About Us

MISSION

The mission of Bethel Church is to experience God and share the experience.

VISION

Our vision is to help central Iowans experience God personally, leading them to…

  • Trust Jesus Christ as Savior from sin and its consequences.
  • Obey Christ as Lord and grow in relationship with Him.
  • Develop personal ministries of evangelism and discipleship.

Bethel Church Statement of Faith

  •  There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 28:19)
  • Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.  He arose from the dead, according to the Scriptures.  He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.  He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness, and peace.  (Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 1:36-38; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:9; Acts 2:23,24; Hebrews 8:1;  Matthew 26:64)
  • The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  (John 14:15-18, John 16:13, Acts 1:8, John 16:7-11)
  • The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men.  They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.  (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:15-16)
  • Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death.  All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.  (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 21:1-4)
  • Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. (Titus 3:4-7)
  • It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world, and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.  This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. (1 Thessalonians 5:23, Acts 1:8, Romans 6:1-14)
  • Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.  Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.  (Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:13-16)
  • The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.

The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  (Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47)

  • There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.  (1 Corinthians 15:20-23, John 5:28-29)
  • The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and pre-millenial.  This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service. (Hebrews 10:37, Luke 21:27, Titus 2:11-14)

CORE VALUES of the Christian & Missionary Alliance

  1. Lost people matter to God. He wants them found. (Luke 19:20)
  2. Prayer is the primary work of the people of God. (Philippians 4:6-7)
  3. Everything we have belongs to God. We are only stewards. (1 Chronicles 29:14)
  4. Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success. (Joshua 1:8)
  5. Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully-devoted disciple. (Matthew 28:19)
  6. Without the empowerment of the Holy spirit, we can accomplish nothing. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
  7. Achieving God’s purposes involves taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change. (Hebrews 11:6)