Our Mission

To introduce people to Jesus, embrace them as family, and help them to grow.

Our Values

GOD FIRST

God made us in His image and stamped eternity on our hearts.  Life is best when we respect God’s greatness, love Him with everything we’ve got, and adopt His priorities as our own.

 

PROGRESS

Each one of us is a work in progress.  We are committed to persistent and honest self-assessment, as a church and as individuals. Taking responsibility for our growth and improvement.

 

TRUTH

God speaks to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives.

 

 

GRACE

All that we do should move people to see that God’s grace through Jesus brings life.  Jesus + Nothing =  Everything.

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS

God desires an intimate relationship with each of us.  In isolation we cannot fully know God.  He expects us to rely upon one another for genuine care, belonging, accountability and spiritual growth.  This is best realized through healthy families.

 

 

HOSPITALITY

We’ll do whatever it takes to eliminate man-made barriers that confuse the Gospel message or make it seem irrelevant to everyday life.  God is understanding, welcoming and caring; therefore, our words, behaviors, and the environments we create should be hospitable and relevant as well.

 

 

SERVICE

We are contributors and put others ahead of ourselves.  We use our gifts to sacrificially serve our guests and neighbors - especially those who are disconnected from family-regardless of their beliefs.

 

Our Statement of Doctrine

The Statement of Doctrine expresses as a summary of our faith, the essentials of the Gospel and the basis of our unity in Jesus Christ. We align ourselves with the Doctrinal Statement of AMEC of which Bethany Grace Fellowship is a member


1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative, written Word of God.


2. We believe there is one God, sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient, and eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


3. We believe that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh, at once fully divine and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present ministry of intercession, and His personal return in power and glory.


4. We believe that human beings were created in the image of God but rebelled against God and are therefore fallen, lost, estranged from their Creator, and in need of salvation.


5. We believe that only those who, by grace through faith, receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are converted, born again of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.


6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts persons of sin, brings them to repentance, enables the Christian to pursue a life characterized by personal holiness and faithful discipleship in obedience to Jesus Christ, and gives "spiritual gifts" to the Church which enrich worship, provide for spiritual oversight, and enhance effectiveness in witness.


7. We believe that the Church, the "Body of Christ," is composed of all those of every nation who through saving faith have entered into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We further believe that the Church is at the very center of God's cosmic purpose, and that He has committed to the Church and every member of it the task of making Christ known throughout the world.


8. We believe that local congregations of baptized believers exist to equip the Body of Christ through such means as worship, teaching, fellowship and prayer to spread the Gospel of Christ; to extend the influence of the Kingdom of God in the world; and to turn themselves outward to their local communities in evangelistic witness and compassionate service. We further believe that the quality of "body life" among believers in caring congregations is essential for effective evangelism and outreach.


9. We believe that the reality of sin in the human heart results in suffering, injustice, strife, and moral decay in society.


10. We believe that, in Jesus Christ, the way of love and reconciliation is revealed as God's way for His people and that the people of God are called to value the sanctity of human life, alleviate suffering, reject retaliation and personal vengeance, work for peace in all relationships, and to live as responsible stewards of all of God's creation.


11. We believe that God instituted marriage and the family at the beginning of human history. Right sexual union takes place only within the marriage relationship, which is a covenant between one man and one woman for life, and the family formed from such a union is the God-ordained context for the birth and nurture of children.


12. We believe in the resurrection of all people, those who are saved unto the resurrection of everlasting blessedness with the Lord, and those who are lost to eternal separation from God.


13. We believe that, in the fullness of time, God will bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, the Lord Jesus Christ.