Our Core Values
In a lot of ways our core values are like our DNA, it’s what makes us who we are. At Bethany our core values are simple but have profound implications. We have three core values (spirituality, mission, and community). As a church we try to live at the center where all three overlap, because when these three things are present the Kingdom of God becomes tangible in our lives and in the world around us.
We believe that everyone is on a spiritual journey. And we love to help people on their spiritual journey connect with God. For us, deepening spirituality is following Jesus Christ as a disciple. We love God and enjoy a personal relationship with Jesus. We practice growing in spirituality in worship, prayer, reading the Bible, listening to God, and gathering in community.
Mission is God’s call to Christians to join in His redemptive work in every aspect of life. We do this by bringing the gospel of Jesus to people who don’t have a relationship with God and by making God’s love tangible through acts of blessing and generosity. Our directive is to go make disciples (Christ-followers). We do this by gathering for worship on Sunday, gathering in community groups (small groups), and igniting a church-planting movement.
Community is all about God uniting diverse people in His redemptive work through Jesus. Community is spending time together resolving to love and serve everyone around us. We join together in hospitality connecting people to God’s grace in a tangible way in small community groups.