bethel vision statement
Bethel is committed to helping believers identify God’s plan for their lives, so they can influence their daily environments for God’s glory. Our desire is to equip men and women to encourage and exhort others by example. We provide opportunities to grow by serving in the Church and local community, hosting equipping classes and through short-term missions.
Bethel is committed to becoming a leading center in East Texas for Christian discipleship, leadership development and advanced Biblical education.
God’s Word says we are designed for community. At Bethel, we are not about gathering crowds, but instead, we are about creating opportunities for people to be known and to know others. We do this through Sunday morning worship services, Life Groups, and serving in the local community together.
By God’s grace and for His glory, Bethel believes God has called Bethel Bible Church to become a community of several thousand members devoted to worshipping Him, becoming Christ-like disciples and affecting the world through outreach.
We desire to be characterized by and known in the community as a group of people who give their lives away — living life for the benefit of others, instead of for ourselves. God has supplied us with every good and perfect thing, so we can joyfully give our time, treasure, and talent to others.
Bethel is committed to influencing the world through missions outreach, and expects every member’s involvement in community outreach, short-term or full- time missions. To best fulfill this purpose, Bethel’s intention is to be debt free and to dedicate a minimum of 15% of its total resources to missions.