missions

Bethlehem Community Church from its beginning has made a strong Missions Program one of its priorities. This is in obedience to God’s Great Commission as expressed by Jesus: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19a).

We partner with and prayerfully and financially support organizations and families doing missions work locally and around the globe, including  organizations that support indigenous Christian workers.  In order to protect the privacy and security of these families serving around the world, we have included their first name only, along with their organization.  Please feel free to contact the missions committee with any questions that you have at missions@ourbcc.org.


Scroll down for additional information on the missions projects that we support.

  • capital city rescue mission

    Capital City Gospel Mission is dedicated to proclaiming the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ to the homeless and needy of the capital region, providing for the whole person-body, mind and spirit - that they will return to society maturing in Christ as productive citizens. (capitalcityrescuemission.com)


  • david and diana

    David and Diana are in Guatemala City at the world’s best Spanish speaking theological seminary. They do some teaching, facilitate the establishment of satellite institutes around the globe, and have started a puppet ministry. The Guatemalans have quite a catch since Dave and Diana have over twenty years of experience in pastoral and lay training and church ministry in Bogota, Colombia, where they served and raised their family. (TEAM)


  • gideons INTERNATIONAL

    The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them (https://www2.gideons.org/).

  • mark

    Mark, a Physician Assistant, is starting up the first and only medical clinic in the Rukwa Valley of Tanzania, Africa (Mercy Medical). They seek to bring physical and spiritual health to the people who currently practice witchcraft and are gripped by the evil powers of darkness. Mark, Jodi, and their four children are part of a team involved in community development, evangelism, indigenous church planting, and leadership Bible training (mercymericalmissions.org)


  • Chosen people ministries

    Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God’s chosen people (http://www.chosenpeople.com/).


  • campus ambassadors

    "I understand the secular college student's mindset; I had that same mindset in college. I want to help Christians truly be Christ followers and reach those who are far from God with the love of Jesus," Steve said, as he resigned from a five-year job working for the federal government. Steve and Kim officially partner together to reach the University at Albany campus for Christ. (missionsdoor.org)


  • pastor samuel

    Harvest India, based in Bangalore India, was founded by Pastor Samuel in 1993. It is a Christ centered ministry that is dedicated towards expanding the Kingdom of God in India. The Harvest India ministries include enabling and empowering local pastors to preach the Gospel to the most remote regions of Karnataka and neighboring states, operating a children’s home with the sole purpose of taking children in their time of need and raising them in a Christ centered environment, conducting pastor conferences to minister to village pastors and their wives, and hosting Summer Schools of Evangelism to teach young people God’s Word. Harvest India is a sister church to BCC, with visits to India and from Pastor Samuel on a regular basis. (harvestindia.in)


  • awana

    Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. (awana.org)


  • Jesus soda pop quiz

    Soda Pop Quiz travels around the Capital District area to public events such as flea markets, craft fairs, community-wide garage sales, charity fund-raisers, bike rallies, parades and more. Generally, we go anywhere people gather, indoors or out.  At such events we conduct a short, one-question quiz.  To encourage participation, we offer a free can of soda or bottled water (http://www.sodapopquiz.com/).

  • libby

    After thirty-some years of loving the Afghan people in the name of Christ, Libby is now widowed;  in 2010 Tom was murdered while serving in Afghanistan. Amazingly God has continued the eye programs. Libby's present role is representing the work of Interserve (sharing Jesus where He is least known) to individuals, churches, and campuses here in the US, and internationally. (Interserve USA)


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