Mission Statement...

"A community caring for all God's people,

being transformed by Christ's love,

serving others as a witness of God's grace and peace."

What we believe...


We believe in God the Creator of all,

who has called forth a people of faith.

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Word become flesh,

crucified and resurrected for us. 

He is our Savior from evil and sin,

our peace and the exalted Lord of the church. 

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,

the source of redemption and life.


We who respond to Christ in faith are his church,

the community called to proclaim

and to be a sign of the kingdom of God,

the new people sustained by Scripture and Spirit. 

Thus we continue the mission of Christ,

making disciples, forgiving, restoring,

baptizing believers, sharing the Lord's Supper,

using our gifts in unity and love.


We commit ourselves to follow Jesus Christ,

in his path through suffering to life.

By grace we are being changed into the image of God,

in which God created women and men.

As faithful disciples, we hear Christ's call

to life in the Spirit in relation with God,

to chastity, stewardship, love for the enemy,

to the practice of justice and peace.


We joyfully worship the three-in-one God,

as a holy nation, the people of God,

giving allegiance to Christ as our Lord,

living now as if in the age to come.

We place our hope in God's everlasting reign,

in victory over evil, the resurrection of the dead,

in Christ's coming again in judgment and glory.

To God be all glory! Amen!


Taken from "Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective" available online @ www.mennolink.org/doc/cof

      


Bethesda Mennonite Church

930 16th Street PO Box 130

Henderson, NE 68371-0130

402-723-4562