Our Mission: To make disciples by sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus.

Imagine: Christ Alive At Bethlehem!

 Bethlehem is a Missouri Synod Lutheran church located in Altoona, WI.  Our best understanding of God's calling and plan for Bethlehem is to connect people to His Son, Jesus Christ, and to show God's love by caring for each other, our guests and visitors, and our community.

God's Will for the Future of Our Congregation
Our community is Christ centered because of His work through Bethlehem.  We are His hands reaching out to our community providing a stable shelter.  Bethlehem is a beacon of hope and care in the sea of life because we are anchored to His Word.

Our guests return often because they are connected to Jesus through the Gospel.  They are genuinely welcomed, consistently included, and intentionally supported.

Our members are passionate disciples worshipping and growing in Christ with a deep, contagious faith.  We are equipped, encouraged, and challenged to be His servants to the world.

Join with us to realize this vision for Bethlehem and our community!

Come as Visitors, Leave as Friends
At Bethlehem we foster a spirit of evangelism, encourage personal witness, and invite our community to join the Family of God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.  When we participate in the congregation's mission to make disciples by sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus, we bring God's love to our homes, neighbors, and nations of the entire world.

Join us!
We welcome you to join us at any time for worship, Bible study, and any activities that interest you.  If you would like to become a member of Bethlehem, please contact Pastor Dan for more information.





We are having a Pie and Ice Cream Social on August 15 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the 10th Street Park across from the church. Serving sloppy joes, chips, pie, ice cream and lemonade! Bring socks to donate to students in need in the Altoona School District. Pie donations are appreciated and can be dropped off by noon at the church on the the 15th.

In case of rain, the social will be held in the church fellowship hall.


Loved and forgiven by a gracious Triune God, we become a community of love that inspires worship, compassion, service, prayer and spiritual growth in Christ— within these walls. . .and beyond.

Attention Singers/Musicians

Worship Ministry is in need of additional musicians and singers. If you play an instrument (guitar, keyboard drums, anything) or enjoy singing we want you. We are looking for people who would like to sing or play once a month or more. You decide based on your time schedule. Please talk to Pastor Dan or Jennie Childs.

Pastor Dan's Daily Devotions Are Now Posted Daily in the Wisconsin Christian News

Click Here for access to today's devotion!!

Men's Discussion Group

This is an invitation to a NEW MINISTRY FOR MEN who have an interest in exploring God at work in their lives.  We meet each Tuesday morning at 6:00 am at Burger King, across from Perkins on Hastings Way.

    Come when you can...grow at your pace.

  August 2018  
Upcoming Events


Pie & Ice Cream Social
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
LOCATION: 10th Street Park (across from the church)
Praise Team
5:30 PM


Praise Team
9:40 AM
10:00 AM


Bethesda Work Day
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Prayer Group
9:00 AM


Praise Team
5:30 PM
Dave Ramsey
currently offline
Insight for Living Daily Broadcast