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Downtown Campus

Sundays: 9am & 11am

Directions

Address

720 13th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Office Hours | Mon–Thur, 9am–5pm & Fri, 9am–1pm

Contact


Phone: 612-338-7653
Fax: 612-338-6901

Welcome

Welcome to Bethlehem Baptist Church! Our hope is that no matter where you are coming from in your life, that you would join us in seeking your deepest joy and greatest satisfaction in Jesus Christ and in all that God promises to be for us, in and through him. 

 

 

Look for this symbol throughout the website to find classes and events specific to our Downtown Campus.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus is on the eastern edge of downtown Minneapolis, about two blocks southeast of the US Bank Stadium. If you’re coming on I-94 W from St. Paul, our main parking lot is immediately off the 7th Street exit. (See all parking options.) Just inside the main entrance is a Welcome Desk staffed to help you with any questions you may have. We would be delighted to connect with you!

What to Expect

We are eager for you to join us for a worship service! Our weekly gatherings are characterized by a desire to encounter the living God together in the context of prayer, singing, the preaching of the Gods word, and fellowship with each other. Each week as we gather for corporate worship we celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • A Spanish translation of the sermon is available during 9am service. Pick up a headset at the Welcome Desk to hear the translation. A livestream translation is available online. Learn about our Hispanic Ministry.
  • Nursery care is available for children (birth–age 3 years) during worship services. A Nursing Mothers Room with a live video feed of the service is available during the worship services.
  • Most Sunday School classes meet at 11am. (Nursery and Preschool are available at both 9am & 11am.) Some classes for adults meet year-round. Classes for children and youth are offered during the school year. 
  • Information about Bethlehem is available at the Welcome Desk outside the Sanctuary. Please stop by with any questions, to pick up printed materials and to introduce yourself!
  • Preview this weekend’s Order of Worship.
  • Preview a map of the Downtown Campus.

Ministries

Sunday and midweek ministries encourage believers of all ages in their walk with God and strengthen our church body to “grow so that it builds itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:16). 

Worship & MusicWorship & Music - Downtown

We aim to employ a variety of musical forms and expressions from both the past and the present. For more on our vision, read our Philosophy of Worship and learn about What Unites Us in Worship.

Worship Teams

Worship teams help lead our congregation in corporate worship and are composed of piano, keyboard, bass, drums, acoustic and electric guitars, strings, and vocalists. We also occasionally feature solo instruments, such as French Horn or flute. We look for team members who delight in the Lord, humbly steward their musical talents, and encourage each other. If you are interested in serving with the Downtown Worship Worship Team, please contact us

Adult Choirs

The adult choir has the opportunity to sing in weekend services and for special events several times throughout the year. We welcome new choir members (ages 16 & above) at any time during the choir season. Learn more about joining the choir.

Youth Choirs

Youth choirs typically sing 2–5 times a year in worship services and for special events. During rehearsal times, children learn principles of biblical worship and the rudiments of music and singing.

Strings Ensemble

Small ensembles play 4-5 times throughout the year for special services. Players with at least a high school-level of playing ability are invited to audition. Contact Briana Morales for more information.

Contact

   Briana Morales (612-338-7653 x492)
Administrative Assistant for Worship & Music, Downtown

 

Neighborhood OutreachNeighborhood Outreach - Downtown

Opportunities abound in our Downtown Campus context to reach out in our community. Opportunities include: 

Contact

Downtown Campus  Chuck Steddom (612-338-7653)
Pastor for Worship & Ministry Development, Downtown

NurseryNursery - Downtown

We welcome children ages birth–3 years to be cared for during worship services and special events. A team of caregivers leads children in age-appropriate playtime, shares God-centered stories and songs, and prays for each child.

We are eager to partner with parents as we announce births & adoptions, host Child Dedication Services, and provide nursery care in hopes that even the littles ones among us will have a firm foundation for loving Jesus.

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ElementaryElementary - Downtown

In our programs for children in preschool and the elementary grades, we seek to point the next generation to find their joy in Jesus, to be students of God’s word, and to connect in the local church.

We are eager to serve children and families through ...

  • Sunday School classes during the school year
  • Parenting resources & support
  • Volunteer opportunities

In Sunday School classes at 11am, a team of worship leaders, teachers, and small group leaders guide children in a variety of activities, encouraging them in the knowledge of Christ and his word. 

