Bethel Presbyterian Church (USA) - our mission


Mission and Vision
— Mission Statement —

 Bethel Presbyterian Church — A Welcoming Community
(approved by the Session August 20, 2017)

— Vision Statement —

•  Worship is a corporate experience where all participate in the whole service.  Worship nurtures spiritual growth through preaching that is both comforting and challenging and music that is inspiring.  It reminds us who we are and to whom we belong.  
•  Christian Formation engages all in creative and theologically sound education.  We use our head, hearts and hands in learning throughout the liturgical year. 
•  In service to others we reach out and are transformed.  We meet community needs while building relationships with our neighbors.  We are stewards of creation, mindful of our relationship to the world. 
•  Spiritual growth is nurtured through fellowship especially at intergenerational events.   We grow together as a church family knowing what it means to belong to God and one another as we share, study, worship and play together. 

(approved by the Session May 17, 2015)



August 11, 2002 -- November 23, 2003

Vision 2010

Following a Season of Dreaming,
in an eight-week all-church small group study,
and following a Season of Discernment,
through prayer, scripture study, analysis and dialogue;
we joyfully open
a Season of Dedication and Action,
committing to the following Ministry Initiatives
to bring about God's preferred future for our church:

an additional Sunday morning worship service to reach those outside our walls;
a task force to revitalize Bethel's ministry to youth and children;
a congregational gifts-discernment program to enable each member and friend to discover and serve according to his or her special gifts, rather than exclusively according to Bethel's needs;
a small group ministry to enable us, and those who join us, to comfort, encourage and minister to one another and grow spiritually, using courses like Alpha, the Stephens Ministry, and others;
a Bethel Learning Center where those at risk in our community can receive tools for a better life;
a deeper commitment to and focus on mission in ecumenical partnership.