ABOUT US

OUR STRATEGY

At Bethany, our desire is to be a place where people can connect, be restored, grow, and bless. Each of our ministries focus around these strategic goals. The people of our church are encouraged to also pursue these goals as we collectively seek to become more like Christ.

CONNECT

Becoming Engaged In Relational Community

RESTORE

Becoming Whole Through Christ’s Love & Care

Grow

Becoming Transformed Into Christ’s Image

BLESS

Becoming Selfless Servants for God’s Glory

Our Vision

Our vision is to lead the effort in our community to restore what has been broken and redeem what has been lost by equipping and sending authentic and articulate disciples of Jesus who are fearless proclaimers of truth, relentless pursuers of justice, and tireless promoters of peace.

OUR BELIEFS

The Bible

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as being verbally inspired and completely inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

(Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 24:27, 44; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 6:27; Acts 5:3-4; Hebrews 1:8; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

(Matthew 1:16, 20-25; Luke 2:40, 52; Luke 7:48; John 11:35; Philippians 2:5-8)

Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.

(Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 6:5; Psalm 14:1-3; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3)

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

(John 1:29; John 3:16; Romans 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

RESURRECTION & ASCENSION

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.

(John 20:20; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1)

Christ's Return

We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

(John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-6)

Security

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure.

(John 1:12; John 10:28-30; Acts 16:31; Romans 8:28-39; Titus 3:5; Jude 24)

After Life

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

(Luke 16:19-26; John 5:25-29; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11- 15)

Marriage

We believe that Biblical marriage consists solely of a monogamous, heterosexual covenant between one man and one woman. It should reflect the biblical model of Christ’s relationship with His church, and is the only legitimate context for a sexual relationship.

(Gen. 2:18-24; Ex. 20:14, 17; Mt. 19:3-6; 1 Co. 7:10-11, Eph. 5:31-32)

OUR Leadership

Our church is guided by caring pastors and staff who serve the membership and the wider community through preaching, pastoral care, local leadership, outreach, and more. In addition to supporting our community, our staff help us grow in faith and provide support to our church family when we need it. Many dedicated people assist our pastoral team in sharing the Gospel, leading our programs, and maintaining our facilities.

Our Elder Board is primarily responsible for the spiritual needs of the body, the governance of the affairs of the congregation, and the setting of policy to guide the staff in fulfilling the mission and vision of the church. Our Deacon Board serves our community by organizing and participating in ministries that meet physical and spiritual needs of the church.

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