How do we move Forward in 2018? 

Bethlehem's Creed

1. We lead with LOVE.

Mark 12:30-31 , And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

As the boxer will lead with a punch, we believe it’s essential to lead with LOVE in every area that God allows us to minister.

2. We dream BIG. 

Ephesians 3:20 , Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Our dreams turn into visions and we believe that God is in the business of moving mountains and we ask with mountain moving faith everyday for God to do BIG things through us.

3. We go HARD in the paint.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 , Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

When you play basketball, one of the keys to winning is being aggressive in the “paint” or the key. Hard work and tenacity always precedes the winning team. When it comes to the gospel and matters of our church, we are hard workers and aggressive with what God has entrusted us. We are not afraid to take a chance and make a move.

4. We keep our COOL.

Proverbs 16:32 , He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Contention and tempers come from pride. We work hard to stay level headed with each other and never lose our cool. We love each other and that is the bottom line. If necessary we will take a walk and then schedule a time to talk. Preferably over coffee.

5.We KNOW our enemy.

1 Peter 5:8 , Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

The Father of all Lies. The Devil. Satan. The Evil One that would take all from us if given the chance. We are not each other's enemy. We wrestle not against flesh and blood.