Our Beliefs

Our purpose is to lead people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We envision a caring community that equips the whole family to follow Jesus. We value growing stronger through worship, growing larger through outreach, growing deeper through discipleship, and growing together through relationships.

Accomplishing Our Purpose By:

  • Proclaiming among all peoples the gospel of salvation, which is by personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • Worshiping God according to the teachings of the Scriptures
  • Putting into practice the teachings of the Scriptures
  • Sustaining the ordinances and doctrines of the Scriptures

Why Jesus?

The Bible makes it clear that while God's forgiveness is free, it must be received. Like any gift, you don't take possession of it until you receive it. 


Believing involves an act of faith, but not blind faith. It is putting our trust in a person. In some ways it is like the step of faith  taken by a bride and a bridegroom when they say "I will" on their wedding day. You don't say yes until you know a bit about who you're marrying!


So who really is Jesus? A lot of people like Jesus as a good teacher, but the Bible says He's so much more than that!













Why Church?

Church is designed to be a place where you can nurture your spiritual life. It is a place for you to be able to ask questions and find answers, where you can unpack the truths of the Bible, where you can learn to worship God in all areas of your life. In short, the church is not a building, but a group of people who are on a journey, a journey to know Jesus and make Him known.


Bethel is a church that loves to address life's biggest questions:

  • Origins - Where did we come from?
  • Problem - What's the problem with our world?
  • Solution - Where do we turn for hope?
  • Destiny - Where are we going?

Doctrinal Statement


  • We believe in God the Father: one in essence with the Son and the Spirit. He is an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, He is the Creator, Sustainer, and sovereign Ruler of all things through His Son Jesus Christ.

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  • Jesus Christ is both the Son of God, equal with the Father, and the virgin-born Son of Man. He led a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins by dying upon a cross. He rose three days later to demonstrate His power over sin and death and as a declaration that He truly is the Son of God. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again someday to Earth to establish His earthly kingdom and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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  • The Holy Spirit is God, equal to the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He comes to live within those who have placed their trust in Jesus the moment they believe and seals their eternal destiny. He provides the Christian with power for daily living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He also gifts every believer for service within the Church. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

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  • We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, the 66 books of the Protestant Canon, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

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  • People are the supreme object of God's creation created in the image of God. We were created to enjoy fellowship with God and fulfill God's will on earth. By an act of rebellion against the express will of God, the original pair became "infected" by sin, which resulted in all mankind inheriting a fallen nature. This inward inclination toward sin which always leads to acts of rebellion has alienated us from God, resulting in divine condemnation, spiritual death, and physical decay. 

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  • Salvation is the gift of God given to those who have placed their trust in Christ. Salvation is a gift because there is nothing we can do to earn it. No religious effort or good work every qualifies us to receive salvation. Due to our inward inclination and actual acts of rebellion, we are deserving of God's judgement. But God the Father, because of His grace and mercy, sent God the son to be the sacrifice for our sins by suffering and dying in our place. Those who trust in Christ are declared "not guilty" because their penalty for sin had been paid, and they become children of God. 

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  • Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, His body, which is composed of all people who have placed their trust in Christ. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies in which believers are in covenant relationship. The Scriptures tell us to come together for edification, fellowship, worship, and prayer. The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. 

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  • Jesus will someday return bodily, personally, and visibly to earth to establish His rule and reign, the time known only to the Father. At the end of Christ's 1,000 year reign, all those who have ever existed will be judged. Those who have placed their trust in Christ will spend eternity in the presence of God. Those who have rejected Christ's offer of forgiveness will suffer eternal conscious punishment.

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  • There is one God who is the Creator and Ruler of all creation who has eternally existed in three co-eternal, co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is distinct in person and function, but one in essence.

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Affiliation

Bethel Church maintains an affiliation with the Conservative Baptist Association of Alaska and the Northwest Conservative Baptist Association. These are voluntary associations of churches that agree to live in covenant community. They may offer advice and recommendations, but do not have any authority or oversight of Bethel Church. We also seek to cooperate with other churches of like faith and practice, for the purposes of helping people to trust, follow, and serve Jesus Christ.