Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School is committed to providing excellence in opportunities for growth to be fully alive in Jesus. In light of that goal, we also recognize that reaching that level of excellence cannot be achieved alone. Bethlehem has been blessed to have many volunteers who are committed to our ministry and mission. But as you can imagine, this work of ministry is never finished. That is where you come in.
If you have an interest in using your unique gifts and abilities to partner with us in ministry, we are excited about having you as a part of our team.
Below are a list of the several service ministries we have at Bethlehem. Take a look through the ministries and their descriptions. If you see one you think might fit well with your passions, gifts, and abilities, click on the “contact…” button and get connected to a team lead that will guide through the next steps of getting involved.
We are so grateful for your willingness to serve Jesus alongside us and we look forward to getting to know you and the unique ways God has blessed you to partner with us in ministry
Altar Guild is a service group that supports the ministry through preparing the altar for communion and worship. They meet Saturdays at 10:00 AM to prepare and then during worship services. Members rotate weekend responsibilities.
We are blessed here at Bethlehem to have five full octaves of handbells. If you can count, we can teach you to ring. It’s a delightful sound! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6pm in the balcony, and we help to lead worship as frequently as we can. Please talk to one of our ringers, and plan to join us!
BethlehemKIDS starts with our Nursey for infants and toddlers providing a caring, loving, grace filled environment for little one up to age 3, during worship. When kids turn 3 they move into our preschool room called The Clubhouse for age appropriate lessons and activities during the middle and late services. Bethlehem KIDS start in worship and are dismissed right before the sermon. Kids in 1st through 4th grade meet in the elementary room. If you love babies and toddlers and Jesus, the Nursery is a great place to volunteer. Small and large group leaders are needed to nurture kids in their faith formation in our Preschool and Elementary rooms. The commitment is every other week.
Don’t walk the path alone. LEAD friends, new and old, to travel alongside. Each Discipleship Group is made up of eight to twelve people who share the ups and downs of faith and life through five distinct components: Bible study, prayer, sharing faith stories, experiencing relationships with encouragement and accountability, and service. Meeting times and topics are determined by each individual group.
Lead a variety of these 8 to 12 week studies and topics. Subjects cover a wide range of Christian living including leadership, marriage, becoming a more godly man or woman, and even personal finance programs. Sunday mornings primarily, but may be offered other days as well.
God’s Limo is an extension of the greeter’s ministry. God’s Limo reflects the love of Jesus in assisting members and visitors with disabilities, the handicapped, the elderly, injured and those with small children by transporting them safely to and from the sanctuary and the chapel on Sunday mornings in a 6 passenger hospitality golf cart.
Level 56 is a ministry focused on helping kids transition to a whole new level of faith and life as they move through 5th & 6th grade. Recognizing that this is a critical time in their lives, Bethlehem is dedicated to giving these students a fun space where they can bond with friends and a safe place where they can freely ask questions about God. With dedicated leaders and a Christian community surrounding them, it is our goal to give your 5th or 6th grade student a strong foundation to grow together in faith and in life. Leaders needed Sundays at 10:30 am. Lead activities and discussion.
Bethlehem’s Lutheran Women in Mission seeks to assist women in affirming their relationship with the Triune God so that they are enabled to use their gifts in ministry to the people of the world. LWML is an official auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and has been in existence for more than 60 years with a membership of nearly 200,000 worldwide.
Mary Martha provides women an opportunity for Christian growth and Christian service. Each group meeting is opened with a devotion followed by an inspirational speaker or hands-on project to be given to shut-ins. This group also serves funeral luncheons, receptions, helps with the up-keep of the vicarage, offers bake sales and fundraisers. Members also minister to shut-ins by writing notes, making phone calls and visits.
This group consists of warm and welcoming members who greet at each of our services on Sunday mornings and for special services. Each member is responsible for one Sunday per month. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Ted Waltman using the contact button here.
These ladies and men cover the reception desk and phones during the work day from 8:00am-4:00pm. They volunteer for 4-hour shifts (morning and afternoon). If you like to greet visitors, answer the phones, assist with office projects and be the first impression at Bethlehem, please contact Kim Musselman.
The Resurrection Singers is a group of singers that would welcome anyone who wants to sing God’s praise with a small choral group. We sing occasionally for the 7:45 traditional service and rehearse on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.
The Grief Ministry provides care for people who are grieving through providing a powerful series of books to those who have lost loved ones, one-on-one conversations, or personal notes and cards during the first year after a loved one dies.
The Stephen Ministers walk along side people who are in need of support and to talk through difficult life circumstances. To request a Stephen Minister, please provide information, which is kept confidential, using the contact button provided here.
The Ushers at Bethlehem assist with worship by handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, seating people who need assistance, and helping visitors and guests feel welcomed in worship.
2 times a month on Monday. WAVES is designed so that young adults feel welcomed and feel comfortable to talk about questions they have in their own faith walk, while incorporating the Bible into the discussions. WAVES has a topic each week and some Bible verses to help supplement the conversation.
This group of men is individually recruited by the pastors to assist them in the spiritual care of our congregation. They assist with offering, worship and communion on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.