2650 x651


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Sanctity of Life & Adoption We believe that adoption glorifies God and is a radical expression of love and compassion for the orphan. We also believe that every life is sacred and God is sovereign over the womb. Join us in love and care for the most vulnerable.

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Sanctity of Life Taskforce

The Sanctity of Life Task Force advocates for the preborn by informing the church about current sanctity-of-life issues. The Task Force also cares for mothers by supporting crisis pregnancy centers. join us

Become part of the Task Force, educate the congregation, pray for an end to abortion, protest peacefully, volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center.

Lydia Fund

join us

Update our website, help produce our newsletter, raise funds, or assist families in the adoption process.

Learn more >

Contact ... Deb Bartlett 763-784-4578 Lydia Fund >

Minority Infant and Children Adoption Help

The MICAH Fund helps Christian families overcome the financial barriers to adopting minority infants in the U.S. by paying adoption fees and providing quality services to birth parents, children, and prospective parents. join us

Donate to the MICAH fund, adopt a child, or assist a family in the adoption process.

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Wayne King 612-716-1751

Let Youths be Delivered from Institutions by Adoption

The Lydia Fund delivers children from orphanages throughout the world by adoptions. Individuals and organizations help qualified families pay for the overseas portion of their adoption expenses.

MICAH Fund

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Sanctity of LIfe & Adoption

Contact ... Chris Gustafson 651-636-5255 Micah Fund >


Adoption Education & Support

Some adopted children have suffered the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse. By gathering with others in similar situations, their new parents can learn strategies to help them heal.

Contact ... D

Dave Little

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Attend a gathering or pray for families. time commitment

Wednesday evenings during Connection time at the Downtown Campus.

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Welcome Team Ministry


Welcome Team Ministry First impressions are important. The Welcome Team saims to embrace each person who walks into our doors—new visitors and seasoned members alike— with the tangible love of Christ. Our goal is to serve our congregation and draw people into worship.

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Check-In Kiosk Workers

Check-In Kiosk workers use a touch-screen to sign in children and volunteers for Sunday and Wednesday nurseries and classes. Simple training is available according to your schedule.

Contact ... Amy Katterson 612-746-2650 x651

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Volunteer at any campus. time commitment

Before services and a few minutes after services start.

Emergency Medical Response

Volunteers with medical experience are needed to be available (to respond in case of medical emergencies) during worship services. join us

Contact ... Kathy Stokes 612-338-7653 x712

Offer to receive text requests for assistance and respond during the worship service you attend.

South Setup & Tear Down Bethlehem South Site worshipers currently meet at Lakeville South High School. Individuals, families, and small groups are needed to set up and tear down equipment for Sunday School, the stage, and the Commons each week.

join us

Set up and/or tear down.

time commitment

Two hours before and one hour after services.

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Welcome Team Ministry

Contact ... David Larson 612-746-2650 x659 S


Ushers & Greeters

Greeters and ushers welcome those arriving to worship by opening doors, handing out bulletins at the entrances to the Sanctuary, taking the offering during the services, and assisting people in finding seats.

join us

Volunteer to greet people or usher worshipers. time commitment

Once a month before the service you attend.

Contact ... D Tina

Lowe (U&G) 612-338-7653 x439 N Barry

Onufrock (U) 763-862-9632 N Brian Verrett (G) 225-278-1609 Rob Gangnon 612-746-2650 x650 S

Visitor Reception & Information Visitor Reception provides a bridge for visitors to connect with Bethlehem. These workers provide important information to new people and make them feel welcomed. join us

Welcome visitors and answer questions.

time commitment

Once a month before, during, and after worship services. (Downtown: Daytime on weekdays.)

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D Dan Lehn (Weekdays) 612-338-7653 x208 D Tina Lowe (Weekends) 612-338-7653 x439 N Char

Ransom (Info) 612-816-3694 N Bea Anderson (Visitor) 651-207-6612 Rob Gangnon 612-746-2650 x650 S

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Women’s Ministry The Women’s Ministry leads women to embrace the assurance and hope of their identity in Jesus Christ and to exemplify biblical womanhood. Join us through prayer, studying and applying the Word, fellowship, and serving one another.

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Childcare for Bible Studies We encourage all women to consider joining a Bible study as a means of growing in the grace, knowledge, and love of their Savior through teaching and small group fellowship.

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N Maggie

Volunteer in the nurseries or teach children while their moms are in a Bible study. time commitment

Wednesday mornings.

D Holly

Aubrey 612-338-7653 x703 Sporleder 612-455-0800 x709 S Brenda Stoltz 651-330-2546

Christmas Celebration & Luncheon This event prepares women’s hearts for the Advent season through a musical program. The luncheon helps enfold new women, bless friends and family members, and provide good fellowship.

