MISSION STATEMENT OF THE
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for
the transformation of the world
Key Beliefs & Values
of the United Methodist Church
of Bethany United Methodist Church
Authenticity - Truthfully represent the church, our values and beliefs. Utilize and reflect upon these in our services and events, being mindful to ensure participation of all groups.
Hospitality - Welcome guests and one another with kindness, care, support and prayer. Embrace fun and fellowship to lift mood and grow sense of belonging to Bethany's church family.
Inclusivity - Engage all people and make connections that nurture and promote spiritual growth. Recognize unique talents and callings, utilizing these for the good of Bethany and its members.
Teamwork - Be committed to working together as a group. Collaborate ideas, set goals, organize individual efforts into a shared cause or group interest. Create bonds as we unite in a cause and support one another along the way.
Service - As Jesus did, we are called to help others who are in need. We will serve with our time, effort and money; supporting causes and people to improve their circumstances, show grace and share God's love.
As stated in the United Methodist Hymnal
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.