A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTORS
KNOW THE WORD
LIVE THE WORD
SPREAD THE WORD
After Jesus resurrected, His Church grew as the apostles began preaching and teaching about Him. As believers were added, the apostles established regional or local bodies, places for Christians to learn and grow, worship, pray, serve, build relationships, and receive guidance and discipline from spiritual leaders. As a Christian, you have a place to belong. The Bible is clear on the benefits of belonging to a community of believers structured and governed in accordance with New Testament principles and practices. As a local church, Bethesda is a place to be established and strengthened in the faith as we meet regularly to worship and to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
(2 Peter 3:18) *completion of the Rooted class is a prerequisite for membership.
Rooted focuses on questions and answers that are foundational to Christianity.
- Where did the Bible come from?
- Why should I read the Bible today?
- Who is God?
- Who is Jesus?
- Does the death of Jesus have anything to do with me?
- Did Jesus really come back from the dead?
- What is the purpose of my life?
- Can I be assured of life after death?
- What does living out The Faith look like in everyday life?
The Rooted journey explores the answers to these questions and many more. As each question is posed, clear, concise answers reveal God’s plan and purpose for life.
Every dollar we receive at Bethesda helps us deliver the Gospel and bless individual lives through our ministries and our missions. We bring our tithes and offerings to the Lord as acts of worship and obedience, knowing that everything we have is from Him: “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it’” (Malachi 3:10). Just as God was able to multiply the loaves and the fishes in Mark 6, we trust Him to use our offering in miraculous ways.