Bethel – Building God’s family by making disciples of Jesus for His glory.
(Matthew 5:16, 28:18-20; John 15:8; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 2 Cor 4:6, 16; Ephesians 1:3-14)
We long to see:
Our Core Values:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD – Jesus is LORD over all the Earth. We submit all things to Him. We commit to the Great Commission and honor the Triune God in joyful and unceasing worship. (Philippians 2:5-11)
SCRIPTURE – The holy SCRIPTURES are the written words of our LORD. We submit ourselves to them in everything. We hold them up as inerrant, clear, relevant, sufficient, complete, authoritative, necessary, and powerful.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17)
FAMILY – Bethel is a local FAMILY of believers joined to the larger FAMILY of Christ Jesus our LORD, which He has saved from every nation, tribe, and tongue and across every generation. We will build up one another into His likeness revealed to us by the holy SCRIPTURES.
DISCIPLESHIP – The primary exercise of the FAMILY of Bethel is to make DISCIPLES by proclaiming the Gospel to the unredeemed – initial discipleship or evangelism – and then by teaching everyone saved by the LORD to grow in Christlikeness through the SCRIPTURES – ongoing discipleship.
COMMUNITY – The LORD Jesus put us here to bless our direct COMMUNITY of Northern Colorado and beyond. We will do this as a FAMILY as we see revealed in the SCRIPTURES through faithful prayer, service, and witness to Jesus Christ everywhere, with the hope of seeing many become DISCIPLES of our LORD.
“Bethel” means “God’s House,” and we are members of that house by faith in Jesus:
For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:9-11)
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16)
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
We build His house by making disciples:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
We make disciples for His glory:
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. (John 15:8)
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15:5-7)
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15)
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)