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Mary Delk 612-455-0800 x814

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Host a table, prepare food, serve food, or be an usher.

Circles of Prayer for Missions This monthly meeting of women gathers to hear from global partners, pray for God’s purpose among the nations, worship, and enjoy a light lunch together. join us

Attend our monthly meetings, pray for global partners, or write to global partners. time commitment

Second Monday morning of the month at the Downtown Campus, 10am–Noon.

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Contact ... Char Ransom 612-816-3694


Holiday Craft Boutique

With 100 vendors and thousands of handcrafted items, this is the perfect opportunity to support individuals and couples in our Bethlehem community. Many vendors are raising support for Global Outreach or other local ministries.

Contact ... Lonnie Peterson 612-237-7041

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Set up and/or clean up.

Meals Ministry

Our Meals Ministry seeks to bless people in crisis and parents of new children by providing meals. Volunteers communicate with families in need, prepare meals, and deliver them to the families.

Contact ... Lynda Hansen 612-455-0800 x805

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Cook meals and deliver them to families, or coordinate meals.

MOMS Support

Making Our Mothering Significant

Making Our Mothering Significant (MOMS) twice-monthly gatherings are a time of encouragement and fellowship for mothers of all ages and stages of life. They are held on all campuses. join us

Volunteer in the nursery, teach children, host a table, decorate, join the Program Committee, or welcome new moms. time commitment

Two mornings a month.

Contact ... D Megan

Mathis 612-840-5175 D Jenny Rigney 612-991-9899 N Heather Hass 651-639-4272

Jessica Davitch 952-949-0938 S

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Titus 2

Based on Titus 2:3–5, Titus 2 calls older women to establish godly mentoring relationships with younger women and to encourage and equip them to live for God’s glory.

Contact ... Tracy Cornish 612-455-0800 x806

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Mentor younger women, prepare food, set-up/decorate, run registration, welcome new mentees at the Mentee Coffee. time commitment

Monthly meetings for a year and occasional events.

White Cross

White Cross is a community of women of all ages who use their sewing skills to provide items for our church family and outreach ministries.

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Contact ... D Mary Anne Burnes 763-783-9282

Make baby quilts, mend choir robes, or roll bandages. time commitment

2nd & 4th Tuesday mornings of each month.

Women’s Spring Conference This conference provides a break from routine responsibilities to hear biblical teaching and to enjoy community with one another. Date: April 2014. join us

Serve on the planning committee, set up/decorate, assist with registration, serve food, help clean up. time commitment

Flexible and as needed.

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Contact ... Mary Delk 612-455-0800 x814


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Worship & Music


Worship & Music

We want worship at Bethlehem to include a variety of musical forms and to be characterized by depth and simplicity that engages the head and heart to inspire both an awe and intimacy with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Adult Choirs

Adult choirs help lead worship in weekend worship services as well as in special events throughout the year. join us

Join a choir. time commitment

Weekly rehearsals and occasional performances.

Contact ... D Ryan

Shelton 612-338-7653 x425 N Scott

Cornish 612-455-0800 x823 S Nick Roen 612-736-2650 x661

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Orchestra

The orchestra plays in various weekend services and in special events throughout the year. Musicians with at least a high-school-level of playing ability are welcome to join.

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N Scott Cornish 612-455-0800 x823

Play strings, percussion, brass, woodwinds, or keyboard instruments for your campus. time commitment

Occasional rehearsals and performances.

Worship Team

D Ryan Shelton 612-338-7653 x425

Nick Roen 612-736-2650 x661 S

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The worship pastor at each campus coordinates the musical teams that assist in leading corporate worship services each week. Teams are comprised of vocalists, a rhythm section, and solo instruments.

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N Scott

Sing or play keyboard, percussion, guitar (bass, electric, or acoustic), or a solo instrument for your campus.

D Ryan

Shelton 612-338-7653 x425 Cornish 612-455-0800 x823 S Nick Roen 612-736-2650 x661

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Youth Choirs

Youth choirs (K–grade 9) are part of Bethlehem’s commitment to raise up the next generation of God-centered worshipers. Children are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.

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N Scott

Encourage your children to join a choir, or help as an adult volunteer. time commitment

Weekly rehearsals and occasional performances.

D Ryan

Shelton 612-338-7653 x425 Cornish 612-455-0800 x823 S Nick Roen 612-736-2650 x661

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Photos: Special thanks to Sarah Berryman, Kelly Burson, Rick Busch, Matt Crutchmer, David Englund, Rachel Golias, Pastor Vince Johnson, Joshua Koehn, Kevin McClure, Madeleine Miller, Kathy Stokes, Laur Weisensel, and Gina Zeidler.


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Bethlehem Ministry Booklet (Jan 2014)