Experience Bethany

Purpose

To build a Christian community where people curious about faith become people committed to faith.

Approach

To create gatherings around Jesus to believe, belong and bless.

Vision

To multiply the blessings of Christ deep and wide across our congregation, our community and beyond.

Being engaged in church is about more than attending Sunday services.

 

BELIEVE
We believe you matter to God and, therefore what you think about God matters. More than ascribing to a set of doctrinal positions, Jesus asked his followers to simply trust and remain in him and his ways.  Our worship environments are one way we gather to experience his loving presence, to learn from his Word, to give and to be nourished for the abundant life.

Our worship experiences include:

  • Sundays at 8am Traditional Lutheran worship in the chapel
  • Sundays at 9:15 & 10:30am Contemporary worship in the worship center
  • Wednesday Oasis at 6:30pm Family-friendly and high energy in the worship center

BELONG
We believe that life long faith is formed best in the context of trusted friends who seek to follow Jesus.  Learning from scripture, enjoying friendships, and challenging one another to their potential in Christ is where Christian community holds it’s potential.  Jesus said, “where two or three are gathered in my name, there I will be.”  Join us as we discover that church is a movement of community.

Some ways to belong include:

  • Joining a small group
  • Being part of a larger community group such as men’s and women’s ministry, 50+ groups, or adult fellowship groups

BLESS
Greatness, according to Jesus, is learning to serve others as a lifestyle.  This dimension of our faith is how we show our appreciation for what God has done for us in Jesus.  We encourage you to adopt a spirit of expectancy as you serve within the church or as you live and share the gospel news through your work, school, community organizations and beyond.

Some ways to bless others include:

  • Serving on a ministry team
  • Serve on a mission team or go on a mission trip
  • Be a part of the Beyond Bethany service day

OUR TEACHING

Bethany is a faith community of 2,000+ members and is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). The ELCA has approximately 10,000 congregations across the United States and nearly five million members. Basic beliefs of the ELCA can be found below.