Our Beliefs and Values

Our Beliefs

Bethany Church belongs to The Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. We believe…

We believe the Holy Scriptures are the divinely inspired Word of God and are authoritative in all manners of Christian faith and practice.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of men. Men are reborn through genuine repentance and personal faith in Him.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict, teach, guide, and enable Christians to live a Godly life.

We believe that the Church is composed of believers in Jesus Christ. He is the Head and the Source of its life. The Church, Christ’s body, exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ and to accomplish His purpose.

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ. This is the hope of the Church and its encouragement for ministry. We believe those reborn will live with the Lord forever and those who are not reborn in Christ will not share in His eternal Kingdom.

Our Values

In WORSHIP

  • Celebrating and responding to God corporately and privately.
  • Being uncompromisingly Biblical in doctrine and demonstrating this in our daily living and interactions with others.
  • Living joyfully, having fun and exploring new ways to deepen our relationship to God.
  • Extending unconditional love to one another and offering genuine acceptance for all.
  • Communicating Christ in a relevant manner at church and in the community.

In COMMUNITY

  • Being a safe, caring and welcoming community.
  • Embracing the diversity of all individuals and groups in our community.
  • Modeling a Christ-like life and attitude by ministering to others wherever you are.
  • Being accountable to one another.
  • Providing effective and appropriate programs and creative environments.
  • Honouring, promoting and strengthening families.
  • Encouraging family involvement.
  • Recognizing and understanding the diverse needs in our community and responding in a relevant manner.
  • Developing skills and attitudes that result in holistic care for others.

In MISSION

  • Promoting a servant-leadership culture.
  • Developing wholehearted followers of Christ, who are committed to act.
  • Equipping people to identify and use their spiritual gifts, talents, skills and passions.

 

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