Mission Statement and Values

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BETHEL'S MISSION STATEMENT:

To develop, in the power of the Holy Spirit, persons who know, enjoy and share Jesus.

BETHEL'S VISION:

Our vision is to be an accepting, Spirit filled community where everyone knows Jesus as Lord and Savior, enjoys Jesus in worship, fellowship, discipleship and service, and joins God in ministry by sharing Jesus with others in word, action and life.

 

BETHEL'S VALUES

INSPIRING WORSHIP: In our worship gatherings we invite the Holy Spirit to help us see and experience the awesome glory and grace of God revealed to us in Jesus and his Word.  The joy and delight we find in understanding all that God is for us in Jesus overflows in heartfelt worship that glorifies God and opens our hearts to his transforming work.

LOVING RELATIONSHIPS: God's transforming work in our lives fills us more and more with the love of Jesus.  He calls us to share that love with others.  We want to be people who engage in authentic, caring relationships that support and encourage each person in their life's journey.  In good times and hard times we want to be there for one another.

 

BETHEL'S ROOTS:

Bethel is part of a denomination called the Reformed Church in America.  We affirm the historic Christian faith as revealed in the Bible, and as expressed in a variety of creeds adopted over the centuries: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athenasian Creed. As part of the Reformed Church in America, we are united to other reformed churches by four historic confessions: The Heidelberg CatechismBelgic ConfessionCanons of Dort, and Belhar Confession.