FAQ’s 2017-11-28T14:43:19+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do I become a Member? 2017-12-04T11:11:41+00:00

At Bethlehem, we ask you to join our Mission, not our church. Please contact Pastor Chon or the church office. Click here to see service times.

What is a Lutheran? 2017-11-02T17:16:14+00:00

Bethlehem is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are also part of the Grand Canyon Synod. Lutherans are named for the reformer Martin Luther and are a denomination of the larger Christian church.

Is there Communion? 2017-11-02T17:15:18+00:00

We share in Communion every Sunday during worship. Since it is Christ’s table, and all are welcome before Christ, we practice open Communion. This means that there are no prerequisites for participating. Even if you’ve never been to church before, you are welcome at God’s table.

What about youth? 2017-11-02T17:14:35+00:00

Youth are an important part of the congregation. We partnership with other Lutheran churches to provide safe, engaging, and exciting programs for Middle School and High School students.

Is there stuff for kids? 2017-11-28T14:46:11+00:00

We love kids at Bethlehem! During worship there is a nursery for babies to potty trained preschoolers. For those potty trained big kids through fifth graders Bethlehem has children’s church, a Sunday School during worship. Following the children’s message children can leave with their Sunday school teacher for an age appropriate bible lesson returning in time for communion and/or a blessing.

At Bethlehem all kids are welcome in the service. And they don’t have to be quiet!  There are worship bags available in the narthex/entry way filled with coloring materials.

Noah’s Ark Early Child Development Center is a ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. It is a preschool and kindergarten with extended hours for potty trained children thru kindergarten. Ms Jill Majestic is the director. For more information please follow the link noahsarkblc.org.

Is Bethlehem an inclusive community? 2017-11-02T17:07:57+00:00

Yes! It’s very important to us that whoever you are, you know you are welcome now, just as you are. And we won’t change our mind about you next week!

Is there a dress code? 2017-11-02T17:07:25+00:00

No, come as you are!

Do I have to be a Christian to come to Bethlehem? 2017-11-02T17:06:49+00:00

Bethlehem is a community of people who are in lots of different places in their faith journey. While we are certainly a Christian church, we don’t expect our members or guests to have Christ figured out. We only ask that you are respectful of everyone’s beliefs and open to questioning and discovering with us what it is to be a follower of Christ. At Bethlehem, you belong before you believe.

How does a person pray? 2017-11-28T14:49:04+00:00

It is impossible to pray incorrectly. The prayers of a young child or an ancient saint are equal in God’s ears. If you have never prayed before, simply get quiet, listen to your breathing, and talk to God. Tell God what is on your heart. Tell God your hopes and dreams; your fears and failures. Then simply listen. Listen with the ears of your heart for God’s response. This is certainly not the only way to pray, but it has been effective for believers of all ages.

We also invite you to pray prayers that have stood the test of time. Click here to view them.

Does Bethlehem have an Early Childhood Development Center? 2017-11-28T14:47:10+00:00

Yes we do! It’s called Noah’s Ark.
Noah’s Ark Early Child Development Center is a ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. It is a preschool and kindergarten with extended hours for potty trained children thru kindergarten. Ms Jill Majestic is the director. For more information please follow the link www.noahsarkblc.org.

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