Downtown Campus

Sundays: 7:30am, 9am & 11am

Directions

Address

720 13th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Office Hours | Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm

Contact


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

Welcome

Bethlehems Downtown Campus is on the eastern edge of downtown Minneapolis, about two blocks southeast of the US Bank Stadium. If youre 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!

 

 

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

What to Expect

We are eager for you to join us for a worship service! Our weekly gatherings are characterized by an eagerness to encounter the living God together in the context of prayer, singing, the preaching of the Gods word, and fellowship with each other.

The content of the gospel shapes our services. Each week, as we gather for corporate worship, we celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ with a four-fold order of service: 1) God is holy, 2) We are sinful, 3) Jesus saves, and 4) Jesus sends. Through Scripture reading, prayer, and singing, we rehearse this gospel and confess the unsurpassable worth of Jesus Christ. We then continue in worship as we hear Gods word through preaching.

At Sunday’s early worship service (7:30am), the preaching pastor gives the sermon in person. On several Sundays each month, we see a video recording of the sermon at 9am & 11am, while the preaching pastor is live at another campus. See our Preaching Schedule.

After the service, you will have an opportunity to pray with a pastor or prayer team member. Sunday morning coffee and pastries are served in the Main Hall. All are invited to linger and connect!

  • Information about our church is available at the Welcome Desk outside the Sanctuary. Stop by to ask a question or pick up printed materials. 
  • Nursery care is available during worship services for children ages birth–3 years.
  • Sunday School classes meet at 9am or 11am. Some classes for adults meet year-round. Classes for children and youth are offered during the school year. 
  • Spanish speakers are invited hear a translation of the sermon in Spanish on Sundays at 9am. Headsets are available at the Welcome Desk. Learn more.
  • Preview this weekend’s Orders 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). 

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.

Parents fill out a Family Registration form to register children for nursery care and check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a name tag for each child.

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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
  • Disability & Special Needs Ministry
  • Parenting resources & support
  • Volunteer opportunities

In Sunday School classes at 9am & 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. Parents fill out the Family Registration Form for classes, and check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a name tag for each child.

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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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GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Sr HighSr High - Downtown

Through times of teaching and fellowship, we seek to lead Sr High 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

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GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

CollegeCollege - Downtown

Bethlehem’s college ministry, Campus Outreach Minneapolis, ministers to students at four local colleges and universities, and has a Sunday morning gathering at 10am at the Downtown Campus during the school year. 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

minneapolis@campusoutreach.org
downtown@campusoutreach.org
facebook.com/cominneapolis

Phone: 612-217-2661

 

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. 

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Contacts

Downtown Campus  Samm Poteat
Minister for Women’s Ministry

Downtown Campus  Gretchen Spencer
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.

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Groups & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Contact

Downtown Campus  Ken Currie
Lead Pastor, Downtown

Downtown Campus  Beth Lundstrom
Lead Administrative Assistant, 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).

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CLASSES & EVENTS VOLUNTEER

Contact

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

MeetupsMeetups - Downtown

Meetups help you connect with your Bethlehem neighbors. This summer, Meetups throughout the Twin Cities area will gather in a neighborhood near you. A Meetup is a simple shared meal in one of the homes of your Bethlehem neighbors. It's a chance to do as the church has always done—breaking bread in our homes and receiving our food with glad and generous hearts.

Learn more.

 

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 Krista Smith for more information.

Contact

   Krista Smith (612-338-7653 x425)
Administrative Assistant for Worship & Music, Downtown

 

Disability & Special NeedsDisability & Special Needs - Downtown

We support and encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities and special needs in the life and work of the church, including worship services, Sunday School for children & youth, and special events for families affected by disability. Read more about our vision for the Disability & Special Needs ministry.

  • Nursery Care/Sunday School Inclusion: One-on-one buddies for children and students with disabilities (register below)
  • His Strength Class: For students in Preschool–Grade 8; Sundays, 11am (September–May; register below)
  • Individual Guidance: Personal direction and counsel for assimilation into Bethlehem

ways to connect and find support 
opportunities to serve 

Registration

If your child needs a one-on-one aide in Nursery or Sunday School, it is helpful if you let us know you will be coming. Please fill out a Family Registration Form and a Student/Child Information Form. These forms are required for placement with a one-on-one aide. We ask that you plan to come to class with your child until an aide has been placed.

Contact

 Downtown Campus  Sara Scholtens (612-338-7653 x738)
Coordinator for Disability Ministry, Downtown

Neighborhood OutreachNeighborhood Outreach - Downtown

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

Contact

 Downtown Campus  Mike Tong
Pastor for Neighborhood Outreach, Downtown

Downtown Campus  Andrew Sheard (612-338-7653 x735)
Ministry Assistant for Neighborhood Outreach, Downtown

Downtown Campus  Gretchen Spencer (612-338-7653 x436)
Administrative Assistant for Neighborhood Outreach & Hispanic Ministry, Downtown

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 fill out the survey below and allow us to consider how our Deacon Ministry may be able to help.

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Downtown Campus

720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Sundays: 7:30am, 9am & 11am

North Campus

5151 Program Ave, Mounds View, Minnesota, 55112
Sundays: 9am & 11am

South Campus

20700 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044
Sundays: 10:30am