We are proudly affiliated with the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a Protestant Christian
denomination in the United States and Canada
Bethany Christian Church was
founded in 1956
under the visionary leadership of the late Elder R. W. Dickerson.
Under the innovative leadership of Rev. Dr. R.E. Hedgeman since 1997, Bethany Christian Church is a vibrant, family-oriented
ministry with a strong community presence.
As Disciples of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, Bethany Christian Church is being called by God to
be a change agent and an instrument of hope in a broken and fractured
World. As we pursue the Kingdom of God, we are large enough to serve
you, small enough to know you and committed to embracing the next
The Mission of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) is to be:
People of Faith and Prayer
Devoted to being bearers of the “Good News” in the
Church, in the Community and in the World
Committed to Hospitality
Instruments of Healing, Liberation and Wholeness
through the Lord’s Favor
Our Core Values
||Committed to Community Outreach
||Respect for Diversity
||Encouraging Unity with the
If you have faith as small as
a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there'
and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
What Disciples Believe
As most Christians,
Beliefs and practices
usually associated with Disciples include:
Open Communion -
The Lord’s Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is
open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
Freedom of belief -
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their
consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit study and prayer, and
are expected to extend that freedom to others.
In baptism the old
self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God
begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other
baptism traditions are honored.
Belief in the
oneness of the church
All Christians are called to
be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and
ministry of believers -
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual
celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday.
The table is open. That means
that all Christians are invited to respond
to Christ's invitation to draw closer to Him
around the communion table. For
Disciples, the open table is a powerful
symbol of our deep commitment to Christian
unity. The open table honors diversity
even as it celebrates unity in Christ.
All are welcome.
Come join us as we praise