Bethany Baptist Church

Connecting Our Community to Christ
Salem, Oregon

Who We Are

Bethany Baptist Church is a family of followers of Jesus Christ whose ultimate desire is to glorify God. Specifically, we seek to do this by discovering and living out God’s purposes for our lives and for our church. Whether you are new to Bethany or have been part of our church family for a while, we believe the following “SIX P’s” will inform and inspire you to join us in what God is doing at Bethany.

Our Purpose

Bethany Baptist Church exists to bring glory to God by turning spiritually lost people into mature disciples of Christ.

Our Passion

“Connecting our Community to Christ.”

Our Process

Our church will make disciples by:

  • Winning spiritually lost people to new life in Christ;
  • Building them to spiritual maturity;
  • Equipping them for a life of service in the church, the community and the world.

Our Product

Our church will produce fully mature disciples who:

  • Worship Christ
  • Walk with Christ
  • Work for Christ

Our Priorities

  • Biblical Relevance: We value the practical application of God’s authoritative and sufficient Word so that seekers find Christ and believers mature in Him. — Ps. 19:7-11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17
  • Empowered Leadership: We value the function of gifted, qualified leaders God provides. — Rom. 12:8; Heb. 13:17
  • Teamwork: We value team ministry, the discovery and use of spiritual gifts, and the priorities of equipping. — 1 Pet. 4:10; Eph. 4:11-13
  • Heartfelt Worship: We value a worship environment marked by sensitivity, excellence, and intentional creativity that honors God. —1 Cor. 9:19-23; Mal. 1:6-14; Col. 3:17
  • Atmosphere of Love: We value an environment of loving, caring relationships that permeate every aspect of church life. — 1 Cor. 13; John 13:34-35
  • Nurturing Discipleship: We value the spiritual development of every believer to maturity and believe that life change happens best in small groups. — Luke 6:12-13; Acts 2:44-47
  • Yielded Living: We value the practices of regular prayer and financial giving that reveal Christ as Lord of daily living. —Col. 1:17-18; Deut. 14:22-23; Php. 4:6

Our Plan

Bethany’s “2020 Vision” — our specific goals and dreams for accomplishing our disciple-making mandate through the year 2020.

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus said, “Go and make disciples.” As a church, we have received a mandate to reach out to people in our community and throughout the world. We have developed a plan that will allow us to better carry out this mandate, beginning with several strategic goals we hope to achieve by the year 2020.

Read our 2020 Vision Fact Sheet here.