What purpose?


Bethel Presbyterian Church exists to bring people closer to God and one another through the finished work of Jesus Christ. We meet each Sunday to worship together and to learn about the triune God through the Scriptures. We seek to introduce others to Jesus Christ and the hope God offers through Him.

We also exist to assist Christians in their spiritual growth by providing clear teaching, prayer, counseling, and other resources. We also believe in protecting our heritage and religious liberty by encouraging the application of biblical principles to all spheres of our life and culture. In the application of those principles, Bethel Church extends a caring hand into our local community through various ministries.

Jesus said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." This Great Commission is given on Christ's authority. Since Christ's dominion is universal, the gospel must go to the whole world.

Such a task begins with each individual, in his own sphere of influence among family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. At Bethel Church, we seek to equip the saints to communicate what they know to others with love.

Our denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, seeks to communicate our message throughout the world, both at home in America through our Home Missions, and abroad through our Foreign Missions. The Gospel is the good news for all men to hear. Through it, sin is forgiven, God and man are reconciled and a foundation is established to live a righteous life devoted to pleasing our Creator.

Bethel sees the Bible as its standard and the historic Westminster Confession of Faith as the most accurate summary of the doctrines contained in Scripture.