Bethel  Mennonite church is a community

of people who want to know Jesus and follow Jesus.

 We work together and separately

 "Receiving, Responding and Reaching out"

to our community.

You are welcome here.

Bethel Mennonite Church, 3185 Wayland Rd, Wayland, IA 52654

BETHEL  CHURCH

CORE VALUES, AUGUST 28, 2016

Scriptural

We will be grounded in the Scriptures.

All we believe and are must be firmly grounded in the Word of God and Jesus, the living Word. We will encourage persons to know and practice the scriptures. -1Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:15-17

 

Worship

We will seek to give all glory to God

We cherish worshiping God together.  We will encourage and give energy to full hearted, regular worship. –1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalm 29:2, Romans 8:17

 

Reconciliation

We will share Jesus’ message of reconciliation-salvation.

Scripture calls us to share the message of salvation and reconciliation we have with God and those around us. We will challenge persons to be agents of salvation and reconciliation in all of their relationships and in all they do. Matthew 5:9, 23-24, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:9-11, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

 

 

Holy Spirit

 We will recognize our dependence on the Holy Spirit.

The gift and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are vital for a vibrant Christian life. We will emphasize life in the Spirit Jesus gives. –Zechariah 4:6, John 16:7-15, Acts 1:8

 

Ministry

We will encourage each person to respond to the call to serve.

All believers are called to ministry. We will do all we can to encourage persons to live out God’s calling on their lives.- Mark 9:35, Romans 12:3-9, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

 

Spiritual Warriors

We will keep practicing prayer.

Nothing of Kingdom value happens without prayer. We will encourage prayer and give time to prayer.   Matthew 6:5-13, 7:7-8, John 15:16, Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

 

 

Integrity in Relationships

 We will encourage healthy relationships in God honoring ways.

God calls us to enter into a fully committed relationship with God and with each other. We will stress relationships shaped by integrity, and openness with God, each other, and all with whom we relate. –Ephesians 4:14-16, Galatians 5:1-6, James 5:16

 

Passionate

We will give God our best.

If it’s about God’s Kingdom, it’s worth doing with all of our hearts and to the best of our ability. We will care for ourselves in such a way as to steward our passion. – Romans 12:11, Colossians 3:16, 23

 

Integrity in Relationships

We will encourage healthy relationships in God honoring ways.  God calls us to enter into a fully committed relationship with God and with each other. We will stress relationships shaped by integrity, and openness with God, each other and all with whom we relate.
-Ephesians 4:14-16, Galatians 5:1-6, James 5:16

Passionate

We will give God our best.

If it’s about God’s Kingdom, it’s worth doing with all of our hearts and to the best of our ability. We will care for ourselves in such a way as to steward our passion. – Romans 12:11, Colossians 3:16, 23

Real

 We will not pretend to be something we are not.

How things really are is far more important than how things look. We will strive to be persons of integrity in all we do. –Proverbs 10:9, Matthew 5:23-24, John 4:24, Titus 2:7

 

 

Unity

We will work with other Christian churches.

We are part of the Christian Church in this region and are called by God, in keeping with scriptures, to function as a team player. Assisting other churches has the same Kingdom value as assisting our own. – John 17:20-23, Ephesians 4:3-6

 

There is salvation in no one else!
God has given no other name under heaven
by which we must be saved.” –Acts 4:12 (NLT)

 

All of our Core Values as a Church flow from who we understand Jesus to be - the Lord of all, the only Savior and Way to God, and the One in whom we find true life here on earth and for eternity. We desire to be more and more about encouraging people to commit to following Jesus as disciples and spreading His Good News of Life and Salvation!