“I am the Vine, you are the branches” John 15:5
BETHANY MINISTRY VISION:EVERYONE GROWING IN JESUS DEEP CONNECTING — LIFELONG EQUIPPING — COMPASSIONATE SERVING DEEP CONNECTING—Jesus grafts us into the Vine SMALLER GROUP SETTINGS This is a foundational vehicle for spiritual growth. Everyone at Bethany will have a safe place to find mutual support and accountability for spiritual growth in healthy relationships with others. Through all types of smaller group settings we will be growing spiritually and learning to more deeply connect with God, each other, and our neighbors. Groups will be supported with scripturally sound resources and appropriate training. LIFELONG EQUIPPING—Jesus grows us on the Vine MENTORING We seek others we can go to—or—who can come alongside ourselves in times of change, challenge, crisis, or loss. No one at Bethany needs to take steps in life’s challenges alone. Recognizing that wisdom grows with life experiences, we seek to share those experiences with others facing similar journeys. All the youth at Bethany will have other adults beyond immediate family to walk alongside them through the growing up years. As an integral part of leadership training, every leader in Bethany will have a mentor who can share their experience, knowledge and wisdom in the specific area of ministry being led. COMPASSIONATE SERVING—Jesus produces fruit in us OUTREACH We create a culture of service and compassion for our community, engaging opportunities to share the gospel in those contexts as led by the Spirit. Members of Bethany use their God-given talents and gifts to bring service and compassion to those in need in the community. We partner with existing community programs, finding ways to increase our involvement. We use and develop Bethany's facilities to host community events. We increase our visibility through social media and other ways to advertise and connect with the community.