A Welcoming and Inclusive Community of Christian Faith
In faithfulness to Jesus as well as the commandments to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves, Bethany Grace Community Church embraces and respects all people: every sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic condition, all who are far from their homeland, every ability, all household compositions, and those of diverse political and theological backgrounds and beliefs. Central to our values is a desire to create a loving and inclusive space for all persons, which empowers them to live, serve, and lead as God calls them. As an inclusive community of Christian faith, we welcome all into full membership and participate fully in the life, ministry, fellowship, worship, leadership, and blessings of our church family. Wherever you are on life’s journey, as God’s beloved, you are worthy and welcome!
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We believe in:
OUR CORE VALUES
Ten core values bring clarity to the things that matter most at BGCC. They guide how we achieve our mission, influencing major leadership decisions as well as everyday ministry plans. They even help us navigate staffing and budget issues. In short, they keep us focused on the unique call God has given us as a local church.
We, the members of the Bethany Grace Community Church, having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, do hereby covenant with each other before God to:
Love God with all our hearts, soul, strength and mind and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Be a family of Grace; to be committed to each other; to love, accept, and forgive each other until death or God’s call causes us to part.
Live in Jesus Christ and take His commands seriously by studying His word and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to live it out faithfully to bring glory to God.
Strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel to all nations.
To be faithful in prayer for one another and the world.
By God’s grace, we seek to bring honor to the Body of Christ by maintaining a good testimony. We enter into this covenant because we have the common purpose of obeying Jesus Christ, and because we believe that we need one another’s help to do this.
Church Mission & Purpose
The purpose of Bethany Grace Community Church is to know Christ and to make Him known. Our purpose is fulfilled within the boundaries of our Faith. Our Statement of Faith connects us with other Christians in the Body of Christ. Our Church Covenant connects us with each other as members of Bethany Church. Our mission is to love God through worship, study, fellowship, and outreach. By God’s grace, Spirit, strength and guidance, we seek to bring people into relationship with Jesus and membership in His family; develop them to Christ-like maturity; and equip them to serve others, act with justice and compassion, and share in our mission in the world.