LEARN MORE

Get Involved

GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Middle SchoolMiddle School - Downtown

Through times of teaching and fellowship, we seek to lead Middle School students (Grades 6–8) to learn from God’s word, build relationships with one another, and connect to the local church. We seek to shepherd students through teaching, worship, and small group interaction in ...

  • Sunday School classes
  • Wednesday night gatherings
  • Activities, outreach, and special events

We aim to support and equip parents as they, by God’s grace, train their children’s hearts toward maturity in Jesus Christ. Through each facet of our ministry, we seek to point students to Jesus and an ever-increasing delight and maturity in him.  

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Get Involved

GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

High SchoolSr High - Downtown

Through times of teaching and fellowship, we seek to lead High School students (Grades 9–12) to learn from God’s word, build relationships with one another, and connect to the local church. We seek to shepherd students through teaching, worship, and small group interaction in ...

  • Sunday School classes
  • Wednesday night gatherings
  • Activities, outreach, and special events

We aim to support and equip parents as they, by God’s grace, train their children’s hearts toward maturity in Jesus Christ. Through each facet of our ministry, we seek to point students to Jesus and an ever-increasing delight and maturity in him.  

LEARN MORE

Get Involved

GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

CollegeCollege - Downtown

Bethlehem’s college ministry, Campus Outreach Minneapolis, ministers to students at four local colleges and universities. Through evangelism and discipleship, we aim to reach students with the gospel so that they leave college as mature followers of Christ with a commitment to the Great Commission.

We have full-time Campus Outreach staff teams that minister to students on four metro-area campuses:

CONTACT STAFF MINISTERING ON THESE CAMPUSES

Learn more about Campus Outreach at Bethlehem.

Central Contact

Campus Outreach Minneapolis
Resource Staff Center & Financial Office
720 13th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55415

[email protected]
[email protected]
facebook.com/cominneapolis

Phone: 612-217-2661

 

Young Adults

The Downtown Young Adult Ministry exists to provide a place for young adults to cultivate spiritual growth and community through regular gatherings, biblical teaching, prayer, accountability, and committed relationships within the wider church body.

Monthly Gatherings
Join other young adults from Bethlehem on the 2nd Friday of each month for an encouraging time to connect. This gathering meets at 7pm and is hosted by various Bethlehem members.

Get Connected
To get connected with the ministry and to get updates about meeting times and locations, email [email protected].

WomenWomen - Downtown

We desire to lead women to embrace the great assurance and hope of their identity in Jesus Christ and to claim and enjoy satisfaction in him. We treasure Christ together through prayer, study and application of the Word, fellowship, and serving one another. We are committed to raising up women who exemplify biblical womanhood to the glory of God. 

get connected

Contact

Downtown Campus  Cynthia McGill
Administrative Assistant for Women’s Ministry

MenMen - Downtown

With the goal of helping our men treasure Jesus Christ above everything and grow together in him, we plan gatherings for men to be personally enriched and to strengthen the home, marriage, and family. Our guiding values are devotion to God, taking initiative, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, and adopting an eternal perspective.

Get Involved

Groups & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Contact

Downtown Campus  Jared Wass
Pastor for Small Groups, Downtown

Downtown Campus  Brooke Ballard
Administrative Assistant for Small Groups, Downtown

SeniorsSeniors - Downtown

Our ministry to seniors is about coming together to celebrate the word of God, pray for one another, fellowship together, engage in the support missions, and finish well.

Connect for Prayer, a Visit, or Assistance

We’d love to hear from you if you have a prayer request, would like to talk, or wish to set up a visit. Let us know if you have any questions related to our senior adult ministry! To connect, contact Keith Anderson (612-751-1446).

Get Involved

CLASSES & EVENTS VOLUNTEER

Contact

Downtown Campus North Campus South Campus  Keith Anderson
Ministerial Coordinator for Senior Adult Ministries

Need Help?Deacon Ministry - Downtown

The Downtown Campus Deacon Ministry exists to assist members and friends of Bethlehem whose circumstances demand more assistance than their existing conditions and community can provide. In these scenarios, Deacons will strive to work alongside existing support structures in order to facilitate cooperative care.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please email Nina Mariani and allow us to consider how our Deacon Ministry may be able to help.

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Featured Events

Downtown Women

Downtown Women's Advent Gathering: The Star of the Season

Dec 1, 2022 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Register by November 28

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Downtown Special Meeting

Downtown Special Meeting

Dec 18, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

Dec 18, 2022 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Christmas Eve Services (All Service Options)

Christmas Eve Services (All Service Options)

December 24, 2022

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