Our saying at Bethel is that we are “Better Together”. Christian unity is essential in the life of the believer:

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” (Psalm 133:1)

“…being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord.” (Philippians 2:2)

“By this everyone with know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35)

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12)

For us, this is not just a saying but a lifestyle that we try to achieve through our six core values.

Our corporate gathering is where the church worships together through the singing of praise and the preaching of the Word. As much as possible, our worship is rightly identified by Colossians 3:16 (Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God). As we gather weekly, we desire to create a space where people from all walks of life and backgrounds can come to encounter the glory of God for the purpose of Gospel-centered heart change and conviction that leads to repentance.

As a church, we do not see prayer as the last line of defense, but the primary means of how we can both communicate with and listen to a Holy God. We believe in the power of both individual and corporate prayer and these elements are found within the DNA of who we are. As we pray, we can rest assured that God hears the words of his people and draws us closer to Him.

One of the best ways to get to know someone is serving alongside them. As we serve our families, our church, and our community, we not only become the hands and feet of Jesus, we also grow in relationship with those we link arms with.

Healthy things grow. Discipleship is not just a process of simply growing in knowledge but in the revelation of who God is and the process of being transformed into the image of Jesus. We grow as we “do life together” in this way, whether it be in corporate worship, in a classroom, or around a dinner table.

We desire to cultivate a community that is fearlessly generous. While financial giving is important. We also believe in the important of giving of both of time and talent as well. With financial giving, some can give much and not bat an eye, others can give little, and it stretches their monthly budget. We want to give in a way that stretches our faith and allows Jesus to get the glory. We give for the functioning of our local church, for the community, and investing in the global mission initiative to share the Gospel with everyone.

Christ came to give us life to the fullest and therefore a life shared together must be filled with fun and laughter. As those made in the image of God, we get to participate in rejoicing and exhorting one another.