Bring People to Christ
Share in Spiritual Growth
Bethesda Covenant Church
is committed to becoming
the creative, diverse,
dynamic heart of our community for Jesus Christ.
COMMUNICATE with CLARITY,
HONESTY and LOVE
BE PATIENT and FORGIVING, slow
to criticize and quick to AFFIRM
TRUST, ENCOURAGE and RESPECT
our pastors and leaders
Be GENTLE and KIND, RESPECTING
each other in ALL that we SAY and DO
HONOR different GIFTS, HISTORIES, APPEARANCES and JOURNEYS
Bethesda is a Place of Healing, A Place to Make Disciples, to Share Christ, and Change Lives
They are related to how we will do ministry together as we go about accomplishing our mission and our vision. They needed to be founded on God’s Word, and to represent both the values that define us, and the values that we aspire to fulfill and grow into. After much work these core values were developed and presented to our church Leadership Team who then accepted them for our church in 2009.
Committed to Excellence
We believe that Bethesda Covenant Church must be committed to a culture
of excellence to honor God and inspire others. (I Peter 1:12-16, Colossians3:17)
We believe that Bethesda Covenant Church must be culturally relevant while remaining biblically sound in order to reach every generation with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
(I Corinthians 9:19-23)
Unconditionally Loving and Inclusive
We believe that Bethesda Covenant Church must be unconditionally loving and inclusive so that every person we touch feels welcomed, received, and valued. (John 15:12-17, Romans 12:10-12, Galatians 5:13-14)
At Bethesda Covenant Church, we believe in the importance of being authentic in our Christian walk so that all will know that we are real people who are in the process of being transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.
(II Corinthians 12:7-10,
I John 3:11-24)
Growing in Christ
At Bethesda Covenant Church, we believe in the importance of the whole hearted pursuit of God’s presence. Through heartfelt worship, dynamic small groups, committed community service, and in every other aspect of our lives together we aspire to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 55:6-7, Colossians 2:6-7)
At Bethesda Covenant Church, we believe that every member of the Body of Christ has unique spiritual gifts that should be respected and honored, and that when used together, these gifts will effectively build the kingdom of God.
(I Corinthians 12:4-11)
At Bethesda Covenant Church, we believe in the responsible and careful use of our resources that God may be glorified. In everything, including the contribution of time, talent, testimony, and treasure, we believe in the importance of giving generously and managing attentively what God makes available to us.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
GROWING IN CHRIST