Bethany Church exists to spread a passion for the greatness and grace of God.
The Exaltation of God
To love and worship the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, both individually and corporately.
The Edification of the Saints
To love and build up God's people to be more like Jesus Christ through encouragement and equipping in godly character, biblical understanding, and ministry skills.
The Evangelization of the Lost
To passionately share the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to establish worshipers in His church locally and globally.
At Bethany Church, we strongly desire to be unified under the love and authority of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The primary means God has designed for His body to be spiritually one are through the Word and Spirit of God. This is why these Affirmations of Faith are so important to us as a church family—they are the nails and glue that hold us together. There are some fundamental truths, however, which a person must affirm if they desire to fellowship and minister within our church. These are found in our Doctrinal Statement.
Our Doctrinal Statement
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is only one true and living God—the God of the Bible—an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that all men are born with a sinful nature and are lost sinners, incapable of meriting God’s forgiveness, and hopeless apart from God’s mercy.
We believe that salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit and is by grace alone, through faith alone, based on the blood and righteousness of Christ alone.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling every Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved to eternal life with Christ and the lost to eternal punishment in hell.
Our Affirmations of Faith
The following document outlines the position of Bethany Church on biblical doctrines. It is recognized that there will be those who choose to fellowship with us who do not agree in all points with our doctrinal teaching position. We welcome you to participate freely with us, yet at the same time, we cannot permit teaching within our body that is contrary to what we believe the Bible communicates. The reason for this is because we believe that the cause of unity in the church is best served by elevating the truth, and then demonstrating how Christians can love each other across boundaries, rather than removing the boundaries.
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