1. Bethel accepts the gift of salvation through Grace in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and we strive in our imperfection to be examples of His love to all peoples. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34
2. Bethel celebrates the diversity of the human race and embraces Jesus’ radical social justice mission, which includes:
Standing in solidarity with the poor, the unhoused, the immigrant and all victims of prejudice, bigotry, violence and persecution. “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and plead the widow's cause.” - Isaiah 1:17
Acknowledging and affirming the divinity of our LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters and non-binary persons (becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation). "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are allone in Christ Jesus.” - Galatians 3:28
Shedding the scales of our own bias to love ourselves and our neighbors on this planet as Jesus did by practicing and growing our anti-racist discipleship and decolonizing our faith and Christianity. “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.” Ephesians 2:14
3. Bethel is passionate about transforming the world by healing our own wounds while caring for one another. “He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” Isaiah 61:1
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