Social Ministry is responsible for the continuing spiritual growth of our community of faith in regards to reaching out to people in need. The Social Ministry team is liaison to community, synodical, and church wide social service agencies. Oversight of the Bethlehem Lay Visitation team also falls under Social Ministry. The Lay Visitation team assists in visitation of Bethlehem's members who may be hospitalized, shut-in, or ill.
The Outreach Ministry encourages spiritual growth through support and networking with our greater Hickory community. The Outreach Ministry oversees the fall festival, God's Work Our Hands activities, and visitor information packets. The Outreach team also serves as a liaison for ecumenical endeavors and spiritual renewal movements.
The Discipleship team is responsible for uplifting and aiding the congregation in celebrating the spiritual growth of the congregation as well as working to share the gifts of the congregation with the surrounding community. The Discipleship team encourages faith formation, discipleship, and stewardship in everyday life.
The Finance Ministry team oversees and manages the financial resources of the congregation. Major tasks of the Financial Ministry team includes oversight of the financial secretary, bookkeeping and weekly offering counters, budget preparation, and generation of financial reports.
The Property Ministry oversees the maintenance of all Bethlehem facilities, including equipment, grounds, and buildings. The property ministry may organize church work days. The Property Ministry also oversees the maintenance, records, and accounting for the cemetary, columbarium, and memorial garden.