The policy making body that provides leadership for the whole congregation. It answers to the congregation. Members of the 2016-17 Congregational Council are:
Cares for the building and the grounds as tools for ministry.
Faith & Learning
Develops ways in which the people of Bethlehem can be educated for formation of faith.
Finds ways for the people of Bethlehem to experience the encouragement and family-ness of the God’s people through fellowship ministries.
Looks for ways in which Bethlehem can serve people in Jesus’ name.
Looks for ways in which the people of BLC can grow as disciples of Jesus.
Plans for worship and coordinates ministries of music and Altar Guild.
Youth & Family
Cares for the formation of faith of young people and helps families become places of growth in faith and sponsors age-related youth groups.
Prepares financial statements for the congregation and Congregational Council, receives the proposed mission plans of the ministry councils and proposes the congregational mission plan for approval by congregation council and congregation.
Ministry Partnership Committee
Looks at the needs for staffing for Bethlehem and encourages and evaluates the staff in order to help them be effective ministers.
Manages the endowment fund of Bethlehem and proposes distributions of interest from the fund for the sake of ministries beyond the congregation.