Seeking after God does not happen all at once. We invite you to come and seek after God at Bethany. Below are beliefs that are vital to our church and if you are not ready to believe, come and explore faith, God, Jesus and life here at Bethany with us.
There is one true Holy God who is Creator of the world, and who now personally and powerfully is involved in the day-to-day life of each person. God’s love, power, wisdom, goodness, mercy, and grace continue to sustain all of creation.
Nobody lived life better than Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God, was born to the Virgin Mary, lived a life full of perfect obedience to God, voluntarily gave up His life on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day. Jesus resurrection has given new life to people throughout the centuries and that continues today.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ and also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under the Holy Spirit’s guidance and wisdom.
The Bible is God’s Word, written by human authors, telling God’s story and giving the best wisdom and instructions for living. We hold the scriptures are the unique, full and final word on all matters of faith and practice.
New Life is a gift from God to all people. Men and women can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its full consummation.
The Church is the place where followers of Jesus gather for worship and community. It is a welcoming place to all spiritual seekers. Considerations of class or race, education or pedigree, wealth or prestige do not enter in.
We are part of the Evangelical Covenant denomination. As a denomination, we have six affirmations. Click here for more info: Covenant Affirmations.